Skin Game: A Novel of the Dresden Files Audiobook, by Jim Butcher Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Jim Butcher Narrator: James Marsters Publisher: Penguin Audio Audio Length: Series:The Dresden Files Release Date: May 2014 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780698175969

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Chicago’s only professional wizard is about to have a very bad day in the latest novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Dresden Files...

As Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry Dresden never knows what the scheming Mab might want him to do. Usually, it’s something awful.

Mab has traded Harry’s skills to pay off a debt. And now he must help a group of villains led by Harry’s most despised enemy, Nicodemus Archleone, to break into a high-security vault so that they can then access a vault in the Nevernever.

Problem is, the vault belongs to Hades, Lord of the freaking Underworld. And Dresden is dead certain that Nicodemus has no intention of allowing any of his crew to survive the experience. Dresden’s always been tricky, but he’s going to have to up his backstabbing game to survive this mess...

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  • Think Buffy the Vampire Slayer starring Philip Marlowe.

    - Entertainment Weekly
  • One of the most enjoyable marriages of the fantasy and mystery genres on the shelves.

    - Cinescape
  • Butcher...spins an excellent noirish detective yarn in a well-crafted, supernaturally-charged setting. The supporting cast is again fantastic, and Harry’s wit continues to fly in the face of a peril-fraught plot.

    - Booklist (starred review)
  • What’s not to like about this series?...It takes the best elements of urban fantasy, mixes it with some good old-fashioned noir mystery, tosses in a dash of romance and a lot of high-octane action, shakes, stirs, and serves.

    - SF Site
  • A tricky plot complete with against-the-clock pacing, firefights, explosions, and plenty of magic. Longtime series fans as well as newcomers drawn by the SciFi Channel’s TV series based on the novels should find this supernatural mystery a real winner.

    - Library Journal
  • What would you get if you crossed Spenser with Merlin? Probably you would come up with someone very like Harry Dresden, wizard, tough guy and star of [the Dresden Files].

    - The Washington Times
  • Fans of Laurell  K. Hamilton and Tanya Huff will love this series.

    - Midwest Book Review  
  • Superlative.

    - Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • “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.”

    - Booklist


  • A #1 New York Times bestseller
  • A USA Today bestseller
  • A Wall Street Journal bestseller
  • An NPR bestseller
  • A San Francisco Chronicle bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly bestseller
  • An iTunes Top Seller
  • 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
  • One of Audible’s Best Audiobooks of 2014: Listener Favorite
  • Finalist for the 2015 Hugo Award for Best Novel

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Harry has some hard nick customers to deal with. Skin game carries on the further adventures of Chicago’s only licensed wizard in a way that will make new fans and keep the old coming back for more. "

    - james, 1/2/2019
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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! "

    - Captnrk, 2/8/2017

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.