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A lot of struggle for a decent pay off

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Reviewed: 2020-09-12

While by the end I'm not entirely disappointed or overjoyed by this I admit the writing has a few issues, mostly the first half or so when Harrow isn't quite there. The second half is wonderful besides a few jokes /punchlines that made me physically recoil at the audacity of this lich

It might've been because of the translation

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Reviewed: 2020-05-23

I found large portions of this book just dumps of exposition and dialogue that felt like it was boring people in cardboard box of a room. Other times the dialogue enhanced and described the motions with out the middle descriptive sentences masterfully. I just wish it occasionally moved a little faster.

Don't feel bad about skipping the last part

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-11-27

The last third of this book is wildly different from the beginning, and while it's not exactly bad, it would've benefitted from being its own fully fledged sequel, the first two thirds however is excellent and I'd greatly recommend it. Even ends solidly as well.

Wonderfully VA'd

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-10-15

The voice acting was well done and I felt the inflection was spot on. My only issues with the work are the boringly slow pace, jarring view point jumps, and sparse plot points. It has moments where things are very tense and you get excited that something serious is going to happen; the it continues quietly. The ending too is quiet, desperate, yet I'm glad it's over.

As some one new to space military novel...

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-08-05

The performance of the voice actor was of the high level of quality I expect, the story how ever I some times found a little disconnected and John Perry's military prowess comes just a little too easily. I think I would find it more enjoyable to see him struggle more and make a few more mistakes. Other wise a good novel.

Oh geez

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Reviewed: 2019-03-14

The heaviest and most heart wrenching book in the Dresden files so far. Really can't wait to get to the next in the line up.

overall another great entry in Dresden files

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Reviewed: 2019-01-14

the only oddity I feel like commenting on is James doing a new voice for some reoccurring characters. Minor gripe really but it does make me think twice about who's talking when suddenly concade or Thomas is speaking with a noticeable accent when they didn't previously.

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very good

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Reviewed: 2018-09-13

I like seeing the progression that Harry makes at the end of his books and they always keeping me excited for the next one.

still a solid listen, but...

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Reviewed: 2018-08-13

all in all still a good story from Jim and a good edition to the Dresden files, but for some reason I felt the Vampire and the shroud plot lines didn't mesh well, while I do understand their separation it still felt jarring being in the middle of a hunt for the shroud and then immediately going off to deal with Vampire stuff. or conversely, making progress with Vampire stuff and then being sucked into a shroud hunt.

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more of the same fun action, with heart.

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Reviewed: 2018-07-12

really can't complain about this book at all, it covers all the familiar bases as the last books in way that's still engaging, story is of the quality you'd expect from J Butcher, and Marsters does an equally satisfying performance, with an ending feels good. it's nice to see Harry grow a little bit over the course of each novel.