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  • Grave Peril

  • The Dresden Files, Book 3
  • De : Jim Butcher
  • Lu par : James Marsters
  • Durée : 11 h et 55 min
  • 4,6 out of 5 stars (16 notations)

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Grave Peril

De : Jim Butcher
Lu par : James Marsters
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    Description

    Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden has had a rough couple of weeks. As the only openly practicing professional wizard in the Chicago area, he has squared off against a multitude of supernatural bad guys. Harry has won the day against demons, poltergeists, sorcerers, trolls, vampires, werewolves, and even an evil faerie godmother. You might think nothing could spook him. You would be wrong.

    Something is stirring up angry apparitions all over town. Something that can break all the laws of supernatural physics. Something that doesnt like Harry. His closest friends are being targeted. The net is closing in. Harry must find a solution soon or find this is one Nightmare from which he will never waken.

    ©2001 Jim Butcher (P)2004 Buzzy Multimedia

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    • Global
      5 out of 5 stars
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    • Lakejewel
    • 22/03/2010

    Spike makes good

    As I listened to this audiobook, I couldn't help but picture the character James Marsters played in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". He brought the characters to life without doing obnoxious falsetto voices for the female characters as so many other readers do. I have read all the Dresden books in print thus far, and while I enjoyed reading this book at the time, I felt much more "in" the story while listening to this production. I listened to "Storm Front" before this one, and the reading of this audiobook is much more enjoyable than "Storm Front" because of Marsters' enthusiastic performance. The timing is great, the characters are distinguishable without being obnoxious and there is just enough acting to make it really exciting. I'll concede that there were some mispronounciations but not enough to really detract from the story. I listen to lots of audiobooks and this one I will recommend to everyone!

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    • L. Williams
    • 10/07/2010

    Dresden just keeps getting better

    I've read the first two Dresden novels - which were good. But this one really kicks things into high gear. There's much more character development than previously. I didn't find myself frustrated with Dresden as much for walking idiotically into impossible situations and taking responsibility for everyone's problems. The reader, Mr. Marsters, is much more polished here than in previous outings, where he seemed to be sighing between every sentence. He continues to need editing...I was constantly catching him mispronouncing words (e.g. he would say "ruins" when he meant "runes"; or "retched" when he meant "wretched.") Otherwise, he is a good reader, and I hear than in future books, he improves quite a bit. Looking forward to Book 4.

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    • Torr
    • 11/10/2015

    I was lied too, bad mouth noises (speed 1.5x)

    What did you like best about Grave Peril? What did you like least?

    The story only seamed so-so compared to the previous books. I felt like characters just popped up and a previous character I really liked was just missing from this book, which was unfortunate.

    Has Grave Peril turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Grave Peril has not turned me off to books in the genre as I greatly enjoy similar type stories, and if I had the time/ability to read the print (paper/eBook) versions I might have enjoyed this story (and the series as a whole) significantly more.

    Would you be willing to try another one of James Marsters’s performances?

    I have listen to other things on Audible narrated by James Marsters's (e.g. his performance in "The Importance of Being Earnest") but this series of books is so horribly done by him that I get physically angry (scratch your nails on that chalk board one more time and you'll lose some fingers, type angry) at the thought of enduring his poor performance again.

    Could you see Grave Peril being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I think this story has been done too many times before in movies/tv shows, unfortunately for it to bring a significantly new and unique experience to the telling.

    Any additional comments?

    As the headline says, I felt lied too. I talked to many people who love these books (i.e. at cons - Butcher was at the last one I attended doing a signing, in my circle of friends, on first dates these books have come up in conversation) and I expressed my issues with the performance in books 1 and 2 and almost unanimously they said, "oh, Marsters gets better." Lies I say, LIES! Granted they might mean he is better by book 13 (at the time of this writing, 15.5 has come out).

    I scoured the reviews of this book looking for the tail-tail reviews about the mouth noises and if they were bearable or not and there were significantly fewer which made me think maybe he was getting better. After listening to the book, I think that the number of reviews reporting this issue was significantly because the people that are/were offended by the slurping mouth noises didn't purchase this book and had given up on the audiobook version of this series or the series in general (as I had).

    I ran across one review that suggested dialing up the listen speed to 1.25x to lessen such noises. Personally I dialed the speed up to 1.5x and it worked, well enough, but they were still there and there were still way too many of them; luckily they passed by fast enough it was not nearly as infuriating as before. There are a great many reviews that highly praise Marsters's performance suggested to me that just maybe Marsters and the few reviews that did criticize the performance might been being too picky. Having listened to the book myself I have wonder if people praising the performance had actually listened to it before they wrote their reviews.

    Sound engineers/directors everywhere, lets do the math:
    When your performer (in this cases Marsters) makes mouth noises in their performance you are limiting your audience and good will (willingness to push your product on their friends) from that audience to the people who can tolerate those horrible sounds. With the mouth noises removed your audience and good will increases the number people who will tolerate it (but wouldn't even notice if it's missing) by the amount of people that would be offended by said noises (i.e. something + something more is greater than something + 0 and much greater than something + negative feels about it). Granted you can't make everyone happy, but in this case by forcing your performer to do less slobbering the audience that enjoys the performance it will only increase because no one will know that those sounds could have (definitely should NOT have) been there.

