The Dresden Files
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  • 1
    Storm Front: The Dresden Files, Book 1 | Jim Butcher

    Storm Front: The Dresden Files, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1463)
    Performance
    (1225)
    Story
    (1225)

    A call from a distraught wife, and another from Lt Murphy of the Chicago PD Special Investigation Unit makes Harry believe things are looking up, but they are about to get worse, much worse. Someone is harnessing immense supernatural forces to commit a series of grisly murders. Someone has violated the first law of magic: Thou Shalt Not Kill. Tracking that someone takes Harry into the dangerous underbelly of Chicago, from mobsters.

    A great story & brilliantly narrated

    I confess that I am a great fan of Jim Butcher's Dresden series and was very much looking forward to hearing the audio version. Well, I am delighted t..Show More »

    Reviewed on 14 August 2009 by Tom (West Wickham, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    Fool Moon: The Dresden Files, Book 2 | Jim Butcher

    Fool Moon: The Dresden Files, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (939)
    Performance
    (788)
    Story
    (787)

    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.

    great story, great narration

    Tremendous stuff - though if you are contemplating buying this as your first "Harry Dresden" book, it is important to read the series in order - get "..Show More »

    Reviewed on 21 September 2009 by Tom (West Wickham, United Kingdom)
  • 3
    Grave Peril: The Dresden Files, Book 3 | Jim Butcher

    Grave Peril: The Dresden Files, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (778)
    Performance
    (652)
    Story
    (651)

    Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden has had a rough couple of weeks. As the only openly practicing professional wizard in the Chicago area, he has squared off against a multitude of supernatural bad guys. Harry has won the day against demons, poltergeists, sorcerers, trolls, vampires, werewolves, and even an evil faerie godmother. You might think nothing could spook him. You would be wrong.

    An EXCELLENT audiobook

    If you are reading this review, I assume that you have read/listened to the first two books in the Dresden files series (if not, you are well advised ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 30 December 2009 by Tom (West Wickham, United Kingdom)
  • 4
    Summer Knight: The Dresden Files, Book 4 | Jim Butcher

    Summer Knight: The Dresden Files, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (705)
    Performance
    (580)
    Story
    (581)

    The Winter Queen of Faerie has manipulated Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden into accepting a case to solve a murder and stop a war between the courts of Summer and Winter that could have literally earth shattering consequences. His own soul is up for grabs. Dresden must dig deep to discover that at time a willingness to accept a little help from your friends, be they a cub pack of werewolves, old loves in sheep's clothing, or a battalion of pizza loving dewdrop fairies, is a very good thing.

    An excellent audiobook

    This is the fourth book in the \"Dresden Files\" series and it is right up to the high standard of the first three. New characters are introduced, ex..Show More »

    Reviewed on 04 January 2010 by Tom (West Wickham, United Kingdom)
  • 5
    Death Masks: The Dresden Files, Book 5 | Jim Butcher

    Death Masks: The Dresden Files, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    Overall
    (619)
    Performance
    (570)
    Story
    (572)

    Harry Dresden, Chicago's only practicing professional wizard, should be happy that business is pretty good for a change. But he also knows that whenever things are going good, the only way left for them to go is bad. Way bad. Recent examples: A duel with the lethal champion of the Red Court, who must kill Harry to end the war between vampires and wizards...Hit men using Harry for target practice...The missing Shroud of Turin - and the possible involvement of Chicago's most feared mob boss.

    outstanding!

    Thoroughly enjoyed this well-read story, which James Marsters brings to life with his skillful narration

    Reviewed on 29 November 2016 by Some guy ()
  • 6
    Blood Rites: The Dresden Files, Book 6 | Jim Butcher

    Blood Rites: The Dresden Files, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (572)
    Performance
    (528)
    Story
    (531)

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

    Harry is exposed

    In the previous books we have been offered Harry,an interesting but rather 2 dimensional wizard. With this book you finally get to see the man; his ba..Show More »

    Reviewed on 10 April 2013 by K (Otley, United Kingdom)
  • 7
    Dead Beat: The Dresden Files, Book 7 | Jim Butcher

    Dead Beat: The Dresden Files, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    Overall
    (590)
    Performance
    (539)
    Story
    (540)

    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.

    one of the best books in the series

    wonderful mix of action and comedy with a fantastically thought out story, narrated by James Marsters, what more do you want?

    Reviewed on 08 September 2016 by Darkora (50°54′00″N 1°21′18″W - give or take)
  • 8
    Proven Guilty: The Dresden Files, Book 8 | Jim Butcher

    Proven Guilty: The Dresden Files, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    Overall
    (543)
    Performance
    (499)
    Story
    (500)

    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.

    Dark mood and surprising twists

    This book, for some reason, was not captivating for me as the others were. I took me about 20 days to finish it, which was never case before. The ent..Show More »

    Reviewed on 13 December 2013 by Aleksandra (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • 9
    White Night: The Dresden Files, Book 9 | Jim Butcher

    White Night: The Dresden Files, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    Overall
    (507)
    Performance
    (470)
    Story
    (472)

    In Chicago, someone has been killing practitioners of magic, those incapable of becoming full-fledged wizards. Shockingly, all the evidence points to Harry Dresden's half brother, Thomas, as the murderer. Determined to clear his sibling's name, Harry uncovers a conspiracy within the White Council of Wizards that threatens not only him, but his nearest and dearest, too.

