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Chicago wizard-for-hire Harry Dresden is used to mysterious clients with long hair and legs up to here. But when it turns out the long hair covers every square inch of his latest client's body, and the legs contribute to a nine-foot height, even the redoubtable detective realizes he's treading new ground. Strength of a River in His Shoulders is one of the legendary forest people, a bigfoot, and he has a problem that only Harry can solve. His son, Irwin, is a scion, the child of a supernatural creature and a human. He's a good kid, but the extraordinary strength of his magical aura has a way of attracting trouble.

In the three novellas that make up Working for Bigfoot, collected together here for the first time, listeners encounter Dresden at different points in his storied career and in Irwin's life. As a middle schooler in B Is for Bigfoot, Irwin attracts the unwelcome attention of a pair of bullying brothers who are more than they seem, and, when Harry steps in, it turns out they have a mystical guardian of their own. At a fancy private high school in I Was a Teenage Bigfoot, Harry is called in when Irwin grows ill for the first time, and it's not just a case of mono. Finally, Irwin is all grown up - and has a grown up's typical problems - as a freshman in college in Bigfoot on Campus, or would if "typical" included vampires.

New York Times best seller Jim Butcher explores the responsibilities of fatherhood and the difficulties of growing up with the elements Dresden Files fans crave - detection, adventure, humor, and magic.

©2015 Jim Butcher (P)2015 Penguin Audio

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  • Phillip
  • 05/08/2015

So That's Who River Shoulders Is!

This collection is best read before Skin Game as it answers many of the questions that book caused to the reader; unfortunately this book raises as many more. These three stories introduce the Bigfoot race and specifically River Shoulders to the Dresden Files universe.

In the first story, Harry is hired to travel to Wisconsin and paid a gold nugget the size of a golf ball by River Shoulders to protect his half human son. Without getting too deep into the story, this story is my second favorite of the three because it also deals with the Svartalfar.

The second story, although the most comedic of the three of them, Irving, River Shoulder's son, is now attending an exclusive honors high school and horror of horrors, he caught mono. As his father's heritage should have made this impossible, Harry is hired to investigate.

The third story, Bigfoot on Campus, Harry is directed to a college in Oklahoma where Irving has a walk on scholarship on the football team because River Shoulders had a vision of his son's immanent demise. This is definitely the best of the three stories as it takes place between Turn Coat and Changes, so Harry has his gear, including the now defunct Blue Beetle. It is also interesting that, although it is a left field solution, there is now a third possibility for the scions of the White Court who have yet to awaken their hunger.

Now, to the author, we need one more story in this collection. What happened to Irving and his girlfriend after A Bigfoot on Campus? Additionally, as Harry claims to have worked with, not just for, River Shoulders, I'd like to see one or more stories dealing with this, perhaps involving Listens to Wind.

Overall, well done.

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  • colleen
  • 12/08/2015

Should have been a full length novel.

I enjoyed this Working With Bigfoot. Narrated and written well. Won't disappoint Jim Butcher fans.

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  • Jason
  • 04/10/2015

Filler stories from anthology editions- but fun.

while not exactly what I want from a Dresden adventure (s), any excuse to hear James Marsters perform as Harry Dresden is more than worthwhile.

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  • ashley
  • 01/08/2015

Another great addition to the Dresden Files.

great to finally get some details on Harrys dealings with the forest folk and have it be so lighthearted. Only complaint is that it's so short being only 3 stories for what I'd normally get an entire regular book from the series. still worth it in my opinion. thanks again Jim Butcher. can't wait for Peace Talks.

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  • Mary A. W
  • 31/07/2015

More Harry Dresden please

More Harry Dresden please. :)
Ready for the next adventure with Harry, I enjoyed River Shoulders and Irwin. I hope they join Harry in a future book.

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  • davidcbarnard
  • 11/08/2015

Marketing comes to the Dresden Files

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

These stories have appeared in other books. Fifteen dollars was way too much for three hours of entertainment. Waste of money if you've bought other collections containing Jim Butcher's stories.

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  • Ray Johnson
  • 23/01/2018

Big Bore

I got this because I love Harry Dresden, but I have to admit that this set of three tales bored me to death and I had to force myself to get through them. Sure, Marsters is fantastic, but overall I'd say tis entire premise was a dud.

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  • Green
  • 18/08/2015

Gotta love Jim Butcher

He must be cackling at his typewriter when he writes these short stories. I feel like a kid again when I listen to them. James Marsters's narration is top notch and gives an extra flavor to the story. My only complaint was it was too short. I eagerly await the next Dresden tale.

