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So, this audiobook was pretty epic. End review. No, but seriously there's Necromancers, a zombie t-rex, Harry gets a wizardly promotion, there's a weird love triangle going on, although I don't think anyone is actually getting any, Bob gets kidnapped, and then there's the whole Lasciel thing. I loved this installment to bits; there was action to the max, tons of future possibilities open up for this series, and I bow down to James Marsters' grasp of Dresden's character. Butters made for an awesome sidekick, and Mouse was something else too. Highly recommended! 4.5 Stars
Dresden in the earlier books uses simple spells to track individuals and find lost items. Yet in book 7, he fails to consider anyone applying the same trick to him. Rather than using his friends, the Alphas or the Knights, to protect the medical examiner. He keeps him near himself. Why doesn't he use his "Sight" more? Or keep his dog "Mouse" with him to sense traps or ambushes? It's as if he has begun to trust in luck. As a result, he is manipulated throughout.
Throughout the book he is committed to giving the most dangerous magic book collection of all time to one of the worst baddies... Surely Murphy wouldn't approve. Why not consider an alternate solution? Finally, the incapacitation of the wardens so that Dresden must be the one to take on the Necromancer gang is a stretch. Fantasy is great. But it's better when the characters ring true.
If there is a heaven, I hope it looks like a Victorian woodland manor with a roaring fire in the hearth and and endless supply of books.
Very near the top
Dresden is such a fun character and in this book he becomes even more so.
Bob the skull.
Life is a journey, time is a river and the door is ajar. Best Dresden novel so far.
I heard these stories in bits and pieces on satellitie radio. When I first started listening to them downloaded to my device I can't get enough. James Marsters really makes you feel like you are there and it is real.If you love scifi and magic this series is great. Even if you don't it's funny serius and sometimes sad. Listen I don't think you will be dissapointed.
It was just a fun listen
He made you feel like you were there
The twist at the end was priceless but so Harry Dresden.
Mouse with Carlos Ramirez clinching the fave guest character. Mouse always seemed to know what to do and who to like and not like. Makes you wonder if he is more than just a mutt. Ramirez was fun to hear, loved the accent the reader gave to him.
Stones and bones, here comes Harry again.
All was well except for two seconds in the second part that was all jumbled up and unlistenable.
I find myself driving slower than the speed limit just to maximize my listening time. These books just keep getting better and better. James Marsters does a great job on all the voices and the storyline is very engaging. Thanks Jim Butcher!
In my opinion, this is the best Dresden book to date. I loved the story line and the dark and slippery slope that Harry seems to find himself on gets a bit more slippery. I also liked how Harry gets more entwined with the White Council's comings and goings.
One thing that didn't make sense to me, although I guess it ultimately went toward further defining his relationship with Murphy, was the inclusion of Marvra. Maybe Butcher is setting up future plot lines.
Marsters narration of this book was much much better than Book 5, and better than Book 6. He seems to be settling in to the role. He's still not my favorite narrator, but he did better this time around.
What fun to return to this entry in the Dresden Files. This was the first of the series I read years ago. Since converting to Audible I've been waiting for the Master's version to be released. Finally it has been and it's infinitely better than the auto-voiced version floating around out there.
Anyway, this story takes our hero into deeper water than ever before. It sets up many of the more interesting themes and relationships that Harry will wrestle with for the next handful of books.
Plus it's just a fun romp!
One word: Sue! she made this installment awesome. I re-listen extensively & usually go through the entire series or at least refresh myself on the last 3 books now that I'm further along before each new book, but I think this is my favorite one to just listen to for entertainment.