Character, humor, and drama witten with intelligence and heart, from fantasy to non-fiction is what I'm after in a great listen.
I'm a big fan of every book in the series. Listening to Cold Days is like coming home. Harry, dead or alive, is the model modern man/wizard. He's strong, smart, vulnerable, funny, compassionate and ready to save the underdog and/or the world even without a moment's notice. James Marsters's narration is perfection. The only down side to listening is finishing and waiting for Book 15.
Laughter is the best medicine, but if you are laughing for no reason, you may need medicine.
Straight and to the point, this was well worth the long wait for the latest installment, even after the last less than enjoyable book. This was the best Dresden book yet, the humor was great, I really liked having Toot-Toot more involved as well, he is becoming one of my favorite characters in the series. You can't go wrong with this one!
Having Marsters back in the Dresden driving seat brought the characters back into focus. Not that Glover was bad... just not right.
Butcher has ramped up the stakes in the Dresden-verse. It would be to easy to spoil it by bringing up the best moments in this story
It is also worth mentioning again, that with all of the character development Marsters put into the voices, It was amazing "seeing" them again.
Just a Latino living life in NYC
Yes, but only if they read the entire series!
It was a non stop clusterf***k in the making... it seemed that there was no way Harry could overcome so many obstacles.... But Dresden finds a way... though he didn't exactly get lemonade after so many lemons... Harry lives to fight another day!
Towards the end... the events that took place on the Island... so many twist... so much story to tell!
I saw an interview with Jim Butcher and sadly this series isn't open ended... He has a final book planned... whenever that is... I could listen to Harry in Marsters voice for years to come....
The Saga Continues
Having Marsters back.
The final battle
Mab's moment at the books end.
Marsters has me trained to his voice.
Bubble of Glee
Everything is wonderful. I know that is not very discriptive or helpful. However, I have had a bubble of glee inside me during every second of this audible book. I've mostly listened to it in my car so as to draw it out as long as possible because I do not want this feeling of happiness to pass.
He brilliantly brings this book to life and manages to carry forward the inflections in character's voices from book to book. When he didn't read the last one my brother and I almost cried. The stand-in did a great job, too, but he couldn't duplicate James' voices exactly though in the end this worked out because Harry was only a spirit and possibly he would sound different so we were happy about it after we listened to it.
"It will be a cold day in hell before I give up my will."
Can't wait for the next book. Brilliant job.
James Marsters MADE the entire listening experience. The last narrater took a wonderful book and made it flat, dry and tastless.
I enjoyed the character development. Characters who stay the same, reason and react the same are too predictable which in turn makes the story line too predictable. Butchers characters evolve and with the multitude of twists in the book you never know where its going to go. It is a totally enjoyable reading experience.
I don't have any single character favorite. I enjoy the characters that have a sense of honor but the challenges posed by less savory characters is what makes the read enjoyable.
I was very disappointed in the Dresden File series on cable. His character was made to look like a dweeb instead of a down to earth, private eye type. I don't know what tag line I would use.
I'm glad Marsters was brought back on board for the Dresden audio books. It wasn't a case of just being used to a certain author. His delivery, tonal quality and inflection fit the character of Harry to a T. It truly felt like you were in the character's mind. The other narrater wasn't bad but sounded dry and uninspired. Marsters sounded exactly the way I pictured it would sound when I read the first book.
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! :)