Monday, September 16, 2013

Ghost Story (The Dresden Files #13) by Jim Butcher

Ghost Story  (The Dresden Files #13) by Jim Butcher
This is an adult urban fantasy (Rated R)
(Three and a half Ghost Hearts)
Book Summary
The eagerly awaited new novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Dresden Files series.

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...
My Review

In this installment of the Dresden files (SPOILER ALERT – I figure if you’re reading you are already a fan), we come off a really big cliffy. I can honestly say I wasn’t sure where this book was headed.
I give it to the author for his imagination and his world building. This was interesting and frustrating at the same time. Harry is limited in what he can do and communicate as a ghost as you can imagine which annoyed me.
I knew who killed him long before Harry realized it even though….
I also knew that he wasn’t really dead. For a while I wondered if the author had hoped to end the series and was talked into continuing because it was so convoluted this story and the ending.
My other disappointment is the back and forth between Harry and Karen. I hoped from the last book things would pick up where they left off and this book just didn’t afford us the time to get into it.
I also missed Thomas and Michael.
Audio Review
I was most concerned about a new narrator. However John Glover did a decent job. At times he even sounded like James Marsters. But in the end, I’ve come to love Harry as played by James, so that made it hard. But again, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it might be.
All and all, my book boyfriend is Harry.


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