The Dresden Files
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  • 1
    Storm Front: The Dresden Files, Book 1 | Jim Butcher

    Storm Front: The Dresden Files, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14206)
    Performance
    (10836)
    Story
    (10846)

    A call from a distraught wife, and another from Lt Murphy of the Chicago PD Special Investigation Unit makes Harry believe things are looking up, but they are about to get worse, much worse. Someone is harnessing immense supernatural forces to commit a series of grisly murders. Someone has violated the first law of magic: Thou Shalt Not Kill. Tracking that someone takes Harry into the dangerous underbelly of Chicago, from mobsters.

    Excellent Story, Distracting Sound Engineering

    I loved the story and the narrator voice acting, but, like others, found the excess captured physical noises like breathing, swallowing etc very distr..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 20 2010 by Tom (Hillsboro, OR, USA)
  • 2
    Fool Moon: The Dresden Files, Book 2 | Jim Butcher

    Fool Moon: The Dresden Files, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9639)
    Performance
    (7535)
    Story
    (7508)

    Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is Chicago's only openly practicing wizard. He is also dead broke. His vast knowledge and magical skills are unfortunately matched by his talent for making powerful enemies and alienating friends. With little more than his integrity left, he accepts an offer of work from Lt. Karin Murphy of Chicago's Special Investigations Unit. He wants to redeem himself in Murphy's eyes and make enough money to quiet his rumbling stomach.

    I'm liking Harry more and more

    I was looking for another engaging series to try after reading all of Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse books and found Jim Butcher's books.
    ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 16 2009 by pterion (Brooklyn, NY USA)
  • 3
    Grave Peril: The Dresden Files, Book 3 | Jim Butcher

    Grave Peril: The Dresden Files, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8322)
    Performance
    (6394)
    Story
    (6379)

    Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden has had a rough couple of weeks. As the only openly practicing professional wizard in the Chicago area, he has squared off against a multitude of supernatural bad guys. Harry has won the day against demons, poltergeists, sorcerers, trolls, vampires, werewolves, and even an evil faerie godmother. You might think nothing could spook him. You would be wrong.

    Spike makes good

    As I listened to this audiobook, I couldn't help but picture the character James Marsters played in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". He brought the charact..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 22 2010 by Lakejewel (orlando, FL, United States)
  • 4
    Summer Knight: The Dresden Files, Book 4 | Jim Butcher

    Summer Knight: The Dresden Files, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7337)
    Performance
    (5735)
    Story
    (5727)

    The Winter Queen of Faerie has manipulated Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden into accepting a case to solve a murder and stop a war between the courts of Summer and Winter that could have literally earth shattering consequences. His own soul is up for grabs. Dresden must dig deep to discover that at time a willingness to accept a little help from your friends, be they a cub pack of werewolves, old loves in sheep's clothing, or a battalion of pizza loving dewdrop fairies, is a very good thing.

    Harry & James are one.

    Anyone who has made it this far LISTENING to the Harry Dresden series has to feel that James Marsters is the perfect Harry and one of the best overall..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 28 2010 by Michael (Montclair, NJ, United States)
  • 5
    Death Masks: The Dresden Files, Book 5 | Jim Butcher

    Death Masks: The Dresden Files, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6896)
    Performance
    (5398)
    Story
    (5372)

    Harry Dresden, Chicago's only practicing professional wizard, should be happy that business is pretty good for a change. But he also knows that whenever things are going good, the only way left for them to go is bad. Way bad. Recent examples: A duel with the lethal champion of the Red Court, who must kill Harry to end the war between vampires and wizards...Hit men using Harry for target practice...The missing Shroud of Turin - and the possible involvement of Chicago's most feared mob boss.

    Pick up the coin?

    My only complaint about the Dresden series is the waiting for the next audio book to come out. Hells bells, I'd pick up the coin and become a "Nickle ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 12 2009 by James (kenner, LA, USA)
  • 6
    Blood Rites: The Dresden Files, Book 6 | Jim Butcher

    Blood Rites: The Dresden Files, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6681)
    Performance
    (5269)
    Story
    (5263)

    Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, takes on a case as a favor to his friend Thomas - a vampire of dubious integrity - only to become the prime suspect in a series of ghastly murders.

    another terrific installment in the series...

