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  • 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 16,588
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,511
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14,423

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Plan of attack

  • By RabidReads on 10-09-15

Dresden Files get better and better

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-25-18

This is a very strong story that kept me reading. The performance on the audio book is even better than reading it.

  • Dead Beat

  • The Dresden Files, Book 7
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17,421
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,312
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,238

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I wish it was about 20 hours longer

  • By Dan on 04-18-12

Best series ever.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-20-18

This is one of the best books in a terrific series. I love these books.

  • 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 23,101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,055

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.

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

  • By David Ziegler on 05-06-10

Good book, but the series gets better and better

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-22-18

I am re-reading this series for the third time because it's the best series I've ever found. The first two or three books are very good, well told stories, but as the reader progresses through the series and gets to know these characters, the more they get into your head and your heart. I am having a terrible time waiting for Jim Butcher to finish the next book.

  • Cold Days

  • The Dresden Files, Book 14
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 18 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17,518
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,199
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16,171

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thwarts Every Expectation - In a Good Way

  • By Ethan M. on 12-21-12

Epic Battles, Twists, and Performance

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-20-18

Things are starting to shake out from the book Changes, Harry is best when he has Mouse with him.

Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13 audiobook cover art
  • Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13

  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: John Glover
  • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,592
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,609
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,608

When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. To save his friends - and his own soul - Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best audio book in the series

  • By Bill on 08-31-11

Not my favorite of the series. Not much action

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-15-18

This story is too far afield from the rest of the series for me to really enjoy it.

  • Changes: The Dresden Files, Book 12

  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,526
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,321
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14,273

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW. I'm stunned!

  • By JD on 04-27-10

Best book in the best series I've ever read.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-18

The Dresden Files books are my favorite series, hands down. I read a lot, so I know what I like. If this was just "hard-boiled PI/ Wizard solves mysteries" it wouldn't crack the top 10. The characters are so rich and deep, the relationships so fraught with multiple layers between each character, and the resolve Harry needs to grind through each impossible obstacle helps me want to be a better person. The beauty of Harry is that he knows the most powerful magic in the world is love, and it is the engine that drives him.
I would be remiss if I failed to mention that James Marsters brings this world to life like no one else could. He is a perfect fit for this series, and there is no one else that could fill his shoes.
Now that I've said all these nice things, PLEASE, Jim Butcher, PRETTY PLEASE WITH SUGAR ON TOP, WILL YOU CRANK THE REST OF THE SERIES OUT A BIT QUICKER!!!

  • Brief Cases

  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters, Jim Butcher, full cast
  • Length: 15 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,167
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,783
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,764

An all-new Dresden Files story headlines this urban fantasy short story collection starring the Windy City's favorite wizard. From the Wild West to the bleachers at Wrigley Field, humans, zombies, incubi, and even fey royalty appear, ready to blur the line between friend and foe. In the never-before-published "Zoo Day", Harry treads new ground as a dad, while fan-favorite characters Molly Carpenter, his onetime apprentice, White Council Warden Anastasia Luccio, and even Bigfoot stalk through the pages of more classic tales.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The original story is great

  • By Ronald G. Overton on 06-06-18

A perfect appetizer for the next book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-20-18

I'm not a big urban fantasy fan, but Jim Butcher has become one of my favorite writers. The Dresden Files are about a lot more than just entertainment. Butcher is using this character to teach a philosophy of tempering strength with gentleness and doing what's right no matter what. And it's a blast to read too. I'll give this whole series my highest recommendation. By the way, James Marsters is the best in the biz.

  • End Game

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,662
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,155

Will Robie and Jessica Reel are two of the most lethal people alive. They're the ones the government calls in when the utmost secrecy is required to take out those who plot violence and mass destruction against the United States. And through every mission, one man has always had their backs: their handler, code-named Blue Man. But now, Blue Man is missing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keep 'em Coming!

  • By shelley on 11-15-17

Another good beach read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-14-18

This was another fun read that kept me hooked all the way through to the end. Pretty formulaic, but lots of fun.

  • The Fallen

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,570
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,628
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,578

Something sinister is going on in Baronville. The rust belt town has seen four bizarre murders in the space of two weeks. Cryptic clues left at the scenes - obscure Bible verses, odd symbols - have the police stumped. Amos Decker and his FBI colleague Alex Jamison are in Baronville visiting Alex's sister and her family. It's a bleak place: a former mill and mining town with a crumbling economy and rampant opioid addiction. Decker has been there only a few hours when he stumbles on a horrific double murder scene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This was supposed to be a VACATION!!!!

  • By shelley on 04-17-18

Another fun popcorn novel

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-18

this book is a fun summer read. Very engrossing and intelligently written. I really enjoy this series.

  • Shining Fury

  • Tome of Bill Series
  • By: Rick Gualtieri
  • Narrated by: Tess Irondale
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252

At first glance, most see only a shy girl from New York, but to the denizens of the night - vampires, witches, and their ilk - I am a nightmare given flesh, born to raze their kind from this very earth. I am the Icon, the Shining One, the last defender of humanity against the oncoming tide of darkness. They say my coming was foretold, that prophecies speak of a beacon of hope who will light the way during the end days. It is said I am destined to vanquish the last of the Magi, and face the Night Spawn in the battle for the fate of mankind.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • If Bill read this book, he'd get over Sheila quick

  • By ZenMuppet on 07-08-16

A Terrible and Unnecessary Book

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-24-16

This book was bad from the get-go. It was only because I was afraid I would miss something important that I was able to finish it. This is a wonderful series when it is told from Bill's perspective. When he told Sally's story and Sheila's story the quality goes way down.

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