My first book will be released sometime in 2015. I hope for late spring, but it might be late fall. It will be about dragons and civics.
Although they can be sort of meh if read/listened to out of order, every book is amazing when taken in the proper order. Best book series ever!
You just have to fall in love with Harry Dresden. He is such a great character and James Marsters does a fabulous job bringing him and the other characters to life.
reader, teacher, writer=happy person
I wish Harry Dresden was real. This one had great snark, engaging magic, new character development with some old favorites, and the storyline with Susan and Harry is intense. I want more Harry books.
This series is growing old. I have listened to two other newer books in lieu of finishing this one. Have even gone back to an older book.
Throughout the series so far, I've been flexible on the main character's attitude towards women. And, the writing about women.
I draw the line at being flexible when there is a scene written that has sexual undertones with a young teenager character (Molly), daughter of his friend Michael character. The author apparently has no boundaries about exploring an adult male alone in a tree house with his friend's rebellious teenage daughter, who changes clothes in front of him, wearing a red satin bra, etc etc, talking about sex . . . Jim Butcher writes physical descriptions of the teen's body and clothing. The adult male's (main character Harry Dresden) observations and the rebellious teen's dialogue are written as if it is normal, thus possibly desensitizing some readers to the inappropriateness of such a scenario . . .
Yes, this is fiction. Yes, this is just for fun.
But, I'm done with this author.
I've enjoyed reading the Dresden Files and then I discovered the audio books read by James Marsters. If you haven't heard Marsters, he has a gift for accents and linguistics which is severely underestimated.
The Dreseden Files are classic Noir with a fantasy undercurrent. The fact that Harry Dresden is a Wizard of the White Court isn't as helpful as you might imagine when some schlub with a gun can take him out just as easily as your average gumshoe.
Made my work day fly by!
James Marsters always has such fun and interesting vocalizations for his characters.
Classic Jim Butcher. Doesn't disappoint.
Another great story. Got a little lost with the number of characters, but never lost the story line. Excellent suspense and a suprise ending.
Yes, there is so much going on in this story that you could listen to it multiple times and get a new perspective.
The growth of the characters
Obviously the voice of Dresden. He is Harry Dresden.
This book is my favorite out of the Dresden series. I've read them all and I've now listened to the first 5. This is my second Dresden audible book and my third audible book so far.
I have to say listening to another narrator between listening to book 4 and book 5 made me really appreciate James Marsters as a narrator.
If you're not familiar with the story, this book introduces yet more new characters. As most of his books do, but these are as different from what is known up to this point, as the fairy queens were in comparison to the vampires. I really enjoyed the new characters in this book. In terms of returning characters, this book brings back Susan and Michael, but has very little of Karen in it.
As far as the narration goes. James Marsters is a master. It's simply some of the best work out there.
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