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.
He is the voice of Harry Dresden. The timing in the sarcasm and the passion of the geek speak I don’t think could be matched by anyone else.
This book is a grand continuation of a magnificent series.
Full of plot twists, plentiful magic and mythical creatures. I can’t say enough good things about this series.
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?