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Jimmy Crack with No Corn

Sep 21 2008 07:38 pm   #1Immortal Beloved
Until now, I have thoroughly avoided The Dresden Files audio books.  I hadn't even heard of the books themselves until James started recording the audio versions; and quite frankly, I was afraid that, if I listened to his voice while driving in my car, I might cause an accident   But recently, I got high on Jimmy at Dragon*Con and have been suffering rather unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.  So, in an effort to sustain my addiction to the crack that is James, I have decided that I'm going to purchase our boy's audio books.  I need a fix, damn it!

Ahem.  Anyway, trusty fellow junkies, I need assistance.  Would someone provide me with a list of the books that James has recorded?  I checked Amazon, but it's a bit confusing 'cause there seems to be a jump in the order.  So, enable me--please. :stares longingly at tourniquet:

Thanks in advance.  I'll be here having the shakes while I wait. 
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Sep 21 2008 07:43 pm   #2Scarlet Ibis
Hey babes--

scroll down to "books in the series" here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dresden_Files#Books_in_the_series

Enjoy your fix
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Sep 21 2008 11:23 pm   #3Guest
Yes, the most recent recording "Small Favor" is the most recently published book.
I love the books. And James reading them is a hoot. I have *cough*bootlegs*cough* of all the recordings and such, and I've gone without sleep to finish a book. Harry Dresden is great, he's such a wiseass, but also a very honorable character.

CM
Sep 22 2008 12:07 am   #4Immortal Beloved
scroll down to "books in the series" here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dresden_Files#Books_in_the_series

Oh, thank you!  I didn't even think of checking wikipedia.  See?  Jimmy Haze clouds my usually sharp mind


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Sep 22 2008 12:30 am   #5Spikez_tart
IB - the books are great and they have the occasional Buffy joke.  JM was up for the part of Thomas in the TV series but didn't get it.  He claimed he didn't want to be in Toronto while his fam was in California.
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Sep 22 2008 01:23 am   #6Immortal Beloved
All ordered! 
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Sep 22 2008 01:53 am   #7LadyYashka
IB: You do know you're trading one type of crack for another, right? Cause I, ike CM, have lost sleep reading these books. These books are awesome even without JM's reading them.

I'm currently counting down the days until Back Up (A book from Thomas' POV) and Turn Coat (the next Dresden Files book) comes out.

And JM was up for the part of Harry Dresden, not Thomas. Thomas was Butcher's way too pretty vampire, who was inspired by Joss' way too pretty vampire, Spike.

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Sep 22 2008 02:44 am   #8Guest
Lady, there's also a story about Michael after the results of Small Favor coming out.
"At the moment, I'm calling it "The Warrior," and it's going to deal with the aftermath of Michael's injury and its implications for his life and Harry's--especially given that to a lot of onlookers, one of Harry's primary allies just got converted into a MAJOR liability.
Mean Streets is slated for January 6th, 2009."

Cover of Turn Coat http://www.christianmcgrath.com/mainpages/turn_coat.html

CM
Sep 22 2008 04:04 am   #9Immortal Beloved
You do know you're trading one type of crack for another, right?

Yeah, but...

Well, there is no 'but'   I need more James, and I'm not afraid to admit it!
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Sep 22 2008 04:09 am   #10Scarlet Ibis
I need more James, and I'm not afraid to admit it!
Some might say that the first step is admitting you have a problem...But since it isn't actually a problem (needing more James), feel free to yell that from the rooftops   Share the joy.
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Sep 22 2008 04:22 am   #11nmcil
Does anyone have a listing of which books Thomas is used - I started reading the series and have enjoyed them thus far - is Thomas used in a series of books that form a complete arc or are they stand alone stories?

I loved the TV series and was so disappointed when it was cancelled  - I enjoy seeing my DVD's and the books - there is just so many things to try and keep up with - I sure wish our library system would carry them - I cannot afford to buy the audio tapes.
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Sep 22 2008 05:12 am   #12LadyYashka
Well, there is no 'but' I need more James, and I'm not afraid to admit it!

Well, as long as you don't mind the new addiction. 


Lady, there's also a story about Michael after the results of Small Favor coming out.

I saw that today. I can't wait to get my hands on it.

Does anyone have a listing of which books Thomas is used

Thomas appears in: Grave Peril, Death Mask, Blood Rites, Dead Beat, Proven Guilty, White Night, and Small Favor. Back Up, which comes out in October I believe, is the first book told completely from Thomas' POV.
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Sep 22 2008 09:00 am   #13Guest
Yeah, and that's a novella, a shorter story, about Thomas.

Jim likes to write stand-alone stories every so often. They've ended up in anthologies, for instance.

CM
Sep 22 2008 08:26 pm   #14nmcil
Thanks so much for the Thomas info - I started reading one with the character, but there was so much that had happened to Harry previously that I just had to give it up and go back to earlier books -
” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Sep 23 2008 03:13 am   #15Immortal Beloved
Squee!  My supplier shipped my crack today.  Two days and counting :Jimmy shimmy:

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