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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jim Butcher Narrator: James Marsters Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Dresden Files Release Date: May 2014 ISBN: 9780698175969
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Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day …

Because 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.

He doesn’t know the half of it.

Mab has just traded Harry’s skills to pay off one of her debts. And now he must help a group of supernatural villains—led by one of Harry’s most dreaded and despised enemies, Nicodemus Archleone—to break into the highest-security vault in town, so that they can then access the highest-security vault in the Nevernever.

It’s a smash and grab job to recover the literal Holy Grail from the vaults of the greatest treasure hoard in the supernatural world—which belongs to the one and only Hades, Lord of the freaking Underworld and generally unpleasant character. Worse, Dresden suspects that there is another game afoot that no one is talking about. And he’s dead certain that Nicodemus has no intention of allowing any of his crew to survive the experience. Especially Harry.

Dresden’s always been tricky, but he’s going to have to up his backstabbing game to survive this mess—assuming his own allies don’t end up killing him before his enemies get the chance.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Think Buffy the Vampire Slayer starring Philip Marlowe.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Poor Harry just can’t seem to catch a break as Queen Mab decides to use him as a chess piece in a debt repayment scheme. Much of what makes the Dresden Files so phenomenal and addictive is Butcher’s ability to bring a level of complexity to his stories and characters that always challenges his readers and leaves them guessing. Figuring out the motives and schemes of various individuals keeps this reading experience exhilarating and intense, and Harry’s wise-ass attitude adds a tremendous fun factor.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars Top Pick)

  • “Butcher brings back wizard Harry Dresden for his fifteenth adventure fighting a rogue’s gallery of supernatural villains…This is urban fantasy par excellence, with magical action, moral dilemmas, and a wonderful cast.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Harry Dresden, having finally succumbed to Mab and become the Winter Knight, is hiding out. The spirit of the island can help keep his debilitating headaches at bay, and keep Mab off his back. She shows up with a job for him—help Nicodemus Archleone steal the Holy Grail from Hades…This should be just what fans of the Dresden Files series would hope for.”


  • One of Audible’s Best Audiobooks of 2014: Listener Favorite
  • An iTunes Top Seller
  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
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  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A #1 Chicago Tribune Bestseller
  • Barnes & Noble's Biggest Books, May 2014
  • A #1 Washington Post Bestseller
  • A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Captnrk | 2/8/2017

    " Ive been a fan for a long time and have been re reading (listening) to the entire series for the last 5 months. I had all of the audio book except for the last one and was pleased to find it here at a very reasonable price. My only wish is that some enterprising studio exec would fund a new movie franchise based on Jim Butcher's books. That would be amazing! "

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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, 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.