Small Favor by Jim Butcher

February 21st, 2019 Kimberly Review 23 Comments

21st Feb
Small Favor by Jim Butcher
Small Favor
by Jim Butcher
Series: The Dresden Files #10
Narrator: James Marsters
Length: 13 hours and 49 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchase
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Narration: 5 cups

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....

Fave Narrator magical SUSPENSE urban

Do you know what I love about the Dresden Files on Audio? After I finish each book, I am left feeling like this was my favorite and then I open the next and Butcher changes my mind! Small Favor has it all from incredible nail-biting action to mind games and don’t even get me started on the creatures we encounter.

After the events of White Night, it was nice to hear Harry has had a relatively quiet year. Time to spend with his brother, friends and preparing his young apprentice but all that is about to change when Mab, monarch of the Sidhe Winter Court, calls in an old favor from Harry.

Narrated by James Marsters this tale comes to life through his narration. From the voices, to his able to make you feel each characters’ emotions it has been delightful listening to Marsters become a masterful narrator.

I know I say this all the time, but hands to God, this series gets better with every book. From the nail-biting pace to the favor they task Harry with, there are twists and turns, betrayals, revelations and a lot of kickassary.

Mobster kingpin Johnny Marcone has been kidnapped by those in the supernatural world and Mab wants him found. And everyone is taking sides which causes danger for Harry and the friends he enlists to aid him. Denizens of the Summer Court attack, the Order of the Blackened Denarias want the Archive and so much more.

Harry enlists the Knights of the Cross, Murphy, Thomas, Molly and Kincaid to aid him. He also gains help from a talking skull whom I happen to love. Humor, tests of friendship and more await you! While the threads are action packed, I also felt like Butcher was using this as a bridge book. It will test Harry’s friendship with Michael as Molly matures.

While the story is far from perfect and a time or two, I needed to re-listen to a section to keep up there is no doubt Butcher is a tremendous storyteller. Together with Marsters are narrator they weave magic. I lost track of time, laughed aloud and simple enjoy!

Yeah, I cannot wait to dive into the next audio.

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About Jim Butcher

Jim Butcher

Jim Butcher is the author of the Dresden Files, the Codex Alera, and a new steampunk series, the Cinder Spires. His resume includes a laundry list of skills which were useful a couple of centuries ago, and he plays guitar quite badly. An avid gamer, he plays tabletop games in varying systems, a variety of video games on PC and console, and LARPs whenever he can make time for it. Jim currently resides mostly inside his own head, but his head can generally be found in his home town of Independence, Missouri. Jim goes by the moniker Longshot in a number of online locales. He came by this name in the early 1990′s when he decided he would become a published author. Usually only 3 in 1000 who make such an attempt actually manage to become published; of those, only 1 in 10 make enough money to call it a living. The sale of a second series was the breakthrough that let him beat the long odds against attaining a career as a novelist.

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23 Responses to “Small Favor by Jim Butcher”

  1. Tizzy

    I’ve never read any of this series but it sounds really good. I think I’d enjoy narration by James Marsters.

  2. Rebecca

    I’ve seen so many readers enjoying The Dresden Files, I’m so curious about them. Nice job getting to number 10. What a massive series! I love it when a series ages well and gets better with every book.

  3. Heidi

    I love a series that keeps on getting better and better. You are whipping right through this series!

  4. sjhigbee

    Annddd… I’m beginning to sound like a cracked record! But I will get my Kindle Fire fired up and start reading Audible books! And this will be a series I will be loading up…

  5. kindlemom1

    I love that you are reading through these so quickly! At the rate I am going it will take me forever to catch up. 😉