This wasn't the best book in the Dresden Files, but even less than steller from Jim Butcher is better than 90% of the other writers out there publishing today. And James Marsters is the perfect narrator for this series. I would love to see a movie version of The Dresden Files with Marsters as Harry.
By this point in the series, you're eager to see the next phase of Harry's growth as a wizard and as a human being, as every story adds more texture to his relationships with his friends and allies and the beings of the NeverNever. You don't need to be convinced this is a great series and you have demonstrated you want to know more about Jim Butcher's fantastic world of magic. If you've got to book 11 and are looking at reviews, all you really want to know is "does this book hold up to the superb level of the three or four volumes?". The answer is an enthusiastic Yes! I am listening to the audio versions of the books I previously read in print and I still thrill to the richness of the stories and characters. And James Marsters (a little rough in the early volumes) has become the true voice of Harry Dresden - another brilliant audio performance.
Jim Butcher just gets better and better with each book. And, James Marster gets better and better with each one of these books that he narrates for audiobook. James Marster's use of voices (especially for tiny little fairies!) is fabulous! Very/VERY good job! This was a really fun book. Lots of intrigue and plot twists. And, the plotting was NOT cliche or easy to guess. Also, I really like the character development in this series. I look forward to listening to the next book!
Would recommend this and am very happy that the narration was done by James Marster again!!!
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love the addition of new powers for Harry
also loved the battle on the island
Great transition between characters and keeps me listening
Story. Jim Butcher is one of my favorite authors and this book didn't disappoint.
I think the voice roles he plays helps differentiate characters that bring depth to the overall experiance. I much prefer listening to reading and James Marster bring Harry Dresden to life.
Dresden is a force to be reckoned with and once again is way over his head in another wonderful installment of the Dresden File's series. It is not to be missed, though I heard that James Marster is not going to be narrating the newest book and James will be missed.. He truly has made this character and all the others in the book, his own, and has mastered the art of story telling to the point one forgets he is reading a book. I hope the new narrator will be as good and that the voice of Harry will return in later editions... A great listen, a great adventure, a great investment of time... Well done.
I love audio books. I don't have time for reading.
The story really develops well.
Harry is a tough guy magician detective who helps everyone in need, even those he does not like if he things they are being wronged.
Harry with his wisecracking sense of humor.
James is a superb narrator who fits the bill of "Harry" perfectly, as well as others.
The death of one of the characters.
All of Jim Buthcher's books are great and worthy of making additions to your audio library.
I loved the story but was surprised at the way it ended.
Traveling through the never, never.
He is great with all of them.
I was sad.