One of my favorites of the series. I feel that Harry finally gets some depth and expressed uman complexity in this book. Don't get me wrong, I love the earlier Harry's but this one promises a more fulfilling ride.
narration and audio quality was excellent, of course. I felt like the narrator did a spectacular job throughout the entire book. a bit awkward when narrating female passages, but, that's with any narrator.
I expected there to be a bit more revelation in the story line but I guess I will have to keep waiting. story was unique and refreshing as usual per the dresden files books.
James Marsters is my favorite narrator on Audible, and Jim Butcher's Dresden Files remain as excellent in audio as in print, and perhaps even better given the 1st person narration by Marsters.
Laugh, cry, enjoy suspense and never knowing what will happen next...love the Dresden Files! I also think this narrator is great for Dresden. I only gave 4 stars this time as he did not separate the sound of the characters as much as he usually does.
This book is probably my favorite in the series so far, I really think the author, Jim Butcher, has stepped it up several notches. Tidying up the dialog and more importantly straightening the personality of the main character (going from bland and predictable to more passionate and reliable), as well as removing some unnecessary exposition. My favorite part of the series is still the world building, I love that the series really tries to explain how magic and creatures work and Butcher sticks by the rules he has set-up for how magic works and it's limitation within this world.
I solemnly swear that I am up to no good!
Blazed this book in about two days of listening. Harry is GOOD PEOPLE and I can't get enough of his story. Nicely done Mr. Butcher!
The entire series is a great story, but this book is truly one of the best. It gives a richness to the story and adds greatly to the dimensions of Harry. This book is a must. Please read the prior books before this one to understand it fully.
Get immersed into the anecdotes of the only wizard listed in Chicago's yellow pages. An outstanding performance by James Marsters. Private investigator type stories style except sometimes hilariously dealings with the supernatural annd fairies.
The narrator's voice was great but sometimes he'd suddenly switch tones (like he would go from "speaking" voice to "internal dialog" voice within a speech, but the whole thing was audible to other characters...maybe?) and it could occasionally be confusing if there weren't enough context cues.
The story was tense and high stakes with a lot of the last minute twists that we've come to love in the Dresden series. Really enjoy the development of characters.