Thursday, July 18, 2013

Just Finished: Audiobook Grave Peril

Grave Peril by Jim Butcher
#3 in Dresden Files
Narrated by: James Marsters

Rating- Three Stars photo threestars.png

Book Blurb

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Harry Dresden’s faced some pretty terrifying foes during his career. Giant scorpions. Oversexed vampires. Psychotic werewolves. All par for the course for Chicago’s only professional wizard.
But in all of Harry’s years of supernatural sleuthing, he’s never faced anything like this: the spirit world’s gone postal. All over Chicago, ghosts are causing trouble—and not just of the door-slamming, ‘boo’- shouting variety. These ghosts are tormented, violent, and deadly.
Someone—or something—is stirring them up to wreak unearthly havoc. But why? And why do so many of the victims have ties to Harry? If Harry doesn’t figure it out soon, he could wind up a ghost himself....

My Thoughts

It starts right in the middle of the action with Harry and Michael heading towards a suspected ghost. Then Harry backtracks to explain how they got there. They have no idea what is causing the increase in ghostly activity, but they know they have to stop whatever it is. Most of the book is spent trying to figure out who is behind everything.

There is a lot going on in this book, but at the same time it didn't have the same pull as books in the past. Most of the aspects of the previous books that I liked was missing in this book, I missed Murphy in this book, she seemed to be almost an afterthought in this book. Her working relationship with Harry is a big part of the cases normally. Bob (the spirit in the skull) wasn't as involved in this book either.

Honestly, I probably wouldn't have finished this book at this time if I was reading it myself. It probably would have been put to the side and would have come back to it later, but I enjoyed James Marsters' narration so much that I just kept listening. He is really good at it, you could hear the emotions and he read with feeling.

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