It is definitely on my re-listen list. I love listening to James Marsters. He is one of my favourite narrators.
After Ghoststory, I wasn't sure where the story could go, but this book takes a leap forward in keeping the series alive and exciting. Once again, can't wait for the next book.
Without giving anything away, the choices made on the island.
I like James interpretation of Harry the best. But all of them are great.
If I had the time, I would have listened all at once.
Jim Butcher's books just keep getting better.
Jim and James make a perfect pair.
I had lost faith in JB over the dead Dresden storyline, but Cold Days got me back on the bandwagon again as it is in the same spirit and fashion as the first 8 or 9 books. Well written, with intricate multiple story lines going on concurrently, never boring. I can't imagine the mental and emotional energy necessary to build so many stories and weave them together into one book. And Jim Butcher has done it well, over and over again. Thank you.
This is a wonderful series and I look forward to listening to the next instalment. Sorry, no spoilers! This was well worth the credit and I do recommend that if you are thinking of getting it, start with the first book.
I LOVE the narrator, James Marsters, and it would lose a lot of colour and depth if he wasn't the one narrating, so please don't change. His interpretation of how the MANY people in the book would sound depending on what is happening, their emotional predicament, etc. is spot on and the voices don't change or pick up a funny accent over time. His timing, phrasing and the ability to portray droll sarcasm has me wondering if that is who he really is behind the script. A solid performance.
Proud book worm!
Harry is back from the dead...Yay for that...but he has healing to do and Mab on his heels with her training of him. People from his life needing him and he's torn between helping them, saving himself from Mab's training and suspecting everything that is going on. He also learns more about the Island. Jim Butcher has put twists all over the place in this book and it is wonderful!! Another in the A+ column!
Good edition to the series.
Finding out where this series was really heading.
Brings characters to life helping the feel of the story.
Already have the TV series which is a good introduction. But "Anyone for a game of chess?"
In an interview the author said that "Ghost Story" was the half way point in the series. Has he giving us enough parts of the puzzle to work our what is real the problem/point?
My heart belongs to fantasy and sci-fi! Throw in some thriller/suspense, the occasional crime or romance or classics.
Everything i ever wanted and so much more! I cant wait for the next book.
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.