among the top :)
the whole dresden serie is amazing. i normally don't like these "mystery" stories, but this is so well written and story so well made it simply drags my mind so far into it that i can't stop listening to it.
yes it did, there isnt any "filler" or "useless" info and everything ties up and have reason and make realistic sense within the universe
i would have loved too sadly my work+study+hobby+wife doesn't allow for that right now.
the narrowrator is amazing, simply just amazing for the story type :D it is so nice to listend too.
I found the first two books a bit hard to listen to, can't pinpoint exactly what was wrong with James Masters performance but it was just of somehow, but I can now honestly say that he has now mastered this craft and I will not hesitate to purchase future Harry Dresden books with James Masters narration them.
Harry teams with a Knight to save the underdogs. I like the team effort this book describes.
The involvement of so many magical characters. Even his fairy godmother shows up. You are pretty sure he will win the day but the fear of the human was a surprise.
Yes. Mr. Marster is Harry.
Yes. I enjoy audible books but this one made me want to find out what happened.
I absolutely love my audible account, makes its from enjoying a book to loving the stories found in the books. Do forgive my errors in the reviews i do have dyslexia but i will share my love with everyone
By now I noticed that by now the title of the book gives a hint towards the monster of the book.
Harry and a new good guy a Knight of the Christian church have been fighting monsters that have been driven mad by some kind of evil barb wire. Who is stirring up trouble with the ghosts in the Never Never? While they are trying to figure this out Dresden is also invited by the Red Court for Bianca's rise to vampire nobility.
Susan, Murphy, and Dresden are back with new friends and old foes. Will harry be able to help save the day again or will everything be destroyed again.
This series I am plowing though faster and faster. Each book is slightly longer in time but I see how much is left in the book I am surprised how fast I am near the end of my book. sure the books are shorter then most that I listen to but I have gone though almost 3 books in a week. So I will let you decide.
I liked the fact that there were parallel stories that affected each other but were not necessarily intertwined. (Real life example, the Norman conquest of England and the Saxons was greatly enhanced by the fact that the Saxons had just defeated a Norwegian invasion. The dead king of Norway wasn't trying to help Norman conquer England, but he weakend the Saxon's enough.
I got started on this series by accident when I was looking for reading material and saw the first book on sale on audible. Through the first three books, I'm glad I got started. The series has been great and diverse. Dresden is not just facing the same monster each time. There is also more attempt to explain the monster's motivations than in most fantasy series.
Not every book in a series is going to be as good as the others. This one was lacking and I kept waiting for it to shape up, but . . . nada.
I'll probably get Book 4 later, but will try another author for now . . .
I liked the character of Harry Dresden and James Marsters does an excellent job of narration, but the endless battles and setbacks became boring. The second half of the book had little character development or interesting dialogue, just endless crises. I gave up listening and checked the book out of the library so I could skim it.
Storm Front and Fool Moon were both good, but this one really kicks the series into high gear. We are introduced to a few new important characters and we see that there is going to be real, substantive change/growth in the characters over time. Butcher manages to make us care about the characters and then threatens the hell out of them in this novel (and the ones that come after). Marsters, as always, is superb.
Book waste no time getting started. The third book in the series it assumes you know the main character so it skips the standard slow introduction and gets right into the mix.
Continues the detective Noir style where the detective is a wizard. This is a modern vampire tale with touches of angels, demons and a devious fairy godmother. The previous books only hinted at what Harry Dresden could do, here we get to see him fully use his power and the consequences.
More political intrigue, more powerful magic, more pain, more self-doubt and daunting moral decisions. Switching some of the side characters keeping it fresh. Several series changing twists and no easy dilemmas with no easy solutions
It was a bit jarring at times as the protagonist refers to previous cases the reader has and has not been a part of in previous books. Overall a good and fresh addition to an excellent series.