by Jim Butcher
Series: The Dresden Files #11
Narrator: James Marsters
Length: 14 hours and 36 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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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
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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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
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.
GREAT REVIEW! You captured my thoughts and feels on this one, too! So emotional and wonderful. Also, I love this: “I adored Mouse and firmly believe all urban fantasy series need a dog or suitable companion for their hero.” So much this! My favorite is Oberon from Iron Druid!
Yes…I adore Oberon too!
That cover shows a lot… and good to see that each book gets better and better!
Teresa Mary Rose
Clearly this series continues to deliver! I definitely need to try and make time for them, they sound so good. Great review!
I’m glad that you’re continuing to enjoy the series. It is a lot of fun and I remember feeling the same way as you when I was listening to them. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on Changes.
Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra
Wow, you are really moving through this series. I’m glad it’s still working so well for you.
I’ve just started reading (and loving) this series so I’m going to avoid your fabulous reviews so that I don’t find out anything I shouldn’t. Lol! 😉
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.
Anne - Books of My Heart
Yes I love every single one of these SO much. Outstanding review.
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!)
The first one is on my goodreads shelf and I am glad they are only getting better and better for you. Just keep on loving them 😀
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?
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.
Great review – I am ashamed I haven’t started this series.
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. 🙂
yay for another great one there!
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.
Another wild ride, Looking to start tho series soon.
Debbie S Haupt
You have more than convinced me to try this series Kim and I think from your praise of the narrator maybe audio is the way to go! thanks
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.