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review 2017-12-11 21:55
Audio Review: Death Masks (The Dresden Files #5) by Jim Butcher (Narrator: James Marsters)
Death Masks - Jim Butcher
Death Masks

The Dresden Files #5
Jim Butcher (Narrator: James Marsters)
Urban Fantasy
Penguin Audiobooks
October 29th 2009
Audiobook
11 hours and 21 minutes
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Harry Dresden, Chicago's only practicing professional wizard, should be happy that business is pretty good for a change. But now he's getting more than he bargained for:

 

A duel with the Red Court of Vampires' champion, who must kill Harry to end the war between vampires and wizards...

 

Professional hit men using Harry for target practice...

 

The missing Shroud of Turin...

 

A handless and headless corpse the Chicago police need identified...

 

Not to mention the return of Harry's ex-girlfriend Susan, who's still struggling with her semi-vampiric nature. And who seems to have a new man in her life.

 

Some days, it just doesn't pay to get out of bed. No matter how much you're charging.

 

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Death Masks is book five in The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher.

 

I’ve been enjoy The Dresden Files. This time instead of reading I decide to give the audiobook a try. I have to say Narrator James Marsters was outstanding. He brought all the characters to life. Harry’s voice was just what I expected it to sound like. It was perfection. I plan to try out more in The Dresden Files series in audiobook formate. It was a superb listen.

 

As for the plot well several things are happening in this installment and not all of it was good. We have some grey areas, some bad, and some good. Harry’s got a lot to deal with.

 

Susan comes back to say good bye for good and to warn him. She’s been gone a year with no contact and just shows up out of the blue. She could have called Harry, but nope she’s back and finds herself involved in Harry’s investigation. Having her back is painful for him. I’m ready for her to go and not return. Close that door, please…

 

Besides Susan returning, he’s been sent out on another case to find a missing artifact and their’s a prophecy that involves him and this artifact. Oh Boy!! He’s got choices to make, but their are things that you just can’t walk away from.

 

And, last the Red Court still wants Harry dead and the war is going strong between Vampires and Wizards. As you can see so much to deal with. What could go wrong?

 

Death Masks brings us Demons, Vampires, a possible Apocalypse and so much more. I had a fabulous time listening to this story. The audio was well worth listing too. Can’t wait to see what happens next to Harry.

 

Rated: 4 Stars

 

 

 

Was this review helpful? If so, please consider liking it on Goodreads (Angela)!

 

 

Challenge(s): Library Love / Pick Your Genre (UF) / Backlist Reader (2017)

 


 

 

 

I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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text 2017-12-10 16:09
Burning Alive - Shannon K. Butcher

Book one in the Sentinels was good. I loved the adventure, the characters were strong and carried the plot well. The conflict was big and dramatic, definitely series in the making good, and the sub characters pulled the reader into wanting to know more about the Sentinels and their women. Drake has been fighting the war against the demons for centuries with no hope of peace of any kind coming his way. He feels his time is slipping away with each leaf that falls but isn’t willing to stop fighting until the very end. When he sees Helen across a diner with fear clouding her eyes he is drawn in, but when he touches her and his decades-long pain ends, he knows he will never let her go and will fight to keep her by his side. She has a crippling fear of fire and of burning alive. She has seen herself burn alive in her dreams her whole life and one man stands by and watches as she dies, smiling. When she finally sees him across the diner, she is frozen in fear, but can’t explain why she is so drawn to the man who is going to stand by and watch her die. When demons attack and she is thrust into a world she didn’t know existed, her life will never be the same again. And Drake is going to make sure she has no choice about the matter. Their story was great. Loved it and will read more in this series.

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-11-30 16:33
How Dresden fight monsters and get an apprentice
Proven Guilty - Jim Butcher

Something magical and nasty is attacking people.

 

Michael's daughter is in trouble and she manipulated Dresden to help her. Her boyfriend Nelson was in jail and needed bail. 

 

It turned out that Molly's friend were in trouble when monsters attacked a convention that they were attending. Like a horror movies con and the monsters dressed as monsters in movies. 

 

Worst still, Michael is on the job and Dresden has to find help to fight monsters.

 

In the meantime, he got kidnapped. More trouble,

 

The story progress along fine. Just a bit jumpy here and there. 

 

It has explained why Michael's wife, Molly' mom Charity didn't like Dresden.

 

It also explained why Murphy and Dresden didn't hookup. 

 

Fast moving plot with Molly got kidnapped, rescue mission is a good way to build tension and move things along.

 

A solid 4 stars. Half star added for being so readable. 

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review 2017-11-20 17:30
Every Story Was Monstrous Fun
The Monster Hunter Files - Larry Correia,Jim Butcher,Faith Hunter,Jonathan Maberry,Oliver Wyman,Khristine Hvam,Bailey Carr,Audible Studios
Fabulous audiobook, filled with excellent short stories perfect for travel, walking, sitting or just ignoring the people around you. The narration was very well done. I think this is the first anthology where I enjoyed all the stories and authors.
Two of my favorite authors were included in this monster hunter collection of short stories, Jim Butcher, and Faith Hunter. Both write fabulous characters and truly wicked monsters, so I was thrilled when I won a copy of this. Yes, both knocked it out of the park with their tales. Really I had no doubts they wouldn't. What surprised me was how much I enjoyed each of the other authors previously unknown to me. I think the last story was my favorite new to me author story, it was about a Golem, I love Golems.
I plan on reading each of the other authors from this collection.

 

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review 2017-11-11 15:15
Dresden is being drawn into a fight
Small Favour (The Dresden Files, #10) - Jim Butcher

A bad guy is missing and Dresden is being forced to find him.

 

Then there are more magic people involved. Summer Council, Winter Council.

 

So there is a lot of running around, either he is chasing someone or being chased. 

 

The story is good enough. Not sure why it got so low rating. 

 

It is a story about Molly and Michael and how Dresden handled his magic and his relationships. 

 

Interesting enough for me to read the next one. 

 

4 stars. 

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