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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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Great Story but...

Most of the narrating is great and the story does not disappoint but there are parts where the narrator starts to smack his mouth and lips. If you never notice it I hope you never do but the second I did it would become infuriating and that is all I would hear especially towards the end.
Again he does a great job but I'm not sure if I will continue with the series because of it.

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Another great story in the series.

Another great story in the series. Butcher and Marsters are the gold standard by which the entire genre is measured. Buy the whole series, you won't be disappointed.

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Fabulous

I cannot wait to listen to his next!!! Love his adventures and his humor!!! I now am a huge fan!!!πŸ‘πŸ˜Ž

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Great story told by lackluster narrator

Jim Butcher is by far my favorite author. Read all of the Codex of Alera, and wanted to read the Dresden Files. I've listened to 5 of the books (one later novel) so far, and all have been phenomal. Marsters seems to be the narrator for all of the books, and is decent. However, especially if you listen with headphones, the noises he periodically makes with his mouth are enough to make you want to throat punch him. From what I recall, the noises cease when listening to "Small Favors". Hopefully the noises will subside with the next book, and those in between and after.

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best marsters has done yet

marsters was kinda weak on the first 2 but he's getting better with each book

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Favorite!

Of the Dresden Files, Summer Knight of tied with Dead Beat for My Favorite Book. I really like the interesting portrayal of the fae and fae courts, and I especially like that neither of courts or any of the fae are portrayed as being evil by nature. Amoral by human standards? Yes. Evil by nature? No. (Spoiler: Even the villian is portaryed as being severely unstable, with thier actions being far outside the norm, even for fae.) This is a pet peeve of mine, as I consider the evil by nature to be a cop to avoid actually developing characters. But the all characters here are beautifully developed, even though Dresden himself grates on my nerves at times with how mysogynistic he can be. As another plus, this is the first book without Susan, who I really didn't like. Once tje plot gets rolling, she only comes up twice more, and never as a big focus.

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fantastic!

the story just keeps getting better and better. I cannot wait to continue the story of Harry Blackstone Dresden

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Really enjoyable!

This is the first Dresden novel I found more than just mildly entertaining. Butcher's writing is solid, with good pacing, a decent plot, and characters possessing more than just two dimensions. Summer Knight made plowing through the previous three books almost worth it.

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Loved it!

Great story with superb narration. I have read the complete series at least 3 times. the performance by the narrator sounds like the characters in the book.

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Awesome!!

I gave a bad review of the audio of books 1-3 because the narrator uses a library voice and whispers too much. In this book he uses a lot more volume and it is much easier to follow along and get into the story. This is one of my favorite book series so I am thrilled the audio is better now!!