Turn Coat by Jim Butcher

February 28th, 2019 Kimberly Review 21 Comments

28th Feb
Turn Coat by Jim Butcher
Turn Coat
by Jim Butcher
Series: The Dresden Files #11
Narrator: James Marsters
Length: 14 hours and 36 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchase
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Narration: 5 cups

The Warden Morgan has been accused of treason against the Wizards of the White Council - and there's only one, final punishment for that crime. He's on the run, wants his name cleared, and needs someone with a knack for backing the underdog. Someone like Harry Dresden....
Now, Harry must uncover a traitor within the Council, keep a less-than-agreeable Morgan under wraps, and avoid coming under scrutiny himself. And a single mistake may cost someone his head - someone like Harry

friends Monsters SUSPENSE urban

The minute Morgan showed up on Harry’s doorstep I knew we were in for one heck of a ride. Turn Coat by Jim Butcher is the eleventh novel in the Harry Dresden files. I have been continuing my audio binge with narrator James Marsters. In fact, I am 90% into Changes as this review publishes.

When Warden Morgan is suspected of treason against the Wizards of the White Council, he turns to Harry. If you’ve been reading or listening to the series, you know how hard this must have been for Morgan. 

Someone has murdered a member of the White Council and Morgan is on the run suspected of committing the crime. Harry would love to turn him in, but this had to be an inside job and with his luck they’ll accuse him of something next. Spiders in the woods, traitors and a skin-walker soon have Harry and his friends testing their abilities.

I loved the story that unfolded and believe it to be the best of the series to date. I know, I know I say this with each book..but it was. Not only was I emotionally invested but we bear witness to enemies becoming allies and see friendships tested. I’ve never cared for Morgan but by the end I found him to be rather noble.

The White Council is in a pickle and the political climate for paranormals and supernaturals is being tested. The Black Council is gaining more power and they must answer this attack. Senior Council member Listens to Wind impressed me, angered me and told it like it was.

Molly makes a mistake and I seriously worry about her position as a wizard. Murphy was absent, and I missed our brave officer. Thomas plays a key role and Harry’s love for him is evident. I adored Mouse and firmly believe all urban fantasy series need a dog or suitable companion for their hero.

Nail biting moments, battles, betrayals and more kept me listening. If you haven’t yet listened to this series, I cannot recommend it enough. I laugh, pull my hair out and lose sleep. James Marsters is brilliant and once again made listening a pleasure.

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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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21 Responses to “Turn Coat by Jim Butcher”

  1. Mary @StackingMyBookShelves!

    I really do need to start this series. I can see it will take me some time to go through them all. What are they up to 15 now? That is scary to think about. Do they work as good stand alones?Ahh, I usually like to start from the beginning.

  2. Rebecca

    I think you’ve officially sold me on this series. Once I get through my other massively long series in rotation, I’m going to have to jump on this.

  3. Daniela Ark

    oh look at you so loyal to this series! I’ll have to give it another try. I was enjoying book one but got distracted with something else (that’s like my story for everything I don’t finish??? SMH!)

  4. Ailyn Koay

    gotta say, I am feeling bad for Harry right now. But he’s a hero, and hero’s gotta do what hero’s gotta do right?

  5. Lily

    I’m so behind on this. I’m glad to see that you’ve been enjoying them so much since you got into it. It’s an awesome series.

  6. Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

    I’ve had a friend telling me to give this series a listen for a long time, Kimberly. And dangit if your reviews aren’t solidifying my need to do so. 😉 I’m thrilled this series continues to entertain you. I’ll get to it sometime. 🙂

  7. Angela - Angel's Guilty Pleasures

    Wonderful review. I just finished reading book 10 yesterday. WOW…. I loved 10! So much happens. I agree on Mouse and that a hero or heroine should have a suitable pet companion. Well I can’t wait to read this. Morgan is a prickly character and always look for Harry to mess up.

  8. Lover Of Romance

    I am so happy to see you loving this series so much. Not sure if I will pick them up but this author is someone I would like to try if I ever want something different from what I normally read.