Student at Canadian University College
It's missing some thing, but it adds to the overall story of the series.
Harry, because the series is from his perspective.
The scene at the end where he finds out what his brother has been doing. Or when the go blasting out of the tunnel like a cannonball.
Hero, teacher, lover, fighter.
I enjoyed this book, listened to it over a period of about a month or so. Easy to follow, and enjoyable.
The story line in this book is great. I love the continued inclusion of the White Court and Marcone and how Harry gets deeper and deeper with both. Treachery in the White Council? Hmmm, me smells trouble in Harry's future. Butcher continues to peel layers back from Harry and it just gets better and better the deeper we go.
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In this book, Harry spends some time with the vampires of the white court which means there is some sex going on. Not that their's anything wrong with that. There is a bit more creeping around and investigating and less magical smack-downs which is a nice change of pace. Harry's sarcastic come backs in the face of an enemy feel a little forced sometimes, since he isn't so snarky the rest of the time. Small complaints about an otherwise outstanding entry in the Dresden files. My only warning is that if a persepctive reader/listener hasn't read other Dresden books, don't start here.
I love the Dresden books & was pleased to find them on audio. I am wondering why they're being released in reverse order though.
Also, you will find two spots at the end of ch 1 and the middle of 2 where the audio skips. It's confusing if you haven't read the books. Here is what's missing
1) Harry finds the Bible verse 'suffer not a witch to live' written in a magical nature, obviously meant for him to find.
2) Molly has hidden herself under a veil and has followed Harry & Murphy to the crime scene. Murphy catches her.
While some of the early recordings occasionally suffered from poor technique, by this time the recordings are good. Butcher continues to offer fresh plot twists and surprises while Marsters had the voices down cold. Bravo!
Marsters gets the writer and characters. At this point in the series, it's surprising to find both the story and the audio interpretation is still improving!
mr. Butcher once again weaves together a story of suspense, horror, fantasy, and even comedic moments with our favorite wise ass Harry Dresden. constantly surprised by the heart felt moments that snuck into the Dresden files.
James Marsters is a masterclass (no pun intended) in audiobook performances. every character sounds different and he makes you feel the characters and the story better than a film could.
Love both the story and narration. Two great performances. Listen to series starting at book 1 in order to see see the evolving relationship and adventures of Harry Dresden, friends and foes.
Good pacing an character development. Some of the moments are as tense as anything in the series to date. The books really feel like a series, and the characters continue to be worth following.