Dead Beat

Dead Beat By Jim Butcher James Marsters, Dead Beat Unabridged CDs CDs hoursRead by James MarstersParanormal investigations are Harry Dresden s business and Chicago is his beat as he tries to bring law and order to a world of wizards and monst
  • Title: Dead Beat
  • Author: Jim Butcher James Marsters
  • ISBN: 9780142428078
  • Page: 498
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Dead Beat By Jim Butcher James Marsters, Unabridged CDs, 12 CDs, 15 hoursRead by James MarstersParanormal investigations are Harry Dresden s business, and Chicago is his beat as he tries to bring law and order to a world of wizards and monsters that exists alongside everyday life And though most inhabitants of the Windy City don t believe in magic, the Special Investigations department of the Chicago PD knows bUnabridged CDs, 12 CDs, 15 hoursRead by James MarstersParanormal investigations are Harry Dresden s business, and Chicago is his beat as he tries to bring law and order to a world of wizards and monsters that exists alongside everyday life And though most inhabitants of the Windy City don t believe in magic, the Special Investigations department of the Chicago PD knows better.Karin Murphy is the head of SI and Harry s good friend So when a killer vampire threatens to destroy Murphy s reputation unless Harry does her bidding, he has no choice The vampire wants the Word of Kemmler whatever that is and all the power that comes with it Now Harry is in a race against time and six merciless necromancers to find the Word before Chicago experiences a Halloween night to wake the dead A Fun romp with a rousing final battle that shouldn t be missed Locus Offbeat humor, a hard boiled style, and rich detail Library Journal Starred Review The wildest, strangest, best Dresden adventure to dateButcher s blending of modern fantasy with classic noir sensibilities ensures that there s never a dull moment SF Site
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    1. Jim Butcher James Marsters

      Jim Butcher is the author of the Dresden Files, the Codex Alera, and a new steampunk series, the Cinder Spires His resume includes a laundry list of skills which were useful a couple of centuries ago, and he plays guitar quite badly An avid gamer, he plays tabletop games in varying systems, a variety of video games on PC and console, and LARPs whenever he can make time for it Jim currently resides mostly inside his own head, but his head can generally be found in his home town of Independence, Missouri.Jim goes by the moniker Longshot in a number of online locales He came by this name in the early 1990 s when he decided he would become a published author Usually only 3 in 1000 who make such an attempt actually manage to become published of those, only 1 in 10 make enough money to call it a living The sale of a second series was the breakthrough that let him beat the long odds against attaining a career as a novelist.All the same, he refuses to change his nickname.

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    1. Book Twenty fiveDead Beat by Jim Butcher Hell s Bells count 13While I was on my long commute to work not so bad, as it affords me reading time , I wondered what the Harry Dresden from Storm Front would have made of the Harry Dresden from this book I imagine he probably would have been scared And to be honest, I don t think I would be able to blame him.There s necromancy afoot in Chicago, and as much as he doesn t want to be, Harry is in the middle of all of it He s been charged by one of the mo [...]


    2. Harry Dresden fans, do you know you can get special Dresden character tea blends like this Butters one Just food, er, drink for thought.Wonder what he tastes like Corpses I m 100% in love with the audiobooks for this series James Marsters gets better and better with each book, and I m addicted to listening to him narrate His character vocal differentiation is improving with each story, and his inflections are spot on He is amazing, really amazing In terms of plot, this one was pretty freaking co [...]


    3. This had one of the most creative and fun uses of magic I ve ever seen without creating an entirely original magic system Also some serious character development and story progression You rock, Jim Butcher


    4. This seventh book in the Dresden Files series, took me on a roller coaster ride tread by many of the fans, yet managed to make the experience nearly pristine and virginal The book was at first a slow starter, then became a precocious child, then became an overachiever, then, a late bloomer The entire novel was the work of a workaholic, of that I m sure The series follow a formula only in the broadest sense of the word I wish to tell Jim Butcher to ditch his cliffhangers I mean, by that, his tend [...]


    5. Son Everyone dies alone That s what it is It s a door It s one person wide When you go through it, you do it alone But it doesn t mean you ve got to be alone before you go through the door And believe me, you aren t alone on the other side About this book, it s like any other book of Dresden Files just nastier When you think things cannot get any worse, all hell break loose something happens to worsen everything And I cannot help but be surprised at how much will Harry has and how far can he go [...]


