Two things, Butcher's storytelling and Marster's narration! They complement each other so completely I perceive them as a TEAM presenting Harry Dresden's latest escapade!
Just about everything, this is Harry being Harry, and since Chicago is once again in peril of being annihilated he gets to unleash his magic AND sarcasm!
As I've said, his narration as Harry makes you believe he IS Harry Dresden! His rendition of Odin was great as well
When Harry reunited with Thomas, his half-brother as well as the ending
This is a top notch Audio selection! Great storytelling and a narrator totally familiar with the material and delivering great character voices!
Fan of mystery & romance -- particularly of historical persuasion!"
Jim Butcher has done a fabulous job with this series, and James Marsters in a terrific narrator, bringing Harry Dresden and the other characters to life! My only complaint is that this is the last book in the series that has been "published" on Audible to date and I would really like more in the series! A great listen!
More! More! More!
The characters and story line is fabulous. I've been hooked since book one and now that Harry's back, it can only get better.
I've listened to every one of his dresden files performances... he just keeps getting better and better. He is the voice of Harry.
I'm not sure this could be an all-in-one sitting; it's a bit too long. But it's a great way to spend a weekend doing chores and listending or good length a weekend car trip.
Jim Butcher has created an urban fantasy diamond with this series. I can't wait for more Dresden.
I listen to audiobooks during my long commute back and forth from work. Perfect for the bus or train. I prefer sci fi and fantasy novels.
Let me be clear, buy this audiobook!
I have a long commute back and forth from work and listening to Audible makes time fly. It's easier than standing up on a train or bus trying to read an ebook. James Marsters is a great narrator. I've have a couple dozen audiobooks and sometimes a good story gets derailed by a poor narrator. Marsters really gives Dresden a life of his own. You really feel like you are listening to the character speak.
This story is very well written. After 14 books, Jim Butcher still knows how to develop Harry Dresden's character. Following the events of the previous book where his "ghost" was wandering around Chicago, Harry is back as the Winter Knight. You will enjoy finding about Harry's rehabilitation under Mab's cruel hands and his first Knightly mission. Also you will get a payoff for the island Demonreach that was introduces awhile back. There is also some time given to the romantic feelings from Molly and Murphy. A new possible love interest is introduced as well. The ending is shocking and leaves fans waiting for the next Dresden book.
I wholeheartedly recommend Cold Days. You should even go as far as considering to buy the previous 13 audiobooks. That alone is worth membership in Audible. I've listened to Cold Days three times since I bought it, and I loved hearing the story each time.
Yes I can "read" it at work. I work in manufacturing and reading at work helps with the monotony.
Mouse. I love dogs and yes a Fu Dog is a cross between a lion and a dog (sort of) but mouse is a very cool dog.
We will rock you and when they go to get Mouse.
All Hollows eve has new meaning.
It is wonderful to have James narrating again. His ability to change his voice from character to character brings depth to the story.
I have always loved Harry's strength of resolve when understanding right from wrong. As the saying goes the road to hell is paved with good intentions and Harry is doing his best to detour as much as possible from that road.
As Mab's Knight Harry has to take his wizards ability to out think people and bring it to a level where he has to out think things that live forever. The multilayer of plots within plots and lack of information keeps him on his toes. With this book he is learning to trust that other people can handle their part leaving him (barely) time to understand the pitcher as a whole.
Jim Butcher is a very visual writer and at several times I could see and hear the story unfolding on screen. I would love to see several movies made of several of the books as long as "they" did not change Harry's personality like they did for the T.V. show. I did like the show and it is what turned me onto the books but they did change Harry too much.
Just buy it!!!
GET ROCKED!!!! BOOM!!
Harry of course
Hell yeah it did! too good. That ending dude.. speechless
Why haven't you bought the book yet???
Cold days was a dramatic improvement over the last two books. Harry shows signs of growth in his mental, psychological, and magical capabilities. I wish Karen had more to do in the book.
James masters " is Harry Dresden". I can not imagine anyone else reading this book.
Having listened to all the books except for Ghost Story, (I just couldn't bring myself to hear another narrator), I felt like I had come home with Cold Days.
It was great to be back in Chicago with Harry and his gang. I love the foreshadowing in this story for future installments and can't wait to see how Harry manages to extricate himself from his role of winter knight.
James Marsters narration is the best, he is able to consistently imbue each character's voice with their own nuances making it a pleasure to listen to the story.
Hopefully I won't have to wait too long for the next installment of the series.
Cold Days was a hard hitting a fun ride , without making spoilers happen I can say that it was great to hear James doing narration again , he brings the series alive . The book opens up Dresden's new life as Mab's enforcer and starts the ball rolling to the Apocalyptic Trilogy that's coming up. You'll get answers - but not the ones you want to many questions , and see a lot of long lost faces. Give it (and all the Dresden Files) a shot , you will be glad you did !