James Marsters is the best actor ever to make Harry Dresden such a familiar and favorite character.
I was excited to hear that James Marsters was back on the case of narrating the Dresden Files books. The definitive voice for Harry Dresden his performance is what really gives the story a sense of verisimilitude.
This is also a return to form for the Dresden Files narrative. After Changes and Ghost Story shook up the standard detective format this time we are back to familiar beats of Chicago. With the twists and turns you'd expect from a Butcher novel, and the characters you love, this is really a must read for any fan of the series.
It was great to have Harry and his friends back for yet another incredible performance. What a great journey; how does every book just get better than the next. And James Marsters is Harry Dresden; what a performance! Jim Butcher manages to create characters that are funny, insightful, interesting, and also kick-ass warriors. Truly another great "mr. toad's wild ride" full of adventure. Am so hoping book 15 is available the day after tomorrow! :)
Bringing it together
How Jim brought all of the elements of the other books together. I loved the way he brought Harry's team back. The ending literally blew me away.
I won't listen to a Dresden File book unless he's the narrator.
When Harry told Molly to "go get him." Talking about Mouse. I knew then it was on like Donkey Kong!
Very few writer's have the ability to maintain an energy this far into a series. Jim has created a magical weave of emotion, love for character and a helluva good story. I would put Harry Dresden in the same ballpark as Repairman Jack and the Dark Elf Drzzt of forgotten realms fame. Possibly the greatest book I have ever read, Jim ties everything together in Cold Days. Readers just love to see it all come together!
En Dieu Ma Foy
Dresden lives, and as usual someone is already trying to rectify that problem. Only this time it's his new boss. In her attempt to get Harry back on his feet, Mab decides that his rehab should be murder attempts. If that's not enough he's no sooner back on his feet and near fighting shape when she gives him his first assignement. Kill Mav!!! And just when he thinks his plate is full to overflowing he finds out someone is trying to blow up Demonreach, and his Warden title is more than it appears. Oh and did I mention it's Halloween and the Earl King is back on the hunt, and is there really a way to kill an immortal?
James Marsters is back, and better than ever. Marsters is Harry Dresden, and returns to the series with a bang. Cold Days is Butcher's best work and Marsters' best performance.
James Marter's is wonderful as the voice of Harry Dresden. He portrays his sense of humor perfectly.
Best showdown ever
Mouse - because he's still the smartest of the bunch
I preferred the earlier Dresden files where Marsters still breathed into the microphone. The narration was so natural without much acting.
He's a bit overly dramatic in this one. It's a pity because I love Marsters.
Let's say part 2 and 3, yes. Part 1 was hard to get through.
Great for fans of the series. Not so great for first timers.
Suspence Excitment Hope for the future!! Magic, Love, and Regret.... it has it all.
The wild Hunt
He is one of the best, intense readers... He holds your interest and follows the levels of the book without missing a beat. Thank you Mr. Marsters!
No one wants to be Dresden!
My biggest disappointment was that the book ended. OK, when will the next one be written. Do we have to wait another year?
Full time Dad, Husband, Computer Geek, and Epic Fantasy Book Listener. Not necessarily in that order.
Cold Days is one of my new Favorites, and easily trumps Dead Beat as my new favorite.. I feel like Harry Dresden is someone I know, someone I understand. Wrestling with inner demons (and outer demons), you just can't help but feel for the guy. You've heard the Spider Man motto "With great power relies great responsibility", but Spidey has NOTHING on Harry Dresden. And with no disrespect to Mr. Glover, James Marsters IS the voice of Harry.
1) Harry breaking down in front of Karen when she forces him to talk about his daughter
2) Harry confronting shark face during the Psychic duel, and screams"I am Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden"
3) Harry ranting about the magazine article he read about how women communicate on 6 different levels while men have just the one, and it must be some kind of superpower.
Lacuna. Oh my god, I want to break out laughing right now just thinking about her voice and her asking Harry why he wears clothes.
The whole book moved me. But Harry crying while admitting to Karen that he was afraid to see his daughter is probably on top. Also (trying to keep this as spoiler free as possible) the consequences of the winter lady and the summer lady at the end of the book.
Listen to this book twice, you will understand it much more deeply the second time. Everything happened for a reason.