    Good books with excellent narration

    I enjoyed the Dresden Files books but started to run out of enthusiasm by the time I reached this book as the series seemed to be getting very dark an..Show More »

    Reviewed on 11 April 2013 by Meggy (Boston, United Kingdom)
  • 10
    Small Favor: The Dresden Files, Book 10 | Jim Butcher

    Small Favor: The Dresden Files, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    Overall
    (497)
    Performance
    (466)
    Story
    (464)

    No one's tried to kill Harry Dresden for almost an entire year, and his life finally seems to be calming down. For once, the future looks fairly bright. But the past casts one hell of a long shadow.

    Comfort Listening


    Story – 5/5

    The Archive is a very intriguing concept in these novels, so it was great to get a fuller story involving it (/her) - not to..Show More »

    Reviewed on 13 December 2015 by Christopher (Telford, United Kingdom)
  • 11
    Turn Coat: The Dresden Files, Book 11 | Jim Butcher

    Turn Coat: The Dresden Files, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    Overall
    (497)
    Performance
    (462)
    Story
    (461)

    The Warden Morgan has been accused of treason against the Wizards of the White Council - and there's only one, final punishment for that crime. He's on the run, wants his name cleared, and needs someone with a knack for backing the underdog. Someone like Harry Dresden....

    More of the same!

    I would definitely recommend this book, but only if you've read/listened to the previous books.

    This is definitely more of the same - it has ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 01 December 2013 by Sam (Chester, United Kingdom)
  • 12
    Changes: The Dresden Files, Book 12 | Jim Butcher

    Changes: The Dresden Files, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (478)
    Performance
    (446)
    Story
    (445)

    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.

    Best yet

    This is unmistakably the best book from the series "The Dresden Files" so far. Couldn't stop listening. Everyone should read this book. Immediately.

    Reviewed on 05 November 2015 by Dan ()
  • 12.5
    Side Jobs: Stories from the Dresden Files | Jim Butcher

    Side Jobs: Stories from the Dresden Files

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (330)
    Performance
    (314)
    Story
    (315)

    Harry is the best and technically the 'only' at what he does, being the lone professional wizard PI in the Chicago phonebook. So when the Chicago PD has cases that transcend mortal capabilities, they come to him for answers. For the 'everyday' world is actually full of strange and magical things - and most of them don't play well with humans. Yet despite his precautions, Harry tends to stumble from crisis to drama in his dealings with the supernatural world - call it an occupational hazard.

    Good for filling in time

    snippets of Harry.

    Reviewed on 15 December 2013 by MISS (NEWCASTLE, United Kingdom)
  • 13
    Ghost Story: A Novel of the Dresden Files | Jim Butcher

    Ghost Story: A Novel of the Dresden Files

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    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. Trapped between life and death, he learns that his friends are in serious trouble. Only by finding his murderer can he save his friends and move on - a feat that would be a lot easier if he had a body and access to his powers. Worse still are the malevolent shadows that roam Chicago, controlled by a dark entity that wants Harry to suffer even in death.

    Ghost Story Resurrected

    Action Packed Emotion

    Reviewed on 05 December 2015 by Pringle9984 (Cardiff, UK)
  • 14
    Cold Days: The Dresden Files, Book 14 | Jim Butcher

    Cold Days: The Dresden Files, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (542)
    Performance
    (506)
    Story
    (503)

    Meet Harry Dresden, Chicago's first (and only) Wizard PI. Turns out the "everyday" world is full of strange and magical things - and most of them don't play well with humans. That's where Harry comes in. A bargain made with the Queen of Air and Darkness has forced Dresden into a new job: professional killer. His first task is to bring death to an immortal. As if that wasn't hard enough, Dresden learns of a danger to Demonreach, the living island hidden upon Lake Michigan. A danger that could destroy billions and land Dresden in the deepest trouble he has ever known.

    Jim Butcher nails it again!

    I cant wait for the next book. I only found the Dresden files books 3 weeks ago after reading a review here. I have since listened to all 14 books a..Show More »

    Reviewed on 13 December 2013 by Chris (Thornbury, United Kingdom)
  • 14.5
    Shadowed Souls | Jim Butcher - editor, Kerrie L. Hughes - editor

    Shadowed Souls

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher - editor, Kerrie L. Hughes - editor
    • Narrated By Jim Butcher, Julia Whelan, Various
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (4)
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    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.

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  • 15
    Skin Game: The Dresden Files | Jim Butcher

    Skin Game: The Dresden Files

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (726)
    Performance
    (678)
    Story
    (675)

    Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day. As Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry never knows what the scheming Mab might want him to do. Usually, it's something awful. This time, it's worse than that. Mab's involved Harry in a smash-and-grab heist run by one of his most despised enemies, to recover the literal Holy Grail from the vaults of the greatest treasure horde in the world - which belongs to the one and only Hades, Lord of the Underworld.

    A Dresden file that delivers!

    Yes I would, James Marsters performance has never been better, especially with the production values on this book, he transition from steady narration..Show More »

    Reviewed on 26 July 2014 by J. Sutherland ()
  • 15.5
    Working for Bigfoot | Jim Butcher

    Working for Bigfoot

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    Overall
    (226)
    Performance
    (213)
    Story
    (212)

    Chicago wizard-for-hire Harry Dresden is used to mysterious clients with long hair and legs up to here. But when it turns out the long hair covers every square inch of his latest client's body, and the legs contribute to a nine-foot height, even the redoubtable detective realizes he's treading new ground. Strength of a River in His Shoulders is one of the legendary forest people, a bigfoot, and he has a problem that only Harry can solve. His son, Irwin, is a scion, the child of a supernatural creature and a human.

    short but sweet

    love all the Dresden Files. the short stories are welcome while waiting for the next full book. wish someone would make a good film out of this grea..Show More »

    Reviewed on 29 September 2015 by Tod Werewolf (West Yorkshire)