Jim Butcher
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Jim Butcher

Jim Butcher read his first fantasy novel when he was seven years old--
the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. By the time he turned eight,
he'd added the rest of the Narnia books, the Prydain Chronicles, every
book about Star Wars he could find, a great many Star Trek novels and
the Lord of the Rings to his count.

So he was pretty much doomed from the start.

Love of fantasy, his personal gateway drug, drew him toward a fairly
eclectic spread of interests: horseback riding (including trick riding,
stunt riding, drill riding, and competitive stunt racing), archery,
martial arts, costuming, music and theater. He played a lot of role-
playing games, a lot of fantasy-based tactical computer games, and
eventually got into live-action roleplay where players beat each other
up with boffer weapons.

So, really, he can fly his nerd flag with pretty much anyone, and
frequently does.

He took up writing to be able to produce fantasy novels with swords and
horses in them, and determinedly wrote terrible fantasy books until,
just to prove a point to his writing teacher, he decided to take every
piece of her advice; fill out outlines and worksheets, and design
stories and characters just the way she'd been telling him to do for
about three years. He was certain that once she saw what hideous art it
produced, she would be proven wrong and repent the error of her ways.
The result was the Dresden Files, which sure showed *her*.

She has not yet admitted her mistake and recanted her philosophy on
writing.

Jim has performed in dramas, musicals, and vocal groups in front of
live audiences of thousands and on TV. He has performed exhibition
riding in multiple arenas, and fallen from running horses a truly
ridiculous number of times. He was once cursed by an Amazon witch
doctor in rural Brazil, has apparently begun writing about himself in
the third person, and is hardly ever sick at sea.

He also writes books occasionally.

Jim stands accused of writing the Dresden Files and the Codex Alera.
He's plead insanity, but the jury is still out on that one. He lives in
Missouri with his wife, romantic suspense and paranormal romance writer
Shannon K. Butcher (who is really pretty and way out of his league),
his son, and a ferocious guard dog.

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    • Storm Front

    • The Dresden Files, Book 1
    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: James Marsters
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33,523
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28,880
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28,843

    With rent past due and a decent meal becoming an issue of some importance, Harry needs work, and soon....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent listen and a great start to the series

    • By Donna on 07-13-09

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Fool Moon

    • The Dresden Files, Book 2
    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: James Marsters
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22,516
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19,559
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19,515

    Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is Chicago's only openly practicing wizard. He is also dead broke....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best books I've read in a long time!

    • By David Ziegler on 05-06-10

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Brief Cases

    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: James Marsters, Jim Butcher, full cast
    • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5,584
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,247
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5,226

    An all-new Dresden Files story headlines this urban fantasy short story collection starring the Windy City's favorite wizard. The world of Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, is rife with intrigue - and creatures of all supernatural stripes....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • James should have read the WHOLE thing

    • By J.A. on 07-30-18

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Grave Peril

    • The Dresden Files, Book 3
    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: James Marsters
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19,746
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17,005
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,930

    Something is stirring up angry apparitions all over town. Something that can break all the laws of supernatural physics. Something that doesnt like Harry....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spike makes good

    • By Lakejewel on 03-22-10

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Summer Knight

    • The Dresden Files, Book 4
    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: James Marsters
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18,038
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15,719
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,662

    Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is a very powerful wizard and a dedicated private eye. He is also a wise cracking trouble magnet....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Harry & James are one.

    • By Michael on 10-28-10

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Blood Rites

    • The Dresden Files, Book 6
    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: James Marsters
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16,421
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14,358
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 14,308

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

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worth the wait!

    • By Hakes on 04-14-10

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Ghost Story

    • A Novel of the Dresden Files
    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: James Marsters
    • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10,874
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10,177
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,133

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best thing I've ever seen a company willingly do

    • By Brooks Hamilton on 04-21-15

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Death Masks

    • The Dresden Files, Book 5
    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: James Marsters
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 17,107
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14,888
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 14,814

    Harry Dresden, Chicago's only practicing professional wizard, should be happy that business is pretty good for a change....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Series Really Gets Into Gear

    • By Alan on 01-03-10

    Regular price: $33.60

    • White Night

    • The Dresden Files, Book 9
    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: James Marsters
    • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 15,270
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13,367
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13,317

    In Chicago, someone has been killing practitioners of magic, those incapable of becoming full-fledged wizards....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intrigue in The White Court

    • By Donna on 09-23-09

    Regular price: $33.60

    • Proven Guilty

    • The Dresden Files, Book 8
    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: James Marsters
    • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16,119
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14,088
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 14,002

    The White Council of Wizards has drafted Harry Dresden as a Warden and assigned him to look into rumors of black magic in Chicago....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Plan of attack

    • By RabidReads on 10-09-15

    Regular price: $35.00

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