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Summer Knight: The Dresden Files, Book 4 | [Jim Butcher]

Summer Knight: The Dresden Files, Book 4

The Winter Queen of Faerie has manipulated Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden into accepting a case to solve a murder and stop a war between the courts of Summer and Winter that could have literally earth shattering consequences. His own soul is up for grabs. Dresden must dig deep to discover that at time a willingness to accept a little help from your friends, be they a cub pack of werewolves, old loves in sheep's clothing, or a battalion of pizza loving dewdrop fairies, is a very good thing.
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Publisher's Summary

Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is a very powerful wizard and a dedicated private eye. He is also a wise cracking trouble magnet. Fueled by a tempest of guilt, sleep deprivation, malnutrition, bad temper and frankly awful personal grooming. Harry is hurtling toward oblivion. According to Harry that is nobody's business but his own.

The Winter Queen of Faerie manipulates him into accepting a case to solve a murder and stop a war between the courts of Summer and Winter that could have literally earth shattering consequences. His own soul is up for grabs. Dresden must dig deep to discover that at time a willingness to accept a little help from your friends, be they a cub pack of werewolves, old loves in sheep's clothing, or a battalion of pizza loving dewdrop fairies, is a very good thing.

©2002 Jim Butcher; (P)2006 Buzzy Multimedia

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    Mr. Jared C. Serra st. louis, MO USA 12-26-12
    Mr. Jared C. Serra st. louis, MO USA 12-26-12

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    "Solid entry into franchise"
    What did you love best about Summer Knight?

    The colorful characters that Dresden always finds himself interacting with.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    A little. The down side to Dresden is it is always on going. It isn't like the story is heading somewhere. Each book operates independently so as long as we keep buying then we will get more. This isn't necessarily a bad thing. It is nice to have something different every once in a while. It does take away from the edge of your seat feeling.


    What about James Marsters’s performance did you like?

    I loved his performance. He sounds just like I thought Harry would. Fits this book like a glove.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Dresden finds a moment of peace was kind of cool.


    Any additional comments?

    This feels like an episode of television. One story in a season.

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    Kindle Customer 12-01-12

    Ben There

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    "Read this one in preparation for Cold Days."

    I figured Summer Knight was probably going to be the main precursor of Cold Days among the early Harry Dresden books so while I waited for the latter to be released I went back and read it. It didn't hurt that the price was reduced to $4.95 at the time. I think Marsters is a great actor and puts a lot of inflection, interest and variety into his readings, but frankly I had imagined Harry with a deeper voice when I was reading text versions. Also, while the squeaky voices Marsters uses for the miniature fairies is cute, it was impossible for me to understand. That said, as everyone else has observed Marsters is Harry Dresden and I will howl with the rest of them if he doesn't continue as narrator. Oh, and Summer Knight was great. Not as long and complex as Cold Days turned out to be, but still a great Dresden story in the typical staff waving, Forzare! and reluctant mayhem sort of way.

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    Mary Tulsa, OK, United States 11-30-12
    Mary Tulsa, OK, United States 11-30-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Fun"
    Would you listen to Summer Knight again? Why?

    Wouldn't listen again. But thoroughly enjoyed it the first time.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like his writing style


    What does James Marsters bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He does a great job of bringing Harry to life


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Guy Noir meets Buffy the vampire slayer


    Any additional comments?

    These books are fun I like the humorous detective noir style.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Graham PARADISE POINT, Australia 11-13-12
    Graham PARADISE POINT, Australia 11-13-12 Member Since 2011
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    "I love this book and the series."

    This book continues the series tradition a great listen very well presented. Is there another book to come?

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    Joe Saint Louisville, OH, United States 11-06-12
    Joe Saint Louisville, OH, United States 11-06-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Another Great Book"

    The Dresden Files has become one of my all time favorite series. And the Summer Knight does not dissapoint! If you're a Harry Dresden fan, you'll throughly enjoy this one. I used to watch The Dresden Files when it was on TV. James Marsters voice & inflection are spot on to how I see Harry.

    I now have all of the audio books that are available at this time. I love them all except #13 where they changed the narrator, which totally ruined the experience for me. But this ones great.

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    cheryl 10-30-12
    cheryl 10-30-12
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    "This series gets better and better!!!!"
    Would you listen to Summer Knight again? Why?

    Yes. I would listen to it again to maybe gain insight to where the overall story of Harry was going. To pick up on those things you may have missed the first time.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Why Harry of course! I am quite fond of Bob as well. Bob's sense of humor cracks me up.


    Have you listened to any of James Marsters’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Only the other Dresden books. James Marsters is fantastic! He really makes Harry come alive and has really developed a "character" for each person in the story. I put off getting into this series because I prefer female narrators but he does such a fabulous job I am glad I gave it a shot.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes and No. It definitely held my interest but I wanted to savor the story and not rush through it. I listen to my books at bedtime so I didn't want to fall asleep and miss anything. I did find myself rewinding a couple of times.


    Any additional comments?

    Great series. Incredible narrator.

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    Jared Ingersoll 10-08-12 Member Since 2014
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    "The Series Really Hits it's Stride"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I constantly recommend these books and the audio versions specifically. The story is a roller coaster ride of action and the production of the audio book is top drawer.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Summer Knight?

    Meeting the rest of the White Council was a big step in fleshing out the world of The Dresden Files


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Harry takes the Peter Pan quote quite seriously, if you know what I mean


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There were several Laugh out Loud moments in this book, and just as many edge of your seat times.


    Any additional comments?

    If you have made it to number 4, I hope you have been sufficiently hooked. The series really takes off.

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    Michael Pensacola, FL, United States 09-17-12
    Michael Pensacola, FL, United States 09-17-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Another excellent book"
    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, there's always a twist in Butcher's stories.


    What about James Marsters’s performance did you like?

    Her really takes on the characters he's reading, they are very distinct.


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    Jesse SEBASTOPOL, US, Canada 09-07-12
    Jesse SEBASTOPOL, US, Canada 09-07-12
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    "Best in the Series up to this point"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The book is freaking awesome and James Marsters nails Dresden.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Summer Knight?

    The attack of the little folk.


    What does James Marsters bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He nails all the characters. He is Harry Dresden.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Awe stuck


    Any additional comments?

    An enjoyable break from the vampire war (though that is great too, this is just something a bit different)

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    A User 09-04-12
    A User 09-04-12 Member Since 2013

    Mother of three, grand-ma to my sweet baby.

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    "ADDICTIVE!!"
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    As far as the Dresden files goes it has been my favorite of the series. The Mr. Marsters is fantastic! He kept me laughing and on the edge of my set waiting to hear what else has about to happen. This story really pulled me in, it was hard to do anything other than listen to this book. A wonderful series for anyone that likes the mistery and feel of the old time "gumshoe" detective story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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