Someone who is very technically oriented and just wants the facts... not so much a story.
After two chapters I was not close to learning about The General.
If you are in withdrawal from the Dresden series, you will love the Druid Chronicles. After reading 14 Dresden series books I was worried where to turn. Kevin Hearne is an excellent writer and I applaud the narrator as well. I promise you will enjoy this series.
I hate writing reviews, which is why you will find very few and very brief reviews from me. But Jim Butcher deserves my time. I started the Dresden series with book 5, which took me right into Harry Dresden's life. Butcher brings the reader quickly up to date on who is who, so you do not have to read his books in order, nor does he drag out the information. Book five drove me to book one and I am sadly on book fourteen.... bringing my months long relationship with Harry Dresden to a momentary end.
Ghost Story is a departure from his other books and I would not recommend starting here. Book thirteen gets into details of Harry's life that is of more interest to Harry's fan and probably not the neophyte.
When I first started this book, I wanted to scream!!! I could not believe where he had taken us and was hoping this book was akin to a Dallas dream episode. I could not get through this book fast enough to find out what was going to happen, something that Butcher has the wonderful ability to accomplish with his entire series. But this book had a different beat to it than his other novels and even had me frustrated as to where he had taken Harry.
I survived, as is evident from this brief review. I survived to again applaud Jim Butcher for his marvelous writing as well as his literary and cinematic references. No other writer that I have read has managed to consistantly deliver drama, intrique, suspense and more; in his every work. Thank you Jim Butcher.
The audiobooks are all read by james Marsters who is excellent at his job.
I have read many sci-fi/fantasy series, and eventually you get to a book or two or three that just drags on and you have to put your head down to plow through it. I am on my 11th book in the series and have NEVER experienced this with any of the Dresden series. Butcher keeps you interested and involved the whole way through.
Marsters is excellent in bringing the story to you. A pure pleasure.
Jim Butcher is an incredible writer. He keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout each and every book. Also, if you pick up any one of the series, he gives you just enough information to update you as to who everyone is - something many autors either miss or overdo!
This is probably the best and most consistant series of books I have ever read and I am now on book 9. I started with book 5 because it was on sale and then went back and began the series with book 1. If there were more stars to give, I would definitely give it!
The Dresden series is the most consistently interesting/entertaining series I have ever read. Many of these 4+ book series tend to drag on at some part. Not this series! Jim knows how to keep you on the edge of your seat.
You can pick up any book in the series and start from there. I started with book 5 because it was on sale and then went back to book 1 and am now on book 8. One reason Jim is such an excellent author is because he quickly brings you up to date on who each character is in every book.
Went back to another authors series who entirely missed the above ability and I could not remember who anyone was.
Highly recommend this series to anyone who wants a great read.
I started with book 6 and have gone back to the beginning. Butcher keeps you involved from the beginning to the end. There isn't a dull moment. One of Butcher's great qualities is that he always gives you background on the characters so if you forget or start reading one of his other novels you are not left behind.
The performance is excellent... no complaints.
As a Northerner I have always approached the Civil War from a Northern perspective. This book had me rooting for the rebels.
The greatest disappointment is that after four novels I want a fifth!
Love sci-fi and even teen sci-fi. This book was a little young for me but I got through it.
Writes a solid story and creates the characters well.
Performance was very good.
It's a long ride to the battle but I do enjoy Cornwell.
Cornwell is excellent in creating characters and relationships.
The performance was fine... did not bother me at all.
He typically builds the central character to the point that you can't stop listening.
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