by Jim Butcher
Series: The Dresden Files #17
Narrator: James Marsters
Length: 17 hours
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Publisher, Purchase
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Narration: 5 cups Speed: 1.3x
Harry has faced terrible odds before. He has a long history of fighting enemies above his weight class. The Red Court of vampires. The fallen angels of the Order of the Blackened Denarius. The Outsiders.
But this time it’s different. A being more powerful and dangerous on an order of magnitude beyond what the world has seen in a millennium is coming. And she’s bringing an army. The Last Titan has declared war on the city of Chicago, and has come to subjugate humanity, obliterating any who stand in her way.
Harry’s mission is simple but impossible: Save the city by killing a Titan. And the attempt will change Harry’s life, Chicago, and the mortal world forever.
Hells Bells, Battle Ground narrated by James Marsters and written by Jim Butcher delivered action, twists, epic battles and consequences. It also brought death, revenge, and left me excited for the next installment.
After the events of Peace Talks, we knew a battle was coming and it all goes down along the shores of Chicago. Almost the entire novel of Battle Ground takes place during the witching hour as we witness the White Council, White Court, Summer and Winter courts, Marcone with his people, the Knights, the werewolves, River Shoulders the sasquatch, and heck even Bob battle the Fodor, and Ethniu the last Titan.
The battles, draws of power, and alliances were epic. We suffer losses and I wept and cheered. In between destruction we see friendships, enjoy moments of snarky humor, and weep along with our characters. The odds are against them, but this is Harry’s city and he won’t let it fall.
At times the story felt almost like the end, and my stomach churned, but looses ends and some surprising developments left me excited for the next installment. I cannot wait…
The audiobook is around seventeen hours, but it felt like just a few as I became completely engrossed and lost sight of the outside world. James Marsters is brilliant. His voice has become the voice of Harry and these characters from Butters to Mab.
The audiobook has a treat at the end… it’s a Christmas story and exactly what we needed. Thank you, Mr. Butcher.
This is the seventeenth audiobook in the Harry Dresden Files. Because this is an urban fantasy, the series and novellas are best read/listened to in the order of their release. You’ll find them at your favorite retailer and local library.Epic battles, alliances, loss and new developments made Battle Ground by Jim Butcher an intense listen. #TheDresdenFiles #JamesMarsters #audiobook #fandom Click To Tweet
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