Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Walking on Wednesday w/Audios ~ Grave Peril

*Book source ~ Purchased from Audible
Title ~ Grave Peril
Author ~ Jim Butcher
Narrator ~ James Marsters
Publisher ~ Buzzy Multimedia
Published ~ 10 June 2009
Genre ~ Fantasy/Paranormal
Length ~ 11 hrs 59 minutes

Rating ~ 5 bites out of 5
Narration ~ 3 bites and a nibble out of 5
Marsters is getting better, but he's still not up to snuff.

Harry teams up with Michael Carpenter, a Knight of the Cross, when the ghost world starts going haywire. Something is stirring up the spirit world and Harry is determined to figure it out and put it to rights, if at all possible. Because nothing is worse than spirits gone wild.

Guest reviewers:
A ~ my 16-year-old daughter
T ~ my 14-year-old son
K ~ my 13-year-old son

We meet some new characters in this book, ones the kids hope will continue on in the series. Everyone loves Michael and his sword Amoracchius. Actually, I think they just like any swords, but Amoracchius does have special abilities since it has a nail from the crucifix in its handle and not just any Tom, Dick or Harry can wield Amoracchius. Thomas, a vampire of the White Court, is also turning out to be a cautious favorite. The kids do not like Harry’s faerie Godmother, Leanansidhe, who is a Sidhe of the Winter Court. T said she is a ‘B’ meaning bitch which I can say and he is not allowed until he’s older. Father Forthill is another favorite. A thought the Nightmare was a very interesting character and the barbwire spell was pretty cool if nasty. T & K thought the Nightmare was a badass baddie.

The plot was twisty enough to keep them interested in the proceedings and the description of the Nevernever wasn’t quite what they expected. A said she thought it would be more like the Nether (from the game Minecraft), but overall it was pretty cool.

Favorite part: When Harry goes to the Bianca’s Vampire Masquerade Ball dressed as a vampire including fake fangs. 2nd favorite: When Harry encounters the Nightmare in his dreams.

Favorite quote:
“Holy shit," I breathed. "Hellhounds."
"Harry," Michael said sternly. "You know I hate it when you swear."
"You're right. Sorry. Holy shit," I breathed, "heckhounds.” 

Bring on Summer Knight!


  1. Dang it, your reviews for this series keeps uping my interest in reading it. One day ... soon.

    1. LOL There's a few more coming up, but I'm doing the Indies of March so no more Dresden reviews until April. We've just started book 6 though. :D

  2. LOL that's a great quote. I so need to see if our library has these on audio.

    1. There's usually a few that stand out, but that one cracked us up. :D

  3. LMAO!!!
    that was my favorite quote of the book as well! This was fun!

    1. It's always a toss up to pick a favorite, but this one was ahead of the others. :D

  4. I need to get back into this series. Maybe I will get back to it once I finish Sookie Stackhouse.

    1. I'm behind on Sookie! I think I need to read the last 4 books.