Turn Coat: The Dresden Files, Book 11 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
The Warden Morgan has been accused of treason against the Wizards of the White Council - and there's only one, final punishment for that crime. He's on the run, wants his name cleared, and needs someone with a knack for backing the underdog. Someone like Harry Dresden....
Now, Harry must uncover a traitor within the Council, keep a less-than-agreeable Morgan under wraps, and avoid coming under scrutiny himself. And a single mistake may cost someone his head - someone like Harry
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|Listening Length||14 hours and 36 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||28 December 2008|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 9,693 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
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Well rounded characters. Excellent plot. I saw the bad guy really early in the story I’m pleased to say. How? Because he didn’t fit.
Yes. Great story.
Even if I weren't a huge fan of Dresden Files however, I would still be pleased with Turn Coat, because Jim Butcher has finally done what I've been hoping he would do for about the past three books, which is focus on the White Council and actions of the mysterious, oft-referred to in passing Black Council working in its midsts.
Its been a standing complaint of mine that JB has repeatedly hinted at fascinating and critical events occuring in the wider world that Harry occupies, but refused to bring them front and centre. That was certainly the case with war between the Red Court Vampires and the White Council, which unfolded mostly off the page, and looked like it was going to be the case with the Black Council. Instead however, JB has thrust the latter front and centre in Turn Coat and at the same time has allowed extra insight into the workings of the White Coucil of Wizards. For that alone Turn Coat deserves most of its stars.
Add in the usual convoluted but clear plotting, wry humour (mostly courtesy of Harry), punchy action and strong atmospeherics and you get a slam dunked five star book. Yes, its not going to appeal to readers who are new to the series, but that's also true of pretty much every Dresden File novel since Summer Knight or earlier. Some other reviewers are also correct when they point out that some of the series supporting characters barely get a look-in this time around but that is inevitable now that Harry's world is populated by such a large and well drawn cast of individuals.
In fact my only real criticism of the book is that the identity of the bad guy is just a little too obvious from the moment he appears (though how he's ultimately brought down isn't). I was so sure I had him pegged (and it turned out that I did) that some of the suspense was lost. I might also have a poke at JB for introducing the issue of Harry's headaches at the beginning, making quite a big deal out of them and then seemingly forgetting to mention them again after page thirty or so. Then again its entirely within JB's powers to bring them back as a key plot device in the next novel, so I'll hold fire on that for the moment.
So overall another barn storming adventure for Harry and his friends, enemies and those who could easily be both. If you're reading this and you're new to Harry's world then go and pick up Storm Front rather than starting here. If you're already a fan like me though, and up to speed on events so far then you'll find Turn Coat to be another hugely enjoyable episode of the Dresden Files.
If you have read the other Dresden Files books, then this is a must! If you haven't read the Dresden Files I would recommend you start with Storm Front.
Each one getting better and better