Marsters is the perfect narrator for this series! I love that Harry gets into so much trouble all at once. The new characters make the story richer. These books are not particularly intellectually stimulating, but are perfect for when I'm in the studio working.
After seeing all the great reviews, coupled with the fact that it is narrated by James Marsters (who narrates expertly), I really wanted to like this series and actually purchased most of the series on Audible.com when it was part of a really good sale. Unfortunately, I just can't get into it.
This is the 3rd book in the series and in the first two I was so sick of the same thing over and over again - the police would ask for Harry's help, then suspect him of the crimes, detain him by locking him up in some fashion, and finally Harry would have to do something crazy, almost get himself killed, but eventually he saved the day. Oh, and he always put Murphy's life in danger. It drove me crazy that Murphy would ask for Harry's help and inevitably she would not trust him and consider him the perpetrator of what ever bad thing is going on at the time. It got old. There is MUCH less of Murphy in this book, but I unexpectedly found myself missing her.
There are many players in this book and it was difficult for me to keep track of who is who. It seemed odd to me that Michael and Harry seem to be a long-ago formed team that typically conduct "business' together, yet I don't remember Michael from the first two books. I also had to keep reminding myself which character was Lea and which was Lydia. Then when Rachael is brought in at the end, I wondered if I was really supposed to remember her. Kyle and Kelly (I think) are another example of characters brought back in to the story and yet I couldn't remember how they fit in at the beginning of the story. It was all too confusing.
I have enjoyed many books in this genre, but I just don't think I can do it with this series. I will be really surprised if I listen to any more of this series, and that is upsetting since I already purchased a lot of them.
This is my favorite of the first three books. You have to accept the ridiculousness of the story as Harry goes from one impossible to escape certain death situation to another even more perilous and then another ...etc...etc...to the point of absurdity. I like the new characters Michael and Fairy Godmother. Glad there is very little of Murphy who I find highly annoying. All in all good stuff. I was almost ready to quit the series after book 2 but this one brought me back.
Loved the action, wry wit, Scooby-Doo lunch pail, the True Knight, the twists and turns of the problems.
Just as you think the problem is solved, another one crops up. And Harry fumbles and makes mistakes.
He acts the part flawlessly, adding his interpretation to emotions & thoughts, thereby reinforcing the written narrative. He gives a fuller experience to the story.
The writing and performance in this audiobook are both outstanding. I've read the whole Dresden series, but listening to them is a whole new treat.
The 3rd book in the series Grave Peril Harry shows lots of emotion. It's like you get to see what kind of person he is. Oh The yellow ducky Boxers...Now that's a sight to imagine. ♥ it!
The plot kept me on the edge of my seat from the very begining. I love how this story jumps right to action. Sometimes it takes a chapter or two, not with Grave Peril.
I can't pick a fav. I really loved them all. James Marsters in my top 5 Narrators.
Ready to Listen to more Jim Butcher.
Tell us about yourself! Mystery and Sci-fi/fact reader. Audio books read to me while I'm driving or if I'm sick and can't read. Love to be entertained.
it seems when I thought I knew what was happening, I was wrong.
Harry and his apprentice (former apprentice) are my favorite characters in the story. However, there are plenty of interesting characters throughout the story.
I love the narrator. The characters have their own voices and the tone and timbre take you into the story so you become your own character.
Just when you thought it was safe to go out on the water.
Always an easy "read" yet the great story lines and narrator put you right there inside the story.
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