I also have to say something about James Marsters- the narrator.
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Holy Cheese Doodles is this guy good. He can make a shout sound like a shout without it hurting your eardrums, he can meld his voice so it sounds, very believably, like a female whisper. He can produce the crack of dry humor and the choke in his throat when deep sorrow is called for.
He did an excellent job of narrating this book and I was left wishing he had been hired to narrate the Codex Allera books that Butcher has also written. Can't say enough good things about this one. Definitely worth the buy. I couldn't stop listening to this amazing story. James Marsters has read it perfectly. He is the voice of Harry Dresden and I hope he will read all the upcoming books. Wizard Harry Dresden face his most daunting battle ever in this latest installment of his war with both the evil in the world of magic and the demons within.
This time he must fight to save both himself and the daughter he only recently learned existed. Like all of Dresden??? We know that Dresden ultimately will win, but author Jim Butcher does and outstanding job of ramping up the suspense by creating heart stopping how-is-he-ever-going-to-get-out-of-this-one encounters with the badest of the bad monsters from the netherworld.
This one, however, is different. The ending is a twist I didn??? The next book in the series is due out this fall and it will no doubt be very interesting to see how Butcher does get Harry out of this one. I think there may be clues in some of the recent books, but we??? Narrator James Marsters, as always, does a magnificent job of channeling Dresden and bringing Butcher???
This is easily the best of the Dresden series thus far. The book is aptly named and aptly written along those lines. The character development is phenomenal and many questions are answered.
Those who are saying this is a Finale? I ain't buying that one. I am so pleased that Audible now has the complete series now and I recommend you start at the beginning and have the sweet experience of going through all twelve books. James Marsters does his very best in this audiobook. It's almost more of a dramatized version than an unabridged audiobook! Thanks, James for such an excellent performance. I really enjoy the entire series; I really enjoy the way Butcher writes. This one is a lot of transformation all at once in Dresden's life, but James Marsters does a fantastic job of reading it, as always.
Marsters is an absolutely amazing reader. Not perfect, but vastly entertaining! Literally, from the first line to the last I was captivated and riveted. This is a fast pace story with many of the old characters returning. You will laugh at the humor, cry at the "changes" and be thoroughly entertained in the imaginery world that Jim Butcher has created. The scenery details are amazing and the storyline is a paranormal rollercoaster of making bargains, meeting demons don't want to say any spoilers and visiting "never never" places outside of Chicago.
Harry Dresden learns more about his family and his friends, and in order to save one he has to sacrifice. James Marsden is the voice of Harry Dresden and he portrays him flawlessly. He is Harry, and he projects the other characters very well.here
Changes (#12) – Jim Butcher
This series gets better with every book, now is the waiting for the next. Highly recommend reading the Harry Dresden series in order. I would say that this book really displayed the evil-ish or lets say the dark side of Harry My jaw was hanging when i heard what a certain person told Harry, and i think his reaction was even worse than mine. What I love about this series that its not only the one thing happening, but its the too many things that are happening, so you never get bored at all And in this one believe me when I say you will never get bored for even a single second.
Narration is amazing as usual And the end of this book was one of the best and one of the most WOW moments I have experienced. The book builds up to a major end game, and provides a lot more answers then questions. Enjoyed seeing old characters come back into the picutre. I hope this isn't the end of the series, because I'm addicted!! James Marsters does a phenominal job as narrator! His acting pulls you into the story, bringing out all the emotions and humor.
Over all, a well built story, great adventure, surprises, and as always a fun and thrilling ride. A must buy, definitely credit worthy! Butcher, please write more NOW! This is probably the most fast moving of the books in terms of action, but it doesn't reduce the rich drama and character development along the way that is the hallmark of Butcher's writing.. The only problem I had with the story was the ending, but don't let that keep you from buying it. I was hooked on Harry Dresden practically from the first moment of Storm Front.
Yet over the course of the next several books, Harry and the cast of supporting characters became even more complex, more interesting, more human. And Butcher kept revealing surprises and "Aha! From the opening moments of Changes, I knew that Butcher had trumped himself with this one.
Changes (Dresden Files, Book 12)
Everything - and I do mean everything - comes together here in a deeply satisfying way despite a cliffhanger conclusion. Plots that have been unfolding for several books are finally resolved and new ones introduced. Changes reminded me a lot of the final chapter of The Lord of the Rings - a series referenced by Harry as he and his friends and even former foes form a fellowship in order to complete the ultimate quest. The book culminates in a battle of good vs. But according to Butcher, there are several more books planned for the series - good news for his devoted fans.
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I urge anyone who has not read previous Dresden Files not to begin with this. The impact of this book is meant for devoted fans - it is a payoff 12 books in the making - as well as a glimpse of new directions for Dresden and Company. Any criticism I have seems petty by comparison to the towering achievement Butcher has realized in Changes.
There are a few moments where I felt the editing should have been tighter - which is perhaps why Butcher has pushed back the release of his next outing - Ghost Story - from April to July, The worst part of being a Dresden Files fan is figuring out how to feed our addiction between fix.
Bravo, Mr. A tour de force. It's all changing Another 5 star instalment to this series. I am not even remotely getting bored with this saga - indeed have just nervously checked to see how many books there are left in this series as I'm already worried about what I'm going to resort to when its done.
James Marsters is superb, as ever. If you haven't yet started this series - treat yourself! Start at the beginning though, cos it's a fun, fun ride. Oh my God, I had to stay up all night to finish this book. It has to be the best of the Dresden files so much happens! The title is very apt. There are so many changes , it is an amazing book, ypu have to read the others 1st to understand but I guarantee you won't be able to put this down or turn it off. James Marsters narration is sublime. He intones every character and brings them to life. This is unmistakably the best book from the series "The Dresden Files" so far.
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Couldn't stop listening. Everyone should read this book. Love James masters reading of Harry Dresden and I love this book. This is one of the best Dresden files so far. I don't want to give away any of the plot points but trust me when I say your jaw will drop in the first few minutes if listening to this file. James Marsters is Harry Dresden! It's that simple. If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Never get between a wizard and his family! Oh yes, I have read the Hardback when it first released and couldn't wait for it to be released in Audio format.