I don't know what Jim Butcher dreams about, but I'm glad he does, since his books are populated with amazing monsters (a tree monster?). But so much fun to listen to... I'm reading a couple more of his books, and the good thing is I can put it down when my adrenaline starts spiking!! In the car, I have to drive and can't turn off the ipod easily! But honestly I really don't want to... this is one of my all time favorite series! And thank goodness I have about 10 more to go!!
As with the previous books they're still awesome...and james does a great performance. The only problem is his mispronounciations of commonly used words. At some points I almost want to shut it off and take the time to read it instead. However, overall it's very good...if you can get past it.
Epic Fail Penguin. James Marsters is Dresden. Even when I read the paperback I hear James when Dresden speaks.
Try again please. Or it looks like I'm adding a paperback to the Dresden collection instead of an audio =/
No matter how hard Dresden gets beat up or how close to death he is (even several times in one day), you know he will get up and fight again. There is such a lack of tension or any feeling of danger for Dresden that the story becomes an exercise in wasted time.
If there was any tension I could overlook the ridiculous plot lines (really, the governing body has been around forever but they are too bureaucratic and vindictive to notice the world is about to be destroyed?) and the tedious conversations of explanations. But without even the slightest bit of concern for the protagonist, the poor character development, plot flaws and the annoyingly predictable "bad boy" attitude can't be overlooked.
I toughed through this 4th book after I had heard the series takes a bit to get going but this is it, I'm throwing in the towel, there's too many good books out there to waste time with this series.
His stories are entertaining and with the audio credit. The plot is envolved. His writing is detailed with great characters. I like the reader as well. Im not sure what keeps the books from being a four but I will eventually listen to the next one. I like Harry, the Wolves and Bob.
This book was okay, but not really my cup of tea. I knew that going in as I tend to go for police procedurals, military special ops stuff, and the type of sci-fi Crichton would write (cutting edge real life stuff taken to the next step and warped).
This book mixed in a tiny bit of detective novel with a healthy mix of mystical and did it just well enough that I didn't feel insulted by buying the book. As far as I'm concerned, that is a compliment and it is worth purchasing if you are either into this stuff or have a credit that is ready to expire.
This is a fun series - don't get me wrong. Much of the good has been described - now allow me to vent. #1 - Marsters is a great narrator - but his loud and periodic swallowing is so agitating. I stopped listening to the series on account of it. Every time I heard him - I cringed. #2 - Does Butcher has some endorsement deal with Coke? He is always talking about it....and when I thought it couldn't get anymore obvious, Dresden puts a Coke baseball cap on before battle. Overkill or overly sensitive?
How can any of you like this series?! It's horrible!!! Slow, Boring, I could barley get through it. Only reason I did is I feel as if I waste money if I don't finish a book. This entire series is crap!!! How Jim Butcher made his money and fame off this series is beyond me! His other series the Codex Alera is amazing. Go buy those books.
Harry is one of my favorite fictional characters. The only negative is using up all my credits once I became addicted to the series.