Harry and Co is back! This is so much better than the last book in the series. Great story line, great twists and turns. Keeps you riveted to the very end.
If I hadn't so thoroughly enjoyed the whole series, I might have been tempted to condemn Jim Butcher for the turn the series took with the last book. It was great, but where could the series possibly go from there, and how could it continue without losing almost everything that made it wonderful up until then?
So I was very concerned about this book, and I should never have doubted. I can't say it's my favorite in the series - hard to beat making riding a dinosaur through Chicago believable as he did earlier in the series! - but it's darn good and stands on its own as well as making me eager for the next one.
One of the things I loved about the book is that while it has a number of seriously surprising plot twists and new revelations about old situations and characters, none of them felt like cheats - as surprising as they were, I got the feeling that they were things I could have seen coming and were fully supported by what came before - AND make me want to go back and start the series from the beginning to watch the old events with new eyes.
It's hard to share the most memorable moment without unforgivably giving away spoilers, but there are a number of places where the plot suddenly shifts from the direction it was clearly going into a whole and suddenly new direction, one that takes not only the reader, but the characters, by surprise.
James Marsters IS the voice of Harry Dresden. he combines just the right balance of been-there-done-that and golly-gee-wiz, and just the right balance of deep wisdom and klutzy seat-of-the-pants that it's hard to imagine anyone else doing it. Nothing against John Glover in the last book, but it's a joy to have Marsters back.
Butcher continues in quality, rhythm, and style in this latest 24 hours in the life of Harry Dresden. Not a genre for everyone, but compelling and a very entertaining listen, once one is accustomed to the graphic novel and pop-culture stylistics.Marsters gives wonderful voice to the cast of characters, new and old.
The central characters, at least 6, are well fleshed out, and enrich the overall story tapestry.
Yes. It is definitly a story with many twists and turns in it. Loved the suspense.
I liked it all! I liked the story and all the angles thrown into it. Didn't know what was going to happen next.
I liked it when he and Karen connected briefly on a personal note. Also, the bond between he and Thomas. Also, his moral character to not pursue Molly for many reasons.
There were several moments that made me laugh out loud.
When I start a Dresden book, I want to listen to it constantly. If I have to stop the story for awhile, I am constantly thinking about it. Really keeps my interest.
GREAT .. What can I say just another super book from one of fantasies finest writers. But you must read the whole series.. Paul T.
I have thoroughly enjoyed tagging alongside Harry Dresden in his many adventures, and terrifying tight-spots. I felt his sorrow when experienced great loss or had to commit terrible deeds for the greater good. I have laughed with him (and at him) during all of his awkward moments. And got enraged at the unjust persecution he experienced at the hands of the White Council.
After all of the experiences I have shared with Harry (I feel like I can call him by his first name) who would have believed things are just getting started?! All of the various storylines are beginning to coalesce into a rather vast and beautifully epic conflict. I am thrilled about the prospects for the evolution of the battles yet to come.
Jim Butcher has done an excellent job with these novels. The world he created and the people within it are beautiful, scary, courageous, and everything in between. He definitely provokes an emotional reaction from me as I follow the life of Harry Dresden. James Marsters has been phenomenal with his performances, and I enjoy listening to the various vocal interpretations he has developed for all of the characters.
My only criticism would be that as a repeat reader and avid follower of the series, the reintroduction of people and certain experiences within the world of The Dresden Chronicles can get kind of redundant, and stalls the story. Rather, the explanation of those aspects each time they are reintroduced. But not a criticism that I feel detracts from the overall experience of the novel.
I am looking forward to the continuation of the series with great excitement.
Ex-military high school math teacher.
The whole Dresden series is amazing. Wish there were more.
The characters are amazing, Butcher brings back people from multiple books in the series.
Marsters's performance is great. I missed him in Ghost Story.
I wish I could have listened to it straight through, but as long as it is it took me a week.
Jim Butcher, please keep writing.
So happy to have James Marsters back! John Glover did a good job on Ghost Story, but it's like wearing your favorite old slippers rather than the new ones :)
The anger & frustration of Harry's friends over his assumed death & now his position as Winter Knight, has caried over from Ghost Story, but understandably so. Even the readers of this book are going to wonder if (or for how long) Harry can keep the beast inside.
Harry is once again thrust into numerous situations which must each be solved immediatly or the world (or at least his friends & family) will come to an end. He begins to realise that the early days of his career, although slow & unexciting. were a lot easier!
I'm so glad to have Thomas back in the story & loved their reunion & the banter they care on.
Jim Butcher ALWAYS makes me laugh & cry!
I hope that the next book takes place very shortly after this one, so that we see how things go between the Winter Knight & the Winter Lady.
Started devouring books at age 7 and haven't stopped since... Now I can read while I drive, do dishes, clean the house, or work in garden!
Harry Dresden adds new responsibilities and powers to his already impressive list... A fun ride, full of the classic irreverent reparte with beings both great and small.
I want the next Dresden book now!
Molly is growing moore
James Marsters just gets better every time