rating: 5 of 5 stars Hot damn! Now this was a fantastic audiobook! Most people will know the reader, James Marsters, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Whether you liked that show, or not, don't let that sway your willingness to listen to him read the Desden series. Marsters is FANTASTIC. I was one who wasn't interested in the series, even though it was everything I was supposed to like. But, I listened to the first one and that is what got me interested. I have, since then, tried to read the ones in the series that have not made it to audio yet. I still can't get into them.
This entry into the series seems darker and more violent than the ones that have come before it. Some of my favorite characters, especially the incredible Michael Carpenter, have huge supporting roles. Others, drew the short stick and make brief appearances.
I've read the amazon reviews, and I see that some were truly disappointed with this entry into the series. Maybe that is what a dedicated reader will think. But, for the casual obsessive, this was top notch!
rating: 3 of 5 stars There isn't anything new in this book. You've heard it all before. He says it in a more blunt way, but it is the same advice. Budget. Stop Spending. Up is up, down is down. Etc. I liked it, but it certainly wasn't groundbreaking.