A fantastic return to the mortal world for our favorite supernatural P.I. Harry Dresden. In typical Harry fashion, he has no time to sit on his heels as he hits the ground running as soon as he returns to Chicago. Great listen, Marsters does an outstanding job as usual. Great seeing most of the old gang back in action, and seeing how they react to Harry being alive (again). The action was pretty crazy, although a few times here and there it seemed these last minute escapes by Harry to win the day were a bit too...convenient? No spoilers of course, nor did it decrease my massive enjoyment of this book by any means, just an aside. This is a fantastic series. My only sadness is that I have to wait another year or 2 for the next one.
A storyline that comes to a conclusion, and the ominuous beginnings of a new one.
Great chracterization and voice used for each of the characters, and I can totally see Harry sounding as Marsters portrays him.
Listening to this just makes time go by so fast. Great for my commute to and from work.
Harry is always the main character and focus of the books, so he's my favorite. Harry aside, however, Butters' transformation to his new role was just AWESOME! I cheered when I got to the end of the book for Butters.
No need to imagine conversations and snarky tones - Marsters, as always, performed masterfully.
**SPOILER** When Maggie and Harry talk for the first time, OMG. So much anticipation from all the Dresden fans, and it was just so touching. 'Do you want to be my daddy?'. WAHHHHHHH!
This felt like a good 'interim' novel, action packed, but with a lot of internal monologue giving us Harry's mindset. Not an earthshaking novel like Changes and no massive overarching story line progression, but plenty of character progression. A great read.
Not having read this in print, I can't say if this is better than the print version, but I understand it was only .99 on a certain e-marketplace - that's a great deal!
Apollo 18, some Firefly, and Robinson Caruso (sp?)
Much of the book is written in journal-style, so adding some emphasis and style to what could be a monotone journal voice was great!
OMG, I was laughing out loud at several of the main characters comments and observations from his journal.
It may have started out slow since I didn't know the main character, but as you move along it gains a lot of traction, and you really started rooting for the guy, until you get to the end and I was really REALLY anxious as to how things were playing out. A Fantastic audio listen!!
The same narrator for the last 2 books, and he definitely adds something to it beyond a print version
It was great to continue the story line from the last 2 books, but some clichéd additions pertaining to the power behind the scenes was a little weak.
Definitely would have wanted to do this in 1 sessions, but it's better spread out
PLEASE write another book, back to diary style!
Made for a pleasant ride to NYC for me and my wife during Thanksgiving Day. An easy book to listen to. Don't expect Steven King, more like Cthulu lite. Quite amusing.
I bought this book hoping it would keep me awake during a longish road trip - I was not disappointed. The material is disturbingly graphic in its description of the horrors heaped on the main character. What was uplifting was listening to Gemma create methods of coping in a horrific scenario. At times I felt it dragged a little in the length, especially at the 3/4 mark. Meg Tilly was at first a little annoying as a reader, but I quickly got used to her style. Be prepared to squirm in your seat, and laugh at the few moments of brightness and creativity that Gemma can come up with. Go Boxcar!
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