Sci-Fi & Fantasy Reader
Let me start by saying that Grave Peril, the third book in the series, was incredible. It added new depth to the story and characters, but also left Harry in a vulnerable and unenviable position.
As a result, Summer Knight starts well into a period of desperation and depression for Harry, but he soon finds that is the least of his concerns when he ends up thrown into a war between Summer and Winter, testing his ingenuity and his mettle.
Despite the fact that Grave Peril was amazing, Summer Knight was easily its equal. In this novel, we saw new dimension of Harry, one that was forced to deal with failure and it made him all the more human. We also saw Harry grow and learn to deal with new challenges, both magical and emotional.
And, as usual, the novel it littered interesting characters. I was particularly glad to see more of Billy (the werewolf), but I also enjoyed the reappearance of Toot-toot and his band of fairy warriors.
If nothing else, listening to these novels has made my commute to work far more enjoyable. But seriously, if you like Urban Fantasy at all, you need to check this series out. Well worth your time.
Wow, that's hardcore.
Harry of course, he is just awesome in every way.
The first few books I was a bit iffy about Marster's performance, but at this point it is really growing on me and I can't help but hearing Marster's voice as Harry's voice in my head.
Yes, SPOILER: towards then end when the girl chose the fae sider to protect her friends.
Great book, great audio book. Can't wait to keep on listening to the series. I read all the books but they feel so fresh and there is a whole new feeling listening to them.
Yes because I look forward to listening to James read another good one!
A voice for Harry that is not my own.
A definite recomend and great story for anyone looking for a great series to devote their time to!
This is one of my favorite books in the series. This book seems to be when the series really has come together and really gets going. James Marsters does a fantastic job narrating. I particularly am a fan of his narration of Bob. Jim Butcher does a great job of writing characters that people can relate to. And this book, that shines more than ever. Summer Knight really starts to introduce you to the bigger elements that play a large role further in the series. This is a great contemporary fantasy series, with this book being a key element in the series.
Fathers Face Remembered
The colorful characters that Dresden always finds himself interacting with.
A little. The down side to Dresden is it is always on going. It isn't like the story is heading somewhere. Each book operates independently so as long as we keep buying then we will get more. This isn't necessarily a bad thing. It is nice to have something different every once in a while. It does take away from the edge of your seat feeling.
I loved his performance. He sounds just like I thought Harry would. Fits this book like a glove.
Dresden finds a moment of peace was kind of cool.
This feels like an episode of television. One story in a season.
I figured Summer Knight was probably going to be the main precursor of Cold Days among the early Harry Dresden books so while I waited for the latter to be released I went back and read it. It didn't hurt that the price was reduced to $4.95 at the time. I think Marsters is a great actor and puts a lot of inflection, interest and variety into his readings, but frankly I had imagined Harry with a deeper voice when I was reading text versions. Also, while the squeaky voices Marsters uses for the miniature fairies is cute, it was impossible for me to understand. That said, as everyone else has observed Marsters is Harry Dresden and I will howl with the rest of them if he doesn't continue as narrator. Oh, and Summer Knight was great. Not as long and complex as Cold Days turned out to be, but still a great Dresden story in the typical staff waving, Forzare! and reluctant mayhem sort of way.
Wouldn't listen again. But thoroughly enjoyed it the first time.
I like his writing style
He does a great job of bringing Harry to life
Guy Noir meets Buffy the vampire slayer
These books are fun I like the humorous detective noir style.
This book continues the series tradition a great listen very well presented. Is there another book to come?
The Dresden Files has become one of my all time favorite series. And the Summer Knight does not dissapoint! If you're a Harry Dresden fan, you'll throughly enjoy this one. I used to watch The Dresden Files when it was on TV. James Marsters voice & inflection are spot on to how I see Harry.
I now have all of the audio books that are available at this time. I love them all except #13 where they changed the narrator, which totally ruined the experience for me. But this ones great.
Yes. I would listen to it again to maybe gain insight to where the overall story of Harry was going. To pick up on those things you may have missed the first time.
Why Harry of course! I am quite fond of Bob as well. Bob's sense of humor cracks me up.
Only the other Dresden books. James Marsters is fantastic! He really makes Harry come alive and has really developed a "character" for each person in the story. I put off getting into this series because I prefer female narrators but he does such a fabulous job I am glad I gave it a shot.
Yes and No. It definitely held my interest but I wanted to savor the story and not rush through it. I listen to my books at bedtime so I didn't want to fall asleep and miss anything. I did find myself rewinding a couple of times.
Great series. Incredible narrator.