Something is stirring up angry apparitions all over town. Something that can break all the laws of supernatural physics. Something that doesnt like Harry. His closest friends are being targeted. The net is closing in. Harry must find a solution soon or find this is one Nightmare from which he will never waken.
©2001 Jim Butcher; (P)2004 Buzzy Multimedia
Aside from the amazing story, hilarious writing and unforgettable character, James Marsters is one of the best audio book narrators I have come across.
Seminal in works of Urban Fantasy and my first introduction onto the genre however the story was really interesting and engaging, I really love the mixture of fantasy and mystery set in a contemporary setting.
Second only to Jim Dale in stellar voice acting
A must read for Fantasy goers of all kinds as well as anyone else looking to read outside their comfort zone and explore something really amazing
Someone to read above a whisper.
Have someone else do it. I don't listen to books in a absolutely silent environment, which you need to do to hear all of this very poor performance. I had to strain to hear a lot of this story, turning the volume to full, only to be blasted when the reader briefly switched to a normal tone. This was not an enjoyable listen.
May have been enjoyable if read by someone else.
I'm partial to Bob, though Michael was surprisingly likeable despite his hard-core Christianity. Points to both the author and the reader for making him such a deep character.
If you like the Dresden books then you will love the audio books. James Marsters is a fantastic reader. He really adds a "real" feel to it. You can definitely feel the emotional intent.
There are many!
Mr. Marsters brings the emotional side of things. He conveys Harry's sarcasm as well as his compassion! It is a pleasure to see him grow as an audio book reader. I am on the 4th book now and he only gets better!
It made me laugh several times. I did not cry but felt Harry's distress in the end of the book.
It is a great series with a great reader!
Marsters is the perfect narrator for this series! I love that Harry gets into so much trouble all at once. The new characters make the story richer. These books are not particularly intellectually stimulating, but are perfect for when I'm in the studio working.
This is my favorite of the first three books. You have to accept the ridiculousness of the story as Harry goes from one impossible to escape certain death situation to another even more perilous and then another ...etc...etc...to the point of absurdity. I like the new characters Michael and Fairy Godmother. Glad there is very little of Murphy who I find highly annoying. All in all good stuff. I was almost ready to quit the series after book 2 but this one brought me back.
Loved the action, wry wit, Scooby-Doo lunch pail, the True Knight, the twists and turns of the problems.
Just as you think the problem is solved, another one crops up. And Harry fumbles and makes mistakes.
He acts the part flawlessly, adding his interpretation to emotions & thoughts, thereby reinforcing the written narrative. He gives a fuller experience to the story.
The writing and performance in this audiobook are both outstanding. I've read the whole Dresden series, but listening to them is a whole new treat.
The 3rd book in the series Grave Peril Harry shows lots of emotion. It's like you get to see what kind of person he is. Oh The yellow ducky Boxers...Now that's a sight to imagine. ♥ it!
The plot kept me on the edge of my seat from the very begining. I love how this story jumps right to action. Sometimes it takes a chapter or two, not with Grave Peril.
I can't pick a fav. I really loved them all. James Marsters in my top 5 Narrators.
Ready to Listen to more Jim Butcher.
Tell us about yourself! Mystery and Sci-fi/fact reader. Audio books read to me while I'm driving or if I'm sick and can't read. Love to be entertained.
it seems when I thought I knew what was happening, I was wrong.
Harry and his apprentice (former apprentice) are my favorite characters in the story. However, there are plenty of interesting characters throughout the story.
I love the narrator. The characters have their own voices and the tone and timbre take you into the story so you become your own character.
Just when you thought it was safe to go out on the water.
Always an easy "read" yet the great story lines and narrator put you right there inside the story.
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