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.
Judging from the excellent ratings, many people enjoy books about magic,witches, wizards, talking headless bodies, and monsters morphing into people. My taste is different from theirs.
The price... seriously, how is it possible to be more entertained for less than 50 cents an hour? I love the Dresden files, specifically the universe created by Jim Butcher. Each story introduces us to new characters, some good, some bad and some purely evil, but all of them have a thing in common, they are always believable.
Besides Dresden of course, my favorite character is the duo formed by the Archive (Ivy) and Kincaid, they fit perfectly in the Dresden universe.
I've listened to the four first books of the series read by Marsters and all of them are excellent. He reads with enthousiasm and listening to him is similar to listening to a friend who tells us about his adventures, he makes the experience extremely personal and enjoyable.
I laughed aloud a lot of times and I almost cried at Shinto's death. The rest of the time I was happily smiling...
I am listening to audio books while working, lucky me my job allows me to do that and I had the chance to get all the Dresden books at 4.95, so happy I bought them all, I can recommend them enough. If you like urban fantasy, Dresden is the best for you.
fabulously fun fantasy
Harry and Susan at the laundromat...I loved Susan tossing the machines around.
James brings depth to each of the characters. He has a voice for each character, and NEVER mixes them up. His reading of this book is not only good, it's great. I would give him 10 stars if I could.
Yes...it's hard to stop, but I always looked forward to getting back to it.
This was the first of the Dresden Files I have listened to. It was so good I bought all the rest.
Jim Butcher's continuing story-line as told by James Marsters.
Any other of Jim Butcher's Book
James brings a wonderful performance and great continuity to the stories.
The Da Vinci Code meets the Vampire Lestat.
Wonderful story worth a second, perhaps third go around.
Star Wars Death Troopers. Both have scary as hell moments.
When Harry had to leave Susan again
This book will make you laugh, cry, and curl up in horror. It has it all.
Apples and oranges. I love to read, always have, always will. Listening to a book is a recent thing for me, and I like it, too. If there is an advantage of one over the other, it's the voice of James Marsters. I am not ashamed to say that is why I started the series in the first place!
Perhaps one of J. R. Rain's, but the various characters and cultures Mr. Butcher presents have more depth, seem more possible, at least to me.
I love a book that can make me laugh out loud (with or without Mr. Marsters' excellent delivery, but I prefer with). Even Dresden's most serious situations seem to have a bit of the lighter side tossed in that still does not detract from the emotionally charged or life-threatening or frustrating tone of the scene. That takes a deft hand and Jim Butcher has it.
While I often appreciate comments that give a synopsis of a book, I would be lousy at it, so I'll simply say: I have listened to the first five books in the series, and have enjoyed each one. this is my current favorite, but only because I just finished it.
Yes, James Marsters brings it to life. I like the little touches of humor.
Bob the Skull. I love his sarcasm.
No, but I would like to.
I have listened to the first 12 in the series. I loved them all the same. Book 13 may be different - changing readers was a BAD idea. Just sayin!
I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone. Well written, meticulously thought out and delightfully humorous. Marsters is a very talented narrator and truly brings the characters to life.
Thomas Wraith is a surprising character with interesting and mysterious depth. Looking forward to his character development.
The duel in the arena had plenty of action and lots of character interaction.
No, but only because it is so long. My kids won't let me get away with that!
Jim Butcher is a master story teller (in a writing sense) and James Marsters is a master story teller (in a narration sense). Together, they are awesome. This the best of the 8 or 9 Butcher books I have read. An interesting thought came to mind as I progressed through the book - Butchers works are essentially fantasies about mythical beings and have strong occult overtones. However, more conventional spiritual undertones emerged in this book which I had not observed before. It suggests to me that while the author uses magic, demons and really evil characters in his stories, he is simply employing his creating talents and not denigrating opposing and more conventional spiritual mores'.