No one's tried to kill Harry Dresden for almost an entire year, and his life finally seems to be calming down. For once, the future looks fairly bright. But the past casts one hell of a long shadow.
An old bargain has placed Harry in debt to Mab, monarch of the Winter Court of the Sidhe, the Queen of Air and Darkness - and she's calling in her marker. It's a small favor he can't refuse, one that will trap Harry Dresden between a nightmarish foe and an equally deadly ally, and one that will strain his skills-and loyalties-to their very limits.
It figures. Everything was going too well to last....
©2008 Jim Butcher; (P)2008 Penguin
I have been listening to audio books for over two years. This will be my first review.
I love the TV series Dresden Files. And the audio book was just as wonderful. Jim Butcher can tell a story and make you want more. He takes the unbelievable and makes it possible, scary. I love Harry, more please.
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This is my favorite book in the series. The archive features big in this one and the Denarians as well. You also get your first look at Demonreach in this one. A major foreshadowing of things to come. This is a really action packed book. If you don't like this one then something is wrong with you ;)
Butcher surprises and pleases again and again. The longer this series goes the better it gets. I love how Harry is tied into all realms of the supernatural, this time Mab comes a callin. The billy goats gruff are also an awesome addition and we see further and further into Harry's psyche. Kincaid reappears, "gulp" for Murphy and Harry. Awkward! Anastasia Lucio's role in this book is very well done too. Awesome book. Anytime the Fae are involved, how can you go wrong?
James Marsters is the absolute best narrator. Love the stories. They keep me wanting much more. We have listened to all the books and just can't wait to start the next one. This book leaves lots of unanswered questions and concerns for those of us who have become invested in the characters. Hope Jim Butcher keeps Harry casting magic for many more adventures.
This is brain candy - but really tasty sophisticated brain candy. While the setting is fantasy, the characters are real enough to care about. Furthermore, Butcher always comes up with a complicated and interesting twist to the motivations driving the plot. James Marsters is an inspired choice for the narrator. His voice for Harry Dresden is suitably hard boiled while his voice for Toot-toot (the fairy) is indescribable. This is a thoroughly enjoyable ride.
This is an excellent addition to the Dresden Files. The narration is spot on. I can picture Dresden belting out "FOZARE" as though I was right there with him! Jim Butcher continues the tale of Harry Dresden, Wizard of the White Council. The stakes just seem to be getting higher and higher, with Harry forced to take on more burdens and and make continuous life altering (or shattering) decisions. Add to that suspicion from his friends, children's fairy tales come to life, and a few fallen angels and you have one hell of a ride!
Jim Butcher creates a world of magic and grim reality, where the good guys can be shininig knights and grey wizards in leather coats. The characters really come alive and you get such vivid discriptions of colorful characters. I love the whole Dresden series.
I love Dresden Files. My Ipod does not recognize the CDs as an audiobook like these Audible downloads. I am glad I can listen and it will hold my position no matter if I need to listen to something else or not.
I hope the other books are placed on here as well.
James Marsters and Jim Butcher - what could be better? The story was fun, the plot was surpisingly unpredictable, and Marsters was a wonderful narrator.
To Audible - more please! The first nine Dresden books would be a great addition.
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