I'm this far into Dresden and am hooked. This was not where I thought they would go with this story. Even towards the end I was very surprised with where it all wound up. I would listen to another story read by John Glover just not in this series.
You get a good amount of my favorite character Bob the Skull.
This is the biggest problem with this story. John Glover is a good narrator. I really enjoyed him on Smallville.. But we are 13 books in. Every one I've heard was read by James Marsters. He knows the characters and you expect his inflections, tones, and accents from each of the characters. When you hear Mr. Glover read the character of Father Fordhill and all of a sudden he has an Irish accent, it's a bit off putting. He also seemed to get very squeaky with his narration.
This would be good as a movie, but there are far stronger titles in the series that would make for better movies. Towards the end there is a part that would be a computer animator's dream project to animate.
If you're this far in the series it's a must hear.Just be ready for the transition of the new narrator. IT's not bad after a few chapters but definitely noticeable. The transitions harry goes through from the end of the last book to the end of this are shocking.
This is a collection of short stories... some are great some are just OKAY.... It adds some depth to stories I'd already read.
This book fills in holes about what is going on in the series. I can't compare it because it's not like anything else in the series.
This guy gets it.... He is in the top grade of voice actors.
It's interesting to see what characters are doing after Harry *spoilers* got shot at the end of the last book.
It's hard to listen to Ghost STory without James narrating it. .. I have permanently associated his voice with Harry Dresden and more over Bob the Skull.
It's hard to listen to a book you know is going to have a sequel... Especially knowing that this is supposed to be the end all.. The last book was just buying time... . It's not bad... Just feels like a lot of time is wasted with problems that could be more easily solved.
Well.... don't turn a character form the last story insane. Someone whose lived with their kid for several months in a post apocalyptic world.. .*spoilers* would not all of a sudden decide to kill him.
It's sorta okay
The author basically forces sequels to this book..... adding another level of evil on top of the level they've been fighting....
This should have been the end to the series... the author got greedy and forced another book.... now who knows if this series will end ...?
This particular story starts a new chapter in the story... Though it doesn't really make sense....
The last book.
The narrator is improving.. but I still feel like he doesn't emote correctly in tense situations.
Well yes, in that it is intentionally written with a cliffhanger.... But I think the books are just stalling the conclusion. The author wants to keep this going to make more money. Unlike Dresdyn or other stories with an overlaying plot and a story plot, this author doesn't do that. He now has one main plot and is trying to come up with reasons to extend the story. . . So every blade of grass becomes important. Creating new problems.
If you're this far in the series... Book 5 gets good. Book 4 is kinda an F' you to the reader... It sets up to be something big but just wastes time.
This book is just a big setup for the next book.
Quit coming up with reasons to stall the plot. Add more content and less situations that just drop off in the next book. I get it more books more money... but this one was a big snoozer.
This narrator has grown on me. He found a good balance between his accent and the accent of different characters.
The middle of the book we get into another... We're trapped here.... lets save these people.... OH wait we're split up.... now lets re find everyone....
You can listen to the first 1/4th of the book and last 1/4 of the book and won't lose anything in the next one.
Series Game Changer
There is so much going on. It never slows down.
*SPOILERS!* YOU'VE BEEN WARNED! * I liked when Harry has to decide which of 3 horrible options he must choose to save his daughter.
A wizard who will risk everything to save his daughter.
This may be my new favorite in the series. So many awesome twists...
No, while its a good book it relies a lot on suspense and "what will we do now" moments. Once those are revealed it loses some of its replay-ability.
I really do not know? It's a survivalist post apocalyptic book with zombies....
I know the character is from New England but his accent becomes distracting when it comes from most characters. You can tell he's exaggerating the times he's trying to cover it up.
No..... there are some lulls . .. . Also a lot of flashes to different places, times, or thoughts.
I hear the 3rd book is the best... This one was better than the first... but I am not hooked yet. They get one last shot.
I would, but likely it won't be until closer to the next release of the main story. There are alot of Easter Eggs that show up later on.
The ending... I know it's very trite to say.... But the last chapter really is great.
There is a great bit of stockholme syndrome that I did not see coming!
Don't read this book out of order. TOO MANY SPOILERS!
This book does further the series but isn't it's best.
The way Harry gets himself out of the final conflict great and unexpected.
He has embodied the characters wonderfully.
Wizard action amazement!
George RR MARTIN does further the story with this installment. Much like his other books some stories are AWESOME! Others are just plain boring.
It was an ending? IT had no impact on me.
The dragons are finally becoming more prominent.
It made me rethink how I spent the last 40 + hours of my life.
It is hard to deal with this series. IT is very very descriptive. . . which is fine... but some of the side stories just are BORING.... I am usually a fan of unabridged not here.... The TV series is doing a better job at trimming the fat then the audio books. Listen if you have time.
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