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Chicago wizard-for-hire Harry Dresden is used to mysterious clients with long hair and legs up to here. But when it turns out the long hair covers every square inch of his latest client's body, and the legs contribute to a nine-foot height, even the redoubtable detective realizes he's treading new ground. Strength of a River in His Shoulders is one of the legendary forest people, a bigfoot, and he has a problem that only Harry can solve. His son, Irwin, is a scion, the child of a supernatural creature and a human. He's a good kid, but the extraordinary strength of his magical aura has a way of attracting trouble.
In the three novellas that make up Working for Bigfoot, collected together here for the first time, listeners encounter Dresden at different points in his storied career and in Irwin's life. As a middle schooler in B Is for Bigfoot, Irwin attracts the unwelcome attention of a pair of bullying brothers who are more than they seem, and, when Harry steps in, it turns out they have a mystical guardian of their own. At a fancy private high school in I Was a Teenage Bigfoot, Harry is called in when Irwin grows ill for the first time, and it's not just a case of mono. Finally, Irwin is all grown up - and has a grown up's typical problems - as a freshman in college in Bigfoot on Campus, or would if "typical" included vampires.
New York Times best seller Jim Butcher explores the responsibilities of fatherhood and the difficulties of growing up with the elements Dresden Files fans crave - detection, adventure, humor, and magic.
©2015 Jim Butcher (P)2015 Penguin Audio
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By Jason on 10-04-15

Filler stories from anthology editions- but fun.

while not exactly what I want from a Dresden adventure (s), any excuse to hear James Marsters perform as Harry Dresden is more than worthwhile.

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By Phillip on 08-05-15

So That's Who River Shoulders Is!

This collection is best read before Skin Game as it answers many of the questions that book caused to the reader; unfortunately this book raises as many more. These three stories introduce the Bigfoot race and specifically River Shoulders to the Dresden Files universe.

In the first story, Harry is hired to travel to Wisconsin and paid a gold nugget the size of a golf ball by River Shoulders to protect his half human son. Without getting too deep into the story, this story is my second favorite of the three because it also deals with the Svartalfar.

The second story, although the most comedic of the three of them, Irving, River Shoulder's son, is now attending an exclusive honors high school and horror of horrors, he caught mono. As his father's heritage should have made this impossible, Harry is hired to investigate.

The third story, Bigfoot on Campus, Harry is directed to a college in Oklahoma where Irving has a walk on scholarship on the football team because River Shoulders had a vision of his son's immanent demise. This is definitely the best of the three stories as it takes place between Turn Coat and Changes, so Harry has his gear, including the now defunct Blue Beetle. It is also interesting that, although it is a left field solution, there is now a third possibility for the scions of the White Court who have yet to awaken their hunger.

Now, to the author, we need one more story in this collection. What happened to Irving and his girlfriend after A Bigfoot on Campus? Additionally, as Harry claims to have worked with, not just for, River Shoulders, I'd like to see one or more stories dealing with this, perhaps involving Listens to Wind.

Overall, well done.

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By Tod Werewolf on 09-29-15

short but sweet

love all the Dresden Files. the short stories are welcome while waiting for the next full book. wish someone would make a good film out of this great series.

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By K S on 12-23-16

Great Story

Really good 3 store read by James Masters, who is brilliant.You do not need to have read any other Harry Dresden books to enjoy this one. Recommended. Side Jobs would be a good book too.

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By annelan on 01-13-16


Would you consider the audio edition of Working for Bigfoot to be better than the print version?

Yes- ONLY BECUASE OF JAMES MASTERS - HE IS DRESDEN -even when I read the books I 'hear' Masters voice as Dresden'

What was one of the most memorable moments of Working for Bigfoot?

all - I believed in Bigfoot - as I do all of Butchers 'out there' characters..

Have you listened to any of James Marsters’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Masters could read the Dictionary to me - I would listen to it all and enjoy it. One of the few around I could she that about.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

all of the above

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By paul on 06-21-16

a bit different from the normal but worth the time

hurry up with your new book i have purchased all of them and now have nothing to listen too.
going over all the series again.

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