Still as great an epic story as always. I'm a loyal reader of the series. This one introduced some interesting new characters and reconnected relationships I was longing to see back together. Towards the end it seemed there could have been earlier stopping points, but it revealed some seeds for the future storyline.
There might not of been as much action in this book. But it revealed more storylines that will pan out I assume I very much enjoyed it.
Jim Butcher has a stunning intelligence, a keen whit, and tells an amazing story. James Marsters captures the character of Harry Dresden in a way no other narrator could. James is in effect, Harry Dresden to me. Hearing any other voice would be like a paper cut to the eye. A note to Penguin Audio and anyone else: Never again use a different narrator. If you have to wait for Mr. Marsters to finish something then you bloody well do it. Your impatience to release the ghost story audio book cost you a listener for that book. Nothing against John glover, but he is not Harry Dresden
Once again I really enjoyed this episode of the Dresden files. I like how the author fills out the characters so they're cliche or without back story. The narrator is terrific!
Absolutely. I am a HUGE fan of the Dresden works, but I have to say that there have been some stark inconsistencies in story quality among the later works. They have either been mind-blowingly great, or boring and confusing. Unfortunately this book fell on the latter.
Cozy, sometimes too flat, strong
The fight scene prior to entering the Never Never was unecessary. Also the scene as he readied himself to test "little chicago" for the first time...
The story as a whole was too unorganized, and was missing some connectors. Many of the details of the plot made little sense. It seemed as if the author was just trying ot put together a story for the sake of putting one together. The charm of the main character as well as the other characters was as always well detailed and touching as always. That is where this author comes alive but as for the rest, this was certainly not one of my favorite works. Check out book 12 for an awesome example of a great Dresden book. Furthermore, I have my usual complaint with the narrator. He is EXCELLENT when voicing the other characters, but when it comes to narrating the story in first-person he becomes VERY monotone...if not bored...which leads to constant rewinding to capture the meaning in some of the phrases. Being that I listen to these audiobooks while I work, you can imagine how annoying and frustrating that is, even with a well-written book, but it's 10 times worse when the story itself is mediocre at best. I love the Dresden books and will continue to follow and read them but the stark inconsistency in the later works can be very frustrating. It leads me to believe some of the books in the series are just fillers...not a good thing
Love listening to audio books at work or on the road.
Horror monsters coming to life at a horror film flick, pretty awesome
Dresden always makes you laugh but he keeps you on the end of your seat as always.
I am listening to this series in order - and I suggest you do the same - and this is by far my favorite to date. The characters are falling into place. I love James Marsters as the narrator, he gives Harry the perfect voice.