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4.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 5 4.13 (31 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jim Butcher Narrator: James Marsters Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dresden Files Release Date: April 2010 ISBN: 9781101222294
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For Harry Dresden, there have been worse assignments than going undercover on the set of an adult film. Still, there’s something more troubling than usual about his newest case. The film’s producer believes he’s the target of a sinister curse—but it’s the women around him who are dying.

Dresden takes on the case as a favor to his friend Thomas—a vampire of dubious integrity—who has a personal stake in the case that Harry can’t quite figure out. But he is about to discover that Thomas’ family tree has been hiding a shocking revelation that will change his life forever…

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A must-read series... Fans will relish the details that unfold about Harry’s mysterious past, which Butcher cleverly ties into the current case, but the stand-alone plot won't confuse new readers.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “Butcher’s Dresden Files...are equal parts fantasy, horror, and hard-boiled mystery. Powered by the author’s irreverent sense of humor, this tongue-in-cheek supernatural thriller is as entertaining as it is grisly.”

    Barnes & Noble editorial review

  • “Filled with sizzling magic and intrigue...the latest of [Harry’s] adventures will have fans rapidly turning the pages.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hope | 4/8/2016

    " Best book series ever. I love Jim Butcher books. THe only thing I have that I could say bad about the series is that it is not long enough. Thirteen hours is not enough time. I can listen to these books for ever and ever. Jim Butcher keeps you engaged and always leaves you wanting more. The way he describes his characters and environment, I feel like I am watching a movie in my head. If you are not reading these books you should be. Best books ever!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Bruno | 2/2/2014

    " I found this book to be the most rewarding and tightly-plotted of the Dresden books so far. Lots of questions are answered, while dangling plot threads from two and three books ago are woven back in. Nice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amie | 1/29/2014

    " As with the few before this, I enjoyed it a lot. The noir mysteries are always interesting, and the supernatural twist makes it right up my alley. The big twist in this one (in the larger story over the series, not just within this particular story) wasn't all that surprising to me despite the fact that I hadn't guessed it. I like it, though. The characters are growing, and I like that so many of the show up from time to time and we always learn something new about them. I can't wait to read more, and get the bigger story-- it just keeps growing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammie | 12/31/2013

    " This is one of my favorites in the series because we learn some secrets about Harry's past. Also loved Murphy in this one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mortalform | 12/10/2013

    " Same problems and advantages as other Dresden books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia | 12/9/2013

    " Lets just say I was not disappointed. And might be my favorite of the previous three dresden books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janine | 10/3/2013

    " The Dresden Files are a fantastic series following Harry Dresden, renegade (kinda) wizard as he "does the right thing" over and over, often detrimental to his own well being. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 gigi pryce | 8/28/2013

    " can't say enough about this series. Its amazing. I'm finally catching up and I swear some of the best quotes are from this book so far. Completely worth reading if you are an urban fantasy fan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephani | 6/12/2013

    " I think this is so far my favorite. Dresden feel slike he is fully fleshing out. And I must say that the inside references in this one had me rolling! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shawn | 4/1/2013

    " Love the series. Rereading it now on my Nook "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsay Ly | 9/13/2012

    " I shouldn't have started in the middle of the series with this book. I wasn't as invested in the characters, so it wasn't as good as it would have been if I would have started at the beginning. I will try the first book so I can give a proper review. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Talyseon Talyseon | 5/10/2012

    " Harry Dresden enters the most dangerous world yet: The World of Porn! You have got to read this one. Check out my full review: Blood Rites: Or Harry Dresden Versus the Killer Porn Queen! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James Hasser | 3/20/2012

    " another great one by Jim Butcher and they just keep coming "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin Brenemen | 2/25/2012

    " Ohhh! The twist! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cygny | 1/7/2012

    " Wow. Finished this in a mere two days. Am totally hooked. Thomas is love :D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pollmak | 12/5/2011

    " I love the Dresden Files series. A great experience. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 11/3/2011

    " This one in the series was very good, my favorite, so far. I didn't like some subject matter, but really liked the story line in this one. I think J.B. is maturing in his writing. I'm looking forward to the next in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alicia | 8/31/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. This series is just getting better with every book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan Mclelland | 8/19/2011

    " Probably a 4.5. This book really starts to show the growth of Jim Butcher as a writer, and also his characters. Easily my favorite of the Dresden Files so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally | 5/13/2011

    " Nearly a five. These books are getting better as they go, which is thrilling. I haven't had that let down of a disappointing book which is common in series this long as yet. I hope they keep on getting better. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ashleigh | 5/9/2011

    " Urban fantasy could be such a badass genre if people like William Gibson were writing it, instead of whiny hacks like Jim Butcher. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Membrillu | 5/4/2011

    " Fantàstic, dels més sucosos de la sèrie, tot i que el desenllaç és una mica decepcionant. El millor és la informació que revela sobre el passat de'n Harry i les implicacions que pot tenir en els propers llibres. En James Marsden, com a la resta d'audiollibres, és un Harry Dresden perfecte. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nile | 5/3/2011

    " Not Butcher's best, but had some nice development to the Harry Dresden backstory. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raj | 5/1/2011

    " on the real blood rites was ehh
    not that bad but notsogreat either
    but nevertheless it's harry dresden so "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doug | 4/19/2011

    " Very good, as always. The most consistent and coherent fantasy out there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenna | 4/14/2011

    " Another great Dresden book. I'm liking these more and more as I continue with the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meggie | 4/6/2011

    " The six book in the series was enjoyable. Harry's life got complicated again, now both with Thomas and Murphy. All in all the plot was well written, a bit la la on some parts, but as always the end rocked. I enjoyed it fully. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 3/31/2011

    " smoother prose, very engaging & good character development "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marci | 3/26/2011

    " Once again, Jim Butcher writes a great Dresden book. Harry gets himself into some deep doo-doo on two fronts. One with a case he has taken and the other with the Black Court Vampires in town. Read to see how Harry once again makes it out with his skin, or most of it anyway! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susanne | 3/25/2011

    " Yup, gonna five-star all the books so far. Butcher had me by the end of the first book and the series just gets stronger and stronger as the characters get more and more fleshed out flaws and all. Highly recommended. "

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About the Author
Author Jim Butcher

Jim Butcher is a #1 New York Times bestselling author. He read his first fantasy novel when he was seven years old—The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. By the time he turned eight, he’d added the rest of the Narnia books, the Chronicles of Prydain, every book about Star Wars he could find, a great many Star Trek novels, and The Lord of the Rings to his count. He was pretty much doomed from the start. Love of fantasy drew him toward a fairly eclectic spread of interests: horseback riding, archery, martial arts, costuming, music, and theater. He played a lot of role-playing games, a lot of fantasy-based tactical computer games, and eventually got into live-action role-play. He took up writing to be able to produce fantasy novels with swords and horses in them, and determinedly wrote terrible fantasy books until, just to prove a point to his writing teacher, he decided to take every piece of her advice. He was certain that once she saw what hideous art it produced, she would be proven wrong and repent the error of her ways. The result was the Dresden Files. She has not yet admitted her mistake and recanted her philosophy on writing. Jim stands accused of writing the Dresden Files and the Codex Alera. He has plead insanity, but the jury is still out on that one.

About the Narrator

James Marsters graduated from Davis High School and attended Juilliard, the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, and the American Conservatory Theatre. After spending ten years doing stage work, he finally moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film and television. He got his big break as Spike in Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He is also a talented musician; his band Ghost of the Robot has released three albums: Mad Brilliant, B-Sider, and Murphy’s Law.