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  • By: Donald J. Bingle
  • Narrated by: Bruce Pilkenton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Dick Thornby is not Hollywood's idea of a spy. In his rough and tumble job there are no tailored Italian suits, no bimbos eager to please, and no massive underground fortresses built by evil overlords seeking world domination - just an endless series of sinister threats to the safety and security of the billions of mundane citizens of the planet. Sure, Dick's tough and he knows a few tricks to help him get out of a tight spot, even if his boss accuses him of over-reliance on an abundance of explosives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not your average spy

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-30-14

Not your average spy

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-30-14

I enjoyed the story in this book - Dick is not your ordinary spy and some of the gadgetry is no further far fetched that what you'd see in a Bond story. Unfortunately, I didn't really enjoy the narrator - he's definitely no where near the worst I've listened to from Audible but it took me a little bit to get into his way of reading.

All in all though, a good story.

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Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13 audiobook cover art
  • Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13

  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: John Glover
  • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,633
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,646
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,648

When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. To save his friends - and his own soul - Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best audio book in the series

  • By Bill on 08-31-11

Not my favorite but it's Dresden!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-18-14

When I first read this book in print form, I actually gave up on it and moved on to the next one - I just couldn't get into it.

However, when Skin Game was released I decided to revisit the entire series before hitting the latest book.

One of the things that concerned me was the change in narrator for this book. After 12 books in the series, James Marsters *is* Dresden for me now and a change of narrator was a concern, especially after reading some of the other reviews posted on Audible for this recording.

I think some other people have given John Glover unfair treatment in their reviews. Sure, it's not quite the same, and I look forward to the return to James Marsters in the remaining two in the series (that are available as I write this), but I think Mr. Glover does a good job. He has a decent ability to make different voices for different characters, which is important to me when listening to a book and while his delivery of certain aspects of the characters is different - he just doesn't do "Fuego!" justice - it's not enough to distract me from what's happening in the plot.

The tale as a whole covers several pieces of back story information that I missed when I didn't finish the book the first time through. I would recommend though, that anyone deciding to pick up this as a first read of the Dresden Files instead goes right back to the beginning and start with Storm Front.

There's far too much background information in 12 novels before this one that help flesh out the complex relationships Harry has with the other characters in the book.

Overall, this is not my favorite part of the series. But it's the Dresden Files. It must be listened to.

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