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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,513 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jim Butcher, Simon R. Green, Thomas E. Sniegoski, Kat Richardson Narrator: Dion Graham, Richard Poe, T. Ryder Smith, Mia Baron, various narrators Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2009 ISBN: 9781440709401
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Featuring bestselling authors Jim Butcher, Simon R. Green, Kat Richardson, and Thomas E. Sniegoski, Mean Streets offers four novellas from the hottest names in contemporary paranormal suspense.

Running the gamut from demons and werewolves to zombies and black magic, these whodunits crackle with otherworldly secrets, making for a noir collection with an extra set of fangs. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Read that author list again: This paperback original collection features original novellas by four of the hottest urban fantasy authors alive. And it doesn’t stop there. Patrolling this anthology’s mean streets are some of the sharpest paranormal private investigators in the business: Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden; Simon R. Green’s Nightside stalker John Taylor; Kat Richardson’s savvy Greywalker; and Thomas Sniegoski’s fallen angel/detective Remy Chandler.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Readers will be delighted with this collection of original novellas tied to popular crime/fantasy series…All solid and suspenseful, these stories are sure to please.

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This four-novella collection features detectives who plumb the supernatural in pursuit of their goals. A good introduction to novels that delve deeper into their featured characters by these top urban fantasy authors, this volume belongs in most fantasy/mystery collections.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Minger | 2/18/2014

    " I love Butcher's Dresden but thanks to this book I believe Thomas Sniegoski's Remy Chandler needs a much closer look. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara Diane | 2/1/2014

    " I read the Dresden story, and the second one, but I leant it to Miss Pottenger before finishing. I mostly got it to read Jim Butcher's story, and I was not dissapointed. The next story was rather dull and not as cool as a Dresden story, so I quit. But if you are a Dresden fan, read this installment (it comes just after book 10). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 1/31/2014

    " Since I love all these outhors its not a stretch to assume I enjoyed all these stories. And you would be right! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kyla | 1/23/2014

    " There was a time when I really hated short stories. It's taken me a long time to learn to appreciate them. The first two stories were by authors I know and love, Jim Butcher and Simon R. Green. They were predictably enjoyable. The last two stories were by authors I was unfamiliar with but nevertheless thoroughly enjoyed. I'll be looking up their work for future good reads! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan Cooper | 1/22/2014

    " I read this exclusively for the Dresden story, and wasn't disappointed. Maybe it's something about being a parent, but stories about the Carpenters always get me *right there* in a way nothing else does, and this story was no different. Loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanne | 1/22/2014

    " Read Jim Butcher's story, The Warrior....5*'s "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rooroomeb | 1/21/2014

    " I liked it. but then I tend to like everything Jim has to do with. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ron | 1/20/2014

    " Collection of 4 stories featuring supernatural P.I.'s. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh | 11/29/2013

    " Two of the novellas were enjoyable, and I could have done with/without the other two. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ravenmcmahan | 11/27/2013

    " Three good stories and a horrid one. Well maybe not horrid, just abysmal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Indigo | 10/31/2013

    " 4.5 stars all together. 3 stories 5stars 1 story 4stars. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elena | 9/23/2012

    " dresden story awesome. rest sucked. nuff said. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karlo | 4/15/2012

    " I've read 2 out of the 4 authors before, so the Simon / Butcher bits were a known value. Of the other 2, and I really enjoyed the Richardson story in Mexico dealing with the Day of the Dead. The last story of an Archangel masquerading as gumshoe was a little too much for me. Fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Remcamoli | 4/2/2012

    " Four novellas from futuristic science fiction/dark side type stories. Not my usual stuff but three were great and I enjoyed them. I quite like the vaguely humourous, mocking thing that happens in some modern stories these days. Not enough female characters though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jack | 2/7/2012

    " A foursome of novellas from urban fantasy mystery genre authors. Picked it up for the Jim Butcher, which was good. Was moderately impressed by the Kat Richardson piece. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 10/28/2011

    " I'm a big Jim Butcher fan so I read this book mainly for a Dresden fix. I did enjoy the other stories included, especially "Noah's Orphans" by Thomas E. Sniegoski. The characters in his story intrigued me enough to think about seeking out some of his other work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Metagion | 10/23/2011

    " Great stories from a lot of the authors I enjoy, and some I've been introduced to....A few stories I've read, but a great read anyway! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Blair | 8/19/2011

    " A set of four short stories by four different authors. I likes two of them and didn't like the other two. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erika | 7/21/2011

    " It was nice rediscovering Kat Richardson and having a little more time to spend in Butcher's story. This was a fun and diverting collection. They are short stories and I am left wanting more. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leah Kleinman | 4/19/2011

    " I like these authors but the novella form didn't serve them well. Simon Green's tale couldn't hold my attention, nor did Kat Richardson. Maybe it was me or maybe it was the authors, hard to tell. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 4/7/2011

    " Currently I am only reading The Warrior by Jim Butcher in this book. So far I am excited because we get to visit with Michael Carpenter again. We'll see how it goes... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Remcamoli | 4/1/2011

    " Four novellas from futuristic science fiction/dark side type stories. Not my usual stuff but three were great and I enjoyed them. I quite like the vaguely humourous, mocking thing that happens in some modern stories these days. Not enough female characters though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Poppy | 1/8/2011

    " Too short, still good. A good read for long term Dresden Files followers. Non-DresdenFiles readers may not be able to follow the story lines therefore may not appreciate Jim Butcher's contribution in this anthology. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 11/10/2010

    " Just read the Butcher novella "The Warrior." Can't wait to read the next Dresden book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 11/1/2010

    " This anthology doesn't skip a beat. Every story is a keeper. Highly recommended reading! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 10/20/2010

    " I am not usually a fan of Simon Green,found myself enjoying his story. Overall four great stories "

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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 Narrators

Dion Graham, from HBO’s The Wire, also narrates The First 48 on A&E. Winner of more than a dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, he has performed on Broadway, off Broadway, internationally, in films, and in several hit television series. His performances have been praised as thoughtful and compelling, vivid and full of life.

Richard Poe has worked extensively in movies, television, and on Broadway. He is best known for his portrayal of Gul Evek in three different Star Trek series: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager. He is a well-known and prolific audiobook narration who has won twelve AudioFile Earphones Awards.

T. Ryder Smith is an actor based in New York City. He has appeared on Broadway in Equus and in many off-Broadway shows including Passion Play, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, and Lebensraum, for which he won a Drama Desk Award. Smith has also made numerous television appearances on series such as Nurse Jackie, Blue Bloods, Law & Order: SVU, and others.