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!
At first I was upset that Correia wasn't using the full cast of characters, but soon forgot my worries. Excellent novel, highly recommend the series.
I can't believe I just discovered Larry's books. He is a brilliant writer keeping the reader on the edge of their seat throughout each and every book! I read his Hard Magic series first and hope there is another book in it. I believe his writings will become classics in the field.
I put off listening to this book for months... what a mistake. This is a brilliant book followed by a brilliant series and I am now on his other series and am far from dissappointed. Actually I am dissappointed that this series is over.
I am not one for writing reviews so all I can say is do not pass up this book, you will enjoy every moment of it.
Completely failed to engage me. The pain aspect combined with details and names which I felt no attachments to, made me put this book down.
After six chapters I just could not take it any more. I even think the narrator was bored. Try Butcher or Hearne for well writen books.
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.
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.
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