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The new novel in the New York Times best-selling Dresden Files series.
No one's tried to kill Harry Dresden for almost an entire year, and his life finally seems to be calming down. For once, the future looks fairly bright. But the past casts one hell of a long shadow.
An old bargain has placed Harry in debt to Mab, monarch of the Winter Court of the Sidhe, the Queen of Air and Darkness - and she's calling in her marker. It's a small favor he can't refuse, one that will trap Harry Dresden between a nightmarish foe and an equally deadly ally, and one that will strain his skills-and loyalties-to their very limits.
It figures. Everything was going too well to last....
Please note: A few lines of text from one section of the original book are missing from this 2008 recording. This is the best available source audio from the publisher.
©2008 Jim Butcher (P)2008 Penguin
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By Daniel Eggert on 12-15-15

Missing 2 minutes of audio!

I thoroughly enjoy the Dresden Files and the audiobook experience that James Marsters provides, but Caveat Emptor, the Audible version had a couple minutes of audio missing during the first interaction between Dresden and one of the Denarians.

I tried everything I could and the Audible Customer Service, but they could not figure out a means to resolve this as the audio just skips from the demon changing form to Dresden barking out an impudent response to what is obviously close to the end of the conversation.

Still worth the listen and still very enjoyable. Didn't completely spoil the fun, just resulted in an lost hour of time working with Customer Service trying to fix the issues.

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By Carrie Bufford on 02-03-09

I want more of Harry!

I absolutely love this! I kept hoping you would get Jim Butcher's Dresden Files. James Marsters has done a fantastic job! His snarky humor is spot on as Harry. Would love to see more of the Dresden Files on Audible. *pretty please* In the meantime, I will be listening to it again.

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By Christopher on 12-13-15

Comfort Listening

Story – 5/5

The Archive is a very intriguing concept in these novels, so it was great to get a fuller story involving it (/her) - not to mention the return of the Denarians, who were one of the more interesting enemies from a previous novel (I forget which).

The entire mythology and epic magnitude of the world that has been created by Butcher is truly amazing. I kind of don't want it to end, but I know it will have to soon.

If you like this series, I highly recommend his other works as well - Codex Alera (which unfortunately is not available on Audible) and The Aeronaut's Windlass. Both are very different in style and genre - but equally as entertaining.

Performance – 5/5

James Marsters a fantastic narrator for these novels - it would be hard to listen to anyone else now after 10 audiobooks. His voice acting is subtly distinct and he performs the story like no other audiobook actor I have come across. He really helps to convey the strong and varied emotions throughout the books.

Overall – 5/5

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By Hannah Sceats on 09-24-17

Bits missing

As others have mentioned, there are at least two sections of this where the story skips halfway through dialogue.
You are still able to work out what has happened, but it is really irritating.

Good story and performance however, but that's true for most books in this series

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By E. J. Phillips on 06-23-17

Satisfactory tale, some glitches

The glitches occur a couple of time and involve small sections of narration. These sections are simply missing from the narration, and evident in the sudden jump from half of one sentence to another that clearly occurs later in the narrative.

Whilst the tale is satisfactory, it is interesting to note that listening to these stories has made me very aware of how heavily Butcher relies on both sexual and gender stereotypes.

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By ozwizid on 05-12-17


Unfortunately this recording is missing some of chapter 13. Not really noticeable unless you know the book.

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