    ...and another excellent audiobook performance by James Marsters, who really brings the series to life.

    When Harry's incubus friend Thom..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 09 2010 by Karin W. (Dublin, CA USA)
  • 7
    Dead Beat: The Dresden Files, Book 7 | Jim Butcher

    Dead Beat: The Dresden Files, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6689)
    Performance
    (5270)
    Story
    (5262)

    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.

    I wish it was about 20 hours longer

    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..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 18 2012 by Dan ()
  • 8
    Proven Guilty: The Dresden Files, Book 8 | Jim Butcher

    Proven Guilty: The Dresden Files, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6340)
    Performance
    (4948)
    Story
    (4929)

    The White Council of Wizards has drafted Harry Dresden as a Warden and assigned him to look into rumors of black magic in Chicago. Malevolent entities that feed on fear are loose in the Windy City, but it's all in a day's work for a wizard, his faithful dog, and a talking skull named Bob.

    Great listening experience

    First, let me say that I was turned on to the hard copy books initially and loved the series from the start. Then I started travelling more for work ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 11 2009 by Darran (santa ana, CA, USA)
  • 9
    White Night: The Dresden Files, Book 9 | Jim Butcher

    White Night: The Dresden Files, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5997)
    Performance
    (4677)
    Story
    (4685)

    In Chicago, someone has been killing practitioners of magic, those incapable of becoming full-fledged wizards. Shockingly, all the evidence points to Harry Dresden's half brother, Thomas, as the murderer. Determined to clear his sibling's name, Harry uncovers a conspiracy within the White Council of Wizards that threatens not only him, but his nearest and dearest, too.

    Intrigue in The White Court

    First, an update, since no one who left a review complaining of it has done so: The audio file is intact, not corrupt and contains the full contents o..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 23 2009 by Donna (Columbia, MD, United States)
  • 10
    Small Favor: The Dresden Files, Book 10 | Jim Butcher

    Small Favor: The Dresden Files, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5926)
    Performance
    (4625)
    Story
    (4627)

    No one's tried to kill Harry Dresden for almost an entire year, and his life finally seems to be calming down. For once, the future looks fairly bright. But the past casts one hell of a long shadow.

    Always Worth the Money

    Someone asked me if I caught the Super Bowl on television. I said no, the new multimillion dollar players don't seemed to be anything like me. When I ..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 14 2009 by Joel Kitchen (TAYLORS, SC, US)
  • 11
    Turn Coat: The Dresden Files, Book 11 | Jim Butcher

    Turn Coat: The Dresden Files, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    Overall
    (6084)
    Performance
    (4671)
    Story
    (4679)

    The Warden Morgan has been accused of treason against the Wizards of the White Council - and there's only one, final punishment for that crime. He's on the run, wants his name cleared, and needs someone with a knack for backing the underdog. Someone like Harry Dresden....

    Worthy Addition To The Series

    Fast paced. Excellent narration. And Harry Dresden is, as always, an appealing protagonist.

    It's possible to appreciate the book as a p..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 06 2009 by Lisa (Birmingham, AL, United States)
  • 12
    Changes: The Dresden Files, Book 12 | Jim Butcher

    Changes: The Dresden Files, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6559)
    Performance
    (4925)
    Story
    (4921)

    Long ago, Susan Rodriguez was Harry Dresden's lover-until she was attacked by his enemies, leaving her torn between her own humanity and the bloodlust of the vampiric Red Court. Susan then disappeared to South America, where she could fight both her savage gift and those who cursed her with it.Now Arianna Ortega, Duchess of the Red Court, has discovered a secret Susan has long kept, and she plans to use it-against Harry.

    WOW. I'm stunned!

    Butcher's latest Dresden File is OUTSTANDING. Yes, totally worthy of All Caps OUTSTANDING. If you think that because you've read his past Dresden nove..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 27 2010 by Amazon Customer (Virginia)
  • 12.5
    Side Jobs: Stories from the Dresden Files | Jim Butcher

    Side Jobs: Stories from the Dresden Files

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4923)
    Performance
    (3699)
    Story
    (3710)

    Here, together for the first time, are the shorter works of best-selling author Jim Butcher - a compendium of cases that Harry and his cadre of allies managed to close in record time. The tales range from the deadly serious to the absurdly hilarious.

