You don't need this review.
If you read dresden, he's back to form in every way, including narrator
If you don't read dresden, you should, so go get the first one.
Harry and the gang are back in action. The last book was really just a bridge from Changes to Cold Days.
Really enjoyed it.
I've recommended the whole series!
I wouldn't want to give anything away.
James Marsters' voice is the voice of Harry Dresden!
The story was very good, and listening to James Martsters read the book made it feel just right.
Harry was just as obstinate as always, but is learning.
The Hunt chase scene.
Being Cold isn't always bad.
Great story, I can't wait for the next one! Very glad they brought back James Marsters as the narrator, just wasn't the Dresden Files without him.
I would definitely listen to cold days again, just as I have for all the Dresden Files books. A lot of people had problems with the last book, but this one comes out of the gate fast and doesn't let up. Old characters are reintroduced after Harry's "Hiatus" and all have been effected differently, making for some interesting character changes. Jim does an amazing job of keeping us on our toes, and this book is no exception. With an unbelievable twist at the end, any followers of the series realize at the same time that not only is the Dresden universe about to be changed forever, but that "S*&% just got real." Amazing listen as James Marsters reprises his role as the "True" voice of everyone's favorite wizard for hire, and does an fantastic job bringing everyone back to pre-ghost story Harry. I have a hard time choosing a favorite Dresden book, but this one is definitely in the running.
Marsters back at the helm is a great start. The story was great, changes in characters created by the events in "Ghost Story" where evident in some characters more than most, but where a welcome change. Harry's ever increasing power, and the interaction with as always, more beings from the fairy courts gives you the story structure you expect from Butcher. Though the book follows the typical Dresden formula, as usual Butcher has found a way to make a simple formula so much more than that. Knowing how things usually shake out, you're still kept guessing till the end, WHICH IS LIFE CHANGING., for anyone thats a fan of the series.
Marsters has done a fantastic job as Harry in the past, and became "The" definitive voice for Harry over the course of his work on the series. You can ask any fan of the audio books and they'll tell you Harry isn't Harry, unless its James Marsters. As usual James delivers at or above the bar, giving fans exactly what they missed in Ghost Story.
Look out Faerie, theres a new Knight in town.
If you've read the other Dresden Files books, buy this one, you wont be dissapointed. If you haven't read the Dresden files, you're a little late to the party, do yourself a favor and go buy Storm Front and learn what the rest of us already know. Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is probably the greatest thing to hit the fantasy scene since D&D.
It's hard for me to get any work done when listening to Butcher's books. A great listen. It's great to have Marsters narrating again. It was great to see Mouse again.
Yes, I would listen again. It is not like other of his books that I was eager to listen to again. I will listen to the book if I don't have any knew books. I liked the books before he died best.
Absolutely, Butcher and Marsters are outstanding. I do prefer his books with the old characters, Bob, Murphy, the coroner, his brother, Kincade and all the usuals.
The humorous sarcasm and self deprecating would not be as brilliant with another narrator.
I prefer the old characters in contrast to all the immortals.
Avid in Car listener who commutes about 3 hours per day. Audible keeps me sane in LA traffic.
First 2 chapters as Harry returns to the world
Harry and Thomas
And you thought it was over
Great return novel for Harry Dresden. Much like Sherlock Holmes, Harry comes back from the dead to meet the supernatural challenges head on. Unlike Holmes, Harry has a world of human foibles to contend with as well as a host of supernatural beings on his case. A wonderful restart to the series and kudos to the author for not ending the series and leaving us Dresden less.
Butcher continues to amaze with this great story and our boy Harry Dresden is bigger and badder than ever. As the Winter Knight (and Mab's play thing), Harry has to battle not only the Winter Knight's Mantle that is trying to take him over, but Mab, Maeve, and seemingly the entire Winter Court. Throw in Outsiders, Demonreach, and oh, Harry trying to deal with all the relationships he had before dying and coming back, Molly, Karrin, and Thomas, and you've got a fast paced roller coaster ride that seemingly will never end as more and more obstacles get thrown in Harry's path.
If there is one problem I have with this book (and it's happened in several of the other Dresden books, though not frequently) is that Butcher seems to continue to pile on Harry's troubles. There is the requisite "issue" Harry is dealing with, and the little subplots that surround it, but then Butcher just keeps adding more and more roadblocks, issues, and problems that seem to stretch Harry beyond his capacity. It just feels, I don't know, like he's making it overly dramatic just for the sake of doing it. It always ends up working out in the end and I do realize that it all has a purpose in moving the story forward. Butcher also does this thing where he puts Harry up against immortals and such that severely outclass him, and Harry even says in the books "there is no way to beat such and such a creature" and yet, in the end, Harry miraculously prevails and finds some loophole. It's a minor gripe, and doesn't take away from my overall enjoyment of the book. This is still an excellent book and great continuation of the series. I can't wait for the next book!
James Marsters narration gets better and better with each book and he does an excellent job reading Cold Days. When I first started listening to this series I wasn't crazy about him, but now, he IS Harry Dresden!