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4.28428571428571 out of 54.28428571428571 out of 54.28428571428571 out of 54.28428571428571 out of 54.28428571428571 out of 5 4.28 (35 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jim Butcher Narrator: James Marsters Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dresden Files Release Date: April 2015 ISBN: 9780147520456
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When an unknown someone shoots him and leaves him to die, Harry Dresden hopes he might be heading to a better place. Unfortunately, being dead doesn’t make Harry’s life any easier.

Trapped between life and death, he learns that his friends are in serious trouble. Only by finding his murderer can he save his friends and move on—a feat which would be a lot easier if he had a body and access to his powers. Worse still are the malevolent shadows that roam Chicago, controlled by a dark entity that wants Harry to suffer even in death.

Now, the late Harry Dresden will have to pull off the ultimate trick without using any magic—or face an eternity as just another lost soul…

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Quotes & Awards

  • Ghost Story is a high-octane addition to the series, and Butcher keeps pushing Harry to the edge in a way that makes the next volume something to anticipate eagerly.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “An intense ride…This stunning, exciting series entry with its heart-stopping action will shock and thrill.”

    Library Journal

  • “Narrator James Marsters returns to the series with his repertoire of voices and Harry’s attitude intact. He portrays the sardonic Harry with his usual world-weary outlook plus an extra dose of frustration that his magic is not working. Marsters is particularly effective with dialogue as Harry works with his friends to find answers. Prior experience with the series will enhance understanding of the plot and the relationships between the characters.”

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  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3.333333 out of 53.333333 out of 53.333333 out of 53.333333 out of 53.333333 out of 5 ace | 5/10/2017

    " I usually like all the dresden books, but this is my least favorite of them. The story drags a bit and seems to mostly be very very long fight scenes. It sets up some of the later books so is worth the listen, just isn't a page turner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike Madison | 2/17/2014

    " Good book, bring back James Marsters to read for Cold Days! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Justin Cooper | 2/9/2014

    " I think this might be my favorite Harry Dresden story. Harry has always been a very human hero with all the faults and fancies that come with that. In this story, we see that most of all. He is dead and now a spirit, stripped of his powers and charged with saving his friends. It was quite intense, watching him come to grips with this and with the consequences of choices that he made. I wait raptly for the opportunity to read the next book in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma Thomas | 2/5/2014

    " I wasn't sure when I first started this, Harry couldn't do magic! And (poor english I know) what about the other charachers? But I soon got into it. This book answered a lot of questions from the series and really felt that is was a end. As I know Jim is releasing the next book in October I knew it wouldn't be. There were clues as to where Dresden would go next... will have to wait and see. I missed Mouse though... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sfannwn | 1/28/2014

    " Glad to see Harry with soul-able to reflect on his motivs, notice his feelings, and raise up a few of the lost. Probably wont last through, the next book, but adds a little depth to an enjoyable if shallow series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo (Mixed Book Bag) | 1/21/2014

    " I listened to Ghost Story as an audio book. Jim Butcher includes a lot of backstory in his books so even though I have skipped around in this series I was never lost. This was a good addition to the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jordan | 1/16/2014

    " Review to come, will be rereading shortly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 1/14/2014

    " Not as good as Changes. Since Changes is easily the best in the Dresden series, that's okay. The series as a whole has steadily gotten better since the first few. I do get a little tired of the Star Wars/Star Trek, X Men, Tom and Jerry references. A little goes a long way with that stuff! Have always liked Harry's moral compass, though. Like the follow through of all that happens, the law of unintended consequences, the complexity, the harsh realities that underlie all the fantasy. Which is why I will stop everything to read Cold Days whenever it comes out. Long live Harry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 1/14/2014

    " I'm in awe of Jim Butcher. LOVE this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Kay Thompson | 1/13/2014

    " Definitely didn't like it as much as previous books - Harry just isn't the same as a shade. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barry | 12/22/2013

    " Good, but didn't like the turn it took. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Lora | 11/28/2013

    " I will forever love this series. Dresden can do no wrong by me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle | 11/23/2013

    " I love this series. This one had a bit of a different angle than the other books (see book title!). Mr. Butcher wrapped it up well, and as always, I cannot wait to devour the next book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gedvondur | 11/16/2013

