Jim Butcher can definitely reel you into a story and keep you there. This book is entertaining. The series is definitely getting a little darker. Butcher is getting a little earthier but I enjoy that. It makes the characters more real.
Oh boy, lots of good listens, this is probably in the top 20 though, not quite as good as Changes, but Harry once again manages to persevere in the face of overwhelming odds, with some unexpected twists.
Harry Dresden as usual, my favorite hero among current modern urban pulp fiction. The narrator is consistent and changes voices, ect. Not complaints there.
Well. . . Jim Butcher has managed to write my favorite modern urban fantasy fiction. Just so many likable characters, drawing from various mythologies and while not free of cliches he is good at character development and manages to mix humor while pulling my heart strings so I really care about the characters. There's a bit of "I've got to save the world again", but it's handled well, and it's not too easy to predict the outcome. I hope this series continues well a bit longer, it takes some talent to write so many books wihtout becoming to repetitive.
Jim Butcher's Dresden Files books are just awesome, and this is another great one with lots of fun with the Fay, hearkening back to some of the earlier books like Summer Knight.
Also, I adore James Marsters as a narrator. He's the best audiobook narrator I've ever heard, bar none, and is perfect match for Harry Dresden.
I have already listened to this book twice. You will hate to turn it off to sleep. You can trust Jim Butcher to tell a great tale. Harry Dresden is a "one of a kind character." The flavor of the world Harry lives in is as sweet as honey. You can only hold your breath while waiting to see what Harry will do next.
Harry Dresden is my favorite character. He is the same smart a$$ as I was as a kid. He feels the pain of his choices and is always trying to do the right thing. Yet he is still learning that life is hard and often requires personal sacrifice for those we love. Harry always steps up to the challenges of life.
I like the way he reads the Dresden series. He does a fine job.
I laughed often and found myself on the edge of my seat. You won't go wrong with this book.
If this is the first book of Harry Dresden you have read, you have a lot of fun ahead of you. I envy you the chance to read these books for the first time. I have reread many of the Dresden files. But, there is just one first time for each book. Have fun, I did !
You don't need this review.
If you read dresden, he's back to form in every way, including narrator
If you don't read dresden, you should, so go get the first one.
Harry and the gang are back in action. The last book was really just a bridge from Changes to Cold Days.
Really enjoyed it.
I've recommended the whole series!
I wouldn't want to give anything away.
James Marsters' voice is the voice of Harry Dresden!
The story was very good, and listening to James Martsters read the book made it feel just right.
Harry was just as obstinate as always, but is learning.
The Hunt chase scene.
Being Cold isn't always bad.
I would definitely listen to cold days again, just as I have for all the Dresden Files books. A lot of people had problems with the last book, but this one comes out of the gate fast and doesn't let up. Old characters are reintroduced after Harry's "Hiatus" and all have been effected differently, making for some interesting character changes. Jim does an amazing job of keeping us on our toes, and this book is no exception. With an unbelievable twist at the end, any followers of the series realize at the same time that not only is the Dresden universe about to be changed forever, but that "S*&% just got real." Amazing listen as James Marsters reprises his role as the "True" voice of everyone's favorite wizard for hire, and does an fantastic job bringing everyone back to pre-ghost story Harry. I have a hard time choosing a favorite Dresden book, but this one is definitely in the running.
Marsters back at the helm is a great start. The story was great, changes in characters created by the events in "Ghost Story" where evident in some characters more than most, but where a welcome change. Harry's ever increasing power, and the interaction with as always, more beings from the fairy courts gives you the story structure you expect from Butcher. Though the book follows the typical Dresden formula, as usual Butcher has found a way to make a simple formula so much more than that. Knowing how things usually shake out, you're still kept guessing till the end, WHICH IS LIFE CHANGING., for anyone thats a fan of the series.
Marsters has done a fantastic job as Harry in the past, and became "The" definitive voice for Harry over the course of his work on the series. You can ask any fan of the audio books and they'll tell you Harry isn't Harry, unless its James Marsters. As usual James delivers at or above the bar, giving fans exactly what they missed in Ghost Story.
Look out Faerie, theres a new Knight in town.
If you've read the other Dresden Files books, buy this one, you wont be dissapointed. If you haven't read the Dresden files, you're a little late to the party, do yourself a favor and go buy Storm Front and learn what the rest of us already know. Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is probably the greatest thing to hit the fantasy scene since D&D.