Well damn if this wasn't full of surprises... A few predictable turns of the tide, the build up to the conflict following Butcher's usual formula, but a few good twists in there. And a few great characters. I particularly like Butters and Ramirez. Hell of a showdown. Probably the most memorable yet, in the series, thanks to Sue.
I don't handle zombies well, frankly they freak me out. The typical zombies of today's craze especially, but I was not as troubled by this rendition - truer to what my concept of what an actual zombie is, a reanimated corpse controlled by black magic to be a mindless minion, rather than the popularized pathogen-based or brains-focused versions. But I do not handle snakes well, ever, and had a rough moment when they came into play. Also, thank god for Mouse, the most wonderful canine companion (and perfectly suited to help Harry) you could ever hope for. Satisfying wrap-up, too; it had had me worried, with so many pieces to draw closed (though a few are not covered until future books, it seems). With the events culminating in the wider world beyond Chicago, I can't imagine what the next installment will bring for Harry and the magical world, but I'm certainly glad for his new allies in the fight.
Great narration by Marsters, as always. His performances in this series are fabulous.
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ok, I love the series but this deserves 4 stars because after the "big reveal" of what the numbers mean, the BIGGEST mystery of the book mind you, my brain stopped working. The sheer stupidity of the characters/author in that plot point were just unforgivable. So many good things in the book and series so far but I can never list Butcher among my favorite authors because of small things that consistently irk me, lapses in common sense, etc.
Still worth the credit and I'll keep reading the series, just had to get that off my chest.
I have listened to over 7 of these books and I must say that each time it takes me a few chapters to relax and enjoy the story as the overall story is very corny - about a predictable hero, modest yet highly skilled and brave tho he never admits it - self depreciating constantly.
However despite this I will continue to buy these addictive books and listen to the wonderful performance of James Marsters.
The writing and the narration were amazing. I love this series and every book I've read/listened to in it.
James Marsters brings a great presence to his reading of the Harry Dresden character and I can't wait to listen to the next book in the series.
YES!! If you made it this far into the series, you already know!
Probably the part where Harry finds out Sheila is Lasciel
Harry of course. Though he does a great job with all of them.
Polka Never Dies!
Second time listening to this book and I enjoyed it more than the first time!
Yes. This is by far one of the very best file books in the Dresden Files series.
Sue. Zombie Dinosaur...mount....why not?
Harry as always. Marsters IS the voice of Harry Dresden.
If you don't read / listen to any other Dresden book....GET this one!
Not the book to start the series with but this one has it all! Very fun.
The pacing is good. I think it's the best writing in the series so far.
Another well written Dresden File book. This book features Harry Dresden's tall dark and handsome Vampire half brother Thomas of the white court who can't seem to keep his pants on long enough to keep a job and their adventures. This one involves preternatural's that are killing people and seem to want Dresden's doctor Butters and is using dead people to get him. And from there the story takes off on action packed excitement.
Love listening to audio books at work or on the road.
in the top
I laughed alot. Bringing in ramirez was awesome I loved the Character and before I read dresden everyone tells you about him riding the zombie trex but to actually read it it is awesome.
For me this was the best of the Dresden books. A great story line brought to life. by James Marsters.