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Andrew

Surgery resident and health services researcher.

Chicago, IL, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • Cold Days: The Dresden Files, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5923)
    Performance
    (5510)
    Story
    (5509)

    After being murdered by a mystery assailant, navigating his way through the realm between life and death, and being brought back to the mortal world, Harry realizes that maybe death wasn’t all that bad - because he is no longer Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard. He is now Harry Dresden, Winter Knight to Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness. After Harry had no choice but to swear his fealty, Mab wasn’t about to let something as petty as death steal away the prize she had sought for so long.

    Ethan M. says: "Thwarts Every Expectation - In a Good Way"
    "Thank God James Marsters is Back"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Cold Days the most enjoyable?

    James Marsters is back.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Molly. Her evolution as a character has come the longest.


    Which character – as performed by James Marsters – was your favorite?

    Toot-Toot.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Nicely ties everything together from the pervious 13 books (well in truth mostly from books 1-12).

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Hard Magic: Book I of the Grimnoir Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    Overall
    (6060)
    Performance
    (5509)
    Story
    (5526)

    Jake Sullivan is a licensed private eye with a seriously hardboiled attitude. He also possesses raw magical talent and the ability to make objects in his vicinity light as a feather or as heavy as depleted uranium, all with a magical thought. It's no wonder the G-men turn to Jake when they need someoneto go after a suspected killer who has been knocking off banks in a magic-enhanced crime spree.

    Clinton says: "Not what I thought it was going to be."
    "Lots of action."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Great exposition with much focus on character development. Of course, there was no shortage of action either. The world of the Grimnoir is quite rich and well developed with respect to history, politics, magic, society. At the end of the book you were left wanting more, which is what Larry Correia did in his two follow-ups.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By John Glover
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5858)
    Performance
    (5020)
    Story
    (5013)

    When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. To save his friends - and his own soul - Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic....

    Bill says: "Not the best audio book in the series"
    "Where is James Marsters"
    Overall

    While I think the book itself, in terms of content, is what I hoped for, not having James Marsters as the narrator makes the listen very tedious. Although I appreciate the internal monologue of Harry Dresden, Mr. Glover makes it boring as all hell.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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