by Jim Butcher
Series: The Dresden Files #12
Narrator: James Marsters
Length: 15 hours and 26 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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Narration: 5 cups
Long ago, Susan Rodriguez was Harry Dresden's lover-until she was attacked by his enemies, leaving her torn between her own humanity and the bloodlust of the vampiric Red Court. Susan then disappeared to South America, where she could fight both her savage gift and those who cursed her with it.
Now Arianna Ortega, Duchess of the Red Court, has discovered a secret Susan has long kept, and she plans to use it-against Harry. To prevail this time, he may have no choice but to embrace the raging fury of his own untapped dark power. Because Harry's not fighting to save the world...
He's fighting to save his child.
I took off my headphones and screamed, “Holy Shit!” or a slightly more colored variation, but people, Changes by Jim Butcher, the twelfth novel in the Harry Dresden Files was intense, mind-blowing, hilarious, heartbreaking and full of twisted fuckery. Yeah OK, I liked it.
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes, Turn and face the strange Ch-ch-changes– David Bowie
As is my drug of choice, I listened to the narrations of James Marsters. He has become the voice of these characters and I could not imagine Harry without him.
Oh, where to begin. Let me just get this off my chest before I burst…we hear Mouse speak. It was brilliant! Perfection. I laughed so hard I had tears and we were in the middle of some intense shite when it happened.
You might remember I am not a big Susan fan. Well, in Changes I decided I hate her. Strong words I know, but she reveals a secret to Harry that floored me and might just get Harry killed. Arianna Ortega, Duchess of the Red Court will use that secret against Harry. You’ll need to buckle up and bring supplies before beginning Changes because once you begin you won’t be able to put it down.
I laughed, screamed, got angry, cheered and was left in a fetal position by the time all was said and done. If I haven’t convinced you to pick up this series by now, all hope is lost. Changes is a pivotal novel and I am anxious to see what Side Jobs, (#12.5) brings.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
Mind-blowing – sold!
YES YES YES! This was such a wild ride, and so heart wrenching at times. Love it!
Teresa Mary Rose
It is so great that 12 books in this series still delivers, that is so hard to pull off. Great review!
Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books
I do remember some of the big things that happen in this book. More than a few jaw dropping moments to be sure. I am so glad you are enjoying this one!
I have to admit, I have long given up on this series — though this sounds like a strong installment. I’d forgotten that JM does these narrations
You’re almost caught up. This book really caught me off guard too. And what Susan did was really horrible. I hate when I hear people do that. So wrong.
Book 12. I need to get cracking on this series soon,
One day I will try him, one day!
I hate Susan I was never her fan and wish she would go away. Awesome to see you go strong with this series.
Tyler H. Jolley
I’m such a fan of jim Butcherr. He’s one of my “automatic purchase,” authors. Glad you enjoyed it.
Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra
It doesn’t get much better than “twisted fuckery”, lol. I just love that you’re 12 books into this and it can still get a reaction like this from you. That’s the sign of a pretty incredible series for sure.
Yep, this one sounds like a heavy hitter with all the reactions it brought out in you. This series is screaming my name. 🙂
These books always sound so good and with James Marsters narrating that would be good.
I really want to try this author out! But it’s between Butcher and Sanderson that I find myself stuck on which series to start.
Debbie S Haupt
OMG twisted Fuckery, this series just went higher on my wish list. You’re killing me!
It’s great that it continues to be good!
Well, it seems this elicited quite the array in emotions from you. I am still on the waitlist for book one. Should be getting it soon!
You are so ahead of me now…lol. I can’t peek but wanted to comment…lol.
Anne - Books of My Heart
oh yeah, you’re really getting there now. I love this series, every one. Audio, of course! Excellent review. It’s absolute crack. I want to begin a reread now but I just finished my first round last summer and there are so many things I want to read.
Your review had me cracking up. I’m off to the library site to see what’s available!
Angela - Angel's Guilty Pleasures
Fabulous review. I love this series. Slowly I’m working my way through the books.
Butcher is an author I have heard so many positive things about but never read myself. He has such a volume of works that starting somewhere can be a bit overwhelming.
If he can still mess with you after book, twelve, I know I need to pick this series back up!
wow.. that’s a revelation… I can see harry with all his guns out now