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But boy was it worth the wait. The stride that Butcher hits around book 3 continues here. I would be surprised if anyone could listen this to this book and not find themselves laughing out loud while getting sucked into another great adventure from the worlds second most famous wizard named Harry. It is going to be a long seven months waiting for book 6!
Great book, per usual. Looking forward to 6 & 7.
As in title, final chapter is now included.
I love Jim Butcher. I think he must be the most optimistic person on the planet. Although he writes of ghastly things that go bump in the night in some pretty graphically violent scenes, there isn't a character in his book that isn't above redemption. That and friendship and true love are themes in this absolutely delightful series. And Marsters embodies all of the many characters of this series with distinct voices and personalities until you're lost in the experience and forget that you're listening, not watching the action happen.
I started this series with book 8 and have been jumping all over although based on reviews, I've avoided the first 4 books. I've enjoyed every book since Butcher takes pains to bring a reader up to date with backstory details when needed. And, I can tell that Butcher's matured as an author. All of his books have been great, but this was weaker in terms of a natural feel to the dialogue and the plot felt a little convenient at times. In the following books, the stories are tighter and the dialogue is snappy, but doesn't feel as contrived.
I've enjoyed reading the Dresden Files and then I discovered the audio books read by James Marsters. If you haven't heard Marsters, he has a gift for accents and linguistics which is severely underestimated.
The Dreseden Files are classic Noir with a fantasy undercurrent. The fact that Harry Dresden is a Wizard of the White Court isn't as helpful as you might imagine when some schlub with a gun can take him out just as easily as your average gumshoe.
This series keeps getting better even though there is a bit of a formula with the stories, I don't know how its going to end within the first five minutes of the book because he actually holds back.
Marsters always does a great job, but just like the stories he is getting better with time.
Yes.Because I am really enjoying the Dresdin books.I wish I could afford them all.One at a time will do for now though.
The story line and James Marsters is great in the narration for them.
I can't distinguish between them.I like them all.I think Harry is my favorite though.
The humor in it is great for a mystery.
Another fun Harry Dresden book. This one had so much going on that it was hard to follow all the story lines or believe it could all be tidied up by the end, but in tru Butcher fashion, Harry prevails and the only loose ends are those that want to make you read the next book. Michael is back, so is Susan, and the new characters are all welcome additions.
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= :'(
You would think Dresden would get a break after Summer Knight, but nooooo Jim Butcher had other deadly plans for our friend. You would think that at most there would be one deadly enemy, but again noo there are many. I felt really bad for Dresden. But at least there was new friends as well here, at least he wasn't by himself.
it is unbelievable how things progress in this series, and how Dresden developed over time. Such a great series.
I wonder what will happen next!?
Made my work day fly by!
James Marsters always has such fun and interesting vocalizations for his characters.
Classic Jim Butcher. Doesn't disappoint.
Harry is finally working towards an even footing in life. He's as close to financially solvent as he has been in a while, thanks in part to an appearance on a local talk show.
At the talk show he meets a vampire general from the Red Court who wants Harry to agree to a duel to stop the war he started and a priest who needs Harry's help recovering a holy relic, the shroud of Turin.
There's no avoiding the duel, and Harry being Harry, agrees to look into the shroud when his long distance sort of but not quite ex-girlfriend Susan Rodriguez, one time journalist now half Red Court vampire, walks back into this life with a warning. Don't duel.
What's not to like about a Dresden novel? There was a lot of heart, endings and beginnings in this book. Loved it.
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