I'm just a fan girl who write romance and reads too much.
I will lissen to Cold day several times but disliked the books slow start. By chapter 13 the story got rolling and Mr. Butcher finally got rolling in his usual style of fun exciting writing.
I would rate this book as the most difficult book in the series to read and didn't get me involved with the story until about chapter 13. If you love Dresden hang in there the book gets better the more you read it but the first 10+ chapters are not fast moving and do not leaving you on Butcher typical cliff hangers. Once your past the first third of the book thing suddenly snap back to the style and fast pace Butcher is know for. I strongly suggest getting the audio book James Marsters help keep you interested through the slow parts.
Mr. Marsters brings a slow book to life. I tried to read this book several times but once i got this audio book it was great to listen too.
Once Harry got out of Fairy things got much more exciting and the book got funny and full of action.
Do buy the audible book and forget trying to wade through the written book, James Masters brings even this book alive.
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This is an excellent series to read in order but one of the nice things about Jim Butcher is the fact that he writes the books in such way that they compound on previous story but also he give little synopsis of previous tales so the reader is not left in the dark; also this great so you don't have to go back and read all the book all over again.
All of the books are great. Well edited and well cast but not confusing. All character strings are well followed up and humor is fun part of book. Wish some of the other books of this type had funny components.
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No extreme reactions but just enjoyed them.
Author and Editor did an excellent job bringing these books to market! Nice work!!
So eager for the next book... but the chick in me is pissed about the lack of "romance follow through". lol, ah well. Still, Butcher did NOT leave us out in the cold (yuk yuk) with this story. Amazing action, fantastic drama and I am crazy excited to see what happens next!
Another epic battle this time involving the various creatures of Faerie. Enjoyed it thoroughly. Marsters is once again phenomenal. Can't wait for Skin Game.
I would listen to it again if I started the series from scratch. And I will, someday. But I will wait for the entire arc to finish before I do. Years down the road??? I hope not.
It is *almost* a reboot of the series. As has been seen in the earlier books, the changes here will carry on to future books. The tone is more gray and thus it has you thinking through motives, how YOU would have solved things, and in general, it involves your cerebellum and engrosses you in the story.
I woulda if I coulda.
It is a good story and the narration gives the characters better personality than if I had sounded their voices out in my head. That is why I like Audible and good voice actors.
As Harry tries to regain his old life and priorities while being the winter knight for Mab. Can he hold on to his ethical standards and not end up insane like previous knights? As the saga of Harry Dresden and his friends continue, the characters continue to develop and grow. A must listen.
I stumbled onto the Dresden Books by chance and now I seem to fight with myself in putting anything different in my player. The latest addition, Cold Days, has been listened to about 3 times already since I got it and each time I catch clues and hints that I have missed before.
If people are reading this wondering IF they should get it...you are not a fan of the Dresden story line. I can not, in good faith, give out any spoilers. All I will say is that Harry is made of stronger stuff then even he thought. I do have to add I love Butchers lore of the Kingdoms of Winter and Summer.
Marsters IS the voice of Harry. He is a very skilled story teller that pulls no punches. The voices, inflections and emotions are perfect...you could almost slip in the puddles of sarcasm James (Harry) comes up with. If they were to change performers they would have a VERY hard act to follow.
The only true listing time I have is on the commute to work so I got Cold Days twice a day for 45min. I found it a health dose...or I would have never slept until it was over.
Be aware that the Dresden Books can be addictive and are important to read in order. Don't forget the short stories between books too ;)
Yes, the story is amazing and the man reading it is amazing.
To answer this I'd give away spoilers, so I won't.
Having read the book a few times myself, as well as listening to it, James gives Harry a voice and a tone that I can't reproduce in my own head.
Oh yes. And I've read it all in one sitting too.