by Jim Butcher
Series: The Dresden Files #13
Narrator: James Marsters
Length: 17 hours and 36 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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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...
After the events of the last novel I was a tad worried about how everything would play out. Ghost Story, the thirteenth novel in the Dresden Files was an addictive, sad, funny, twisted tale that kept me listening into the wee hours.
Several months have passed since Harry’s “death” although his body has never been recovered. In the meantime, Chicago has gone to shit.
Harry awakens to find he is somewhere in between the living and the dead. Carmichael, Murphy’s old partner pulls him in to meet the Captain. They task him with finding his killer and restoring balance. I really wondered where Butcher would take things. Harry’s death has messed Molly up and I found myself worried about her. Murphy, Butters and the werewolves have joined forces to protect Chicago along with others. The events in Changes have has far-reaching effects beyond what Harry imagined.
The bits with Butters and the geeky stuff…hilarious! I freaking love his new roommate. I can say no more. Spoilers, darling.
Fighting specters, opened gates, and battles await you. but first we need Mortimer and Sir Stuart (whom I loved). Harry finds himself powerless and a complete noob to the rules of the dead. This provided some humor, but also created obstacles. As usual Harry risks afterlife and bends the rules.
This story read much like an ending to the series. Harry comes to terms with things and the whodunit…wowsers! Had I not known there are more stories I would have wept like a baby.
Butcher weaved danger, twists and humorous moments as I held my breath wondering how he would make things right. Speeches, nods to fandoms, and a killer ending left me reaching for Cold Days.
James Marsters narrates, but I saw that he was not the first. I am glad I came to this series late and got to experience Marsters as the narrator. He has become the voice of Harry and these characters. Why mess with perfection?Another chilling and addictive installment in the Dresden Files. Ghost Story by Jim Butcher #loveausiobooks #DresdenFiles #UrbanFantasy Click To Tweet
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