Dead Beat: The Dresden Files, Book 7 (Unabridged)
by Jim Butcher
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When a killer vampire threatens to destroy head of Special Investigations Karrin Murphy's reputation, unless Harry delivers the powerful Word of Kemmler to her, he has no choice. Now Harry is in a race against time to find the Word before Chicago experiences a Halloween night to wake the dead.
Butcher never disappoints with his stories. Dead Beat has to be the most innovative story in the series. This one is the wildest of Butcher's work. Polka will never ever die.
Polka Will Never Die.
Finally, the set is complete! I've been waiting for this one to come out for a while, as it is a personal favorite of mine.
Naturally, Jim has done it again. Dead Beat is one of the best books in the whole series, with an intriguing and exciting plot, as well a list of colorful, well-defined characters. This one is a must-have for any Dresden and Butcher fan.
Long live Sue!
Another Incredibly Well Done Installment in the Series
Again, Butcher writes a compelling story that you can't stop listening to, and Marsters performs it with skill and finesse. While the theme of this particular book is a little less evident than his immediately preceding novels in the series, it rings true in the end and becomes a treatise on the inherent goodness/evil of individual actions and specific acts.
All these deep thematic topics in the Dresden Files series really add up to a great commentary on the nature of the human condition. And this particular installment doesn't let the listener down. Very very well done, yet again!
The only distracting element to the book is the directorial choices behind some of Marsters character voices... While the "sound" of Butters becomes instantly endearing, other characters begin to sound a lot like different characters in different books--particularly Thomas and Cassius, who begin to sound a lot like Michael and Kincaid, respectively. But if the listener can simply ride through it, the end result is still a rip-roaring good tale that Marsters once again hits out of the ball park. Pacing, and inflection continue to add to Harry's depth of character, and Marsters demonstrates once again why these books fit his vocal repertoire like a glove. Another performer couldn't do it. Simply said.
Download it now--it's worth it!