    6. Best Dresden book so far I approve of the zombie T rex Sue and all the mayhem that she causes Harry, like any good noir detective, is a bit soft headed when it comes to a dame This gets him in trouble in every book and this one is no exception His wry sense of humour helps him deal with the situations that his instinctive responses get him embroiled in.At least in this installment, Harry gets to know members of the White Council better and vice versa , finds out that he has fans among the younge [...]



    7. The chaotic events in his life may have Harry Dresden feeling Dead Beatbut his books have never been energized As an accountant, when I have a bad day at work, it often means I spent hours poring through various mind numbingly dull spreadsheets trying to rectify a discrepancy Now here s Harry Dresden s version of a bad day at work One of his most dangerous enemies has pictures that could destroy the life of Harry s closest friend and ally In order to stop the evil vampire sorceress Mavra from r [...]


    8. Did I say the last book was the best installment yet I WAS OBVIOUSLY KIDDING No, THIS books is the best installment yet What is it about this series that just keeps getting better and better and better and better I just adore how the stakes keep getting higher, and how our dear wizard Harry is always overcome with hurdles that even I am biting my nails in suspense, unsure if he ll even come out of it in one piece And when he does overcome them in unconventional means, I can t help but sigh in re [...]


    9. 10 30 13 The one with lots of necromancers Also the one where the series really solidly shifts into higher gear, in my opinion.8 25 11 I noticed something about this character last night that I think speaks well of Butcher as a writer he s managed to write a somewhat sexist character but not sexist books It s not just because the character admits to being somewhat sexist, but because it s just the main character who has those views The narrative and development of the supporting characters is ac [...]


    10. Harry Dresden s home is getting crowded Too bad none of those residents are female, or human But he doesn t have too much time to complain Murphy is out of town and an old vamp from the past has pictures that could not only get Murphy thrown off the force, but possibly thrown in jail Dresden has no choice but to make a deal with this vamp to get the pictures and negatives back All he has to do is find the word of Kemmler Not that he has any idea what or who that is Needless to say we get zombies [...]


    11. I was not sure whether with book deserves 3 or 4 stars until I was introduced to Butters and Sue Thanks to Sue, the book has the most epic ending of all Dresden Files books so far the rating jumped to 5 stars the highest of all Dresden Files book for me It starts innocently enough Mavra, a vampire from Black Court think Dracula on steroids who happened to be one of the most powerful Dresden s enemies made an offer to the only official wizard which cannot be refused find the last book of the most [...]


    12. I have two GR friends who have said that this series gets better and better with each book I believe that to be true because these books really do get better, probably because I already love the characters Harry is a great character He is constantly evolving and I like that I m learning something new about him with each new book The new characters are also just as fascinating, as well as the returning ones I like all the fun twists that keep the story moving, often in unexpected ways The world b [...]


    13. Re read June 2017 So I never actually wrote a real review of this book the first time I read it It was the end of the year, and I just half assed something in about two minutes I just wanted to read it and enjoy it and then be done with it But seeing as how this is the first truly wonderful book in the series and don t even argue with me about this , it really does deserve a full considered review.This is very nearly a perfect urban fantasy book It comes soooo close If it weren t for Harry being [...]


    14. This was without a doubt my favorite of the Dresden files It had everything especially zombies, and lots and lots of them This book made me really think about what I like about the Dresden files The author develops multiple story lines and then weaves them together plausibly at least as plausible as zombies in present day Chicago The quest for the book of Kemmlar places Harry in a very bad position Mavra is threatening to get Murphy arrested Powerful necromancers are seeking to upend the fabric [...]


    15. So happy I decided to stick with the series, because each book has proven better than the last Polka will never die


    16. Pretty much on par with Blood Rites I had a good time, though definitely felt that it was my second Dresden book in a row I usually try to break them up because I end up feeling trapped if I read a whole series all together I m crazy I know , but even so with Harry s constant descriptions of his foibles as if he needs to describe them all to knew people in the 7th installment of the series Other than that, I had lots of fun and a good break from vampires, which I ve felt have been a bit overused [...]


    17. The thing I m really loving about this series is how Butcher manages to produce something new with each successive book while at the same time adding these threads of lore and story that carry over with each new book While the first several books still felt somewhat episodic, by this book, all those little threads have now cumulated to evolve such a cohesion with the previous books that the depth of plot and character and world building make for some very satisfying and rewarding reading.And I d [...]


