Thank goodness Dresden has his body back and his friends behind him. Cold Days is a return to action. Dresden is never better than when he has his friends to give him grief and bad guys to stomp.
James Marsters IS Dresden. I can't listen to anyone else narrate these books; even when reading them, I hear his voice. He has a great grasp of all the characters and brings them all to life, but Dresden is the key.
A Fun Stroy
Good characters and a dramatic reading.
If you made it this far in the seris you'll love this book.
hard biting fiction
Harry Dresden - he struggles to do the right thing
Harry Dresden - the voice is just what I feel that Harry would sound like
Was not sure where the author could go after Harry 'died' and then came back as the winter knight to an evil queen of fairy. But Jim Butcher delivered again and as the story moved on we find that evil is not always what we think that it is.
In the top 70 percent.
The Lead Character, Harry
The Big Battle on the Island
Several, Harry is a very introspective character. Deciding what is the right thing to do when all paths seem to lead to darkness, is compelling.
You should read some of the earlier books in the Dresden Files first. They will help you understand underlying themes.
Dark, fun, exciting
Well most of the Dresden files lol, but seriously... There is no comparison to these books. Butcher is in a league of his own.
Any scene with Thomas or Mab, and I love Dresden's "Die Hard" moments when he's getting the snot kicked out of him.
Inside my head!
Read all of Butcher's work, great stuff.
Yes - two words: James Marsters. In 2 more words: Jim Butcher.
I have listened to all the dresden files as audio books. I almost tossed my cookies when they used someone else for last book. It was awful by comparison.
There are new twists that garnered an OMG, but those are spoilers. There are points where Dresden is grappling with some really deep human issues that were surprisingly well done. Always shocks me when Butcher puts some meaningful heart and soul in a novel about a bad-ass wizard taking care of business.
Overall, the lore of the world and some of the mysteries are nicely laid out with answers, but more questions, and Dresden is still awesome and living life cranked to 11 with little breathing room.
Yes, but not for a while... too many others I need to read first
No, not before this series.
Yes, when i wasn't listening I thought about the book.
Jim Butcher does it again. He has managed to escalate the story to new heights in a natural way. I had my doubts that he would be able to keep the momentum he has built in the previous books up, but thankfully, I was wrong. This series is just amazing. :)
If I hadn't so thoroughly enjoyed the whole series, I might have been tempted to condemn Jim Butcher for the turn the series took with the last book. It was great, but where could the series possibly go from there, and how could it continue without losing almost everything that made it wonderful up until then?
So I was very concerned about this book, and I should never have doubted. I can't say it's my favorite in the series - hard to beat making riding a dinosaur through Chicago believable as he did earlier in the series! - but it's darn good and stands on its own as well as making me eager for the next one.
One of the things I loved about the book is that while it has a number of seriously surprising plot twists and new revelations about old situations and characters, none of them felt like cheats - as surprising as they were, I got the feeling that they were things I could have seen coming and were fully supported by what came before - AND make me want to go back and start the series from the beginning to watch the old events with new eyes.
It's hard to share the most memorable moment without unforgivably giving away spoilers, but there are a number of places where the plot suddenly shifts from the direction it was clearly going into a whole and suddenly new direction, one that takes not only the reader, but the characters, by surprise.
James Marsters IS the voice of Harry Dresden. he combines just the right balance of been-there-done-that and golly-gee-wiz, and just the right balance of deep wisdom and klutzy seat-of-the-pants that it's hard to imagine anyone else doing it. Nothing against John Glover in the last book, but it's a joy to have Marsters back.