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Skin Game Audiobook

Skin Game: A Novel of the Dresden Files, Book 15

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Publisher's Summary

Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day.…

Because as Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry never knows what the scheming Mab might want him to do. Usually, it’s something awful.

He doesn’t know the half of it.…

Mab has just traded Harry's skills to pay off one of her debts. And now he must help a group of supernatural villains - led by one of Harry's most dreaded and despised enemies, Nicodemus Archleone - to break into the highest-security vault in town, so that they can then access the highest-security vault in the Nevernever.

It's a smash-and-grab job to recover the literal Holy Grail from the vaults of the greatest treasure hoard in the supernatural world - which belongs to the one and only Hades, Lord of the freaking Underworld and generally unpleasant character. Worse, Dresden suspects that there is another game afoot that no one is talking about. And he's dead certain that Nicodemus has no intention of allowing any of his crew to survive the experience. Especially Harry.

Dresden's always been tricky, but he's going to have to up his backstabbing game to survive this mess - assuming his own allies don’t end up killing him before his enemies get the chance.…

©2014 Jim Butcher (P)2014 Penguin Audio

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    Eric Deming Huntsville, tx, United States 07-15-14
    Eric Deming Huntsville, tx, United States 07-15-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Gold."

    This book both feel unique from the rest of the series while delivering everything you love about the series.

    This is book 15. You must read previous books to enjoy this one. You could jump into the series as late as Book 9... but most consider book 4 the best starting point.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Clay Sanger 09-16-15
    Clay Sanger 09-16-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Incredible narrator, terrible effort by the author"

    First rate performance by the narrator. Absolutely ghastly and sloppy effort by the author. I'm done wit the Dresden Files for a while.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Todd Indianapolis, Indiana, United States 08-30-15
    Todd Indianapolis, Indiana, United States 08-30-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Dresdyn Fan....bias review"
    Where does Skin Game rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have listened to every one of these books. . . Including the one J.M. didn't narrate. .. but now has... AS for it's ranking, it's good, but not my favorite. I'd say like 9 out of 15?


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the unexpected team ups. enough said.


    What about James Marsters’s performance did you like?

    This guy just delivers. If you've not heard him narrate you need to.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not without spoilers.


    Any additional comments?

    The force is strong with this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Harry Boyle Irmo, SC, United States 12-30-14
    Harry Boyle Irmo, SC, United States 12-30-14 Member Since 2017
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    "the unexpected happens again"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    the entire series is just darn good. Every time I finish one the next book is eagerly awaited.


    Have you listened to any of James Marsters’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Marster's makes the stories go. The one book he missed was a real setback so hopefully he is able to do whatever follows.


    Any additional comments?

    Butcher has a way of introducing aspects in his characters that you might not see as likely as the story is in motion. Without giving too much away we seemed to have added a new knight who has come up through the ranks and grown more in each book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Free 11-09-14
    Free 11-09-14 Member Since 2016
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    "really good"
    Would you listen to Skin Game again? Why?

    maybe, really gripping story


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    harry, surprisingly deep characters


    Which scene was your favorite?

    scene with archangel


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    pretty much, stopping for work and sleep


    Any additional comments?

    recommended

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah Stephens 10-30-14
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    "Jim Butcher Does It Again"
    What did you love best about Skin Game?

    What didn't I love is a better question.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story moved quickly. Dresden is as pithy and self-effacing as ever. Tight plot line.


    What about James Marsters’s performance did you like?

    James Marsters has spoiled me for almost all other narrators. No matter the book, it seems I'm always saying, "I wish Marsters was reading this instead." I believe that being an actor makes him so much more believable and natural in the role of Dresden. He's great and I've been happy to see him on TV again in The Witches of East End.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Nothing was wrong with Mr. Marsters's performance


    Any additional comments?

    Tagline for this book... Better the Devils You Know

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jenniferk sc 10-24-14
    Jenniferk sc 10-24-14 Member Since 2010
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    "More Harry is always good"
    What made the experience of listening to Skin Game the most enjoyable?

    The mix of old and new characters


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Skin Game?

    Harry figuring out how to scam the scammer ( can't spoil it )


    What about James Marsters’s performance did you like?

    I love it all when he does these books I know they will sound like Dresden in my mind


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Always


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Monika 09-28-14
    Monika 09-28-14

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    "Unexpected Roles - Next book Please"

    Although I'm not particularly crazy about the first two dresden files book I have to admit that I love skin game. It further developed many of the main characters, it didn't fail to captivate with its action and ending and it expanded the story more than I could have imagined. I'm sorry I have to now wait for the next one but reading all the books was a lot of fun that I will re-read in the near future.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tony 09-23-14
    Tony 09-23-14
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    "Another FANTASTIC Entry in the Dresden Files"

    With Skin Game, Butcher reminds me why I rate him as one of the all-time best character and story writers. Great story right from the first words, twists and turns, he already has me chomping at the bit for the next book. If I get too detailed as to why I loved this novel, I will give too much away, but there is a meeting between Dresden and another in the middle of the book that made me feel like I was sitting in the room listening to the conversation. Five of Five stars here.

    Also, Marsters brings you right into the narrative with his reading, he does an excellent job.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer Texas 09-14-14
    Kindle Customer Texas 09-14-14 Member Since 2014

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    "Jim Butcher top of his game."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes if i had friends .... :) great read,


    What other book might you compare Skin Game to and why?

    Iron Druid. why ask why.


    What does James Marsters bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Yes


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It was great . made me feel tony tiger GReeaaat.


    Any additional comments?

    ear candy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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