I am a 27 year old nurse pursuing a nurse practitioner degree. My favorite book genres are: fantasy, science fiction, medicine and sociology
What a fantastic series! I loved this audiobook. First of all, I am delighted with Marster's range, and it made me grin to listen to him do all the crazy faerie voices. Furthermore, there were quite a few exciting twists and turns that had me unable to put this audiobook down until it was finished. I think the more I get into the Dresden Files, the more I love Harry Dresden and the series itself.
Story changing plot
The plot was both engaging in the magical world, and changes the Dresden plot line from a mystery novel with fantasy aspects to a fantasy novel with mystery aspects. The plot becomes much more Dresden focused instead of case focused. It was a great listen overall.
"There's no limit to the amount of good you can do as long as you don't care who gets the credit"~Dad
So far the Dresden series has been very good. I am following one book right after another.
...and he's just wild about MAGIC! All of the Dresden file books have a thread of continuity, referring to previous stories and characters. But each book stands on its own, with enough flash back and referent allusions to inform the reader without overburdening the flow. In Summer Knight you learn more about the composition of the Faerie Courts and the concept of debt, meet new/old characters, and learn his new title bestowed by the pixies. James Marsters does a masterful job of creating all the voices and keeping them straight. Since language is music to my ears,and he does mispronounce a few words, I gave James 4 stars instead of 5(because I can't give a 4-3/4!). All in all, if you like magic, and an improbable-but-game hero of a wizard with dogged persistence and determination and the mind of a gumshoe, try the Dresden files.
Husband/Father, Educator, Gamer
This is such a fun series, and the narrator is perfect for these books. I find myself being drawn in and not wanting to stop listening.
Yes, I really liked the story and I think James Marsters does an exceptional job.
The plot was well written with enough twists and turns to keep you wondering what's around the next bend. It's easy to lose yourself in these books.
To me, Summer Knight is easily the best of the first four books in the Dresden Files series. The first three were good, but this is the book that has me excited to continue with the series.
The first 2 books were decent but not great. Books 3 and 4 are very good, almost great.
This book keeps you listening. The plot is complex with many new characters so you have to pay close attention. Some of the old characters are better written, particularly Murphy. I actually liked her in this book. She was super annoying if the previous books.
I'm already looking forward to the next one. Hopefully they will keep getting better.
Bibliophile, yogi wanna be, makeup loving housewife!
Detailed, action-packed and funny.
I think the fairies! They were described in great detail.
His voice brings the characters life, depth and personality. His character/accent work is superb.
You'll neve look at vampires, fairies or dragons the same.
The first three had a bit too much cheese for me. Situations were too convenient, plots were too predictable. You can tell that, at this point, Jim Butcher REALLY starts having fun with his main character and the world(s?) he's created for him.
My wife, a huge Butcher fan, urged me to keep reading ("It gets better! Really!"), and I'm glad I did.