It's not quite as good as the early Anita Blake novels, but it's definitely high up on the list.
Sue, the zombie tyranosaur!
He has gotten MUCH, MUCH better since the earlier Dresden files books.
I love this series, and now that Marsters has matured significantly as a reader, the audiobooks are a great addition to my library.
The Dresden series is the most consistently interesting/entertaining series I have ever read. Many of these 4+ book series tend to drag on at some part. Not this series! Jim knows how to keep you on the edge of your seat.
You can pick up any book in the series and start from there. I started with book 5 because it was on sale and then went back to book 1 and am now on book 8. One reason Jim is such an excellent author is because he quickly brings you up to date on who each character is in every book.
Went back to another authors series who entirely missed the above ability and I could not remember who anyone was.
Highly recommend this series to anyone who wants a great read.
I would in a year or two, this book is a keeper for sure
There are many of them, it is good all the way, but I think when you are preparing for the final assault, the last few chapter are probably the tops.
Ha, he is excellent. He does the book justice, keeps it perfect all the way. Thanks James, it makes the book much more vibrant
Now this book is good, it is really good. If you like intrigue, unexpected and a good story flow, this one will do it for you.
James Marsters does an excellent job narrating the book. He keeps it very interesting all the way and does it honors. Thanks James.
This is the best book in the series so far for me.
Top of the list.
The coming together of extension cords, saddles and Sue.
James Marsters gives all of the characters an individual voice and persona that you can really feel through his reading.
Even death has its own rhythm.
I love the Dresden Files. And though I usually prefer to read when I can instead of listening to audio books, James Marsters makes listening to these a pure joy.
Middle but very entertaining...a lot of fun.
the characters. the scull, the dog and cat. and dresden.
I was not sure about a wizard book but the book was a lot of funto listen to. i will pick up more. these are the first ones i have listened to in the series and i picked them up for 6 dollars. I will definetly listen to more.
Audible is my key to fitting my science fiction and fantasy pleasure reading into my schedule, so that's what you'll see me review here!
I started listening to Marsters' performances of Butcher's Dresden Files last year and each one has been a treat. Marsters' narration brings out the noir overtones of the series well. I came into Dead Beat having been underwhelmed by the previous volume, Blood Rites. The plots and subplots of that book didn't seem to mesh into a coherent whole as well as they do in other editions. Dead Beat reinvigorated my enthusiasm for the series with truly nasty villains, exciting action, and a well-paced plot that continues our investment and interest in the core characters. Bob gets some very intriguing development in this volume, and Waldo Butters (formerly a bit player in previous volumes) makes for an intriguing new addition to the core cast.
Vampires, zombies, necromancers, and the dark legacy of a long-dead warlock against one wizard-detective and his dog. If you are into the Dresden Files, you should enjoy this one. If you're not, start with Storm Front, and you'll be glad you did.
The whole story was just awesome. it was expertly paced, funny as always and was just damn good. I love the way Harry handled everything with humility and humor. But I think we really got to see what kind of person he is inside and how he is finally getting the respect he richly deserved.
I have to say I like his new sidekicks more than Murphy. Thomas is a good influence and Butters really stepped up to the plate. I think they make good additions to the overall story. Together with Bob, the weres and his animal familiars, I think Harry can have the family he always wanted.
I hope the rest of the series followed this book's lead.
Avid fan of sci-fi and James Marsters, I use audio books to inspire me to exercise, taking them on morning walks. It's a perfect combo!
Highly recommend this book!
Harry finds new allies in unexpected places, but will they prove to be more dangerous than his enemies? We'll have to wait to find out. Very much enjoyed the character development of Butters, Thomas, and Mouse and the introduction of 'Shelia' and Harry's sub-concious self. A very good addition to the Dresden Universe.
James Marsters, as always, does a brilliant job on all the voices and conveying the emotions of the characters. He remains *the best* narrator I've ever experienced, putting his whole heart and considerable acting talent into the roles.
The stories have just enough reality to make you wish there is really someone out there looking out for us.
Mr. Marster's subtle voice changes and accents makes him one of my favorite Story Tellers. I was a fan of the Dresden Files and was disappointed when the series was not continued. But when I found one of the stories being read on the Sirius Book Channel, I made up my mind to go back to the first story and purchase all of the audio books. It makes commuting to work enjoyable. It's the time of day I can listen to a good story and block out the world.
It made me happy to find a great way to pass the time driving to work.
Yes, because of great narrator.
I listen to everything I can find, and all are great.
Recommend this narrator. I would listen to anything he read