Narrator: James Marsters
Series: The Dresden Files #9
Published by Penguin Audio on December 28, 2008
Genres: Fiction / Fantasy / Urban
Length: 14 hours 12 minutes
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Wizard Harry Dresden must investigate his own flesh and blood when a series of killings strike Chicago’s magic practitioners in this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.
Someone is targeting the members of the city’s supernatural underclass—those who don’t possess enough power to become full-fledged wizards. Some have vanished. Others appear to be victims of suicide. But now the culprit has left a calling card at one of the crime scenes—a message for Harry Dresden.
Harry sets out to find the apparent serial killer, but his investigation turns up evidence pointing to the one suspect he cannot possibly believe guilty: his half-brother, Thomas. To clear his brother’s name, Harry rushes into a supernatural power struggle that renders him outnumbered, outclassed, and dangerously susceptible to temptation.
And Harry knows that if he screws this one up, people will die—and one of them will be his brother...
This was another great installment in the series! I first read this book back in 2012 and I really enjoyed experiencing the audio with this re-read. Even having read this book before, there were a few times during this re-read that I had a hard time keeping up because there is just a lot going on. I think that I liked this book even more than I did the first time I read it. It was just immensely entertaining!
This is the ninth book in The Dresden Files series which is a series that really needs to be in order. Harry finds himself in the middle of another investigation in this installment. There is a killer targeting people with some magical ability and the murders often look like suicides to most investigators. As the investigation progresses, Harry finds clues leading to someone he knows cannot be responsible, his brother Thomas.
I thought that this book was really well done. I think that most readers that have it this far into the series have a bit of a soft spot for Harry. It was really great to see all of the characters that I have come to love in the series. I really liked the fact that Molly’s skills are starting to become more of a factor. Mouse was rather impressive and proved that he is definitely handy to have around. There was plenty of excitement to keep the story moving at a rather brisk pace.
James Marsters did a phenomenal job with the narration. I love the way that he is able to bring this series to life. The different voices that he uses for the various characters are very well done and consistent throughout the series. I know that his narration has added to my enjoyment of this story.
I would not hesitate to recommend this series to others. This book was jam-packed with a great mystery and wonderful characters. I cannot wait to continue with my re-read of this fabulous series!