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4.00007832668388 out of 54.00007832668388 out of 54.00007832668388 out of 54.00007832668388 out of 54.00007832668388 out of 5 4.00 (34,088 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 2009 ISBN: 9781101052976
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Harry is an engaging protagonist with a wonderfully dry and sarcastic take on the fantastic events he witnesses and creates. Butcher has a wonderfully light touch with even the goriest of scenes and possesses a vivid imagination that allows him to build the most solid of fantasy worlds.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “Readers who enjoy a diversity of genres in their escapist literature should definitely check out this utterly readable amalgam of mystery, fantasy, and horror.”

    Barnes & Noble editorial review

  • “Butcher is in fine form here.”

    Booklist

  • “The latest addition to Butcher’s modern fantasy crime series maintains the high standards of previous entries while introducing new surprises and revisiting a host of memorable supporting characters...Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 5 ace | 4/19/2017

    " I always enjoy the Dresden novels but if you don't read them in order, you miss a lot of the store line. I have read them hit and miss but am now listening to them in order and really am enjoying them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 2/20/2014

    " Another fun Dresden book. There are some fun concepts, but the ending is a bit of a disappointment, so I lowered my rating for the book by one star. For fans of the series, there are some fun moments, and some of the subplots that were established earlier are developed. I also liked having much of the story centered around a horror convention. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miik | 2/18/2014

    " The best Dresden in a while. Mr. Butcher broke form in the story to bring in new friends and exciting possibilities. Most excellent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim Brady | 2/14/2014

    " Follows the typical Dresden Files luck streak with him, but at the end of the day there is a light at teh end of the tunnel (and no it is not a train) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Coyotejoe2 | 2/5/2014

    " The series has really picked up in a good way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Weylin | 2/5/2014

    " This was a solid addition to the Dresden Files. However, it did seem that the story/mystery was thin as opposed to the last books. This edition felt as if it is being used as a catalyst for broader events to come and character growth for Dresden (more episodic other than stand alone story). Still, this book was a lot of fun, made me laugh out loud many times, and I can't wait to read whats next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gary | 2/2/2014

    " one of the longer ones and very good, always enjoy these stories when they touch on white council interaction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/16/2014

    " More new characters and good series development. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 1/8/2014

    " Another funny and addicting addition to the Dresden Files series. Not my favorite of the lot, but not my least favorite either. I will say this though.. I loved the last few chapters. Really liked the story as a whole, but loved the aftermath chapters. I can't wait to see where the story goes from here! I'll be starting White Night soon. As in now. I have no doubt that it will be just as good, if not better, than this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex | 1/4/2014

    " Really the series. As usual the book was well plotted and executed, and the whole thing was worth it for the last few chapters, which were great additions to some ongoing events in the series. I'm very glad I already have the next one on hand :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 carmen! | 12/24/2013

    " Seriously you guys I don't even know what's wrong with me but I can't stop reading them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louis | 12/4/2013

    " Unless you are a Jim Butcher fan, this book is not for you. Though, the wizard is easy to befriend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glenn Burnside | 12/2/2013

    " This series started out as one-off mysteries, but it's rapidly escalating into an epic huge ongoing story. This one felt like a big step in that direction, with a really tight plot and some great twists along the way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James Gonzalez | 11/24/2013

    " Probably my least favorite book of the series. While I do like the back story that was revealed about everyone's favorite sword-swinging handyman Michael, it just wasn't enough. By the time the story was over, it felt like the main threat wasn't really as serious as it seemed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeffrey | 9/5/2013

    " Probably the best Dresden Files book I've read so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arni Vidar Bjorgvinsson | 9/3/2013

    " This book seems to be a bit of a turning point in how the direction of the storyline is going. And an interesting turning point at that. Very much looking forward to seeing how this works out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 emily_oriley | 8/4/2013

    " "And then the f***ing phone rang." Man, I could NOT stop laughing. Majorly heart Dresden. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 6/13/2013

    " By now I love Harry so much that I'd probably give 5 stars to any book where he gets so emotionally traumatized that he throws up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Belinda | 11/5/2012

    " They just keep getting better and better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 10/19/2012

    " I've not come across one I HAVEN'T liked a lot yet. I really like these characters and I loved learning how Molly came into Harry's life. I first read a Dresden story in an anthology, and started reading teh Dresden Files thereafter. It is a fun, funNY and dynamic series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jordan | 4/15/2012

    " Review to come, will be rereading shortly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 1/3/2012

    " The 8th of the Dresden files book. I'm saving this one for my move to KY. I won't be driving the whole time, and I'll need something to read on the trip! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nick Spears | 9/24/2011

    " Loved it! Dresden is such a damned brave and brilliant wizard, I just don't know how he does it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Will | 8/3/2011

    " My favorite of the series so far. They're definitely getting better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert | 5/15/2011

    " I love the Dresden stories but after a while, he just gets annoying. "

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

    " Harry has entirely too many enemies to look forward to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca (agirlirlblog) | 5/5/2011

    " Things are continuing to heat up. There are also certain things I am suspecting about certain people in the council. We'll see if my suspicions come to pass in later books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeffery | 4/28/2011

    " Liked it through and through. I knew who the bad guy was from the beginning, but that didn't take away from the phone. A lot of threads come together here, and leave the reader excited for the next punch. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kona | 4/26/2011

    " I think Mouse needs more prominence in the next book. When will Harry realize he is more than what he seems "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn | 4/25/2011

    " I have no idea why I didn't review this at the time that I read it, and have no recollection of when that might have been, but it is one of my favorites in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meggie | 4/9/2011

    " I have to admit...this book was the most boring one of them all. I didn't mind the plot with Molly, it was just to slow for my taste. But then, the last plots part of the book was awesome and full of humor, good fantasy action. "

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

    " I really like the circular composition of this book, and the re-appearance of supporting characters I've kinda missed for a few books. "

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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.