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.
It was time "OK" spent. The story line is no longer as fresh or novel as it used to be.
Most interesting was a certain concept about an island in Lake Michigan. Least interesting? Lots and lots of dialoge about the winter and summer "ladies".
God no. It would be boring as hell.
The earlier books in the series were way better.
The story was just too contrived and very simplistic.
He threw in a lot of formulaic suspense twists without adding any depth. Every challenge seemed to to have an artificially created solution. Boring!
I thought the reader was very good, in fact this was the only reason I made it through the whole book without deleting it.
The problem was not with one scene, the story line and entire plot development was just flat.
Once you finish you think 'so what' you are not left with any lingering thoughts or insights, just the feeling that it was a waste of time.
With Marsters Reading it? Absolutely.
The evolution of the character ... no spoilers!
He has a very soft smooth voice, and it can relax, or terrify you all at once
Dresden is back and better than ever. It is a little different from the other books in a few ways.There are a lot of red harrings and more twist and dresden isn't the strongest creature in the room fight ever. But other than that it is a flawless,on the writers part, transtion from PI to Knight/ Warden/ starborn/ beloved character.
Engaging, funny, surprised!
Harry is by far makes this series. I enjoy how he continues to fight for his humanity even though the cards are stacked against him.
EVERYTHING!! Pay this man his money, and for God's sake make sure that there are no more "conflicts" when another Dresden story comes out!!
Lord yes! I finished it in 2 days!!