    " Not as good as Changes, but does bring fresh material to the series. Between Changes and Ghost Story, the setting has changed a lot and that's good. Things were getting a bit repetitive and stale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mei | 11/5/2013

    " I can't believe I left this off my list. I also can't remember when I read it. But I'm sure it was freaking awesome, just like all the Dresden files books are freaking awesome. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rustin Petrae | 1/21/2013

    " I think this one definitely one of my favorite books out of the Dresden series. The entire story kept drawing me back in and of course, and everything really ties into the previous books and the ongoing story extremely well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steven Taylor | 9/1/2012

    " I enjoyed the book, but found it more a pause in the Dresden story than I wanted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 8/24/2012

    " I'm both sad and relieved to be done. And really happy there will be a new book in the series later this year. That will give me time to recuperate, and something to look forward to. I think I may celebrate finishing the series by re-watching Star Wars. Or Lord of the Rings. Or both. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wayne | 7/21/2012

    " I was a bit off reading this book to begin with as I didn't like how the lost book ended. Then I got about half way though and really started to enjoy it by the end of the book I was pre-ordering the next novel of the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vuk Prlainović | 6/13/2012

    " And I thought Changes was brilliant, damn... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Al Robinson | 4/25/2012

    " Good book. Picks up where the previous book left off. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 11/8/2011

    " Butcher is a reliable good time and a fast, comfortable read. If you haven't read the others, don't start with this one. If you've been keeping up with the serial then you've probably already read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 B | 11/5/2011

    " Each book gets more sophisticated. I can't say enough about how good this author is. This book will throw more and more of what you think you know out the window. And you'll love every minute of it. If you haven't read him, start, now! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben | 11/2/2011

    " such great books. Stayed up way too late a couple nights just reading this thing. And now I have to begin to wait again... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deanna | 11/2/2011

    " Loved it and I can't wait to read more of Butcher's books. A fanciful premise but the author pulled it off. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 11/2/2011

    " Read this on the plain flight home.
    Another solid entry in the Dresden Files. Pure fun.
    (And now that I'm caught up with Dresden, it's time for me to start his other series!) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob | 11/2/2011

    " Really great. Love the Dresden character, and the geek humor is hysterical. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chuck | 11/1/2011

    " Not my favorite in the series but still good reading. Definitely a different story than the others. I'm looking forward to book #14 but will have to fill my time by reading Codex series. The Dresden Files series has been one of my favorites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Blaise | 10/30/2011

    " Quite good, but not quite up to the usual 5 stars that Dresden files books usually warrant... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 10/27/2011

    " As always, a great story with some terrific characters. Fast paced, great world, and a terribly fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ernesto | 10/26/2011

    " Good book. But I liked other best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Morag | 10/26/2011

    " This isn't an awful book, but it's not Butcher at his best, either. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 10/24/2011

    " Butcher hasn't let me down yet. A very good read.
    "

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About the Author
Author Jim Butcher

Jim Butcher is a #1 New York Times bestselling author. He read his first fantasy novel when he was seven years old—The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. By the time he turned eight, he’d added the rest of the Narnia books, the Chronicles of Prydain, every book about Star Wars he could find, a great many Star Trek novels, and The Lord of the Rings to his count. He was pretty much doomed from the start. Love of fantasy drew him toward a fairly eclectic spread of interests: horseback riding, archery, martial arts, costuming, music, and theater. He played a lot of role-playing games, a lot of fantasy-based tactical computer games, and eventually got into live-action role-play. He took up writing to be able to produce fantasy novels with swords and horses in them, and determinedly wrote terrible fantasy books until, just to prove a point to his writing teacher, he decided to take every piece of her advice. He was certain that once she saw what hideous art it produced, she would be proven wrong and repent the error of her ways. The result was the Dresden Files. She has not yet admitted her mistake and recanted her philosophy on writing. Jim stands accused of writing the Dresden Files and the Codex Alera. He has plead insanity, but the jury is still out on that one.

About the Narrator

James Marsters graduated from Davis High School and attended Juilliard, the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, and the American Conservatory Theatre. After spending ten years doing stage work, he finally moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film and television. He got his big break as Spike in Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He is also a talented musician; his band Ghost of the Robot has released three albums: Mad Brilliant, B-Sider, and Murphy’s Law.