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An excellent reading by the voice of Harry Dresden (I've decided that is now James Marsters persona). I've blitzed through 7gh all 15 audio books in the main series this past month and love them all.
James Marsters gives a brilliant performance of a beautifully written story. Everyone should experience this!
Would you consider the audio edition of Skin Game to be better than the print version?
Yes I would, James Marsters performance has never been better, especially with the production values on this book, he transition from steady narration to screams and shouts that are alternatively dramatic and intentional comedic gold.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Skin Game?
As with most Dresden stories, there's a hook, a reveal and several moments of true white knuckle peril for the characters, Marsters delivers on all of them. I'm not going into specifics because I feel fellow fans don't want spoilers
Which character – as performed by James Marsters – was your favourite?
Dresden and Goodman Gray are particular well played
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
The Devil you know can be just as bad...
Any additional comments?
A long running series like this runs a high high risk of becoming stale and repetitive and while there are without doubt formulaic frameworks to the stories, book 15 continues to entertain and impress, characters are not static or two dimensional and have developed over the entire series. Butcher is a master of torturing his characters and bringing them through the hardship stronger, better people in a solid believable fashion. He continues to go from strength to strength with the Dresden Files.
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Would you listen to Skin Game again? Why?
I will I find I miss some bits and enjoy finding the nooks and crannies of a good story. I will also buy the hardback copy of this book too.
What other book might you compare Skin Game to, and why?
Faith Hunters, Jane Yellowrock series. Kim Harrison The Hollows series. The Iron Druid series but I prefer to read, rather than listen to that series.
What does James Marsters bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
He sounds right to my ears his voice is right I noticed that Bob for example now sounds mores like Butters than Dresden which seems appropriate.
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The way Jim Butcher builds his story around both the obscure and familiar lore, mixed with all the popular culture we know and love, makes not just a believable and entertaining universe, but makes us see the heroes of his stories as people - 'There for but the Grace of God go any one of us' - and James Marsters has just become so entertwined with my idea of Harry Dresden that I can't see any one else performing him, and he does so with the perfect emphasis, whether it be in flumoxed internal monologue, or while yelling 'Parkour!' at any given opportunity - Listen to his performance, and you will see what I mean immediately.
Always enjoyable with its quirky humour. Highly recommend to any fan of the wizard for hire and his friends.