I am thoroughly enjoying this series of books.
It has been a long time since I have found an author that I have enjoyed so much.
I am now up to book 8 in the series and am still greedy for more.
Jim Butcher's characters come to life due to the clever narration of James Marsters.
The characters pop up time and time again throughout the series and come through as interesting and well rounded. Quite like meeting old friends when each of them come back onto the scene.
Jim Butcher does not overdo the explanations of what happens in previous books which very much make the stories flow on with very little repetition.
I hope he continues with this series as I know once I reach book 12 I will be waiting impatiently for the next installment.
I love how the reader adds to perfection the character.
The unsuspected ending and how I can't see a solution to Harry's problems which makes me listen more.
I loved all of the characters. Harry is my favorite I love Susan, Bob, Michael and of course the officer I can hate that woman and love her at the same time. Oh and the bad people Bianca.
So many parts of the book moved me. I think at this point is knowing the sacrifice that each person has done for the other.
Enjoyed the characters and the off the wall story
Harry's contacts with the bad vampire elite
Multiple voices done well
No, wanted to enjoy over time
The way the author continues to follow his storyline and continually ads back history for Harry. Also the addition of new characters that promise many new storyline in the future.
How Michael continually gives Harry a hard time while you can tell he really cares.
All the Dresdin books make me laugh and cry they are very well thought out novels.
Gotta keep listening.
Jim Butcher tells a good tale that is well-paced and very satisfying. The characters in the series are interesting, and the main character, Dresden, is a guy you'd like to know. I'm a fan of all the Dresden books as well as Mr. Butcher's Fury series.
Well I have to say I am hooked on the Dresden Files. Grave peril is as good a neo pagan book as I have read.
If you are getting into the series for the first time please realize the first two books are crap. Not bad reads but compared to the rest of the series you can tell the change in voice, effort tone and quality.
If you are not going to stick it thorough the first two please start with the third book. you are not missing much and it will give you a fair example of his work.
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Very good dialog it feels like this is real speech.
Maybe I'm biased, alright I'm biased, but as a huge Butcher fan it's nice to hear a good rendition of the stories you like and love. Call me master of the obvious if you will, but sometimes you just want to rest your eyes and let someone else weave the story into your brain matter.
Grave Peril, is the third in a series of books where the larger picture starts to take some shape. If you are a fan of the noir/fantasy/monster genres, one and or all, I would happily recommend this series to a total stranger... And have.
With high re-readability this series offers characters and situations where growth and surprise are par for the course.
This story, to me, is the first we see of the grander scheme in the Dresden world.
You begin to see reoccurring characters and themes that carry the larger story to a much deeper plot.
James Marsters performs impressively well, taking the time to craft the story and characters with believability and grace. His camber lends itself to the tale while his meter and tone is more than acceptable.
His portrayal of the main character, Harry Desden, is about as close to what I may have had already envisioned for him and his persona. I think at this point the only other person I may find adequate in these readings would be the author himself.
Grave Peril easily ranks in the top five. It's that good!
Dresden followed by Bianca. Largely through no fault of his own, Dresden is the consummate mess-up desperately striving to "get it right". Bianca is the ultimate nemesis- beautiful but deadly smart.
Are you kidding me? Marsters brings the characters to life like very few narrators in the business can. I dare say, Marsters is in the top echelon of narrators.
There is a reason why Grave Peril remains one of the top purchased books in the Dresden Series. Definitely worth every penny!
The story line is awesome, but James Marsters brings to life. Jim Butcher and James are a great team.
Of course Harry, but I truly admire Michael Carpenter.
I knew him as Spike on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and I liked him then as well.
I listened to it at work, but when I got off of work I couldn't do anything else but continue to listening to the book.
Keep them comming....please!
Just the way it's read.
The depth of the emotion put into the story
It is awesome that I can buy a book with my credit