In this dark and gritty collection - featuring short stories from Jim Butcher, Seanan McGuire, Kevin J. Anderson, and Rob Thurman - nothing is as simple as black and white, light and dark, good and evil....
Unfortunately, that's exactly what makes it so easy to cross the line.
In number-one New York Times best-selling author Jim Butcher's "Cold Case", Molly Carpenter - Harry Dresden's apprentice-turned-Winter Lady - must collect a tribute from a remote Fae colony and discovers that even if you're a good girl, sometimes you have to be bad.
New York Times best-selling author Seanan McGuire's "Sleepover" finds half-succubus Elsie Harrington kidnapped by a group of desperate teenage boys. Not for anything weird. They just need her to rescue a little girl from the boogeyman. No biggie.
In New York Times best-selling Kevin J. Anderson's "Eye of Newt", Zombie PI Dan Shamble's latest client is a panicky lizard missing an eye who thinks someone wants him dead. But the truth is that someone only wants him for a very special dinner....
And New York Times best-selling author Rob Thurman's infernally heroic Caliban Leandros takes a trip down memory lane as he deals with some overdue - and nightmarish - vengeance involving some quite nasty "Impossible Monsters".
Also includes stories by Tanya Huff, Kat Richardson, Jim C. Hines, Anton Strout, Lucy A. Snyder, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and Erik Scott de Bie.
Full cast of narrators includes Jon Lindstrom, Sumalee Montano, Mozhan Marno, Karissa Vacker, and Macleod Andrews.
©2016 Jim Butcher and Kerrie L. Hughes (P)2016 Penguin Audio
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"good and meh"
the short story kicking off the anthology is pretty revealing about Molly's new gig. The rest of the anthology held less interest for me. there may be another gem or two in the rough.. but don't expect to be stunned.
"Not what I thought..."
I, like others, was excited about a new Dresden set of short stories. I realized they were not all written by Butcher, but I did think the stories were at least in the Dresden universe.
While the first story was about Molly, the rest just seemed to be about creatures that MIGHT have been in the DresdenVerse, they were not specifically written that way. When you pair that with the fact that they weren't written by Dresden either, it turns out to be a real let down.
Jim Butcher is a great author and I love the way he weaves a story together. I don't JUST like wizards and vampires, etc..I like the way Butcher does it. I did not care for the rest of the stories after the first one. I tried to like them anyways, but I found myself skipping to the next story on several occasions.
If you were really excited to see a new book in the Dresden lineup, you might skip this one. In my opinion it wasn't worth the credit. Kind of wish I'd saved mine for the new Sanderson book that just came out in the Stormlight Archive series (also short stories). Now I have to wait for more credits!
"This anthology should be renamed...."
"Authors who desperately need to get laid". Jim Butchers story was decent, but the second one reads like bad Lost Girl fan fiction ( painful to to listen too) and the rest are almost as terrible. I feel bad, because I love Butchers work and this was his debut as an editor but I think he needs some more practice as I'm not really seeing the Theme for this anthology coming to the forefront. it was too busy on its backside.
I think Jim should have followed some Dresden logic and poured some icewater down his pants to clear his mind.
The narration over all was passable, nothing special but not bad either.
This is was not worth the full credit.
"All in All, pretty good"
Most of the shorts I really enjoyed. The last 2 were awesome! I'm going to pick up Rob Thurman's Cal Leandros series.
Poorly written stories. With almost no connection to the Dresden universe. In my opinion, do not waste your time or money.
"Dishonest to Call This a Dresden Files Book"
From Jim Butcher, yes... With anyone else included, no...
I purchased this on my cell phone. The lack of information that I received on my phone caused me to assume that this was a full Dresden Files book. Sadly I was mistaken. This is a collection of short stories. Hopefully you don't get tricked like I did.
Nothing wrong with the narrator.
I would remove anything that was not a Dresden Files story.
You deceived me. I am not pleased.
"giant disappointment stay away"
If You're Expecting Jim Butcher you don't get it. this is nothing like the other books in the Harry Dresden series. this is the first time I have ever pre-ordered a book and it was a giant mistake. the stories are shallow and not fun. I was so excited when I saw another book in the series was coming out. again stay away don't waste your money.
"Jim Butcher's names on it"
Even though Jim's Butcher's names on the the title don't expect the gym butcher that you know and love. I appreciated the winter lady storyline and that could have just been of the book but the other collection I just could not get into it. I didn't even finish it was bad
"Overall not for me"
I got this because of the Dresden files story which is about an hour of audio. The remaining story's are from if authors and two were to my tastes the remaining not. So if you like the mix bag approach to story grab this one if you are a Dresden fan having had the tale I could have waited for a Dresden file short story collection.
"Skip the Cajun story"
The Cajun story was horrid, everything about it. Almost just gave up on the book.
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