Thursday, February 01, 2007

Booklist (Audio)

Grave Peril by Jim Butcher
"Harry Dresden's faced some pretty terrifying foes during his career. Giant scorpions. Oversexed vampires. Psychotic werewolves. It comes with the territory when you're the only professional wizard in the Chicago area phone book.
But in all Harry's years of supernatural sleuthing, he's never faced anything like this: the spirit world's gone postal. All over Chicago, ghosts are causing trouble — and not just of the door-slamming, boo-shouting variety. These ghosts are tormented, violent, and deadly. Someone — or something — is purposely stirring them up to wreak unearthly havoc.
But why? And why do so many of the victims have ties to Harry? If Harry doesn't figure it out soon, he could wind up a ghost himself."*
Grave Peril is the third book in The Dresden Files series. It chronicles the adventures of Harry Dresden, a modern-day wizard who advertises in the Chicago Yellow Pages. In light of the recent debut of the TV show on the SciFi Channel, I thought I would re-read these books. I found this one in audiobook form at the library so I thought I would give it a go. I've never listened to an audiobook before. I didn't think I would enjoy the experience but I did. I think I will be doing this audiobook thing alot more.
Anyway, I can't say enough good about this series. I picked up the first book on a lark one day and I have been a faithful follower ever since. There are 8 books out with the 9th on the way very soon. I don't have high hopes for the TV show. I saw one episode and it was weak. Maybe it will get better...who knows. Anyway, don't base your desire to read the books on the show. Get the books and read them for yourself. They're so much fun!


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