A cross between Dirty Harry and Harry Potter, Harry Copperfield Blackstone Dresden is bad dude who knows just a little more than he leads one. You'll like this book.
As always it leads into the next book well and I would say I liked how it helps you figure out what is going on faster than other books. If there is anything that I would say negative about this book, some of the descriptions are a little bit lacking. such as details of rooms and the actual descriptions of what's happening. over all its well worth the time.
I am an avid audio book listener (100+ a year), but The Dresden Files are my favorite "reads" by far.
Butcher has created such an amazing cast of characters and Marsters has truly given them life. (*lame sentence, but too true) With each installment I am in awe of these men and their ability to weave action, intrigue, sarcasm, passion, violence and humor into a world I can disappear into.
If you are looking for a new series, you have come to the right place. Please do yourself a favor though and start at the beginning. Dresden and his fellow "cast" are worth every minute you can share with them. The characters are ever growing and developing and it is amazing to witness. Unlike many other authors, Butcher knows that people need to learn from their mistakes. He is continually challenging his characters making them reevaluate priorities, decisions, and beliefs.
I have heard people say they are experiencing a "book hangover", meaning they cannot move on to a new book because they are still living in the old one. Dresden is my favorite series for this reason. I escape into Mr. Butcher's Chicago and, with Mr. Marsters as my guide, would be happy to never resurface.
I am not sure if this review will mean anything to those of you looking for thoughts specific to this title. I am however hopeful that those who were not aware of the 8 previous installments (and the 6+ that follow) will take a minute to consider them.
Happy reading to you all... And moreover thank you to Jim and James!
Butcher is a top notch author that delivers an amazing story and in my opinion, Marsters is one of the best narrators on the planet!
I love books, but can't muster a lot of patience for reading, I find audio books way easier to do since I can multitask
I started this series on a whim because the first book Storm Front was on sale. I am now 9 Books into this series and almost every book has made me love this series more and more. The worst part will be when I catch up and have to wait for the next one to come out.