I have high standards for quality of writing; these books are maybe a 6 or 7 out of 10 in that respect. Butcher does not have a delicate touch. But the quality of the plotting, of the story, the appeal of the characters and the performance of the narrator are really, really excellent. I have bought them all, listened to them all, and missed every single one when it ended. Harry Dresden is the kind of character you wish was real, and wish was your best friend. I enjoy all the time I spend in his company.
I have read and loved every one of Jim Butcher's books. I needed to take a long road trip so decided to try Turn Coat as an audio book. James Marsters is a wonderful narrator, brings the characters to life without using a bunch of hokey voices. I loved listening to it and was able to track the story well while I drove. I will definitely get another Butcher book and will be looking for anything else Marsters narrates.
Excellent listen! James Marsters once again nails Harry's personality dead on. The whodunit is ... wonderful. Jim Butcher delivers with this one! I highly recommend beginning at the beginning, reading or listening to the series in order, however this one could stand alone. Get snax and a beverage of choice, kick your feet up, and delve head-first into this one!
Don't start with this one. If you are already at #10, continue. What bothered me about this addition was that it was longer than it needed to be and the grand finale kind flopped. However, there are some merits that pushed it to a 4 star: Morgan doesn't suck, interesting new characters added, old characters get a make over, Murph gets sweet, and Molly really isn't annoying. I'm carefully moving on to book 12.
The world is just an illusion
The main story arcs don't feel as touched on as in previous books. Still good.
Minor spoiler. It was easy too easy to figure out who was the culprit compared with how the other books read.
Dark changes for Michael and new twists and turns for Harry. Finding his way out this problem will be harder than ever.
Narration as always is great! The storyline is excellent and keeps you wanting more. Filled with humor and some sad twists. Keep them coming Jim!
This was by far my favorite book of the series to date. This book had almost a little bit of everything. White Court, Senior White Council, Morgan on the run, a new twist (the Skinwalker), and a partridge in a pear tree. Watching Butcher bring all these elements together and have Harry juggle everything was impressive. No spoilers here, but the White Council traitor plays a huge role in this book. Did Harry uncover him or not? It's worth the listen to find out.