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Side Jobs: Stories from the Dresden Files

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Publisher's Summary

The first short-story collection in the number-one New York Times- best-selling series - including brand-new Harry Dresden short stories!

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. Also included is a new, never-before-published novella that takes place after the cliff-hanger ending of Changes. This is a must-have collection for every devoted Harry Dresden fan, as well as a perfect introduction for readers ready to meet Chicago's only professional wizard.

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©2010 Jim Butcher (P)2010 Penguin Audio

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    Cliff madison, MS, United States 12-23-13
    Cliff madison, MS, United States 12-23-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Pretty good for a short story collection"

    I normally do not like short stories. Usually these seem to be the left over bits and pieces that were not good enough to make into the series proper. Being a huge Dresden fan I bought this one anyway and was quite pleased.

    I will say that some of the stories are hit and miss but some (Read: The Warrior) were great and match anything in the series toe to toe. If you are a fan this one is worth a credit and I almost never say that about short story collections.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Korben Dallas who cares its all just an illusion. 08-02-15
    Korben Dallas who cares its all just an illusion. 08-02-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Dresden Files done bite sized."

    Best side stories that focus on the side characters.

    Without getting spoilery:
    Story written from Thomas's perspective. Marsters does a good job using his Thomas voice
    Same with Murph.

    And two stories written following Mac and his brewing.

    All good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jim 06-23-15
    Jim 06-23-15
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    "Awesome awesome awesome."

    I want another set of these they helped fill the blanks in the main story.

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    Tanisha ORANGE, CA, United States 05-20-15
    Tanisha ORANGE, CA, United States 05-20-15 Member Since 2017
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    "OH WOW!!!"

    DO NOT SKIP THIS BOOK! It really is an amazing seague into Ghost Story...Very well done. Such a great listen!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Patrick Mooney Halifax, MA USA 09-11-14
    Patrick Mooney Halifax, MA USA 09-11-14 Member Since 2009
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    "This book shouldn't be ignored"
    What did you like best about this story?

    This is a collection short Dresden stories published for various anthologies that are just as rich and compelling as the larger books. It includes a short story that takes place a few hours after the last book (i.e. Dresden's murder). The book also includes comments by the author concerning the ideas / reasons behind each short story, which are also just as interesting, at least to me.


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    Chuck United States 01-03-13
    Chuck United States 01-03-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Very fun set of Dresden Short Stories"

    This was a very fun book to listen to. I could tell Butcher had fun writing these little one off short stories, and I loved hearing the stories from Thomas's and Murphy's perspectives. That was a neat switch from normally seeing things from Harry's point of view. This was a great little side jaunt away from the regular series and definitely adds to the enjoyment of the entire Dresden story line.

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    Karen Gainesville, FL, United States 08-31-13
    Karen Gainesville, FL, United States 08-31-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent! Filled in many gaps"

    Filled in many gaps between some of the stories. Started with how Harry got his start in the Wizard For Hire business by helping find lost children. Includes a story where he and Murphy have a couple minutes of romance before figuring out it is magic induced. Some good short stories and a couple of good novellas. All excellent stories. The author includes some notes about why he wrote each piece - anthologies they went into and his frame of mind at the time. Great addition to the "Dresden Files". I highly recommend this one.

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    Amazon Customer USA 10-14-17
    Amazon Customer USA 10-14-17 Member Since 2012
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    "enjoyed it"

    must listen, enjoyable, more about Dresden and company, nice tidbits about the whole crew, listen

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    Selena 10-04-17
    Selena 10-04-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Yup."

    Again, if you're looking for esoteric side stories of the Dresden universe, you're already hooked. So the fact that you are even here means we're on the same page.

    Yes. Ah-no-sh-sh-sh. I know what you're asking. Yes.

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    Catharyn S. 09-28-17
    Catharyn S. 09-28-17 Member Since 2015
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    "patiently waiting....."

    ok I have gone thru every dresden file I can. I have really appreciated the development of characters. Im especially grateful that Karrin grew in complexity and strength. I've enjoyed the narration immensely. This series has been the perfect escapist running companion. These short stories also gave life to the varied points of view by supporting characters. Quick, sharp witted, and well paced, they added to the back story of the series. How long do I have to wait for James and Harry? Ive got running to do. I can't sustain a decent pace on the news!

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