    Conclusion:
    I thought I was done with the series after book 2 because of the poor performance and I should have stayed done because this book didn't grab me in any meaningful way (not the story, not the performance) to keep me interested in the series. My only interest in the series now lies in my friends that have listen to these and the Iron Druid Chronicles that want me to catch up in this series so we can talk comparatively about the two main characters (Atticus vs Harry - that's one heck of a debate/battle, I personally think they would get along with each other just fine). If I can summon up the will to try the next book in the series, I think I will have to go with 2x playback speed.

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    • green ice cream garden
    • 17/12/2015

    So confused, so much brooding

    It feels like there is a book missing between 2 and 3. It took time to make the puzzle fit, and by that time the story was too complicated to make further connections and solve any mysteries. I didn't like the lack of Murphy. I don't enjoy that Harry blames himself for everything and broods eternally in this book - not out of character for him, but get over it! His girlfriend is beyond annoying. Harry, it's her fault too! She took her chances. I'm almost done now with book 4, and that one is better, which means I'll continue binging this series.

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    • Lorna
    • 19/06/2009

    I love Harry

    I just found Jim Butchers wonderful world of sourcerers, vampires, wizards and all that goes bump in the night. The heroes are charming, funny,soulful and original. The story lines are exciting and they keep your interest from page one to the final word. I plan to purchase the entire set.

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    • Anniebligh
    • 23/03/2011

    'I licked my lips and tried again'

    me too.
    the plot becomes more complex in 'Grave Peril', and I loved the introduction of Michael as well as godmother. This story held my attention. Unlike other reviewers I find James Masters' breathiness adds to Harry's persona. It fits.
    Even the Vampires develop some personalities.
    My expectation is these stories will get better and better.

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    • Lisa
    • 16/04/2011

    OK but I don't get it

    This is the third in this series I've tried because so many people give it such high ratings...but I don't get it. The writing is fine but I don't feel any connection to the people at all. There is no character development, unlike some other similar series.

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    • JanBreesmom
    • 09/01/2012

    Harry Dresden Stirs the Hornet's Nest

    What did you love best about Grave Peril?

    I liked the interaction between Harry and his friends and fellow crime fighters.

    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Harry is a great character...he's gifted with magic, conflicted about people and how and when to use his magic, he's bothered by the council that rules the wizards, his fairy godmother is wicked....Harry has a wry sense of humor and a sense of the absurd.

    What about James Marsters’s performance did you like?

    I like James Marsters performance because he portrays Harry perfectly--just as I imagine him. The wry humor, the inflections in his voice. It would be great if James Marsters could star as Harry Dresden in a movie--he would be perfect.

    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The vampire ball was interesting...also, the aftermath of the ball and the happenings with poor Susan Rodriguez.

    Any additional comments?

    No. Good, solid story. I highly recommend this series to my friends, it's great on audiobook.

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    • Tapioca
    • 30/07/2011

    Narration Monotonous

    Normally I can get through readings that are below average, but for my first Dresden book, I found the reading monotonous. Story seems good, but when Drsden is in pain, sick ecetera, a minimal emotional whisper gets in the way of the drama that is happening. Very disappointed. No more Dresden for me even if writing is superb. My third graders could do a better job of reading than the narrator. Better to read this book than to listen to a whispered book. When there is passion and emotion is happening, I want to hear and feel it. Not the case with this narration of the book.

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    • JoR
    • 05/03/2011

    Meh...

    Funny, but too contrived. There was always something else happening that the main character just didn't see coming. It was as if the author had ideas for five plots and tried to cram them all into one book. Thanks for the laughs, but I don't think I'll come back for seconds.

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    • Claudia
    • 27/10/2011

    Perfekte Mischung aus Spannung und Humor

    Okay, ich gestehe, dass ich eh schon alle Dresden Files Bücher gelesen habe. Aber warum? Weil sie sehr gut sind, Jim Butcher ist einer der wenigen Männer im urban fantasy Bereich und garantiert in den Top3 ob Mann oder Frau. Er schafft es einen Zauberer zu kreieren, der mit Alltagsproblemem kämpft wie zB das die moderne Elektronik bei ihm den Geist aufgibt. Folge: stehenbleibende Aufzüge, kein Kühlschrank und kein Gasherd, alles nach dem Käfer gebaute geht als Auto auch nicht bei ihm. Er hat einen schlechten Ruf beim Zaubererrat, verdient sein Geld for hire mehr schlecht als recht und stolpert von einer gefährlichen Situation in die nächste. Harry Dresden ist ein aufrechter Kerl, der wirklich versucht, dass richtige zu tun. Dass er eine freche Klappe hat, sorgt beim Leser für viel Vergnügen und bei seinen gefährlichen Gegnern für große persönliche Verärgerung- Dieser Fall, der dritte ist der erste echte Harry Dresden, die beiden davor sind zum Aufwärmen. Fast alle Figuren sind dabei, gefährliche Vampire, die undurchsichtige, aber sehr gefährlichen Fee Lea. Michael, "the knight", Father Forthill und ein sehr bösartiger Geist/ Dämon, der Geister versklavt und Menschen in ihren Träumen zerstört. Ein harter Gegner und viel Action ist angesagt. PLUS die wunderbare Stimme von James Marsters, der mal Spike aus Buffy war und Harry Dresden so viel Leben einhaucht, dass er sogar Sex Appeal entwickelt, was ich in den Büchern nie bemerkte... EIn Muss für alle Fans der urban fantasy.

