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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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    iLoveMyPod 07-26-11
    iLoveMyPod 07-26-11 Member Since 2007
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    "Say it isn't so!"

    Epic Fail Penguin. James Marsters is Dresden. Even when I read the paperback I hear James when Dresden speaks.

    Try again please. Or it looks like I'm adding a paperback to the Dresden collection instead of an audio =/

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Howard City, MI, United States 03-08-11
    Charles Howard City, MI, United States 03-08-11 Member Since 2010
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    "good book cjh"

    it was a very good listen, i enjoyed this book a lot and could not put it down

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Colin atascadero, CA, United States 02-11-11
    Colin atascadero, CA, United States 02-11-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Yawn....."

    No matter how hard Dresden gets beat up or how close to death he is (even several times in one day), you know he will get up and fight again. There is such a lack of tension or any feeling of danger for Dresden that the story becomes an exercise in wasted time.
    If there was any tension I could overlook the ridiculous plot lines (really, the governing body has been around forever but they are too bureaucratic and vindictive to notice the world is about to be destroyed?) and the tedious conversations of explanations. But without even the slightest bit of concern for the protagonist, the poor character development, plot flaws and the annoyingly predictable "bad boy" attitude can't be overlooked.
    I toughed through this 4th book after I had heard the series takes a bit to get going but this is it, I'm throwing in the towel, there's too many good books out there to waste time with this series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Donna Winter springs, FL, United States 12-28-10
    Donna Winter springs, FL, United States 12-28-10 Member Since 2008
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    "consistant"

    His stories are entertaining and with the audio credit. The plot is envolved. His writing is detailed with great characters. I like the reader as well. Im not sure what keeps the books from being a four but I will eventually listen to the next one. I like Harry, the Wolves and Bob.

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    Amazon Customer Guymon, OK United States 12-18-09
    Amazon Customer Guymon, OK United States 12-18-09 Member Since 2001
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    "For Those Into Faeries and Such"

    This book was okay, but not really my cup of tea. I knew that going in as I tend to go for police procedurals, military special ops stuff, and the type of sci-fi Crichton would write (cutting edge real life stuff taken to the next step and warped).

    This book mixed in a tiny bit of detective novel with a healthy mix of mystical and did it just well enough that I didn't feel insulted by buying the book. As far as I'm concerned, that is a compliment and it is worth purchasing if you are either into this stuff or have a credit that is ready to expire.

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    Christopher El Paso, TX, United States 12-10-12
    Christopher El Paso, TX, United States 12-10-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Bleh!"
    Would you try another book from Jim Butcher and/or James Marsters?

    How can any of you like this series?! It's horrible!!! Slow, Boring, I could barley get through it. Only reason I did is I feel as if I waste money if I don't finish a book. This entire series is crap!!! How Jim Butcher made his money and fame off this series is beyond me! His other series the Codex Alera is amazing. Go buy those books.


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    breckoz SANTA CRUZ, CA, United States 08-21-12
    breckoz SANTA CRUZ, CA, United States 08-21-12 Member Since 2011

    Audiobook Junkie... Love all types of Science Fiction

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    "Gulp"

    So, Jim Butcher isn't the best writer. He still has a created a fun fantasy world. My main critism for this book is the constant repeating of phrases such as "hells bells.".

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Hassan Springfield Gardens, NY, United States 06-01-14
    Hassan Springfield Gardens, NY, United States 06-01-14 Member Since 2009

    5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(

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    "Wow!!!!! WOW!!!"

    Wow!!!! what can I say other than WOW!!!! Dresden is a busy man... really busy one... Summer knight was really good.. especially the last few chapters, they were really good. James Marsters really knows how to give a great performance. I felt like i was there.

    This book starts with a "regular" investigation into someone's suicide. I think if Dresden knew where this investigation would take him, he would have been surprised as well.

    I really enjoyed this addition, and now officially a big fan of this series.

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    IT Guy - Boston New England 04-27-13
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    "narration is terrible"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    It is clear he doesn't read the books before narrating them. I have hundreds if not thousands of hours of listening under my belt and he is one of the worst. Marsters fumbles his way through every paragraph like a lost child trying to find his way through a huge crowd,.. never seeming to connect with the story. I cannot believe all the positive reviews he gets... it is painful listening at times....to the point of distraction. I have tried three times to come back to this series hoping he gets better but no such luck. Remember the kid in school who read out loud and fumbled through it and you felt bad for them? That is this guy.


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    Christopher United States 10-08-12
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    "Entertaining but aimless"
    Would you listen to Summer Knight again? Why?

    Not my favorite, though narrator remains a treat. I worry that the world is becoming too random and complicated. Motives in this one are pretty obscure.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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