It's a fantastic story and a fantastic production.
It takes you places you never expect, and drives the ongoing narrative ahead at breakneck speed. Jim Butcher is really on top of his game.
His performances are nuanced, lyrical, and heartfelt. I've never heard a narrator be so true to the emotions of the words.
Everything about it felt right.
Ghost Story is the Dresden book that most depends on the character's past history. All of which have been read and performed (better each time) by James Marsters. When the narrator has told the story of Harry, his history, and his supporting cast entire cast for 12 books, it informs the tone of the performance. In no other book in the series, is this MORE necessary than it is in 'Ghost Story.'
John Glover is a great actor, I love his movie/tv performances every time out. But while the performance might be good here, it's just off-key and uninformed.
Given how great James Marsters' performance was in 'Changes' (an Audie nominee no less) and the fact that this story depends so much on the events of in 'Changes), it was wrong not to wait until he could perform this book as well.
I know there were delays, scheduling problems, and a number of considerations regarding the release date. But it does a disservice to the story, and the listeners to change up the narrator now.
As I read the book — and try to listen to the audiobook — I keep wondering what might have been.
I love the series, but I especially love the audiobooks. Over the last 12, James Marsters had made it come alive with his narration. All respect to John Glover, but this just sounds WRONG. Changes was one of the best narrated audiobooks I've owned, and this is such a letdown.
As always, an entertaining and action-packed story from Jim Butcher. It's a major turning point and many ongoing storylines are serviced here. However, I can't get over how great James Marsters' performance is in this book. This is a real emotional showcase for both author and narrator. Don't miss this one.
Dan Patrick and Keith Olbermann made SportsCenter what it is today. If you want the behind-the-scenes of the beginning of an iconic program this is it. Plus, you get to hear some of the best commentary about sports, journalism, and broadcasting from guys who are willing bare all. These two are magic together. Funny and informative.
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