Review – Ghost Story by Jim Butcher

Posted January 24, 2022 by Carole in Reviews / 8 Comments

Review – Ghost Story by Jim ButcherGhost Story by Jim Butcher
Narrator: James Marsters
Series: The Dresden Files #13
Published by Penguin Audio on April 21, 2015
Genres: Fiction / Fantasy / Urban
Length: 17 hours 36 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
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four-stars

Chicago wizard Harry Dresden gets a taste of the dead life in this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

In his life, Harry's been shot, stabbed, sliced, beaten, burned, crushed, and tortured. And after someone puts a bullet through his chest and leaves him to die in the waters of Lake Michigan, things really start going downhill.

Trapped between life and death, he learns that his friends are in serious trouble. Only by finding his murderer can he save his friends and move on--a feat which would be a lot easier if he had a body and access to his powers. Worse still are the malevolent shadows that roam Chicago, controlled by a dark entity that wants Harry to suffer even in death.

Now, the late Harry Dresden will have to pull off the ultimate trick without using any magic--or face an eternity as just another lost soul...

This was great! This was a re-read for me and I am finding that I am enjoying all of these books, even more, the second time around. After the way the previous book ended, I was eager to dive into this book. Harry was in a very bad spot and I have to admit that I was a little worried about him. This book answered a lot of my questions and left me asking new ones. This is definitely a series to pick up.

This is the thirteenth book in The Dresden Files series which does need to be read in order. Harry has been through a lot but this may be his biggest challenge yet. Harry has been given the task of finding his own killer. That would be a tough enough job but he has to do this without access to his body which means he is limited in what he can do. He accepts the challenge and knows exactly who he should go to for help. Before long, Harry has the help of all the people he has grown to depend on over the years and the stakes are higher than he could have imagined.

It was depressing to see how things have changed in the time that Harry has been gone. The world looks bleak and not everyone is doing well. I couldn’t believe some of the things that we revealed in this book! This book had all of the action and excitement that I have come to expect from the series.

James Marsters did a fantastic job with the narration. Now that I have listened to these books, I couldn’t imagine experiencing them in any other format. I felt like I was right there with Harry trying to figure out who the killer really was. He did such a great job with the various character voices and I felt that he added just the right amount of emotion into his reading.

I would highly recommend this series to others. This is a series that just keeps getting better and better. I cannot wait to continue with my re-read of this wonderful series.

About Jim Butcher

Jim Butcher is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Dresden Files, the Codex Alera, and the Cinder Spires novels. He lives in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

8 responses to “Review – Ghost Story by Jim Butcher

  1. My second time through the first book was via the audio version and I loved it. If I ever get back into audiobooks, I would like to re-experience the entire series that way. I love James Marsters.