by Jim Butcher
Series: The Dresden Files #15
Narrator: James Marsters
Length: 15 hours and 49 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day…
Because as Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry never knows what the scheming Mab might want him to do. Usually, it’s something awful.
He doesn’t know the half of it…
Mab has just traded Harry’s skills to pay off one of her debts. And now he must help a group of supernatural villains—led by one of Harry’s most dreaded and despised enemies, Nicodemus Archleone—to break into the highest-security vault in town, so that they can then access the highest-security vault in the Nevernever.
It's a smash and grab job to recover the literal Holy Grail from the vaults of the greatest treasure hoard in the supernatural world—which belongs to the one and only Hades, Lord of the freaking Underworld and generally unpleasant character. Worse, Dresden suspects that there is another game afoot that no one is talking about. And he's dead certain that Nicodemus has no intention of allowing any of his crew to survive the experience. Especially Harry.
Dresden's always been tricky, but he's going to have to up his backstabbing game to survive this mess—assuming his own allies don’t end up killing him before his enemies get the chance…
Hells Bells, Harry Dresden is prime in Skin Game by Jim Butcher. Narrated by James Marsters this addictive urban fantasy with it’s fearless quirky characters is as addictive as ever!
In Skin Games we find Harry hiding out on his island since that thing in his head is seriously trying to kill him. Mab shows up demanding a task from her Winter Knight. She twists things until Harry has no choice but to comply. Get ready folks because this tale is non-stop action! Filled with cool happenings and plenty of FEELS.
Harry’s services have been bartered and he’ll have to aid Nicodemus Archleone. They are going to break into a highest-security vault in town. Why? So, that they can then access the highest-security vault in the Nevernever. The vault belongs to none other than Hades himself! Harry isn’t stupid and realizes something more sinister is afoot. Oh man, the tale that unfolds was addictive. After the past few listens I was delighted to sink into one case.
So much happens in Skin Games in the overall development of the series but we also see character growth from key characters. Close encounters with death and conversations with the innocent will keep you listening. Then there is Micheal, oh my goodness and Murphy and let’s not forget Butters! I love Butters and Bob.
I cannot imagine Dresden without narrator James Marsters and he did such a stellar job with Skin Games. His ability to translate the emotions of the characters, capture snark and even evoke tears from me as I connected with moments and characters. Bravo!
I have one more audio before I am completely caught up and waiting like the rest of Jim Butcher’s fandom. UGH!
If you haven’t started I encourage you to grab the Dresden Files. You can find them at your local bookstore, online and at your library. I highly recommend you listen. ?
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We seem to be waiting forever. The anthology was nice, but I would love another full-length novel.. Great review.
Anne - Books of My Heart
I love every Dresden book I read and the audio is fantastic. So I agree with your excellent review. I’m caught up and dying for more!
I haven’t read this review because I am soooo far behind in this series and I don’t want to know what the future books have in store for me! Lol! But I’m happy you rated it 5 stars, Kimberly. x
Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra
I love that 15 books in and you’re still enjoyed this series so much. I definitely plan to try it at some point.
Glad you really liked this one! I wanted to thank you for the Amazon Prime link.. I had no idea that you could still get a 30 day freebie even if you’ve done one in the past.. Hope to take advantage of some goodies on the 16th. Hugs, RO
I need to start this series. So many books, so little time.
WOW. I agree with Angela. Book 15 and what a great review. Now, I really feel ike I’m missing something.
Angela - Angel's Guilty Pleasures
Book 15 and still going strong…. ^_^ Great review!
Crystal @ Lost in Storyland
This sounds fantastic, Kimberly! I own the first two books in print, but I’ll need to check out the audiobooks too 🙂
His books always sound so good and one of these days I will read them.
Poor Harry, keeps getting volunteered into a pickle. I hope he backstabs someone good