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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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    Andrea McCain 08-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "I love James Marsters as a narrator."

    The Dresden Files is already on my favorite reading list. listening to the story with Marsters brilliant vocals is a delight.

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    L. E. Towne North Carolina 07-29-15
    L. E. Towne North Carolina 07-29-15
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    "Excellent and entertaining"

    Best in the series so far, Butcher's humor and descriptions are vivid. Spot on performance by Marsters

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    James E Springer 07-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent"

    Jim butcher keeps getting better and better with each Dresden novel. Looking forward to the next one.

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    CobwebLing Michigan, USA 07-27-15
    CobwebLing Michigan, USA 07-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Better than the Last"

    Best in the series so far. Still weak on the female voices. Harry's less whiny.

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    Amazon Customer michigan 07-24-15
    Amazon Customer michigan 07-24-15
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    "Please keep going"

    Mr. Marsters....
    PLEASE keep writing about Harry & his exploits... My all time favorite series... Significant if you take in to consideration I listened to over 470 books the past two years... And yours are the best.. Love Harry and cast!!!

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    Crescent Guardian 07-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Butcher gets better with every book he writes."

    I love The Dresden Files. Every book in the series is better than the one before it. Butcher does a wonderful job of creating an entire world, complete with its own rules, laws, and limitations. James Marsters does a wonderful job of bringing this world to life, bringing just the right amount of energy, sarcasm, and weary angst in every situation, even if he can't pronounce some words, like sigil or Maeve.

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    Catherine M. Haener 07-21-15
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    "Love it!"
    Where does Summer Knight rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Love this series of books so far. It just keeps getting better.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Harry is just amazing. I love his sense of humor.


    What about James Marsters’s performance did you like?

    James brings everything alive.


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

    This book made me laugh and cry.


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    Amazon Customer Ohio, USA 07-14-15
    Amazon Customer Ohio, USA 07-14-15 Member Since 2014
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    "good tale."

    Enjoyed the twists and turns that came out as the story progressed. the return of Elaine was a surprise.

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    Anthony 07-11-15
    Anthony 07-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Read them all!!!"

    This series really starts at this book for me. I've read through the series countless times and it will always be on of my favorite series. Read them all, and then share them! Codex of Alera also rocks!!!

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    Angel Lee Kent, WA 06-23-15
    Angel Lee Kent, WA 06-23-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Great!"

    Love this series! Keep them coming! Can't Wait for the next one. Going to buy it now! lol

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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!"
    Any additional comments?

    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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