My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I listened to the audiobook — and couldn’t stop listening till I finished — two and a half days in all. This book grabbed me immediately, and it was all in the character in Harry Dresden (and perhaps in the great narration by James Marsters). The character’s voice is distinct, captivating, and utterly his own. Harry Dresden is someone I could see sitting down and having a beer with in our favorite pub. He’s not a tough guy, he gets sick at the sight of mangled bodies, he gets scared when, well, when any sane person would be scared. He truly wants to do the right thing, but sometimes people suffer for his efforts.
There’s plenty of his past we haven’t learned yet. We got a tantalizing taste of what his life has been like, but there’s clearly more to it. I look forward to learning all his secrets. I’m thrilled there are a dozen more books where I’ll get to know Harry better. It’s like meeting a new friend you really enjoy spending time with and can’t wait to meet up with again. How did it take me so long to read this? No clue, but I’m about to make up for it!