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Grave Peril Audiobook

Grave Peril: The Dresden Files, Book 3

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Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden has had a rough couple of weeks. As the only openly practicing professional wizard in the Chicago area, he has squared off against a multitude of supernatural bad guys. Harry has won the day against demons, poltergeists, sorcerers, trolls, vampires, werewolves, and even an evil faerie godmother. You might think nothing could spook him. You would be wrong.

Something is stirring up angry apparitions all over town. Something that can break all the laws of supernatural physics. Something that doesnt like Harry. His closest friends are being targeted. The net is closing in. Harry must find a solution soon or find this is one Nightmare from which he will never waken.

©2001 Jim Butcher; (P)2004 Buzzy Multimedia

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    Katherine St. Johns, FL, United States 05-17-14
    Katherine St. Johns, FL, United States 05-17-14 Member Since 2014

    I'm the managing editor of the Fantasy Literature blog. Life's too short to read bad books!

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    "More Bob, please!"

    Things are really getting personal for Harry Dresden. I hope we’ll be seeing more of his friend Michael after this book. Also, more Bob, please.

    Superb audio!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    D. Gunter martinez, ca, usa 04-11-13
    D. Gunter martinez, ca, usa 04-11-13

    the wanderer

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    "Engrossing story, beautifully read"

    The narration is expertly done, conveying Butcher's blend of black humor, drama, and suspense without swinging to extremes. Voices of the other characters are effortlessly distinct. My only criticism would be that there is occasionally a lack of contrast and energy in Dresden's internal monologues.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    janet 04-24-11
    janet 04-24-11
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    "OK book, Great reader"

    I keep trying Jim Butcher books b/c everyone that likes the same books I like recommend them so highly. But I'm afraid I just don't get it. Jim's books aren't horrible but they're not great either. This type of book is great for audio books since I can listen for the 1 hour commute to & from work then forget about it when I have better things to do.

    I have to confess to being an embarrassing fan-girl for James Marsters so that's the real reason I bought Grave Peril. Take that into consideration when I say he did a GREAT job. :) He really brought Harry to life and I loved the voice for Bob. I pretty much had that voice in my head for Bob while reading the first book.

    Even though I love James, I found myself drifting off while listening but then he would change the pitch of his voice and capture my attention again. With any other reader I would have given this book 2 or maybe 3 stars but because of James I gave it 4.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    S tucson, AZ, United States 04-01-11
    S tucson, AZ, United States 04-01-11 Member Since 2009

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Good Greeef !!!"

    This was a great Audio book and a fantastic Narrator. I was hooked on the book after the first 20 min. Great story line ( all tho a little long) and the narrator read with passion and excitement, great rendition.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    JoR S.F. Utah 03-05-11
    JoR S.F. Utah 03-05-11 Member Since 2017
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    "Meh..."

    Funny, but too contrived. There was always something else happening that the main character just didn't see coming. It was as if the author had ideas for five plots and tried to cram them all into one book. Thanks for the laughs, but I don't think I'll come back for seconds.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Cuayhoga Falls, OH, United States 01-17-10
    Jennifer Cuayhoga Falls, OH, United States 01-17-10 Listener Since 2009

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "My favorite so far"

    This has been my favorite of the Dresden series so far. You really get character development in this book, and the cast has been expanded to include some fun new personalities. Dresden himself is very likeable and funny in this book, and I have to be honest I havent noticed as many errors in the production that other reviewers did. I might be biased because I am a huge fan of Spike from the Buffy series, and I think James Marsters could read anything to me and I would be content. I did however notice an error or two, (thus the 4 stars) so if that will spoil your experience take note. But overall this is a good time-its mature magical fun that offers an exciting ride, some interesting characters, a likeable hero, and some sincerely diabolical situations that Dresden handles as only he can.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    green ice cream garden miramar, FL United States 12-17-15
    green ice cream garden miramar, FL United States 12-17-15 Member Since 2016
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    "So confused, so much brooding"

    It feels like there is a book missing between 2 and 3. It took time to make the puzzle fit, and by that time the story was too complicated to make further connections and solve any mysteries. I didn't like the lack of Murphy. I don't enjoy that Harry blames himself for everything and broods eternally in this book - not out of character for him, but get over it! His girlfriend is beyond annoying. Harry, it's her fault too! She took her chances. I'm almost done now with book 4, and that one is better, which means I'll continue binging this series.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 04-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "absolutely despise this narrator"

    great author, great story, horrible narrator. whoever okayed his whispering of every other paragraph needs to be fired. DO NOT listen to this while whearing ear phones. you'll have to turn it up so loud that when he finally does talk in at an almost normal volume your ear drums will hurt. I have no hearing loss as of my annual hearing test, but I imagine that after listening to this my next test in october will show some. hate this narrator!!!!

