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.
A living, breathing Dresden. I love how Dresden reacts to his new role as Winter Knight and the first mission he is given by Mab. I enjoyed seeing the crew, Thomas, Karen, Molly, Butters and Mouse joining in and interacting with Dresden as he takes us through the murky world of Winter and Summer.
The reunion of Harry and Thomas. I really enjoy these two together.
James Marsters is Harry.
Yes, unfortunately I could not. The only thing I hate is that it eventually had to end and I have to wait a whole year for the next installment!
While this still hasn't rivaled my favorite Dresden book, Changes, this is a solid win for me. There may have been one or two "plot holes" or inconsistencies that I had to use more than the average amount of suspension of disbelief, but the book was entertaining (which matters more to me).
James Marsters, as always, is wonderful.
Probably not, I love all the Dresden books but have yet felt compelled to read any of them a second time
The final battle on the island.
Beginning with "The Hunt" through the final battle
I have very much enjoyed the entire series and will be sorry to see it end...yet I hope Dresden finds comfort, safety and peace in the end.
Things are starting to come together to who is behind the Grey Council.
It will be interesting to see what the outcome of the ending will be.
I think this series is sadly ending but hope I am wrong.
Marsters was again the best Harry ever.