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  • Allen Anthony
  • 04/08/2015

Harry Dresden is back

Where does Working for Bigfoot rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I really enjoy Harry Dresden, these books just satisfy my desire for wizards, vampires and just plain fantasy .... Nobody else compares to the Dresden Files....I cannot comepare Jim Butchers character to others.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Harry Dresden ... I just love his humor and smart mouthed responses.

Would you listen to another book narrated by James Marsters?

Not sure?

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I liked the 1st story in this short story collection

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  • Trisha
  • 31/07/2015

Dresden Files

Another set of stories set in the Dresden universe. These short stories fill in story lines that were hinted at but never explained in the series.
An absolutely fabulous job reading by Marsters as usual, and fans will be thrilled as Harry overcomes the obstacles arrayed against him!

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  • Tamara Teuber
  • 31/10/2017

Just awesome. From the start until the end.

I am a huge fan of Jim Butcher's works and especially of the Dresden Files. This is another perfect example of his special kind of humor. The addition of James Masters is the creme on the cake. I love how he gives even more life to the characters than Jim Butcher has already given them.

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  • Hans-Henning Vogt
  • 21/06/2017

Great story with great speaker.

Jim Butcher and James Marsters are a match made in heaven. The story is short but delivers typical Harry Dresden goodness. Everything is here one would expect from the longer stories and James Marsters is bringing the characters to life.

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  • Miriam Böhme
  • 05/12/2016

Genial.

Die Harry Dresden Reihe hat mich schnell zum Fan bekehrt. Super Storys mit viel Witz. Und James Mastes ist ein genialer Leser. Ich bin immer traurig, wenn die Geschichte zu Ende ist, weil es so viel Spaß macht zuzuhören.

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  • Walter
  • 24/02/2016

Bigfoot-Growing-Pains

Einmal eine ganz andere Rolle für Harry Dresden: ein (Halb-) Bigfoot, denn er in drei Episoden mit seinen Problemen beim Aufwachsen helfen muss. Typische Sachen: Mobbing durch Mitschüler in der Grundschule, hinterhältiges Lehrpersonal in der Oberschule, die Familie der Freundin an der Uni ... Alles magisch angehaucht - naturgemäß bei Harry Dresden - und kein Problem, nur dass im letzten Fall Vampire mitspielen und er wieder Prügel bezieht ...

So weit, so gut - und es sind wirklich Geschichten, zu denen gerade ein Erwachsenen mit Kindern einen persönlichen Bezug hat. Was für Fantasy ja wirklich eher ungewöhnlich ist.

Gut wie immer James Marsden als Erzähler.

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  • bazipapa
  • 06/12/2015

für dresden-fans ein muss

Was hat Ihnen am allerbesten an Working for Bigfoot gefallen?

Die einzelnen Geschichten sind sonst auf mehrere Anthologien verteilt. Hier hat man sie in chronologischer Ordnung und das ist wie eine kleine Zeitreise: Bigfoots Sohn, um den sich Harry Dresden hier jeweils kümmert, ist anfangs ein Bub in einer Privatschule, dann ein Teenager im Internat und am Schluss ein junger Mann auf dem College. Das allein schon ist schön mitzuerleben, aber auch Harry wird älter und man hat als Butcher-Leser auch im Hinterkopf, was Harry in den Jahren, die zwischen den Geschichten vergangen sind, alles erlebt hat.
Außerdem ist Marsters Art, die Geschichten zu sprechen, einfach toll. Für mich ist seine Stimme absolut die von Harry Dresden! Ein ganz großartiger Bariton.

Welcher Moment von Working for Bigfoot ist Ihnen besonders im Gedächtnis geblieben?

In der ersten Geschichte, als Harry in einer Situation ist, in der er seine magischen Kräfte gar nicht zum Wohl des "Klienten" einsetzen kann, aber mit ganz und gar menschlichen Mitteln und viel Empathie sein Ziel erreicht...

Welche Figur hat James Marsters Ihrer Meinung nach am besten interpretiert?

ALLE!!

Hat dieses Hörbuch Sie emotional stark bewegt? Mussten Sie laut z.B. lachen, weinen, zweifeln, etc.?

Ich bin eigentlich kein Fan von Kurzgeschichten, aber die von Jim Butcher sind eine Ausnahme, weil die im Kleinen absolut in sich abgeschlossene gute Geschichten sind, kleine Juwelen.

Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?

So richtig toll ist das Audiobook natürlich für jeden Leser, der mindestens schon mal ein Buch von Butcher mit Harry Dresden als Helden gelesen hat, weil dann die ganze Welt reicher und intensiver wird. Und man sich so vieles dazuvorstellen kann. Aber als Einstieg in Harrys Welt ist es eigentlich auch ganz passend, denn die Geschichten stehen gut für sich.