I loved the mystery surrounding Dresden's family and then how he handled the results when he found out about his mother. I love these books and will be catching up on all of the series.
The Dresden books remind me of the characters in the Mercy Thompson series. They are supernatural but appear human and always end up on the side of good.
Mr. Marsters' makes the characters come alive and especially when he is reading as the wizards. I like how he makes Bob sound like a real person although we know he can't move around unless he occupies another body....like the cat.
Wizard Fire Is Deadly!
James Marsters is a great performer. He flawlessly carries the characters through the story. I think of him as the voice of Harry Dresden.
Yes,definitely I love the audio edition. James Master portrays Harry Dresden very well.
I like Harry Dresden best.
As good as ever.
At the top
All of them, but if I had to pick one, Mouse, because who doesn't like a Foo Dog?
He brings the distinctive voices of each of the speaking characters to life brilliantly. So much so that I'm considering purchasing the entire series in audio format and listening from the beginning.
Counter-attack on the Outsider to Queen
Great series and great book. Jim Butcher just keeps getting better and better, to the point where as soon as you finish one book in the series you want to start on the next.
Very good story. This is the first time I've listened to (or read) anything by Jim Butcher, but it won't be my last. What a fun and action packed tale. I will difinitely need to go back and read, (or listen to), the earlier books.
I can't rate only Blood Rites--I have to rate the whole Dresden Files series. I have been a fan of these books for years, eagerly awaiting a 'next' in the series and at the same time fearing that Mr. Butcher will tire of 'our' wizard hero. I am, even as I write this, rereading (re-hearing?) the entire series. I'm in the middle of 'Turn Coat, again, building up slowly to the latest release (...lol...anticipation is great!!).
Hard question to answer--the character development, the interaction, the new insights. In Turn Coat, for instance, we get to see Molly growing up and coming into her own, Morgan turning into a real person (...lol...yet still remaining Morgan), Mouse a bit more than the average dog...and Thomas, poor Thomas--we are left worrying over Harry's brother...
I cannot imagine anyone other than James Marsters reading the Dresden Files. This man is so incredibly talented, able to keep the characters 'themselves.' You always know when it is Harry speaking, and Molly and Morgan and...
I laugh and chuckle and groan through all of the books. It's really difficult to point out just one or two instances--the enjoyment and interest is there through all of them "Where the bad guys will see us and send someone else to kill us," Molly said [in response to an action proposed by Harry]. "No wonder I'm the apprentice--because I'm so ignorant, I can't see WHY that isn't a silly idea!" It is unfortunate that you cannot hear what I am listening to as I write this--the inflections added to the words by James Marsters reading just brings it to life for you.Toot Toot, a pixie fairy, one of the 'wee folk,' just cracks me up (and makes ME hungry for pizza!). Such a brave little braggart, willing to aid and abet in whatever way he can, spying on evil rapscallions and more, all for the reward of pizza (though, for the life of me, I don't recall if a particular type of pizza is favored by the little guy--pepperoni and cheese? Plain? Thin crust or thick?)
The Dresden Files series is good from the beginning to the end--I am so delighted Mr. Butcher decided to continue this wonderful alternate Chicago for all of us!
Yes, because the story line was so captivating. I love listening to James Marsters. The Dresden Files are an amazing series.
Harry. He's witty.
Other than the Dresden Files I didn't know he had any other performances.
I'm a bibliophile since early childhood. Love speculative fiction, odd premises, mystery novels that teach about different places and times.
It's hard to write a series this long that doesn't get tired. This one had some moments when I thought the writer was yawning, and then he picked it up, dusted it off, and took a couple of twists I didn't expect.
IT's good fluff. It;s like eating an apple. IT's got a nice crunch, not a great deal of substance, but very tasty naless.I would say it's a honey crisp apple.
Liked this one... I wish that it didn't have dual storylines though. I honestly think the whole Mavra thing could have waited until another story or been left out. Other than that, not much else to say really....
I so wanted to punch Murphy's sister in the face! I hate when sisters go after the same man. Ewww.
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.