Audiobook Review: Ghost Story (The Dresden Files #13) by Jim Butcher (Narrator: James Marsters)

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The Dresden Files #13
Jim Butcher (Narrator: James Marsters)
Urban Fantasy - Science Fiction Fantasy
Penguin Audio
April 21, 2015
17 hours and 36 minutes


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 that 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....


Ghost Story is book Thirteen in The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher and narrated by James Marsters.

Well the surprises keep coming. Several months have passed since Harry’s death tho his body has yet to be recovered. In the meantime, the world has changed and Chicago has gone to shit.

Harry has awakened to find himself somewhere in the in-between. As he goes on this journey in-between life and death lots is revealed to Harry and the reader. As he journeys to find his killer we see how his death has affected the world and his friends. The world has changed after the Death of the Red Court, how screwed up Chicago is without him, and what has become of his friends. My heart broke for his friends. His death has messed up Molly and I’m worried about her. Murphy isn’t doing well either. Murphy, Butters, and the werewolves have joined forces to try and keep Chicago together and protected.

Their is no shortage of surprises revealed. We get evil ghosts and many battles. Harry finding himself powerless and a noob in this in-between life and as usual Harry risks much to bend the rules. He comes to terms with things and I can’t wait to see where the series goes from here.

As always Butcher weaves a marvelous tale with danger, twists, and humor.

Narration: James Marsters did a superb job. He has become the voice of Harry. The audio is spectacular.

Ghost Story reads like an ending to the series tho I know there are more stories in the series. We are treated to another amazing tale from the Dresden Files, which should NOT be read out of order!

Rated: 4.5 Stars

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12 comments on “Audiobook Review: Ghost Story (The Dresden Files #13) by Jim Butcher (Narrator: James Marsters)

  1. SOOOO GOOOD! I just relistened to Skin Game in preparation for Peace Talks. I forgot how much I love this series and James Marsters’ performance. Thanks for the review.

    • You’re welcome! The audios are really good and I like Masters performance for this series.

  2. I’m hoping to listen to these through library loan maybe starting next year when I catch up on a few other series this year before starting the Dresden Files.

    • I know the feeling of wanting to catch up on a series before starting another long one. I waited until 2018 to start The Dresden. Now I’m picking the books and audio up at my library. I’m almost caught up. I hope you enjoy and the audios are really good.

  3. I love James Marsters. This sounds really good.

    • James Marsters does a fabulous job narrating the Dresden series. I like his portrayal of the characters.

  4. I love these on audio so much!! I have Peace Talks and Battle Ground pre-ordered.

    • That’s great. I hope you continue to enjoy!

  5. i have got to read more of his work. it’s been a long time
    sherry @ <a href=””> fundinmental</a>

    • I started out read and then switch to audio. I like both ways for this series. I hope you enjoy when every you do read.

  6. One day I’ll have to read book 2

    • ^_^ One day! Hope you enjoy.