James Marsters is, for me, the voice of The Dresden Files. I bought the hardcover first and devoured it in 2 days. I had already preordered the audio book but had to read it myself before listen. I just finished both and must say the compliment each other well.
For me personally, there is no comparison. All of Dresden's books stand alone. But to give an idea where I'm coming from I put Jim Butcher up there with Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Kim Harrison, Arthur C. Clark and Robert Ludlum. These are authors whose books I can read again and again. For me it's not about endings or spoilers, it's about the journey through the story.
Thomas. If they make a movie I would love to see James play Thomas.
I could neither put the book down until it was done, nor could i stop listening to the audiobook until the ending.
I didn't have problems with Ghost Story like a few did. I think every Harry Dresden story gets better then the last. Cold Days is no exception to this rule.
I mean it's Harry, we all love him. He's not a ghost, he's back to his corporeal self and he's messing sh*t up and fixing it at the same time all over Chicago to save friends and the world. It's great. I tried as hard as I could to stretch it out so it lasted as long as it could. But it eventually ended and I'll have to wait another year again. Loved it.
I started the Dresden series on audio books with number five and was immediately hooked. I was able to get books 1 through 4 from my library in the audio book format after that. I would not recommend starting with this book because you need to get to know the characters before you can really enjoy and appreciate this book number 14. It has been enjoyable getting to know the characters and watching them grow and mature and I read this series as much to see how they are doing as for the story itself. I have found myself recommending these books to my friends because they are just a fun read. The only downside has been the authors need to include gratuitous sex for some reason in this book. Heinlein did the same thing in his later books which I felt detracted from their enjoyment. Looking forward to book 15.
The development of the characters.
He just sounds like Harry. I can't believe Audible let the production folks use someone besides Marsters to do book 13. It really detracted from the series.
Looking forward to 15
The return of Harry Dresden to the land of the living.
Harry Dresden of course! Though all of Jim Butchers characters are great in this series.
James Marsters IS the voice of Harry Dresden.
I Love all of the Desden Files. My son and I are BIG fans of Jim Butcher.
Best action adventure writer of the Century. I first read his book after I saw the tv series the Desden files. I wanted MORE!
Ghost story was ok but Cold days is back to the way it should be with Marsters in the Role. He is Dresden
I am an entertainer...so I spend a lot of time on the road. I take my audio seriously. I appreciate great writing and outstanding narration.
Where you been, Harry? We missed you.
This is vintage Dresden. He's in trouble on several fronts, facing three do-or-die deadlines and facing impossible foes. In this, arguably the most successful urban fantasy series yet, Butcher continues to deliver old friends and new twists.
And Marsters is back in the saddle. (Missed you too, guy.)
Wonderful story...outstanding book.
I wish I had six stars.
So when's the next one coming? Huh?
This whole series is amazing. Harry is taking a big step off of his usual path in Cold Days but he still remains true to himself. Jim Butcher really knows how to create dire situations and yet lighten the moments with Harry's humor. This is one of those books that you just can't stop listening to.
Welcome back James! James Marsters is truly the master storyteller of The Dresden Files books. He knows all of the characters intimately. Because he does, you too will feel as though you are right there in the story watching up close. Jim Butcher writes great stories and James brings them to life.
I feel that this is one of the best books in this series. Jim Butcher takes some big risks by continuing to take Harry out of his element, but it really pays off with a riveting story that leaves us waiting for the next book.
Thank you for listening to your audience. Book 13 Ghost Story was a Dresden impersonation at best. But you have heard us and we All get the pleasure of listening to the Real Dresden again.
If you've made it this far into the series and now that Marsters is back I know you are going to love it.
This is an excellent series to read in order but one of the nice things about Jim Butcher is the fact that he writes the books in such way that they compound on previous story but also he give little synopsis of previous tales so the reader is not left in the dark; also this great so you don't have to go back and read all the book all over again.