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! :)
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.