I love all the books in this series, although only a very few have merited a reread. This is one of those.
Marster's reading is masterful. His vocal range and facility with accents make each character come alive.
This is the first one I'd say I actually enjoyed. The noir element of it is softened compared to the previous volumes, and Dresden is a bit less abrasive. I found myself smiling a number of times.
This is my favorite of the Dresden books, but it was barely endurable due to the lip smacking and overall squishy sounds coming from the mic. Was Marsters sucking a jolly rancher when he read this? I liked the difference voices of the narration, though I felt like it was a little over the top at times. I'm not sure if I will pick up the other audiobooks though. I guess it will depend on whether the lip smacking was ameliorated or not.
Summer Knight was a great story, all the while building characters and background in the Dresden universe. This is my third time at this title and will not be the last, I'm sure. As usual, James Marsters had done a fantastic job bringing the Dresden Files to life!
The Dresden Files really takes off here. it's a great series but Butcher really hits his stride at Summer Night. The character development is excellent and this book really sets the tone for what is to come. The performance by Marsters is epic. This is the series that got me into audio books and Audible.
After reading book 3, I was nervous the series was turning into something I would dump. This one redeems it for me. Harry's humor returns, the action is great, history is explained, and the narration continues to be excellent. The one complaint is, and it probably should be a big one, I didn't get it. The motive of the "bad person" in the end - huh? Yet, it seems like even the characters in the book didn't get it, so, there you have it great book with a WTH plot.
I really enjoyed this book, much more than volumes 1-3 (which I really enjoyed too). the narrator is excellent and gets me completely involved in this urban fantasy.
What did I like?
The performance was outstanding. The narrator expressed every frustration, agony and delicious glee. I also liked the faerie courts and their politics; it's a refreshing take on our childhood fairy godmothers.
What did I dislike?
It was in the same style as all his other series. While expected, it is unfortunate that there isn't much more to offer in terms of how the plot unraveled.
Considering I read the previous book in the same series, hearing it as an audiobook made Harry sound more like a dick.
Would I recommend it?
If you're into Supernatural TV series, you'd enjoy this series. I surprised myself when I read the first book.
As a note, I enjoy reading a pretty wide range of books, albeit all with its own twisted plots. So reading the book AND listening to the next book was a tad dull.