Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Review ~ Turn Coat #10 by Jim Butcher AUDIO REVIEW

TITLE: Turn Coat
AUTHOR: Jim Butcher
COPYRIGHT: 2009
TYPE: Fantasy/Urban Fantasy
PAGES: 420 / AUDIO
SERIES: yes
1. Storm Front
2. Fool Moon
3. Grave Peril
4. Summer Knight
5. Death Masks
6. Blood Rites
7. Dead Beat
8. Proven Guilty
9. White Night
10.Small Favor
11. Turn Coat
12. Changes
12.5 Side Jobs
13. Ghost Story
14. Cold Days
15. Skin Game

REASON FOR READING:
I love this series and thought it would be a good spot to remember Harry from while conducting my first time through with audio books

SUMMARY FROM GOODREADS:
When it comes to the magical ruling body known as the White Council, Harry keeps his nose clean and his head down. For years, the Council has held a death mark over Harry's head. He's still thought of as a black sheep by some and as a sacrificial lamb by others. But none regard him with more suspicion and disdain than Morgan, a veteran Warden with a grudge against anyone who bends the rules.

Like Harry.

So when Morgan turns up asking for help, Harry isn't exactly eager to leap into action. Morgan has been accused of treason against the White Council, and there's only one final punishment for that crime. He's on the run, he wants his name cleared, and he needs someone with a knack for backing the underdog.

Like Harry.

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.

Like Harry...


THOUGHTS/OPINIONS 
This one was a little difficult for me. While I enjoy the story line I found at times I was let down and then other times I was impressed. I thought the "main" villain of the skin walker was a bit too much for the story line and I was reminded in this story that Harry never wins. He always gets his ass handed to him in every battle and either gets saved or gets lucky. It was tough to constantly see him getting beat up, beaten, broken, or other people killed. I also didn't enjoy the whole White Court story line as much as I have in the past. Morgan was also very annoying and I found Molly was too which is strange b/c I really enjoy Molly or at least I thought I did.
The main problem with this series is the repetition which I am certain I have stated this before. I think by the time you get to book 10 the reader should very well know why the blue beetle is called such and what Pub looks like as well as Mister and Mouse. We know and if we don't we should not be reading book 10 in a series.
That being said it is a book that needed to be read in order b/c you have to know about the White court from past books, you need to understand Harry's relationship with Morgan and the White Counsel and this one sets up the next few books with the Grey Counsel which play an interesting role. So while this one isn't one of my top 5 of the series it is an important book that sets up the latter half of the series nicely.

THE WINS: 
I enjoyed the reading and pacing of the James Marsters on this series He really is the voice of Harry Dresden to me and I mean that I am currently listening to Ghost Story and it is another author reading it and boy can I tell a difference.
I enjoyed diving back into this world and getting to know how the story is weaved together. That is definitely one of the perks of reading book 1 and book 10 at the same time. I can now understand and see how Mr. Butcher is fitting all the pieces into place and how they are all weaving and coming together.

ARE YOU KEEPING OR PASSING ON IT: Had to pass on it borrowed it from library but thinking I might end up purchasing it on Audio books via web.

GOODREADS GRADE: Keeping this one at 4 out of 5 stars

RECOMMEND IT TO A FRIEND: Always :)

OTHER REVIEWS BY THIS AUTHOR:
Storm Front Audio Review
Summer Knight Review
Death Masks Review
Blood Rites Review
Dead Beat Review
Proven Guilty Review
White Night Review
Small Favor Review
Changes Audio Review
Changes Original Review

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