    18. Executive Summary One of my favorite books in the series It might possibly have the most memorable sequence of all 14 books thus far.Audio book James Marsters continues to be excellent as the reader for the audio book Of particular note, I really enjoy his voices for Butters and Ramirez.Full ReviewSo what a long way we ve come Wizards, Werewolves, Vampires, Fae What s left Why Zombies of courseOne of Harry s enemies is back in town and blackmailing him to find something called the Word of Kemmle [...]


    19. 4.5Its the best book in the series so far and that extra half star is for Butters and Sue With Halloween just days away, Harry finds himself blackmailed by Marva into finding Word of Kemmler But Harry even doesn t know what Word of Kemmler is and what it can do or where to find it If thats not enough three wizards necromancers who are powerful than Harry wants Word of Kemmler for themselves And what follows next is endless action and fun.This book was one hell of a ride right from the start to [...]


    20. So, this audiobook was pretty epic End review No, but seriously there s Necromancers, a zombie t rex, Harry gets a wizardly promotion, there s a weird love triangle going on, although I don t think anyone is actually getting any, Bob gets kidnapped, and then there s the whole Lasciel thing I loved this installment to bits there was action to the max, tons of future possibilities open up for this series, and I bow down to James Marsters grasp of Dresden s character Butters made for an awesome sid [...]


    21. I loved this book It has everything I love and lacks exactly the thing I dislike in this series Murphy and her self righteous attitude I still remember how she ruined the second book for me It took me quite a while to start reading Dead Beat because of the blurb Since the starting point is a blackmail connected to Murphy I expected her to play a greater role here Fortunately that s not the case Murphy lovers will be disappointed to find that she appears only in two scenes, one in the beginning a [...]



    22. 9.5 10Awesome, the whole thing was awesome It s never going to win any literature awards or be viewed as high brow but on the entertainment scale this is as near to 10 as I m going to give The series as a whole has fully developed for me and it now has the feel of joining friends for a beer at the pub and passing tales between one another The narration is the usual top notch, easy banter style which flows from page to page and picks up the plot and goes from 0 60 before you could put on all your [...]


    23. I can definitely see why Jim Butcher is considered a staple in the Urban Fantasy genre he has an excellent main character who is a tad whiny at times, but that s kind of why I like him , loads of paranormal that will continually ding your creep o meter even though I admit it doesn t take much to set mine off , and plenty of action, humor, and intrigue Overall, if you ve never read an urban fantasy, this author is a great place to start The best thing about him is that he seems to get better with [...]


    24. About halfway through this book, I was finding myself sneaking in chapters when I was supposed to be doing other things It was very, very bad of me, I know I ve commented on several aspects of the series in reviews of the other books One of the things I like is that each story is complete, but each builds on the last This is the first book in the series that really depended on a knowledge of what had gone on before I do think Butcher does an excellent job of tickling the memory about references [...]


    25. God Dammit Just when I was giving up hope again The 7th book is good tooNot as good as the 4th one, but still pretty epic and entertaining And then I opened the 8th book and gave up on this series again Sorry, Harry, but salivating at the sight of teenagers bodies is where I, personally, draw the line CONCLUSION 4th and 7th books are good Not sure about the rest that follow, so if there are books that I can skip to get to the good ones, I would have absolutely NO PROBLEM doing that.


    26. First read March, 2010.Re read May June, 2013 liked it even the second time, upping the rating from 4 to 5 stars Listen to me, I snarled We are not going to die Butters stared at me, pale, his eyes terrified We re not No And do you know why He shook his head Because Thomas is too pretty to die And because I m too stubborn to die.And most of all because tomorrow is Oktoberfest, Butters, and polka will never die He blinked Polka will never die I shouted at him Say it pg 212 Passages like that are [...]


    27. POLKA WILL NEVER DIE That alone made this an awesome read for me An inside joke for those who have already read the book, but then again most of my reviews are meant for post read discussion anyway The Dresden Files has always had a great cast of supporting characters, and Dead Beat is no exception I like how they switch around between novels too For example, not a lot of Murphy and Michael in this book, but we get to explore Butters and Thomas deeply.We see yet again the brilliance of Harry s [...]


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