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Summer Knight Audiobook

Summer Knight: The Dresden Files, Book 4

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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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    Walter Green 10-14-15
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    "Marvelous Story"

    Summer knight take the dresden files to another level. The characters have a depth that is not seen in the previous novels.

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    beth Palm Harbor, FL, United States 10-13-15
    beth Palm Harbor, FL, United States 10-13-15 Member Since 2010
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    "And Harry is Back"

    If you love this genre but hate the typical vampire vs human series, this is a must for you. Unique storyline and fabulous character creation. This was written to make us think twice about who your standing next to and what is in the bad, really. Fun and scary

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    Nast Marrero Denmark 10-12-15
    Nast Marrero Denmark 10-12-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Fabric magic"

    This book leverages on the previous ones and makes for a delightful thrilling adventure. I'm glad I decided to dive into the Dresden Files.

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    Ervin 09-29-15
    Ervin 09-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Where the bigger Dresden-verse takes off"

    This is a great story with depth and intrigue where the bigger concepts and players in the Dresden universe are introduced. brilliantly performed by Mr. Marsters

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    Rachel Vickers 09-24-15
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    "Wonderful Narration"

    James Marsters does it again! He is a humorous and engaging reader and a perfect fit for the wry Harry Dresden.

    This book strays a little from the established formula. Rather than our usual cast of characters and case, we are on a quest of epic proportions! There is a lot to love here! Enjoy!

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    David 09-06-15
    David 09-06-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Better with every book"

    Non-stop action, engaging story, excellent narration....downloading Book 5 tonight. Impressive series (enjoyed Codex Alera also). Just put Jim Butchers "The Aeronaut's Windlass: The Cinder Spires,Book 1 in my wish list. Mr Butcher is truly a master storyteller !

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    Alzuun 09-04-15
    Alzuun 09-04-15
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    "often thought of Butcher's worst... It isn't."

    ITS GREAT! lots of exposition and ingenuity. I can see now why Jim drew do much from it.

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    Joanne Babson 09-02-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Story"
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    Hard to really compare this to another book. Maybe Robert Parker's Spencer as a wizard set in Chicago (or some other mystical destination) v.s. Boston. Very well done and very entertaining. Excellent characters and story line.

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    NAor Tabiv 08-18-15
    NAor Tabiv 08-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "one of the best stories by Jim Butcher"

    I love the fairies world of Butcher and can't wait for the next book... fortunately, it's one click away :)

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    Brian 08-16-15
    Brian 08-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "good enough"

    dresden is always good as a audio book. easy listening without deep plots.

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  • Tom
    West Wickham, United Kingdom
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    "An excellent audiobook"

    This is the fourth book in the \"Dresden Files\" series and it is right up to the high standard of the first three. New characters are introduced, existing characters developed in an interesting way and the fantasy background is widened very imaginatively. And the story simply hurtles along with unstoppable momentum, building to a terrific climax. All narrated superbly by James Marsters. Brilliant stuff and strongly recommended. Let's hope that Audible UK acquires the other books in the series, which are available to US readers on theAudible.com site.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Philip
    Croydon, United Kingdom
    7/8/13
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    "Best of writing with best narration = awesome!"

    Combine Jim Butcher's great writing with James Marsters' unmatched narration and you end up with a great book in a fantastic series - if you like books set in what is close to our world, but with the fantasy elements of magic, fairies, vampires & other monsters, then this is the series for you!

    Jim Butcher's is brilliant at writing characters, setting the scenes and action, giving a fabulous book series, his descriptions come to life on the page, but the way that they're read in these books is just amazing

    I can't imagine a better narrator than James Marsters, the variety of characterisations he brings to the characters, plus the pacing of the way he reads the variety from romantic scenes to action, he is truly the best narrator that I've ever heard in the decades that I've listened to audio books!

    If only all books on here were written as well, and read as well, then we would be spoiled, but alas, most are nowhere near this good - I'm surprised that authors aren't clamoring to get James to read their books - after his work on Buffy & Angel brought him to the public's knowledge, plus his other work on stage & screen, he is a chameleon, and it comes through in his readings - you have to listen to his audio renditions to understand how amazing he is, and how bad a lot of the others are!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Ewa
    London, United Kingdom
    7/28/11
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    "thundering good story"

    This is part of a really addictive series of tales about Harry Dresden, the lone Chicago wizard.I check periodically for more additions to the series, but they seem a long time coming. James Marsters is a terrific narrator and keeps a lively pace. I think these are great and wish there were more.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Despina
    Belleville, IL, United States
    12/23/12
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    "Jim Butcher and James Marsters Are Amazing"

    I already loved Jim Butcher's works, I've read everything he's written. But his stories come even more alive with the brilliant readings down by James Martsters. Marsters does a wonderful job of giving each character their own, unique voice, as well as making Harry sound like the genre-savvy, wise-cracking wizard he is. This isn't the first Dresden Files audiobook I've listened to, and it certainly won't be the last.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kelly
    Paulton, United Kingdom
    12/23/12
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    "Harry Dresden is at it again!"

    I am a big fan of the Dresden Files and have read them all over the years. A few years ago I bought Storm Front in audio format and I was not disappointed, James Marsters is a great narrator. As soon as I got my Audible membership I bought Fool Moon and Grave Peril soon after. It's been a few years and I intermittently check if the rest of the series has become available on audio. Lo and Behold! A few weeks ago I found that they were now all available! I used up the credits I'd stashed for a rainy day and got Summer Knight and Death Masks for listening.



    Private detective/wizard-for-hire Harry Dresden is suckered into tangling in the affairs of Faerie, where the fate of the entire world-and his soul-are at stake, again.



    The greatest thing about audio books is being able to multi task... playing with toddler, washing up, housework [Yuk] and knitting are all things I can do while listening to these great books.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • R. Card
    UK
    7/26/15
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    "Easy to listen to, easy to enjoy!"
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    I love everything about this series of books. I love the characters and how they are developing, just enough to keep you interested, but not quite enough, so you want to read the next book.

    James Marsters is genius in reading them. Most unusual. It takes a little while to get used to it, but not long. It makes you feel really involved in the story. I have just listened to three Dresden stories in a row and am steeling myself to download the next one as I feel I should take a break and give other authors a chance!

    I highly recommend this series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • James
    4/30/15
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    "Awesome"

    Really good story and plot with great twists made me buy the next book as soon as I finished this book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    8/26/16
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    "This is the book you want to start with"

    previous books are ok, but this is the one were it becomes great.

    I have listed to all the previous books in the series, but until now I have been on the fence

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • C. A. J. Patterson
    8/9/16
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    "Amazing Again!"

    Another fantastic installment, these just keep getting better and better! Marsters' voice is perfect for the character as always, with a range of tones and accents for the various side characters. Top notch!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • John L.
    6/8/16
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    "OK I guess"
    Would you try another book written by Jim Butcher or narrated by James Marsters?

    I certainly would - I enjoy the storylines and the characters - generally


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    So so


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

    I enjoy the story-telling style.


    Did Summer Knight inspire you to do anything?

    Not really


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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