Runes and ruins are not the same. I could see it being an error a few times, but its constant and having done several books, the reader should know better by now.
The narration in this book is Marsters' best yet. He has embraced the role of Dresden. Gone is the bored tone that plagued the first book. Glad I stuck around for this one.
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This was an enlightening installment in that we got to learn more about the major powerhouses that make up this universe: the fae, the White Council of wizards, and the vampires. I enjoyed the previous book slightly more than this one because it was high on humour, and even though SUMMER KNIGHT did have its moments, it was primarily plot driven. Additional info about Harry's past comes to light including what went wrong with his first love, Elaine, and his humble beginnings as an apprentice. Learning the ins and the outs of the various courts' politics was interesting, and I'm beginning to look forward to the secondary characters' antics almost as much as Dresden's. James Marsters really brings this series to the next level with his over-the-top creature voices, and by nailing Harry's blasé attitude. NEXT!
The world is just an illusion
For all the talk of Dungeons and Dragons roleplaying near the beginning this really inspired me to write more about Faeries.
Entertaining storyline. Narration can be hard to bear (You can hear the saliva rolling in the narrators mouth throughout the entire book....). Very distracting and annoying.
Harry cuz he's Harry
The further along in the series James gets, the better he is. I can tell what character is talking by the change in his voice and I love the way he laughs and sighs and makes the noises instead of just reading it. OUTSTANDING performance!
lots of laughing, I'll never admit to tearing up.
I've read all of this series over the years and now I travel a lot, so gave the audio books a try. What an excellent way to pass the time as Im driving. The stories feel renewed.
This was a great story with the investigation aspects of the Dresden's life really coming to the fore I enjoyed the moment that I put it all together only a second or so before the big reveal the sign of a well written tale. The performance by James was as always great stuff.
As above that moment before the big reveal when I put the elements together just before the story showed it's hand.
The scene just after the meeting with the mothers.
Although I enjoyed the story there is a consistent problem with the audio on this book. Like many, I listen while I drive. I don't know if it is the sound engineer or the narrator but he goes from a shout to a whisper in the same sentence or whispers several sentences in a row. I have to constantly change the volume while driving. It's maddening.
There's a marked difference between the later books in the series and the early ones. James Marsters is a very good narrator, but it boggles my mind that someone told him to read the books in a continuous half whisper.