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.
Hope this helps.
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.
I have an eclectic taste in books. I move from Jodi Picoult to Gillian Flynn. From Ken Kesey to Janet Evanovich. If it is good, I'll read it
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
This audiobook is supposedly unabridged but it is completely missing Chapter 5! A WHOLE, IMPORTANT chapter. How could audible be so negligent?
In the first two books, Harry was a little unpolished and many times the plot was predictable. Not this time. James has created a Harry that is more real, more tangible than in any of the previous books. I find myself setting in the car, not wanting to stop listening and choosing to be (a little) late for work rather than shut it off. Good work Jim. The one thing that I have noted is that Harry vacillates between self deprivation and being a conceited jerk - like when dealing with the dragon. Harry needs a little more humility and respect when dealing with the creatures that he deals with.
When Harry went to the vampire ball. There are points that are so unexpected, so tangible and visceral that they make your skin tingle.
Have not read it
Vampire Courts most Least love story
Wizard Private Eye
A lot of new characters and groups were introduced without enough explanation about them. His love interest with Susan Rodriquez also jumped from something casual to something serious, without any development.