Review of Changes & Side Jobs

July 23, 2019 Audiobook Reviews, Book Reviews 4

Review of Changes & Side JobsChanges by Jim Butcher
Length: 15 hours and 26 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by Roc on April 6, 2010
Pages: 438
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library

Narrator: James Marster
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Long ago, Susan Rodriguez was Harry Dresden's lover-until she was attacked by his enemies, leaving her torn between her own humanity and the bloodlust of the vampiric Red Court. Susan then disappeared to South America, where she could fight both her savage gift and those who cursed her with it.
Now Arianna Ortega, Duchess of the Red Court, has discovered a secret Susan has long kept, and she plans to use it-against Harry. To prevail this time, he may have no choice but to embrace the raging fury of his own untapped dark power. Because Harry's not fighting to save the world...
He's fighting to save his child.

Also by this author: Storm Front, Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: Down Town, Shadowed Souls, Blood Rites, Proven Guilty , White Night , Small Favor , Turn Coat

Here is what I thought

Changes was definitely the right title for this book as things are changing for Harry Dresden in some dramatic ways!

I feel like if I talk to much about Changes it will give to much away so this will be short and sweet! At the beginning someone from Harry’s past comes back to give him some life changing news and ask for his help. It has Harry on the rampage which of course means that Harry is going to get himself into a lot of trouble. He goes off on the Red Court vampires causing trouble for the white council and himself. The ending is very climatic and OMG you can’t do that Harry type of things and then for the first time I feel like there was a bit of a cliffhanger as you have no clue what is going to be going on with how it ended.

Harry is one of my all time favorite characters because he is always trying to do good even if bad things happen because of it. He tries to protect the innocent and take down the bad guys and it’s not always easy and sometimes it takes a lot of sacrifice on his part. He is always going against how all the other wizards seem to operate which is why I like him so much. Murphy is also another one of my favorite characters because she puts others above her job, a job she loves dearly and is now sort of paying the price for that.

Then ending has me wanting Ghost Story so badly!! Darn overdrive has me waiting about 4 weeks can I do it! UGH Sometimes I wish I could afford audible…lol. Oh well it will be well worth the wait! I suggest if you like UF and you haven’t read these then do it! Right now go get book 1!

Review of Changes & Side JobsSide Jobs: Stories from the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
Length: 13 hours and 13 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by Roc on October 26, 2010
Pages: 418
Format: Audiobook
Source: Scribd

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Here, together for the first time, are the shorter from Jim Butcher's DRESDEN FILES series β€” a compendium of cases that Harry and his cadre of allies managed to close in record time. The tales range from the deadly serious to the absurdly hilarious. Also included is a new, never-before-published novella that takes place after the cliff-hanger ending of the new April 2010 hardcover, Changes.
Contains:+ "Restoration of Faith"+ "Vignette"+ "Something Borrowed" -- from
My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding
+ "It's My Birthday Too" -- from
Many Bloody Returns
+ "Heorot" -- from
My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon
+ "Day Off" -- from
Blood Lite
+ "Backup" -- novelette from Thomas' point of view, originally published by Subterranean Press+ "The Warrior" -- novelette from
Mean Streets
+ "Last Call" -- from
Strange Brew
+ "Love Hurts" -- from
Songs of Love and Death
+ Aftermath -- all-new novella from Murphy's point of view, set forty-five minutes after the end of

Also by this author: Storm Front, Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: Down Town, Shadowed Souls, Blood Rites, Proven Guilty , White Night , Small Favor , Turn Coat

Since I found out that I should listen to these short stories as there is one from Murphy’s point of view after the aftermath of the above book I took the time to do so as I don’t normally read short story collections.

I really enjoyed these short stories and I think it’s because I love the world and characters so much that any time with them is just incredible fun! I especially like getting one from the POV of Thomas who is a vampire who is always looking out for Harry.

I mostly read this because of the last one which takes place between Changes and Ghost Story and it’s in the POV of Murphy and it deals with what happens after Changes which I can’t say anything about but OMG! Murphy is my second favorite character after Harry of course and so I knew it would be a bit emotional and it really has me wanting Ghost Story right now because I need to know what has happened!! Normally these books don’t leave you with a cliffhanger but Changes sort of did and reading Murphy’s take on things isn’t helping!

If you love The Dresden Files then I think you will enjoy these little side stories that involve all your favorite characters!


4 Responses to “Review of Changes & Side Jobs”

  1. sherry fundin

    all right. that’s it. i have seen so many rave reviews about butcher that i am going to head over to the library (virtually) and see what’s available

  2. Melanie Simmons

    I love the anthologies as part of a series. I love getting some of the little side stories on main characters and getting to spend extra time with side characters. Great review.

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