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Download Summer Knight: The Dresden Files, Book 4 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (40,888 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jim Butcher Narrator: James Marsters Publisher: Buzzy Multimedia Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN:
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Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is a very powerful wizard and a dedicated private eye. He is also a wise cracking trouble magnet. Fueled by a tempest of guilt, sleep deprivation, malnutrition, bad temper and frankly awful personal grooming. Harry is hurtling toward oblivion. According to Harry that is nobody's business but his own.

The Winter Queen of Faerie manipulates him into accepting a case to solve a murder and stop a war between the courts of Summer and Winter that could have literally earth shattering consequences. His own soul is up for grabs. Dresden must dig deep to discover that at time a willingness to accept a little help from your friends, be they a cub pack of werewolves, old loves in sheep's clothing, or a battalion of pizza loving dewdrop fairies, is a very good thing. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sffgeek | 2/20/2014

    " I'm afraid I read this whilst I had a cold. I couldn't concentrate, and read it in short bursts over an extended period. The plot is convoluted, but does all tie together nicely. It's a fast moving adventure which I think benefits from being read quickly. Had I done so it might well have got 4 stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt | 2/6/2014

    " I liked this book in the sense that it was good - not great. I'm not sure what it is with these Dresden books. I enjoy them. I rip through them in no time, but wind up being somehow disappointed. Part of it may be that the second book, Fool Moon, was so good and none of the others have measured up. Regardless, it was a fun read and I enjoyed it thoroughly. I've already started the next book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 1/30/2014

    " Now Harry's really in the soup as the White Council believes he has started a deadly war between the wizards and the vampires. Harry professes his innocence. But on top of that Mab the Winter Queen has purchased Harry's debt from his fairy godmother Leanansidhe. Mab wants Dresden to investigate the death of the Summer Knight. Harry refuses but the Council forces him to investigate. Aided by Billy and the Alphas and Toot-Toot, Harry gets to the bottom of another mystery. Lots of fairy action. And a former lover Elaine introduced in this volume. Great fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Geoff Schaeffer | 1/26/2014

    " I'm re-reading the Dresden Files. They continue to be awesome. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael Greenwell | 1/26/2014

    " Summer Knight is pulp that provides a sufficiently imaginative distraction in the expected form. Butcher hasn't produced a revolutionary book, but the themes that he dabbles in warm my escapist heart with little effort, and I finished the the book with just enough anticipation to carry me into the next novel in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan | 1/8/2014

    " A good read. Introduces a lot more about the never never. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard Wright | 1/4/2014

    " After a break from the Dresden Files, returning to the series is a bit of a pleasure. Tempting though it is to plough through them all one after the other, I find myself craving variety after a while. That's no reflection on the series in general though. After a shattering turn in his love life at the end of the previous book, during which he managed to kick off a war between the secret worlds of wizardry and vampirism that exist in his version of the world, he's ducking assassins at every turn, barely able to hold himself together. He's certainly in no state to get involved in a second war between factions of the Faerie, while at the same time trying to prevent his own people from executing him. Needless to say... The humour and action are as smoothly delivered as ever, and the stakes get higher. Where previously Harry has, more or less, been able to compete with the powers he's come up against, here he's far out of his depth, and the book becomes more about his wits than his wizardry. Tremendous fun, but not a jumping on point. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 12/24/2013

    " Awesome book ... finally getting into the meat of things. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve Davis | 12/3/2013

    " The best book of the series so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Purcell | 11/30/2013

    " Yet another amazing Dresden book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Will Waylee | 11/16/2013

    " Awesome book. Not as strong as the others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen Osborne | 6/20/2013

    " Things I loved about Summer Knight: the return of Billy and the werewolves and the battle Harry and Karrin wage against the baddies in a Wal-Mart. Things I didn't love: well, nothing. Great characters and a great story. What's not to love? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allan | 11/28/2012

    " Now you get a sense that this is not just a series of books, but a developing character and developing larger story. This is the best written so far... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristinita | 11/28/2012

    " good book, as the other ones but not my favorite. 4*s "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paige Cuccaro | 9/1/2012

    " My FAVORITE book in the series!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Attaboy16 | 12/29/2011

    " This series started slow for me, but this 4th book really kept me interested and makes me wanting to read more. Butcher seems to have found his voice and has improved his storytelling. If you can get through the 1st couple the series really gets interesting and fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas | 7/27/2011

    " Great writing. You can tell Butcher had fun writing this book. Had me laughing out loud multiple times. Definitely an improvement from earlier volumes. Highly recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sky | 6/26/2011

    " "For the Pizza Lord!" words destined to shine forever in the annals of literature. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/21/2011

    " I loved this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charmaine | 5/12/2011

    " Okay, the protagonist is a chauvinist, a bit on the weedy side and cries too much - but I can not get enough of him! It helps that James Masters reads the audiobook version.

    This one has mysterious visitors from Dresden's past, a case to solve and a fairy war. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 5/9/2011

    " It has everything I love about Dresden, fantastic plot, wonderful characterization and HUMOR. That's missing in a lot of urban fantasy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evgeni | 5/6/2011

    " Nice, but not fantastic one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 5/1/2011

    " The best of the series so far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Raj | 5/1/2011

    " YES YES YES THIS IS THE BEST ONE IN THE SERIES
    ugh such a great storyline and harry is so quality in this book i've read it like 4 times can't get enough "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ted | 4/27/2011

    " "I DO NOT BELIEVE IN FAIRIES!" -- best Harry Dresden moment, ever.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Max | 4/24/2011

    " First Dresden novel I've ever read, but it's almost like Glen Cook's Garrett is in the modern world. Very similar characters, smuggling detective novels into fantasy environments.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 4/12/2011

    " Probably my least favorite of the books so far. Hard to get freaked out about the plot, which is important to me. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurel | 4/6/2011

    " The first few books hooked me on the series, but this one has made me a devout fan! Action adventure, fairy tales, sarcastic humor, friends who will fight to the death for you, all tied up in a fast paced muddier mystery... Jim Butcher, why did it take me this long to find you?! "

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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.