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Magic. It can get a guy killed. 

Return to the world of the Dresden Files with Harry Dresden (the only wizard in the Chicago phone book) and friends as they solve supernatural mysteries, protect the helpless and fight evil. 

Brief Cases is a new collection of Dresden Files stories which includes an original novella, from international best seller Jim Butcher. 

Stories included in this collection: 'Curses', 'AAAA Wizardry', 'Even Hand', 'B Is for Bigfoot', 'I Was a Teenage Bigfoot', 'Bigfoot on Campus', 'Bombshells', 'Jury Duty', 'Cold Case', 'Day One', 'A Fistful of Warlocks' and 'Zoo Day' (original novella taking place between Skin Game and Peace Talks).

©2018 Jim Butcher (P)2018 Hachette Audio UK

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Great stories, varying the narrators was annoying

Any fan of the Dresdenverse will love these stories and it was awesome to hear the authors comments on each. One of the things I love about Dresden is how well the story world holds together and these stories fit that. One thing that I found affected my enjoyment negatively was not having James Marsters as the narrator for all the stories. I felt the other narrators did a great job but the voices in the Dresdenverse are well established and it jarred for me to hear them read by other narrators

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  • Barry Deri
  • 06-15-18

A small number of new stories

Excellent writing as always from Jim Butcher. Also, God level narration by James Masters. My only complaint was that way too many of these stories were from other compilations and locations. Overall this was not a worthwhile purchase for me. But Butters story and the last story were exceptional. One way or another I think we all need those two accounts. And, I hunger for 'Peace Talks' now more than ever.

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  • Ryan
  • 06-06-18

So good, the last story is the best

I loved this book so much! And the last story... Well played sir! I love how this fleshes out the characters and the world alike.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-10-18

A mix of old and new stories, worth the buy

A couple of new stories in here, and a number of stories I have read before. I ended up listening to the old ones as well, and appreciated them. The author's commentary I found really interesting.

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  • Al
  • 06-09-18

Wish there were more original stories,

Wish there were more original stories, without the repeats though I do Iove the Dresden Files I was hoping for more fresh stories.

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  • Favio B.
  • 06-09-18

Amazing, with only one tiny thing..

I loved this book. The only thing that stood out was that the Welsh fey sounded a bit Irish. Other, this was great!!

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  • Steel
  • 06-06-18

wonderful and left wanting more

I love the Dresden files and the characters are so well created that each could be a star of book series of there own especially Molly and Maggie

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  • Honest Harry
  • 06-20-18

disappointed

I love Jim Butchers books, especially the Dresden files. however I fast frustrated to discover I've heard most of the stories already, if not in the characters first person description as it is in this book.

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  • darkman
  • 06-19-18

good story

excelent anthology, the final story in particular - several characters and themes im hopeing will be expanded on in the main books
one main problem i had with audiobook is welsh accents are nothing like irish...

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  • Mr. D. Easter
  • 06-14-18

another great one!

brilliantly written, flawlessly performed. I loved it, can't wait until the next in Dresden series.

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  • 06-13-18

Great collection but one warning

Unsurprisingly, this is a great collection of short stories. The only thing to be aware of (as per the summary) is it that it does include the three stories from Working for Bigfoot.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-15-18

Deaden? What's not to love?

A number of short stories, some I had read some new to me.

Loved reading the view point of Molly, Maggie and even Mouse.

Molly is a favourite and. This gave a great view of her now being a fairy princess and how hard it is going to be.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-19-18

A satisfying collection

This was certainly a great way to fill in some gaps while we wait. Particular credit for the stories of Molly’s experiences - unexpectedly gut wrenching. The final chapter was a cracker and exceptionally well performed.