Yes, I would listen again for two reasons: James Marsters, and because I simply enjoy Harry and company.
Idle question: Does Jim Butcher really think that far ahead, or is he simply good at making whatever situation he left in book 3 (or 5 or 7) work in book 14? His way of tying things together is just amazing!
I like Karin Murphy. Only a real human being would be so contrary as to deal with the unnatural situations she does without batting an eye, yet reject a more personal relationship with Dresden because "we're just too different."
Um, was there something to dislike? Mr. Marsters gives us Harry Dresden in weakness, power, confusion, arrogance, and sarcasm without any of it sounding forced. His delivery of the other characters in their various moments is not lacking either. Gotta love Toot-Toot!
The revelation of the Winter Lady. I leave it at that in case it appears to those who have not read/heard the book. Murphy is predictable, but this isn't, and I don't want to spoil anything.
OK, I get it, I do, Harry's not a player, socially speaking. But if something doesn't change soon, he'll be wearing monk's robes. Poor guy!
Apples and oranges. I love to read, always have, always will. Listening to a book is a recent thing for me, and I like it, too. If there is an advantage of one over the other, it's the voice of James Marsters. I am not ashamed to say that is why I started the series in the first place!
Perhaps one of J. R. Rain's, but the various characters and cultures Mr. Butcher presents have more depth, seem more possible, at least to me.
I love a book that can make me laugh out loud (with or without Mr. Marsters' excellent delivery, but I prefer with). Even Dresden's most serious situations seem to have a bit of the lighter side tossed in that still does not detract from the emotionally charged or life-threatening or frustrating tone of the scene. That takes a deft hand and Jim Butcher has it.
While I often appreciate comments that give a synopsis of a book, I would be lousy at it, so I'll simply say: I have listened to the first five books in the series, and have enjoyed each one. this is my current favorite, but only because I just finished it.
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