Student at Canadian University College
This book made me guilty of not being able to turn it off. Its a continuation of the earlier books. New allies and we see a few old friends in new situations.
The big scarecrow immune to fire chasing the car down the highway.
His performances are always top notch. Very good performance.
The moment they are all fighting to get out of the never never and they are being chased by a bunch of fairies and Dresden's brother starts kicking butt.
Over all a decent listen if you like these kind of books. I love this series because it is so long and allows me time to learn a character before they are disposed of and a new one comes along. But the lack of movement of the story sometimes can be frustrating, I was noticing through most of the books in the Dresden files that as the end of the book approaches, there is a flurry of activity and a resolution and the book ends. Most of the earlier pages supports what happens in the end and basically sets up the situation. This is nice in some ways especially if you like slow moving stories, but if you miss a word here or there your not going to be completely lost unless your near the end or a critical moment in the book.
I am now on the 8th book of the Harry Dresden series, and I've listened to all but one of the books on Audible. I have to say that my preference for the audiobooks over a hard copy is solely due to James Marsters' narration. Reading a Harry Dresden book without hearing James Marsters' voice is like eating a grilled cheese sandwich with no tomato soup. It's good, but it's just not quite right.
The action continues and so does the entertainment. A great listen, the story is good and it is performed to perfection again!
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.