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Author: Jim Butcher Narrator: James Marsters Publisher: Penguin Audio Audio Length: Series:The Dresden Files Release Date: October 2009 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781101145814

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Harry Dresden, Chicago's only practicing professional wizard, is hired by a mysterious priest to find the stolen shroud of Turin.

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Quotes

  • “Butcher maintains a breakneck pace in Harry’s exciting fifth adventure. This imaginative series continues to surprise and delight with its inventiveness and sympathetic hero.”

    - Booklist

Awards

  • A New York Times bestseller

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " An excellent performance by James Marsters bringing the reader into Jim Butcher's magical world around us. Limited title availability at audiobookstore.com forced a jump ahead in the series after Storm Front, but thankfully the author crafted Death Masks as a complete story--albeit with teasing references to some previous events. "

    - Howard Aye, 8/9/2020
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A definite improvement on book 4 for me. The story was well-written, witty, and engaging. I loved the Denarians; I thought they were brillantly created. I also liked the characters of The Archive and Shiro. Susan has never really been my favorite character in this series, and this book doesn't do much to change that. On the other hand, I still love Michael and Murphy and am so glad we got to see more of Thomas. "

    - Christal, 2/13/2014
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " With every book read there is more to love about the Dresden universe and even more Dresden him-self's views of his universe. The narration throughout the book is great. And once i have reread the book I plan to improve this review. "

    - Deranged, 2/7/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Happy May Day. This is the first one in the series that was available from my audio book store so it took a bit to get caught up on what was going on, since this is # 5 in the series. There was a lot of subplots going on and things thrown at the main character, Harry Dresden, that I thought was a bit disjointed when it started, but it all came together in the end. There is a good sense of humor and wit running through the book, which was fun and offered relief from some of the supernatural/violent things going on in the book. Harry feels like a real, but at the same time, heroic figure, along with his cohorts. People standing up for the right things in the world, protecting the rest of the world. I'll probably move onto the next book in the series to see how it goes. "

    - Tara, 2/3/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 4.5 stars as opposed to the 4 that I'll give the vast majority of the Dresden books, because to me, this is the book where I think Butcher started to kick it into a higher gear. The first handful of books, while they had continuity, really felt more like standalones, but this is right about where Harry's mytharc really began to be fleshed out. "

    - Todd, 2/1/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Bob, Murphy, and Dresden never cease to disappoint. "

    - Sarah, 1/18/2014
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Okay. The hero was so much less annoying! Also, I like Michael the swordfighting knight guy; he's a good companion. I think the author improves over the course of the series--very cool, since things don't always work that way. "

    - Beth666ann, 1/14/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Pollmak, 12/6/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Excellent addition to the series. "

    - Leslie, 11/22/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Not spectaularly well plotted but the beautiful writing style more than makes up for that. "

    - Paddy, 11/20/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " As I read through this series, each book is better than the last! "

    - Emily, 11/19/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " The series just keeps getting better, Harry's associates get lots of airtime, Harry himself gets even more developed as a character... and I started rereading it already. "

    - Kit, 9/10/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I think I liked this book the best so far. The one-liners are good, and Butcher has a solid feel for his characters. Many folks from earlier novels show up in this one, which lends itself to some good familiarity and explanations for the reader's interests. These are my no-brainer books. :) "

    - Chrismpadgett, 6/24/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Best in the series so far. "

    - Christa, 2/16/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good, good. Michael has SEVEN kids? Crazy. "

    - Kieraanne, 1/22/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The formula that is used to write these books is starting to get a bit tired as well as the inherent sexism. "

    - Aaron, 8/22/2012
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Janine, 6/20/2012
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Very sexy... "

    - Hulda, 3/30/2012
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The rope scene.. Holy crap. "

    - Phleghm, 11/2/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " My guilty pleasure, but after taking a break to read more substantial "classic" sci-fi, I realized just can't beat Dresden for being a page turner and Butcher for creating a well populated universe. Reading them back to back, Dresden's idiosyncracies get a little repetitive. "

    - Anthony, 10/30/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Probably the best in the series so far "

    - Adrian, 9/1/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Excellent set up for later books. Good character interactions. "

    - Kalyn, 7/28/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great series, however this was not my favorite one in the series. "

    - Cassy, 7/4/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " By far my favorite book in the series, and the most well written. Still high action but Dresden actually gets a break, and steamy sex, in this one. "

    - Rachel, 5/5/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This may be my favorite Dresden Files book so far. "

    - Geoff, 5/4/2011
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I still enjoy these books, but there is a curious immaturity in their presentation, a combination of the simplistic references and poorly depicted intimacy. Regardless, Dresden is an easy escape, and I can certainly appreciate it on that level. "

    - Michael, 5/3/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " um this one was pretty boss too just because of the whole story behind it probably my second favorite behind summer knight "

    - Raj, 5/1/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I'm only 5 chapters in and already the relationship between Susan and Harry is more believable and has more depth than the entire third book. Maybe someday I'll get over how badly that was handled. I'm enjoying this addition to the series thus far, though I still don't like Susan. "

    - Megh, 4/19/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Overall good "blockbuster" book. The Dresden files begin to fell somewhat redondant however.By chance, we see hints of a longrunnig plot. "

    - Sudama, 4/14/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another one of my favorites of the series. Unfortunatly since it took me so long to get through it there were some confusing details at the end. "

    - Kristin, 4/12/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " So yeah, count me in amongs Dresden's and Butcher's die hard fans. I don't think I've ever read a series where the characters, main and side, grow and change so belivably. And all this amidst a very belivable world filled with unexplained, scary and fantastic things. "

    - Susanne, 3/25/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Harry is in trouble from the first page and as in the previous book, the action is more widely spread, but well thought out and plotted...On to the next one! "

    - Gary, 3/19/2011

About the Author

Jim Butcher is a martial arts enthusiast whose résumé includes a long list of skills rendered obsolete at least two hundred years ago. He turned to writing as a career because anything else probably would have driven him insane. He is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Dresden Files, the Codex Alera, and the Cinder Spires novels.

About the Narrator

James Marsters, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, 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 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.