I feel like Dresden has finally come into his own in this book . . . we now have a complex, analytical character that can only grow and get better. I am glad I hung in through the first few books which were good, but Butcher has grown in writing this series and it is clear in the plot lines, character development and shear entertainment quality of the books. I am looking forward to the rest of the series.
I must admit to a few chuckle out loud moments :-).
Yes, I like James Marsters' delivery of the sarcasm and irony that is Dresden. I have a 90 minute commute to and from work, so these novels help alot.
Mister - he's a great judge of character.
Yes. This performace was up to par with the others I've heard
This book made me both laugh and cry. Not at the same chapter, though.
I got teary-eyed at Harry's last words, "Sir", of this book. But let me stop there. I didn't like the beginning of the book. It was slow as hell. And, also, I'm very unsettled. I love Harry Dresden. He's a great character and I can really get behind him. But this "running himself into the ground" theme has got to go. Now for Molly. Do I like her as a character? No. Do I like her has his apprentice? Hell no! Not when you give us goodies like Ramirez. He's got some spunk at least. Always good for a laugh, Harry had some comedic gold in this one. My favorites: (1. "Go Go Gadget, Control Freak!", and, (2. "Considering you look like Frankenhooker..."
James is Harry Dresden, and as always, performed masterfully. Masterful Marsters :)
I'm a bibliophile since early childhood. Love speculative fiction, odd premises, mystery novels that teach about different places and times.
Harry Dresden in charge! What a scary prospect. Harry as a warden is about like putting dogs in charge of an open refrigerator. All the laws get violated while the spirit of the law remains intact. It's not great literature but it's fun,.
I was glad to see Molly join the story. This was a nice change to the story. I enjoyed Michael and Thomas but glad to read about Harry taking on a new apprentice.
Yes, I have heard books 1 through 8. James Marsters does great job reading too.
Always! Jim has been a great author in the Dresden Files.
Dresden is my favorite character because he is so human and wrestles with the same dilemmas as I do.
James Marsters has done an outstanding job narrating these books. I must admit I was a bit disappointed when I learned that he was American and didn't really sound like Spike on Buffy/Angel. I do appreciate the flavor and nuance he brings to the narration the same way he did to his character Spike.
One of the main things I have enjoyed with The Dresden Files so far has been the lack of major swearing/cursing. I was so disappointed in this book that Dresden started getting a foul mouth. It makes me dubious of what is in store in the future.
I do believe Proven Guilty was/is one of the best Dresden books so far. I loved the story and it surprised me throughout the entire book! This was one I couldn't stop and finished it in less than two days! I just had to find out what happened next!
As usual, James Marsters IS Harry and does another wonderful job of narration.
I have read one through nine of the Dresden series and I started this "saga" reading Book 12 - Changes. Proven Guilty I thought rivaled Changes for the quality of writing, character development and plot. While I have enjoyed all of the books, this one I thought was a cut above. Thanks Jim...keep up the good work! I have just started "White Knight" and look forward to finishing the series.
I have read and/or listened to all of the Dresden file books up to this one. Proven Guilty really moves the arch of the story as far as Harry is concerned. He grows up. His relationship with his friends, family, elders, bosses changes and matures. This book was interesting on a mystery level. There are a lot of things that go on in this book that tie together previous books and get you thinking about where it will all lead. At the end, you know that the ends of the little story have been tied up but then realize that you just discovered tails of stories flapping out there. Kind of like Harry ....the more you know, the more you realize that you don't know.
I love Marster's narration. His voices are different enough and particular enough that you know each of the characters, but you don't feel like he is doing a children's puppet show. They are not fake. His timing is great.
One thing about this book is it humor. I have always appreciated Butcher's dry sense of humor, but this one had me laughing out loud in several spots. Harry's talk with Molly was hysterical.
I wholeheartedly recommend Proven Guilty. The Dresden files just keep getting better.