Obsessed Book Fan
"Changes" or should it be "Finale'". The book builds up to a major end game, and provides a lot more answers then questions. Enjoyed seeing old characters come back into the picutre. I hope this isn't the end of the series, because I'm addicted!! James Marsters does a phenominal job as narrator! His acting pulls you into the story, bringing out all the emotions and humor. Over all, a well built story, great adventure, surprises, and as always a fun and thrilling ride. A must buy, definitely credit worthy! Mr. Butcher, please write more NOW!
Consider "Changes" to just be a pivot point in a extremely well told story. When you go through it you get to see Harry make his usual hard choices even his hardest. There is also some interesting character development with some of the bit part characters. One of the major characters dies and Jim fleshes out a good portion of the rest of the major players. Uriel makes an appearance as well as a unexpected god (note the lower case for you religious nutters). And Thomas is by Harry's side through most of it. Excellent read for the Dresden Crack addicts we all are.
Fantasy and Romance Author
Wow--I just finished listening to this book, and once again, Jim Butcher proves that he can wring the maximum amount of tension, danger, and emotional trauma out of any situation. This book is an amazing roller-coaster ride, and James Marsters' performance is, as always, impeccable, bringing all of the characters to vivid life.
Harry Dresden's situation is grim, and getting grimmer by the minute, as he's pushed to his limits and beyond, and forced to make difficult and dangerous choices. But that doesn't stop him and his friends from indulging in the series' trademark sharp, funny dialogue and wisecracks.
One of the best installments of the series to date, and according to Jim Butcher's website, it looks like we have at least eight more novels and a number of short stories to look forward to in the future.
Highly recommended for fans of the series. I am eagerly awaiting the next installment!
1*=I didn't like it..... 2*=It was OK...... 3*=It was good but I will never read it again.......... 4*=Maybe I will read it again in the future.............. 5*=I will definitely read it again(maybe more than once)
It is really time for changes!!!
Everything you know about the series will be changed!!!
Whatever happened previously in the series Harry always tried to lay low and not to get in trouble, but now the rules have changed:
Harry has a daughter!!!!!
And no matter what the cost no one will stand between him and her!!!!
No matter the price no one will be allowed to harm her!!!!
I'll admit it: I fell in love with Harry Dresden in "Storm Front." It's an affection that just keeps growing and this novel may push me the farthest yet. I was entertained, surprised, tickled and I finished listening to the last 3 chapters with tears streaming down my face. Harry Dresden will always speak to me with James Marsters' voice and this novel reminds me how well he does all the many voices.
I give it my highest possible recommendation.
What a writer! What a narrator!
What a book!
I'm actually a day old tart, filled with maple custard. Perhaps, this reads as a rational introduction to others, and you are deliberately misreading it, because, come on, maple custard.
I really loved this book. James Marsters just wins at life in this audio.
There was one gaping plot hole at the end that I didn't get. I guess, once a vampire is a vampire, they aren't,... considered,... family anymore? Unless,... they're white court?.. What?.. I don't get it, but I still loved it, plot hole, and all.
Dresden sort of breaks character, but it makes some of the actions more intense then Butcher's usual writing style.
I got to visit some of the places featured in this book, and I LOVED the culture. It's so nice seeing them finally get a nod in a dark fantasy fiction.
James Marsters is the voice of Harry Dresden. I was incredibly impressed with his narration. I am devoted fan of the series and the book. I have read this book three times since its release only a year ago, but because we were going on a long car trip and since my wife and our daughter are all fans, I decided to invest in the audible version too. I have no reason to regret it. I am seriously considering starting from the beginning just because Marsters did Changes so well.
** spoiler alert ** I think the title was "Don Pishari" to say it in Japanese, just perfect for this book. Things happening in this book will make anyone change especially Harry. Big and not so big revelations occurs and it surmounts to a very big climax scene rivaling the white night battle scene IMHO. And then... OMG OMG OMG was my reaction when i finished this book.
If you have read this book and haven't read the Side Job, I would highly recommend it. It contains a short story after "Changes" and will make you feel a little bit better.
I am hanging on threads until I get to read the next book...
If you haven't yet listened to the Dresden files, go and start at book 1. You will only appreciate everything that happens here with the full background. If you have read all the Dresden files except this you do not need me to encourage you to purchase Changes. Dresden is addiction more than fiction. And this hit of the Harry Copperfield Blackstone Dresden adventure pipe is ripe with humor, dense with anticipation and emotion, and will leave you suffering from serious heart wrenching withdrawl, fiending for the next installment....if there is one.
I love the Dresden files, and unfortunately, I couldn't read it on my Kindle. So I decided to listen to it on my Kindle. I'm so glad I did. James Marsters performance is amazing. He brought so much life and vigor to the book. I couldn't stop listening. And I have to admit, I'm glad it didn't sound like Spike from Buffy reading, which I was worried about. I want to go back and listen to all the books now. The audiobook really adds a new dimension to this much loved series.