Audiobook review: Grave Peril

May 4, 2014 Audiobook Reviews 0

Audiobook review: Grave PerilGrave Peril by Jim Butcher
Length: 11 hours and 59 minutes
Genres: Action, Paranormal
Published by Buzzy Mulitmedia Publishing, Roc Pages: 388
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased

Narrator: James Marster
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Harry Dresden - Wizard
Lost Items Found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment.

Harry Dresden has faced some pretty terrifying foes during his career. Giant scorpions. Oversexed vampires. Psychotic werewolves. It comes with the territory when you're the only professional wizard in the Chicago-area phone book.

But in all Harry's years of supernatural sleuthing, he's never faced anything like this: The spirit world has 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 purposely 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....

Also by this author: Storm Front, Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: Down Town, Shadowed Souls, Blood Rites, Proven Guilty , White Night , Small Favor , Turn Coat

The third Dresden book is just as good and strange as the other two and I enjoyed it very much.

Who ain’t afraid of no ghost?  Harry Dresden!!

Harry Dresden has really got himself into a grave situation and it’s going to take everything he has to come out of it alive. This one has some ghostly baddies and vampires. If my fairy Godmother is anything like Harry’s I think I will pass!

Grave Peril is the awesome version of Ghostbusters as we have wizard magic instead of those packs (can’t remember what they are called..lol) There is a nightmare wreaking havoc and it even gets a hold of Murphy and Harry has to pretty much wage a war with the world of vampires while dealing with a cranky fairy godmother and a demon who wants him dead.

It’s hard to talk about this book without giving away something important for those who haven’t ever read it, so  I am just making this a short review.

Grave Peril was definitely darker than the first two and had a lot more action than the others. I loved that Harry and Susan were becoming a couple, but at the same time I was disappointed that there was much of Murphy in this novel. Though there is a reason there is not much Murphy in it and you will find out once you start reading it. The ending was good but a little sad at the same time, at least for Harry Dresden. He tries to protect everyone he loves but it doesn’t always work out how he would like it.

I can’t wait to listen to the next one to see where the author takes things. I would recommend it for anyone who likes paranormal type books.

Narrator: James Marster

Again I will say that I know a lot of people are not a fan of the way he reads these, but the author seems to be pleased with it and so am I. I don’t mind being in the minority because I just can’t think of a better voice for Harry and I really like how he gives the character life.  He might not be the best narrator but I enjoy him. I also think he is getting better with each book.

 

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