🎧 The Law by Jim Butcher

August 9th, 2022 Kimberly Review 14 Comments

9th Aug

I devoured The Law as soon as it released, as I am always eager for more of the Dresden Files. Jim himself narrates I quickly settled into the story. Butcher once again proved he can tell a story regardless of the length. An intriguing case and great transitional novella….

🎧 The Law by Jim Butcher
The Law
by Jim Butcher
Series: The Dresden Files #17.2
Narrator: Jim Butcher
Length: 3 hours and 22 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchase
Purchase*: Amazon | Audible *affiliate
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Narration: 5 cups Speed: 1.3x

Not every danger comes in the form of a mega-threat like a Titan. Some predators are a lot cozier...more personal.

When one such creature threatens an independent tutor, Harry Dresden must shake off the blood and dirt of his most recent battles and rise to the occasion, even when it turns out that the new predator is far more dangerous and connected than first appearances would suggest.

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The Law by Jim Butcher is a novella offered in Kindle Unlimited and Audible.

Events in The Law, take place about a month after Battle Ground, and Harry is mourning the loss of friends when he takes on a case involving a tutor who is being sued. It’s an old school case with some twists. It has some lightness to it that offset the overall arc development.

We meet a new character and see familiar ones, including Marcone, Paranoid Gary, Bob, and Mab. The story gives us updates on how the non-magical are dealing with the aftermath of the battle and are still suffering the heebie-jeebies. The homestead has become a bit of a refuge, but it’s not without issues. We witness first hand Harry’s mourning and the changes it has wrought. We get some Nevernever shenanigans and I loved seeing Harry in action. Bob, as always, made me laugh.

Butcher is an incredible storyteller. His character development and overall story arc pull me in again and again. These characters, and the world, have become real and isn’t that the art of true storytelling? These are audios and books I pick up again and again.

Jim narrates snd did a stellar job. He reassures listeners Masters will be back, but it was fun having this read to us by the man himself. Butcher has narrated forwards and a few anthologies, so I knew his voice was good. His tone and pacing aligns with the characters and I slipped into the world.

The Law was the perfect appetizer to get me ready for the next installment in the Dresden Files. If you haven’t joined the fandom, I encourage you to do so. This series is among my favorites and I hope Butcher does more of these short stories.

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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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14 Responses to “🎧 The Law by Jim Butcher”

  1. Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

    I read the first of this series a few years ago and never got back to it though I meant to. My son owns the whole series, so I just sent him an email to borrow a few at a time and read the series. My goal this year was to start and finish the Louise Penny Gamache series and I’m in the last book, so this will be a perfect replacement! Your positive review reminded me!

    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys recently posted: Book Lovers by Emily Henry makes a great summer read
  2. Ethan

    I used to be a bit puzzled by the idea of novellas based upon other books, but the Alex Cross series helped me see that they can be a great way to fill in the gaps between installments.

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    • Kimberly

      Yes, they also feed the fandom when an author cannot put out a 700-page book every few months…lol Both Butcher and Hearne are great with novellas giving you a full story.

    • Kimberly

      Oh, my goodness… I am so excited. Are you listening? Fair warning the first audios are fantastic but not the quality we are used to now. I have listened and read them all.