I love both Dresden and James Marsters so this series always makes me happy
If it weren't so long, i would have listened to it all at once. As it was I had to break it up a bit
Now that I've discovered Harry and the gang I'm gobbling them up faster than Jim Butcher can write. Write faster Jim Butcher!!!
Harry is a great detective that gets better and better.
Any of the other dresdin series, also check out the iron druid series very similar details.
I like that he is consistant with the difference between characters, voice control is superb!
Harry seems to have an uncanny ability to absorb damage and still come out swinging.
The only down side is the time paradox, the author goes into extreme detail about things that are happening in the time of a fraction of a second. It seems to lack beliveability during these sections and becomes frustrating.
Dubiously believing in humanity and hockey
All the things you love about the Dresden Files, delivered in pure awesomeness!
The duel of course!
He really just brings the book to life - the pacing, the tone, the sarcasm..... it's all the wise-cracking wizard banter in perfect delivery!
Harry and Susan reunited - the introduction of the Archive
I have found that as you read books in a series the story line and character can lose their punch. The Harry Dresden Files character evolves with each book and I am pleasantly surprised with each stories development. It's too bad the profanity is increasing with each book, but overall I Love this book!
yes I would recommend it to a friend
harry is my faverit of cause
James brings Harry to live
yes when harry saw Susan again very touching
yes I allway was a big fan of the dresden files and audio books made the books come alive
thank you. Now I can knitt and listen to my faverit books
This is a good continuation of the series. There are some good twists and turns, and per the usual, Butcher gives the reader a little nugget of information that reveals a bit more about Harry's past and keeps you coming back for the next book to learn more. I also liked the inclusion of Susan and her role in the book.
There is one thing about the book I didn't care for. By this point in the series it seems that Butcher is kind of falling into a pattern and each book seems to follow it. It goes like this: "Harry stumbles across some BIG trouble from a seemingly innocuous task. Nigh unbeatable bad guy appears, Harry is beaten to within an inch of his life, is miraculously saved at the last second, recovers within hours to chase said bad guy down, defeat (or least chase off) bad guy, solve mystery, everybody's "happy" at the end." Yes, that's a bit simplistic, but that's what it feels like. It won't keep me from continuing the series though. It's a good series. Also, one thing Butcher does do well is grow Harry as a person. You can see him changing as a person as the books continue. It's subtle, but it's there, and very well done.
I was not impressed in the least bit by James Marsters narration. This is the first of this series I've listened too (I read the first four) and James added nothing to the book. Most of the time it felt like he was stressing the words wrong, his inflection was off, his tone didn't match the scene, etc. I don't doubt that it is incredibly difficult to narrate/act out a book, I doubt seriously I could do it, I just wasn't impressed, hence the two stars for performance.
The story is good and many unexpected turns. I may listen to it again in a few months. I don't usually go back to books but you never know.
This one has more turns and twist than the previous 4 books. The intrigue is very good. You also get to understand Harry a little better and how he sometime makes stupid decisions.
Yes, it is very good. The way it is read, the different tones that are taken during the reading increases the enjoyment of listening. Very good.
Sometime you get frustrated by the obvious stupid decision Harry makes, but he does make you laugh at the situations he get's himself into.
I am going on to the next book. So far so good and I am enjoying myself.Thanks and don't drop Harry.
Avid fan of sci-fi and James Marsters, I use audio books to inspire me to exercise, taking them on morning walks. It's a perfect combo!
A heartbreaking episode for Harry Dresden with the return of Susan and her leaving again. In between there was the hottest Dresden sex scene in the series thus far, along with tears, laughs, and plenty of adventure and danger. As always, Jim Butcher's writing and James Marsters' performance brings you into each scene as if it were playing out in front of your eyes. Wonderfully done. Highly recommend this book and this series. It is impossible to not love Harry Dresden with all his flaws and struggles - always trying to do the right thing.
Harry goes from one battle to the next with no sleep. The story is filled with humor and a steady but not obnoxious amount of feeling. The battle of good and evil are salt and peppered throughout.
The humor!! Harry's self banter. All of the characters are intriguing. There are enough characters to keep your interest but not so many you need to take notes. There are also characters such as Harry that are not all good or evil.
I have listened to almost all the Dresden books he has performed. No one could do it better. I will look up some more books he does because he could even make a mediocre book great.
Harry Dresden's immortals, good and evil race for the shroud.
This is one of the top 3 of his books. It is fast and moves from one fire to put out to the next. His friends really add to the experience.