Summary

When a killer vampire threatens to destroy head of Special Investigations Karrin Murphy's reputation, unless Harry delivers the powerful Word of Kemmler to her, he has no choice. Now Harry is in a race against time to find the Word before Chicago experiences a Halloween night to wake the dead.
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©2006 Jim Butcher (P)2010 Penguin
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"Butcher's latest maintains the momentum of previous Dresden outings and builds the suspense right up to a rousing conclusion." ( Booklist)
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5 out of 5 stars
By mr on 18-11-15

best audio book, and best narrator

Dresden files is the best series of books made for audio out there that I have found so far, and as I drive for a living and music puts me to sleep I have a huge library to chose from.

Mr Marsters unlike many narrators obviously has read the books before narrating them and enjoyed them, and this comes through as energy and emotion. Mr Marsters doesn't read these books, he performs them with great skill.

in short Dresden files rocks
Jim butcher rocks
and James marsters kicks backside.

more please.

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5 out of 5 stars
By England fan 1 on 22-04-18

Just really entertaining

Thanks to all involved, Jim for the amazing story, James for the outstanding performance I can't tell you how much the effort you put in is appreciated and last but not least to those in the background who bring all together. Please keep doing what you do so well.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Dan on 18-04-12

I wish it was about 20 hours longer

Would you listen to Dead Beat again? Why?

Yeap. This book introduced Butters, a Chicago medical examiner, and a perfect foil to Dresden. Jim Butcher's books are always peppered with humor, but between Butters, the almost full-grown Mouse, and a third plot point (that I will not spoil) this book was one guffaw after another. Past Dresden books have been dark, with Harry just getting pummeled time and time again. Harry picks up some new bruises and sutures in this book too, but the whole tone of the story is lighter.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dead Beat?

Avoiding Spoliers: Right towards the end, when Harry finds the perfect weapon against the baddies. I rewound that scene twice before moving on with the rest of the book

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4 out of 5 stars
By Debra on 27-04-10

Polka will never die!

A late addition to 'The Dresden Files' Audible lineup, this is one of my favorites of the series. In Dead Bead, Mr. Butcher fills out the character of Waldo Butters, who plays a major role in this story, gives us additional glimpes into Bob's dark history, and reintroduces us to some old friends...and enemies. The story is fast paced and exciting with Mr Marster's doing the usual fantastic job of caturing Dresden's emotional intensity. Dresden's resolution of the current crisis is, in a word, audacious! A credit worthy listen.

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