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Grave Peril Audiobook

Grave Peril: The Dresden Files, Book 3

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Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden has had a rough couple of weeks. As the only openly practicing professional wizard in the Chicago area, he has squared off against a multitude of supernatural bad guys. Harry has won the day against demons, poltergeists, sorcerers, trolls, vampires, werewolves, and even an evil faerie godmother. You might think nothing could spook him. You would be wrong.

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

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    bebe South Carolina 07-07-16
    bebe South Carolina 07-07-16

    Attorney - love to listen to audio books

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    "Becoming too formulaic"
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    I like Harry and his friends. I love James Marsters as performer. I love Jim Butcher as a writer; however, I am getting bored with the Dresden Files series. Each book is exactly the same formula as the last. Harry goes from brilliant world class wizard to a stupid screw up and back again up from minute to minute. I am tired of Harry's all of a sudden understanding of the situation at the last critical second. It is just too frustrating. Also, I have a difficult time keeping up with what in the world is going on.These books are no longer exciting and in fact have become tedious. I do not plan to continue with the series.

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    Farrell 07-05-16
    Farrell 07-05-16

    Sci-fi, detective, cozy. Only give 5s to those books I think stand above the rest. 4 is a good solid book. 3 is average, nothing special.

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    "Engaging"

    Nice plot, great world building (just Chicago but ....), well paced, just good story telling. Relies on "digging deep" more than he should but it was a very good story.

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    Amazon Customer 06-30-16 Member Since 2014
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    "good place to start"

    if you start here you will miss some character and wold building. but this being my second pass at the series i can comfortably say you will miss critically important by choosing this as a start point.

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    Kindle Customer 06-24-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent Read!"

    I must first complement Mr. Marsters for his AMAZING TALENT at narration; he truly brought this EXCEPTIONAL novel to life!

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    April Hattiesburg, MS 06-24-16
    April Hattiesburg, MS 06-24-16 Member Since 2010

    I'm a twenty-something lit nerd who enjoys Romance, Fantasy and YA Fiction. I like strong female heroes and entertaining readers.

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    "One of the best in this series"

    I've heard this book twice and read it three times. I'm in awe of how well the action moves and what depth Marsters brings to Harry Dresden. Hopefully, if you've heard the previous two in this series you'll continue your journey with Harry as read by James.

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    Ruthanne Bishop 06-23-16 Member Since 2012
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    "The best Dresden story yet!"

    It felt like Harry has finally come into his true power. While he still has many of his own demons to deal with, he has gained new perspectives on how to deal with them. Looking forward to the next chapter in the series.

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    Neil 06-22-16
    Neil 06-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "second time"

    Just listened for the second time. as awesome as it was the first time. Will listen again someday.

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    Jennie 06-17-16
    Jennie 06-17-16 Member Since 2008

    Jen

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    "Slowly declining series"

    I enjoyed the first Dresden book - enough that I bought the next two books. Book 2 was not as good as the first but I enjoyed the role Harry had with the police department, Murphy, Susan,and of course, Bob. I really looked forward to book 3. The book narration opens with the author's note that the theme of the series shifts at book 3 and gives the impression that the books to follow with continue in the same manner. If the other books are like Grave Peril, and I assume they are, I'm finished. Without giving always spoilers, the introduction of new characters without foundation is a cheap ploy for authors to get you to buy future books in hope that you will find out their backstory and understand their motivations. Michael and Harry's godmother are two such characters. I kept wondering if I had missed a book but no, I read them in order. Also, the repetitive dialogue (note to author - I get it, soul gazes are bad, Harry always feels responsible for everyone, and he is always tired) made me actually yell at my iPod that I've heard it all before. Some of the descriptions of what Harry was feeling went on so long I didn't think they would ever end. And I didn't like the ending. Why can't heroes have a happy home life? Is there some literary rule that you must create tension by threatening or removing any stable romantic interest? As far as the performance, please lay off the heavy breathing and gasping. No wonder Harry is always tired, he can't breathe properly. Temper the dramatics. But that could be said to the author also.

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    Robert Cotter 06-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story, good voice, a bit mumbly though"

    The story was very engaging, easy enough to follow, and overall very entertaining. The narration was good, but often got quiet and tended to become almost mumbling. It shouldn't be a problem if you're on headphones, but if you listen in the car (as I do) it becomes difficult to hear and understand at times.

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    Robert Fisher 06-12-16 Member Since 2014
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    "best of Dresden...and that is saying something! !"

    The best Dresden story. I love all of them but this is the best!! Vampires, ghosts, and Thomas.

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