Marsters is Dresden. The dramatic pauses and flavor he puts into the character takes a great story and makes it even better.
I'm amazed at the consistent quality of this series. Many good series get overly complicated and fall off after a few books. Not this one!
After last year's "Ghost Story" left me really bummed out (the story and the only audiobook of the series without James Marsters), "Cold Days" more than makes up for it! Top notch story and the true voice of Harry Dresden!
The old Harry is back with even more power. He's once again trying desperately to balance "doing the right thing" with not going over to the Dark Side.
Harry Dresden and Sith.
Don't hesitate! Get it!
I am amazed the at the quality and uniqueness of each of the Dresden stories. I could not turn off the audio book because again the story pulls you into the lives of the characters and you live out the story. Fantastic!
It's all connected
Changes because a lot of things are reborn
The fight at the birthday party
I laughed through the entire book. I shed a tear at the end
Like a lot of people, I was disappointed by Ghost Story--the story was out of line for the series and I love James Marsters so I really missed his narration. Cold Days put the series back on track and Marsters in the driver's seat again. It was incredibly well written and full of surprises. Can't wait for the next book!
No, a cliff hanger! Really? No! . . . how long do we have to wait for the next one? I guess I will just have to re-listen to the series again.
Yes - Marsters is back and better than ever ! I have audio and hardcover of all. Wish I had an autographed copy. Missed the signing in KC.
Each one in this series is good. All of them stand well. But, this just kept moving along at a great pace. Everything you expect from Harry and the crew. There really is not a comparison. Once you start this series, you are hooked. Only thing you need is some Wicca AA meetings while you wait on the next one.
This read is Grammy material
Yes I almost did. Even listened too during work!!
The gang is back, better than ever! Well done Jim !! Well done.
Of the 300+ titles I've purchased from Audible (42 this year), this is the best book I've read - ever. There are few books that I listen to more than once. I listened to this one twice in a row. Butcher kicked it up a notch this time around, with a deeper story line that resolves many questions (some of which were initiated eleven books ago), and begins many more questions. The plot is epic in scope, in accordance with Harry's new role as Winter Knight. It was fantastic that James Marsters returned for the audio performance. His voice is like your favorite pair of jeans - it just feels right.
If you're fourteen books into the Dresden Files, you've spent enough time with Harry and enough time listening to James Marsters to know the kind of roller coaster you're in for, and this one has some doozies. (If you haven't spent much time with Harry, I don't recommend jumping in here because while some of the earlier novels try to be jumping-on points, this one is entirely built on continuity you're assumed to already know, so it's easy to get lost if it's your first Dresden Files novel.)
The story is solid, though it tends to spin its wheels a bit in the middle, and James Marsters is fantastic as always.
James Marsters reading adds extra depth to the story.
Cold Days is an excellent addition to the Dresden files series. The story is complex and entertaining. It will keep you guessing until the end.