The book holds your interest, but I have read several of his other novels that were more engaging. Several times during this book I wanted to fast forward. I really wish he would get a girlfriend. And he gets beat up and hurt a heck of a lot in this book. Overall, he prevails, battered and worn. What's up with a hero that is always getting jacked up? If that keeps happening he'll be dead and the series will end. The narrator as always is great. You learn more about the main character's past. That's good. Some good surprises and some bad ones in the book.
In my opinion, this is probably Butcher's best Dresden story. The combination of having both White and Black Vampire Courts in the book was cool. Plus, we get a lot more background information about Harry. I like when Butcher moves Harry's character along and we learn more about him and his past. Plus, he throws some great twists in which make this a great read.
James Marsters performance of this book was still not great, but, it was better than the last book. Maybe he's growing on me. Much better work this time around.
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!
James Marsters performs every book brilliantly. He is the most talented of narrators, putting his entire heart and soul into the reading. I have not found any that I enjoy more or who can pull you into a story as well as JM. He is enthralling, entertaining, and masterful.
The normal smart-ass-ness of Harry Dresden is punctuated in this book by a revelation that brings tears to the listener's eyes and rips at our hearts. James Marsters is always wonderful, but he performs this scene masterfully! His voice cracks,his throat tighetens, you can *feel* the tears in his eyes, and it makes the moment all the more pungent and heart-wrenching. As good as the writing is, James Marsters performance *always* brings this flawed character to life. He makes you ache for him, laugh with and at him, and cheer for him as he tries so hard to do the right thing. Bravo!
I am easily amused!
Awesome, I love everything Butcher writes. Each story has been action packed and cleverly written and this was no exception.
You just can't go wrong with Jim Butcher; You just can't go wrong with Harry Dresden...they prove it again here. I have read one of these in text but they are sooooo much better on audio. Marsters has Harry nailed & his other characterizations are wonderful.
Thankfully, we get deeper into Harry's relationships and deeper into the histories of these characters....very interesting Blood Lines!
Do not miss this story!
Jim Butcher does it again! I do not wish to give any of the plot away.Well done as usual,Can't wait till the next book,I hope that all The Dresden Files end up on Audio.Looking to read more about Thomas and the Puppy.Name of puppy withheld,he doesn't get a name til the end of the book.A must read.
I'm still in the very beginning and he is not dissapointing. Dresden's back up to the old tricks! If you have loved the first five books then you don't need me to tell you to get this one!!! If you're new then give it a try. The only way it will hurt you to try it is if your cheecks ache with laughter!!!
Harry is a wizard whose powers seem to be limited at most times. His favorite spell is "fuego" which seems to be one of the few spells he can do. If someone holds a gun on him, he's trapped and at a lost for how to get out of the situation. Other reviewers said the series gets better and book 5 was fairly interesting, however, Book 6 was a huge disappointment.
I wouldn't call Harry a Wizard -- amateur magician is a better description.
Not another Dresden Files book! I've read through Book 6 hoping the series would improve. Time to move on to another author!
Listening Harry Dresden get out of yet another pickle.
He sounds completely authentic. I buy him as gumshoe Harry Dresden and he does a good job with all of the characters. I always know who's talking when James reads the various characters in the book.
I wouldn't say my reaction is extreme but I almost always get a good chuckle out of Harry Dresden and his magical friends.
This book is pure mind candy.
I recommend this whole series to anyone who loves to read sci-fi/detective/fantasy.
Jim Butcher's writing always makes me happy. In every book I laugh out loud and find myself really connecting with the characters. I smile, cry, and fall in love.