    Know what sucks about this book?

    The fact that it ends.

    Damn you Jim Butcher and your compelling characters! I started listening to the Dresden Files while on my daily co..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 02 2010 by Brian (Portland, OR, United States)
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    Side Jobs: Stories from the Dresden Files | Jim Butcher

    Side Jobs: Stories from the Dresden Files

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (91)

    Harry is the best and technically the 'only' at what he does, being the lone professional wizard PI in the Chicago phonebook. So when the Chicago PD has cases that transcend mortal capabilities, they come to him for answers. For the 'everyday' world is actually full of strange and magical things - and most of them don't play well with humans. Yet despite his precautions, Harry tends to stumble from crisis to drama in his dealings with the supernatural world - call it an occupational hazard.

    Great!

    Awesome stories that will take you deeper into the Dresden universe.
    James Marsters does a terrific job portraying stories from other characters p..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 15 2015 by Efraim ()
  • 13
    Ghost Story: A Novel of the Dresden Files | Jim Butcher

    Ghost Story: A Novel of the Dresden Files

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    Overall
    (525)
    Performance
    (489)
    Story
    (488)

    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.

    James Marsters IS THE BEST!
    Reviewed on April 21 2015 by Sylvia C. ()
  • 14
    Cold Days: The Dresden Files, Book 14 | Jim Butcher

    Cold Days: The Dresden Files, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7027)
    Performance
    (6484)
    Story
    (6484)

    After being murdered by a mystery assailant, navigating his way through the realm between life and death, and being brought back to the mortal world, Harry realizes that maybe death wasn’t all that bad - because he is no longer Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard. He is now Harry Dresden, Winter Knight to Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness. After Harry had no choice but to swear his fealty, Mab wasn’t about to let something as petty as death steal away the prize she had sought for so long.

    Thwarts Every Expectation - In a Good Way

    This is book 14, so no introduction to the plot or summary of the series so far will either make sense to new readers or be interesting to series regu..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 21 2012 by Ethan M. (Philadelphia)
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    Cold Days: Dresden Files, Book 14 | Jim Butcher

    Cold Days: Dresden Files, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (87)

    Meet Harry Dresden, Chicago's first (and only) Wizard PI. Turns out the "everyday" world is full of strange and magical things - and most of them don't play well with humans. That's where Harry comes in. A bargain made with the Queen of Air and Darkness has forced Dresden into a new job: professional killer. His first task is to bring death to an immortal. As if that wasn't hard enough, Dresden learns of a danger to Demonreach, the living island hidden upon Lake Michigan. A danger that could destroy billions and land Dresden in the deepest trouble he has ever known

    A great story.

    I have really enjoyed the dresden series. Am sad that I am at the end...but stars and stones dresden will remsin with me. Thank you.

    Reviewed on January 23 2015 by Kerry Braunton (Gloucester, NSW, AU)
  • 15
    Skin Game: The Dresden Files | Jim Butcher

    Skin Game: The Dresden Files

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (156)
    Performance
    (144)
    Story
    (146)

    Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day. 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. This time, it's worse than that. Mab's involved Harry in a smash-and-grab heist run by one of his most despised enemies, to recover the literal Holy Grail from the vaults of the greatest treasure horde in the world - which belongs to the one and only Hades, Lord of the Underworld.

    Another fantastic read

    This was as expected awesome. As always Jim Butcher is a genius and brings the reader to a remarkable world and story. James Master does a great perfo..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 27 2015 by david (Ararat, Australia)
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    Skin Game: A Novel of the Dresden Files, Book 15 | Jim Butcher

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

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7011)
    Performance
    (6529)
    Story
    (6514)

    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.

    Hold onto your staff; Harry’s back.

    When the Dresden files began with “Storm Front,” Harry was a private detective and the only openly working professional wizard in Chicago. Then he b..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 29 2014 by D (corona, ca United States)