Dresden is back with some new skills and an impossible task to perform. We are giving a better look at things which have been hinted at throughout the series. A few more clues about the black council and deeper look at the fairy queens.
As I read and reread the Dresden files, it becomes clear that Jim Butcher had this series sketched out very well before he wrote the earlier books. He does a great job of pointing out that Dresden was getting clues about all of this stuff as early as Storm Front.
James Marsters is the best way to say is the voice of Dresden. If a movie was made, He would have to be Harry or Thomas.
Someone who things good moral people like Harry Dresden talks with a filthy mouth while saving the day, putting himself in harms way to save the innocent and the helpless. Someone feeble minded enough to actually like the book more just because of the filthy language.
No, just from the Author.
He is perfect.
Just the language. Story is superb.
This really goes to show how authors of great talent have polluted themselves and there work and ruined a otherwise extraordinarily good book. The things Dresden says in this book don't even go along with the mood of the scene. Its like the author was paid to put so many horrible words in the book and they were just throwed in at various places. Authors get a CLUE!!! A book don't have to say GD this and FCK that to sell a book!!!! In fact you actually sell less because there are still a few who don't listen to trash mouths and the one who does won't turn down the book because the trash isn't in it!!!
The story was good but with the new reader it just did not feel lik a desden book
dear publisher DON"T DO THAT AGAIN!
Thanks for bringing James Marsters back, Harry is not the same without Spike around.
Entertaining, but far from the best Dresden.
I am not a prude, and I think that the audio editions of Jim Butcher's work are always wonderful, but this one had a lot of F words in it, and I was surprised, quite frankly. It didn't seem to fit the character Dresden has been in previous books, seemed like they were just 'stuck in'.I had been enjoying the series specifically for the love of the characters, and the fact they had so little swearing, which sets them apart in this day and age, but the addition of bad langueage sure didn't add to this book. It was disappointing.
always a good performance and he does a super job with extra voices.
The foul language sounded like it was added as an afterthought - put in by an editor or whatever, but it sure was a surprise in this book after so many without the F word. It would be nice to find a book by an author as fine a writer as Jim Butcher without the bad language. I get tired of it.
The first half of the book was very enjoyable, however, even though I paid for the entire book, I was not able to download the second half, therefore was quite disappointed in this purchase, to say the least
Imaginative, exciting, friends
I don't have one, they are all old friends. Surprisingly, Thomas, a vampire is one too.
Bob, I think. James Marsters sounds like a completely different person. He takes me back to my childhood because Bob sounds a lot like the Great Kazoo from the Flintstones cartoons.
Completely different from the TV show. Karen Murphy was not the Karen Murphy in the books.
One thing I especially liked about Jim Butchers books has been they have minimal swearing. This book has gone beyond his norm. If this trend continues, I will have to leave the books on the shelf rather than bring them home.
There is far less swearing than many best sellers. The frequency of the F bomb has increased for his books.
Yes, I would listen again. It is not like other of his books that I was eager to listen to again. I will listen to the book if I don't have any knew books. I liked the books before he died best.
Absolutely, Butcher and Marsters are outstanding. I do prefer his books with the old characters, Bob, Murphy, the coroner, his brother, Kincade and all the usuals.
The humorous sarcasm and self deprecating would not be as brilliant with another narrator.
I prefer the old characters in contrast to all the immortals.
I have followed the series over the years. This book wont disappoint the hardcore fan looking for more of the same. Jim Butcher sticks to the formula that made these series popular. Don't look for ground breaking story telling, its not here. Its just more of the same style of story's that you have come to love (or simply become used to). Needless to say, with the many many useless and bad writers out there, familiar stories written well can prove to be a much better alternative to many of the other choices out there. Still I cant help but feel like it could have been better.