The Dresden Files

20 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 18,020 ratings

Storm Front Summary

My name is Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden. Conjure by it at your own risk. I'm a wizard. I work out of an office in midtown Chicago. As far as I know, I'm the only openly practicing professional wizard in the country. You can find me in the yellow pages, under Wizards. Believe it or not, I'm the only one there.

With rent past due and a decent meal becoming an issue of some importance, Harry needs work, and soon. 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 to vampires, while he himself is under suspicion of the crimes.

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  • Book 1

    • Storm Front

    • The Dresden Files, Book 1
    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: James Marsters
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,717
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,386
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,388

    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 to vampires....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great story & brilliantly narrated

    • By Tom on 14-08-09

    Regular price: £26.29

  • Book 2

    • 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 1,604
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,398
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,394

    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
    • great story, great narration

    • By Tom on 21-09-09

    Regular price: £26.29

  • Book 3

    • Grave Peril

    • The Dresden Files, Book 3
    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: James Marsters
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,279
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,114

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Never a dull moment!

    • By Mir on 02-01-15

    Regular price: £29.59

  • Book 4

    • Summer Knight

    • The Dresden Files, Book 4
    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: James Marsters
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,145
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 988
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 991

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent audiobook

    • By Tom on 04-01-10

    Regular price: £29.59

  • Book 5

    • Death Masks

    • The Dresden Files, Book 5
    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: James Marsters
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,035
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 969
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 972

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A huge improvement on the previous installment

    • By EvaGM on 18-11-16

    Regular price: £31.59

  • Book 6

    • Blood Rites

    • The Dresden Files, Book 6
    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: James Marsters
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 990
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 915
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 916

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Murphy!

    • By raeamber on 11-12-15

    Regular price: £29.59

  • Book 7

    • 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 989
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 919
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 915

    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
    • best audio book, and best narrator

    • By mr on 18-11-15

    Regular price: £32.89

  • Book 8

    • 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 961
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 889
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 889

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dark mood and surprising twists

    • By Aleksandra on 13-12-13

    Regular price: £32.89

  • Book 9

    • White Night

    • The Dresden Files, Book 9
    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: James Marsters
    • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 886
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 822
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 825

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good books with excellent narration

    • By Meggy on 11-04-13

    Regular price: £31.59

  • Book 10

    • Small Favor

    • The Dresden Files, Book 10
    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: James Marsters
    • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 857
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 804
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 804

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Comfort Listening

    • By Christopher on 13-12-15

    Regular price: £31.59

  • Book 11

    • Turn Coat

    • The Dresden Files, Book 11
    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: James Marsters
    • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 854
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 798
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 798

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More of the same!

    • By Sam on 01-12-13

    Regular price: £32.89

  • Book 12

    • 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 834
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 773
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 770

    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
    • Best of all the Dresden Books

    • By Mrs W. on 25-02-17

    Regular price: £32.89

  • Book 12.5

    • Side Jobs: Stories from the Dresden Files

    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: James Marsters
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 521
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 485
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 487

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good for filling in time

    • By MISS on 15-12-13

    Regular price: £16.99

  • Book 13

    • Ghost Story

    • A Novel of the Dresden Files
    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: James Marsters
    • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 603
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 557
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 556

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Worst so far.

    • By WarwickStudent on 12-02-18

    Regular price: £32.89

  • Book 14

    • 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 882
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 825
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 822

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Jim Butcher nails it again!

    • By The Edwards' on 13-12-13

    Regular price: £16.99

  • Book 14.5

    • Shadowed Souls

    • By: Jim Butcher - editor, Kerrie L. Hughes - editor
    • Narrated by: Jim Butcher, Julia Whelan, Various
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Lackluster and not a dresden files novel

    • By Anonymous User on 14-05-17

    Regular price: £26.29

  • Book 15

    • Skin Game

    • The Dresden Files
    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: James Marsters
    • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,128
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,051
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,048

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Dresden file that delivers!

    • By J. Sutherland on 26-07-14

    Regular price: £18.99

  • Book 15.5

    • Working for Bigfoot

    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: James Marsters
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 345
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 319
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 317

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator seems about 30% interested in the story & makes Dresden sound arrogant without the charm.

    • By Daniel N. on 05-09-17

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Brief Cases

    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: James Marsters, Jim Butcher, full cast
    • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    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.

    Regular price: £32.09

    • Brief Cases

    • By: Jim Butcher
    • Narrated by: James Marsters
    • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 337
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 325
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 323

    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. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A small number of new stories

    • By Barry Deri on 15-06-18

    Regular price: £19.99