Audiobook Review: Turn Coat (The Dresden Files, #11)


Turn Coat

The Dresden Files, Book #11
By Jim Butcher
Narrated by James Marsters
Ⓟ 2009, Penguin Audio
14 hours, 40 minutes
URBAN FANTASY

Warden Morgan comes to Harry Dresden, famed Chicagoan wizard detective and fellow warden, for sanctuary and help. It appears that Morgan has been framed for the murder of a senior White Council wizard. The act could create a schism within the Council and further fuel an ongoing war with other supernatural factions. Though Morgan has been historically Harry’s enemy within the Council, Harry decides to take up the cause in the name of truth, justice, and the discovery who might be behind this treacherous double act of homicide and treason. The hook into the story was excellent and the plot tracks very well. Butcher’s writing seems to have evened out and gotten better since Blood Rites (the nadir of Butcher’s writing skills in The Dresden Files) though there are a few cut-and-paste phrases that are used multiple times within the story, and Butcher is addicted to his movies and cliched physical prototypes. Marsters, as always, inhabits the character of Harry completely, though there are moments where the narrative flow seems to jump in logic, maybe from the way Marsters interprets the lines. Characters are clearly delineated and Spike fans get to hear a bit of Marsters’ British clip in the character of Binder 🙂


OTHER:
 I dnloaded a digital copy of Turn Coat (The Dresden Files, #11; by Jim Butcher; narrated by James Marsters) form the now defunct WeReadForYou.com  on 11/23/2011. I receive no monies, goods or services in exchange for reviewing the product and/or mentioning any of the persons or companies that are or may be implied in this post.

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