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    Cliff madison, MS, United States 12-23-13
    Cliff madison, MS, United States 12-23-13 Member Since 2016

    I like scifi and urban fantasy. I don't like romance novels. If you are the same my reviews should help.

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    "Now Butcher hits his stride."

    From here out the author has hit his stride. The stories and characters are top notch. I love Harry's evil faery God-mother. That means a lot as I normally despise and shun any books with faeries. The fact I actually like them and they are some of my favorite characters in Butcher's work says a lot for his skills. Great author and narrartor. You can't go wrong with this series.

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    J. Haney 08-01-16
    J. Haney 08-01-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Another great one!"

    I Loved it! Butcher never disappoints and Marsters is the perfect choice for this series!

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    5/26/17
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    "Holy Guacamole!"

    I don't normally write reviews and this is my first review I have written and if you're reading this well done, you've arrived! This is where the two (or one if you're smart) books you've read really pays off and you go from PG to 18 in the first chapter.

    Everything is better here, the story, the writing and even (I dare say it) the naratrion! Trust me you won't look back, I look forward to the rest, just wow! the taste for more hits me now.

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    "Just one problem - I couldn't stop listening!"

    This is an amazing series of books. When I started book 1 (Storm Front) I was a little unsure about the reader as he seemed to be reading in an undertone - perfectly audible, but I wondered if it would get tiresome. Nothing of the sort. The books are written in the first person - namely, Harry Dresden, professional wizard - so you are listening to his thoughts and reactions, and how is trying to make sense of the weird and supernatural happenings around him.

    Harry is no superman. He gets beaten up - both physically and spiritually - and performing his wizardry takes so much physical and mental energy that he is sometimes unable to keep on his feet. He is called on by the police for expert assistance, but is mostly distrusted by them, sometimes ending up in handcuffs accused of committing the outrages that he is trying to stop. He is a man of principle and a sucker for people in trouble - in this book, one of Harry's hopeful enemies prepares his epitaph: "He died doing the right thing".

    If you enjoy urban fantasy and paranormal worlds, but want a writer that avoids cliches, you will love this series. Just be prepared to sit up late, put off all those jobs you should be doing, and let James Marsters voice pull you into Harry Dresden's extraordinary world..

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  • Ross
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    "engaging but a little annoying"

    love the concept and the characters but dresden is constantly getting beaten to within an inch of his life and then somehow pulling out some trick or power to save the day. this would be ok once or twice in a book, but it happens about 15 times and it just irritated me!

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  • JB
    8/28/16
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    "James Marsters brings Dresden to life"

    Working my way through all the Dresden files books, love James Marsters narration, effortlessly captivating, well written by Jim Butcher too..... Bring on the next one!

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  • CMaxwell
    7/6/16
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    "Kept me guessing"

    Thoroughly great book, with the narrator capturing Dresden perfectly. Possibly as good as the first.. Maybe even better

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  • Mr
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    "Enjoyable but getting predictable"

    Another enjoyable listen. I like the characters, I like the pace of the books and the twists that Jim Butcher engineers. Having said all that it's very similar to the previous two books.

    I'm sure I'll get round to the next one at some point and I'm sure it'll be as good as the previous ones.

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  • Steven Lynch
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    5/20/16
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    "Excellent."

    I loved the Dresden Files series in book form, but, James Marsters brings something to the novels that you just can't get from the books. His narration and characterization is superb, and the only thing which would make the Dresden Files better is if they brought the series back on TV. While that is never going to happen, the audiobooks are definitely the next best thing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr Page
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    "most excellent"

    James marsters narration is excellent. clear and bringing all the emotion and fun from page

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  • EvaGM
    8/6/15
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    "A less engaging plot than the first two books"
    What did you like most about Grave Peril?

    James Marsters' performance is top-notch. The storyline is a little weak at certain points but the pace of the action keeps it entertaining.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alex Turnbull
    7/22/15
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    "Great"

    Great, another enjoyable addition to the dresden files. Marsters as good as ever. Recommend it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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