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.
All dresdin files. Got hooked, just pre ordered new one.....4 more days!
Harry is a demon killer with gentleman qualities
I would recommend any Jim Butcher book to a friend or anyone else. However, no offense meant to the reader, but I am used to hearing the more melifluous tones of English (UK) Audible Readers so was not too impressed with the flat North American tones of James Marsters. Regardless, it is a good story.
Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden is always good for a chuckle even in the face of most dire circumstances.
Harry is one of my favorite fictional characters. The only negative is using up all my credits once I became addicted to the series.
I have to disagree with some of the previous reviews. I had only read one of the previous books and it really affected my enjoyment of this book. Excellent narration and probably a good book; but there's a lot going on with some of the backstory events. You're definitely going to want to figure out what's going on with some of the previous books.
From what I can tell, it's not a bad series - but definitely don't judge the series by this one alone. Hopefully Audible will get a few of the earlier books in to fill in the gaps here.