While not everyone may be familiar with him, the works of Jim Butcher have had a disproportionate amount of influence on my own works over the years. This is the guy that started a New York Times best-selling series, on a bet. The guy that created a beloved recurring character, as a sort of prank on his writing professor.
This is the guy behind the Dresden Files. And while his work may not be enough to satisfy some of the more critically minded fans of writing out there. There is no denying that his work is hecka fun!
Anyhow, the above is a free audiobook sample of the first chapter of Storm Front, the first book of The Dresden Files. The first book is actually one of his rougher pieces, seeing as he was just starting out as a writer at the time, but regardless, it’s hecka fun!
Also, it’s being read by James Marsters, AKA, Spike, from Buffy The Vampire Slayer. So that’s pretty fun.