Skin Game by Jim Butcher

July 5th, 2019 Kimberly Review 11 Comments

5th Jul
Skin Game by Jim Butcher
Skin Game
by Jim Butcher
Series: The Dresden Files #15
Narrator: James Marsters
Length: 15 hours and 49 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchase
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Narration: 5 cups Speed: 1.3x

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…

ADDICTIVE magical urban well written

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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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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11 Responses to “Skin Game by Jim Butcher”

  1. RO

    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