Brief Cases by Jim Butcher audiobook

Brief Cases

By Jim Butcher
Read by James Marsters  and  a full cast , with author's notes read by Jim Butcher

Penguin Audio

The Dresden Files

15.50 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780525635291

An all-new Dresden Files story headlines this urban fantasy short story collection starring the Windy City's favorite wizard. The world of Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, is rife with intrigue--and creatures of all supernatural stripes. And you'll make their intimate acquaintance as Harry delves into the dark side of truth, justice, and the American way in this must-have short story collection.  From the Wild West to the bleachers at Wrigley Field, humans, zombies, incubi, and even fey royalty appear, ready to blur the line between friend and foe. In the never-before-published "Zoo Day," Harry treads new ground as a dad, while fan-favorite characters Molly Carpenter, his onetime apprentice, White Council Warden Anastasia Luccio, and even Bigfoot stalk through the pages of more classic tales.  With twelve stories in all, Brief Cases offers both longtime fans and first-time readers tantalizing glimpses into Harry's funny, gritty, and unforgettable realm, whetting their appetites for more to come from the wizard with a heart of gold.  Collection includes: A FISTFUL OF WARLOCKS (from Straight Outta Tombstone, edited by David Boon), read by Cassandra Campbell B IS FOR BIGFOOT (from Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron, edited by Jonathan Strahan), read by James Marsters AAAA WIZARDRY (from the Dresden Files RPG), read by James Marsters I WAS A TEENAGE BIGFOOT (from Blood Lite 3: Aftertaste, edited by Kevin J. Anderson), read by James Marsters CURSES (from The Naked City, edited by Ellen Datlow), read by James Marsters EVEN HAND (from Dark and Stormy Knights, edited by P. N. Elrodread), read by Jim Butcher BIGFOOT ON CAMPUS (from Hex Appeal, edited by P. N. Elrod), read by James Marsters BOMBSHELLS (from Dangerous Women, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois), read by Julia Whelan COLD CASE (from Shadowed Souls, edited by Jim Butcher and Kerrie Hughes), read by Julia Whelan JURY DUTY (from Unbound, edited by Shawn Speakman), read by James Marsters DAY ONE (from Unfettered II, edited by Shawn Speakman), read by Oliver Wyman ZOO DAY (original), read by James Marsters *The author’s note that precede each story will be read by the author.

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A New York Times audio bestseller

New York Times bestseller

An all-new Dresden Files story headlines this urban fantasy short story collection starring the Windy City's favorite wizard.

The world of Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, is rife with intrigue--and creatures of all supernatural stripes. And you'll make their intimate acquaintance as Harry delves into the dark side of truth, justice, and the American way in this must-have short story collection. 

From the Wild West to the bleachers at Wrigley Field, humans, zombies, incubi, and even fey royalty appear, ready to blur the line between friend and foe. In the never-before-published "Zoo Day," Harry treads new ground as a dad, while fan-favorite characters Molly Carpenter, his onetime apprentice, White Council Warden Anastasia Luccio, and even Bigfoot stalk through the pages of more classic tales. 

With twelve stories in all, Brief Cases offers both longtime fans and first-time readers tantalizing glimpses into Harry's funny, gritty, and unforgettable realm, whetting their appetites for more to come from the wizard with a heart of gold. 

Collection includes:

A FISTFUL OF WARLOCKS (from Straight Outta Tombstone, edited by David Boon), read by Cassandra Campbell
B IS FOR BIGFOOT (from Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron, edited by Jonathan Strahan), read by James Marsters
AAAA WIZARDRY (from the Dresden Files RPG), read by James Marsters
I WAS A TEENAGE BIGFOOT (from Blood Lite 3: Aftertaste, edited by Kevin J. Anderson), read by James Marsters
CURSES (from The Naked City, edited by Ellen Datlow), read by James Marsters
EVEN HAND (from Dark and Stormy Knights, edited by P. N. Elrodread), read by Jim Butcher
BIGFOOT ON CAMPUS (from Hex Appeal, edited by P. N. Elrod), read by James Marsters
BOMBSHELLS (from Dangerous Women, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois), read by Julia Whelan
COLD CASE (from Shadowed Souls, edited by Jim Butcher and Kerrie Hughes), read by Julia Whelan
JURY DUTY (from Unbound, edited by Shawn Speakman), read by James Marsters
DAY ONE (from Unfettered II, edited by Shawn Speakman), read by Oliver Wyman
ZOO DAY (original), read by James Marsters

*The author’s note that precede each story will be read by the author.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This entertaining collection assembles eleven reprints and one brand new novella, all set in the world of Butcher’s popular Chicago-based wizard PI, Harry Dresden..The standout is the tender original novella, “Zoo Day,” in which Harry takes his ten-year-old daughter, Maggie, to the zoo. First they encounter a young warlock in need of Harry’s help, and then Maggie is attacked by a group of haunts. This collection mostly serves to whet longtime fans’ appetites while they wait for the next full-length installment.” Publishers Weekly
What’s not to like about this series?...It takes the best elements of urban fantasy, mixes it with some good old-fashioned noir mystery, tosses in a dash of romance and a lot of high-octane action, shakes, stirs, and serves. SF Site
A tricky plot complete with against-the-clock pacing, firefights, explosions, and plenty of magic. Longtime series fans as well as newcomers drawn by the SciFi Channel’s TV series based on the novels should find this supernatural mystery a real winner. Library Journal
What would you get if you crossed Spenser with Merlin? Probably you would come up with someone very like Harry Dresden, wizard, tough guy and star of [the Dresden Files]. The Washington Times
Butcher...spins an excellent noirish detective yarn in a well-crafted, supernaturally charged setting. The supporting cast is again fantastic, and Harry’s wit continues to fly in the face of a peril-fraught plot. Booklist (starred review)
One of the most enjoyable marriages of the fantasy and mystery genres on the shelves. Cinescape
It’s been four years since the last full Dresden novel was released, so readers will become reacquainted with Dresden’s gritty wit, the Chicago setting, and the not-so-happy endings typical of these urban fantasy tales…Butcher’s die-hard fans, along with fantasy short story enthusiasts, will find this compilation irresistible.” Library Journal
Think Buffy the Vampire Slayer starring Philip Marlowe. Entertainment Weekly
Superlative. Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author Bio: Jim Butcher

Author Bio: Jim Butcher

Jim Butcher is a martial arts enthusiast whose résumé includes a long list of skills rendered obsolete at least two hundred years ago. He turned to writing as a career because anything else probably would have driven him insane. He is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Dresden Files, the Codex Alera, and the Cinder Spires novels.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 15.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English