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Posted May 23, 2013
Jim Butcher is a genius at writing a series that never gets old. Book Seven and still as fantastic and exciting as the first. I found hours passing me by and coulfn't wait for those free moments to grab my datapad and reaf some more!
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Posted May 30, 2014
I have been reading the entire series. Love them. Hate to put them down. Sometime they get a little far fetched, but just let your imagination soar. Will read more his his writings. Not sure if I would recommend any of his books for a book club reading because you really need to appreciate this type of book to enjoy them.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 28, 2014
An excellent ride!
*Book source ~ Purchased at Audible
Halloween is right around the corner and Chicago is experiencing some really weird things. Weird and bad. Murphy goes out of town for a little R&R and Harry gets sucked into the bad happenings in his town when Black Court vampire Mavra demands Harry bring her the Book of Kemmler or some incriminating photos of Murphy killing defenseless ‘humans’ will be sent to the police. While looking for the book though Harry finds out something big and catastrophic is going down on Halloween night and it’s up to him to stop it. Since when is Harry’s life ever easy?
My Guest Reviewers:
A ~ my 16-yr-old daughter
T ~ my 14-yr-old son
K ~ my 13-yr-old son
This series continues as a favorite. Everyone loves the magic and the humor as well as many of the characters. This book talks about necromancy and they enjoyed learning about how it works in the Dresden universe. The plot was a good one with twists, turns, new far-reaching plot points (such as about the War and info about the Erlking and the Wild Hunt) and imminent peril to Harry and it was extremely enjoyable to listen to. As far as narration goes, James Marsters has reached his stride and we would have a very hard time listening to another Dresden book if he wasn’t narrating it.
Favorite characters besides Harry:
A ~ Ramirez, Bob and, of course, Mouse. She was disappointed Michael was not in this book.
T ~ Lasciel, Ramirez and Mouse
K ~ Sue and Mouse
A ~ Butters thought Harry was gay and there’s a part towards the end with Bob and Sue that I won’t mention due to spoiler avoidance
T ~ The whole part with Sue, Harry’s threat to Mavra
K ~ The whole part with Sue
While there were many to choose from we whittled it down to a tie for favorite quote:
“We are not going to die.”
Butters stared up at me, pale, his eyes terrified. “We’re not?”
“No. And do you know why?” He shook his head. “Because Thomas is too pretty to die. And because I’m too stubborn to die.” I hauled on his shirt even harder. “And most of all because tomorrow is Oktoberfest, Butters, and polka will never die.”
“What's with that?' Butters screamed, his voice high and frightened. 'Just covering his head with his arms? Didn't he see the lawyer in the movie?”
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Posted April 11, 2014
Posted April 11, 2014
Ive seen alot a whoooole lot ive lived many lives as many different personalities and heres the first. It seemed to be a day like any other for stallions like me we went to the fields and harvested crops the princesses controlled the day and night in their castle. The farmers, earth ponies like me went out to the fields early morning and and worked until breakfast then went back to work. All day long except meal times was work we were only to take holidays off for we were feeding all of equestria the sisters castle rose high above the fields shining right at this time the everfree forest was just begining to grow and as it grew the more land we lost and every once in a while a farmer would go into the forest to find out what the hay was going on only to never be seen again. it was a simple life but i couldnt ask for better. I was working the fields when they came royal guards from the palace except they were a pair of lunas night guards. But wait i thought its the middle day. The guards gestured everypony in the fields over the unicorn card opened the scroll and cleared his throat. ATTENTION THE PRINCESSES HAVE REQUESTED AN EXPEDITION BE HELD TO GO INTO THE FOREST WE ASK FOR ANY SOULS WILLING TO VENTURE FORTH INTO THE FOREST IF YOU GO AND RETURN YOU WILL RECEIVE A THOUSAND BITS FOR THE TROUBLE. A thousand bits i thought thats alot but the danger never mind the danger a thousand bits ILL GO i raised one of my hooves in the air everypony turned and looked at me i froze im not the pony who liked attention.i i will go i repeated the guards gestured me forwards and i stood next to them.WILL ANYPONY ELSE CO
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Posted February 8, 2014
Jim Butcher does it again in this installment of the Dresdan Files series, excellent read. Love the twists to the characters keeping the reader intrigued. Anytime a book can get me to speak aloud while reading, I'm hooked. ("Go Sue!!")Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 23, 2013
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Posted July 31, 2013
Harry is REALLY getting on my nerves. His constant whining, his ineffectual attempts at magic, his idiotic propensity to champion the wrong women; it's enough to drive a regular reader insane. And the worst is his constant insistence that he is very powerful. Yet, somehow, every villain simply kicks his butt, until some act of god, or rescue by a friend, or sheer happenstance lets him survive.
I just like my heroes a little mor heroic and less bathetic. I get the whole concept of a flawed hero, but really, you can take this premise too far, and Mr. Butcher does, on a regular basis.
That said, this outing is well plotted and full of interesting action. Well worth reading. Just don't try rereading the series in one big gulp like I did, or you too will be rooting for the villains to finish ol' Harry off, once and for all. Yes, he's that annoying in large doses.
Posted June 21, 2013
Posted April 24, 2013
What can I say? I'm an easy mark. I know it. This book proves it.
As the story went along, I was thinking it was a pretty average entry into the series. Which isn't a bad thing. So far I think the series has averaged out to be good. We get to explore a new corner of the setting. We get some cameo appearances from characters that have played bigger roles in the previous novels. We get some advancement on a few of the plots that have been running in the background of the series over all story line.
And then we get to the climax, and it's the most amazing "we're going to take A and then add it to B" since that whole chocolate and peanut butter thing that everyone raves about.
And it's not just the combination of A and B. It's how it's done. With the focus of the plot, when A is introduced, your brain automatically jumps to what's going to happen. It's a Chekhov's gun. And then Butcher takes the time to explain the reasons why what your brain has decided must happen is very unlikely to occur. And then we reach the climax, where not only does it happen, but it has to happen if our heroes have any chance of saving the day.
I can only hope that when Mr. Butcher was writing the ending of this book, he was smiling and giggling about what was happening as much as I was when I read it.
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Posted March 30, 2012
I liked the series but it did not do the books justice. In the right hands, this series could go from mediocre to Fantastic. They replaced some of Harry's things like a drumstick for a wand and no staff, jacket (typical of his persona) My 18 year old son, who has never read any of the books, liked watching them and the actors were good and believable.
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Posted March 26, 2012
Posted March 18, 2012
This series of books is one of the best!! I love these books! If you like mysterys mixed magic and the supernatural you will definatly want to read them. I very highly recommend reading this series!! You will not regret the purchase i promise you.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 18, 2012
I loved it. But then I love all the Dresden file books. So exciting, so much suspense. Love the charcters,especially the wizard,,his humor is so great.
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Posted January 6, 2012