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    • silverwolf2010
    • 23/09/2010

    absolutely magnificent

    The voice of James Masters is addictive. The way he is reading the amazing books from Jim Butcher one gets sucked into the world of wizards, vampires, ghosts and other creatures of the night. It is always an effort to stop, in order to get some sleep. I truly hope that there will be many, many more books like these!!

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    • Walter
    • 18/03/2015

    Die Albträume eines Prügelknaben

    Der Reiz der Harry-Dresden-Reihe war für mich bisher, dass da das Motiv des Private Eye sehr elegant mit Magie verknüpft wurde. In dieser Folge liegen die Dinge aber anders: der Held ist nur noch der Prügelknabe für alle möglichen magischen Gegner und es ist gegen Ende eigentlich nur noch ein durchlaufender Albtraum.

    Eingangs spricht Jim Butcher ein Vorwort des Inhalts, das mit diesem Buch die Reihe eigentlich neu beginnt. Ich hoffe nicht und das er eher zum Stil der ersten beiden Bände zurückkehrt, denn sonst kann ich verzichten.

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    • Pe
    • 15/10/2016

    spooky

    Würden Sie Grave Peril noch mal anhören? Warum?

    Ich würde es anhören, damit ich die tolle, sexy Stimme von James Marsters noch einmal hören kann. Sonst werde ich wohl eher andere Bücher der Reihe hören.

    Was würden Sie an der Handlung ändern, um das Hörbuch für Sie unterhaltsamer zu machen?

    Ich würde Murphy noch mehr einbauen. Sie und Harry sind ein gutes Team. Auch würde ich Harry ein wenig aktiver und mächtiger machen. Er ist viel zu sehr Spielball der anderen.

    Welche Szene hat Ihnen am besten gefallen?

    Alle Szenen, in denen Thomas auftauchte. Der Vampir mit guten Absichten (auf jeden Fall besseren Absichten als Bianca) lockert mit seinen Sprüchen und lockeren Art die düstere Stimmung auf.

    Hätten Sie das Hörbuch am liebsten in einem Rutsch durchgehört?

    Ja, das hätte ich. Dann hätte ich der Handlung bestimmt besser folgen können.

    Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?

    Mir hat der erste Teil viel besser gefallen. Bei grave Peril war so viel Handlung, die von einem zum anderen sprang und mir ziellos vorkam. Aber Harry ist trotzdem noch eine tolle Figur. Seine Sprüche sind einfach klasse. Die Welt, die Butcher erschaffen hat, ist auch fantastisch, detaillreich und spannend.

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    • Stephan
    • 15/01/2014

    einschläfernd

    Die Geschichte wäre vielleicht ineressant, aber der Leser trägt sie so emotionslos und träge vor, dass man die Lust verliert.

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    • .chr
    • 19/08/2021

    Bisher bester Teil der Reihe

    Mit diesem atmosphärisch dichten Buch nimmt die Story richtig Fahrt auf. In meinem Augen gibt es im letzten Drittel allerdings etwas zu viele Wendungen und retarierende Momente - wäre das noch kompakter gäbe es die 5 Sterne!

    Und noch ein Warnhinweis für Angsthasen: ich hab mich bei einigen Passagen schon gegruselt (auch dank der wie immer hervorragenden Vertonung durch den Sprecher).

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    • Kathrin
    • 03/01/2021

    ein weiteres Abenteuer von Harry Dresden

    das man nicht verpassen sollte! Spannend, dunkel, aber auch lustig! Wer Harry Potter mag, wird sicher auch Harry Dresden lieben. Es ist erwachsener, verzwickter, komplizierter...
    James Marsters Stimme erweckt Harry zum Leben. Ich kann ihr Stundenlang zuhören. Er schafft es wunderbar den unterschiedlichen Personen etwas besonderes einzuhauchen. Ich werde sofort den nächsten Teil kaufen!

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    • Voltem
    • 22/09/2020

    excellent story, much improved voiceacting

    voiceacting has much improved from the last entry to the series. story is excellent. recommended.

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 18/06/2020

    Best book till now

    Wirklich sehr spannend und absolut toll gelesen.
    Der Sprecher ist einfach nur gut. Ich hole mir gleich das nächste.

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    • Dennis
    • 21/08/2018

    Just listened to it my second time

    After 3 years or so and it felt so new and fresh again. So beautifully crafted. It touched me again!