Speculative Fiction Book Review Blogger
I've been enjoying this series thus far, but this installment really brought it! The porn star murder mystery had barrel-of-laughs written all over it, doubly so with Harry Dresden on the case. BLOOD RITES put a lot of the characters' roles into perspective; Murphy tries being a vigilante on for size, Ebenezar is not what he seems, and Thomas—I did NOT see that one coming. This book was a turning point for THE DRESDEN FILES, and... PUPPIES!
I did not expect this series to get stronger but miraculously it has.
Outstanding narration for this series, a definite must have series.
Unafraid to read from any genre.
There are so many praiseworthy elements to Jim Butcher's Dresden Files series. Time to note a couple of them that I haven't mentioned before:
1) JB knows how to steal from the best. I think all writers steal - all artists, for that matter - and the best do so in such a way that the audience doesn't mind a bit. J.K. Rowling is an excellent example of this. She stole all sorts of plot elements from things she'd read along the way (sorry Ursula K. Le Guin). Here, Butcher steals from her. Isn't the world full of lovely karma?
2) James Marsters. Marsters is so good, such a wonder with intonation, accents - he does things with lines that are utterly unique, things that I'm certain the author never anticipated. This duo of author and narrator are perfect for one another, and it's impossible for us, at this point, to accept anyone else as Harry's "voice."
I had stopped partway through the last book just because the situations always were so overwhelming, I was just getting depressed and didn't want to go on. This book seems to go back more to the tone of the first couple, more fun. Still a great character and interesting twists on gothic story lines. Finished this one anxious to read the next one, so that's always a good sign.
I like the story in this one. Once again a great job by James Marsters narrating the story.
I do enjoy his style!
It was over too soon, I couldn't stop listening. Classic Dresden, vampires, magic, and bad puns. James Marsters delivers another powerful performance. If you are looking for a fun and quick listen, look no further.