Hey there! I am a Fantasy/Sci-Fi nut. I also enjoy a good zombie novel or thriller now and then. My likes tend towards Young adult novels as I find most of the "adult" Fantasy novels to be uppity for lack of a better word. Follow me if you like the same as I intend to go back and review every book I had listened to on this site and will keep doing so.
First I want to say to I was overjoyed to hear James Masters voice. He IS Dresden, when it comes to the voice. This book starts to answer so many questions we have had for so long, while asking so many more.
The action in this book never lets up, and Harry's wit is as razor sharp as always. This book is the rebuilding of the harry we knew. It starts the recovery from changes while still showing us how much Harry has grown.
I cant wait for the next book in this series! I can honestly say if you skipped the last book due to John Glover, You can walk right back in and its as if the 13th book was a side note.
This mountain of books isn't going to listen to itself.
James is Harry to me, listening to all the books so far. With the exception of Ghost Story. Its a great book. I guess I have to say that this book has been waylaid from urban fantasy to true fantasy. Its a great book and story, don't get me wrong. As for rankings? With James as the lead its a 5 star for me.
Stupid question.... Harry of course.
The ending. It was a deep twist that's for sure.
I miss detective Dresden!
St. Nick....ha ha...too funny.
James Marsters makes the book extra enjoyable. I'd put him right up there with Dick Hill. I'm glad he's back, reading as Dresden.
intricate plot but written well enough that it doesn't leave you confused. And so thrilled to have James Marsters back as narrator.
Harry, as usual.
variation in accent, intonation, rhythm in that gives each character his/her own voice.
When hell freezes over, a wizard is your only hope.
First, I was so happy to hear James' voice as Harry again! Second, the story was fantastic. I wanted to hurry up and listen, but I also didn't want it to end. Can't wait for the next book!
TOTALLY!!! Probably my favorite book in the series now!
"Wait, you work for me?"
"I prefer to think of it as managing your incompetence."
Marsters is a king among orators. He keeps getting better with each year.
Molly... the end... ouch...
READ IT!!! ... ...why aren't you read it yet?
Like a lot of folks, I was worried about where Mr Butcher was going with cold days after the silliness that was Ghost Story.
You may relax. Without giving away too much, Harry is back in action, the plot is back on the rails, and his character still makes sense. In fact, things are starting to come together. This book is so packed full of action, plot, and individual character development, describing any more real detail about the story would give too much away, especially to those who have come this far.
The writing itself is on par with the best of his work, with great pacing and dialog. One note, I believe Butcher is going through some kind of a stage, (or harry is, depending on how you look at it) because there are more notable uses of the fbomb in this Dresden File than any other. Not a problem for me, I felt it helped give this book a bit more flavor, But some may find it distasteful.
James Marsters is back and gives the performance we have come to expect from him in the Dresden Files, a fantastic one.
In all, I was delighted with this book, with so many moments that I found myself exited or laughing aloud for harry and the gang, it has become one of my favorites. Hats off to Jim for pulling it back and kicking it in gear.
A fantastic return to the mortal world for our favorite supernatural P.I. Harry Dresden. In typical Harry fashion, he has no time to sit on his heels as he hits the ground running as soon as he returns to Chicago. Great listen, Marsters does an outstanding job as usual. Great seeing most of the old gang back in action, and seeing how they react to Harry being alive (again). The action was pretty crazy, although a few times here and there it seemed these last minute escapes by Harry to win the day were a bit too...convenient? No spoilers of course, nor did it decrease my massive enjoyment of this book by any means, just an aside. This is a fantastic series. My only sadness is that I have to wait another year or 2 for the next one.
A storyline that comes to a conclusion, and the ominuous beginnings of a new one.
Great chracterization and voice used for each of the characters, and I can totally see Harry sounding as Marsters portrays him.
I like mostly fantasy - Robert Jordan, Charlaine Harris, Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs, etc.
If you've read the series then you know there are some excellent stories with many twists & complicated plots ( White Knight, Blood Rites, Proven Guilty are some of my favorites). Cold Days definitely fits this definition & is one of the best in the series. Harry is now the Winter Knight & he is doing a balancing act between protecting his friends & serving Mab, the Winter Queen. Can't give away anything but I will say as usual there are several plots going on at once! Lots of unexpected turns! This book sets the stage for new dimensons with Harry that we have not heard before. Lets hope Jim Butcher does not conclude the series at 25 or so books as mentioned on his site.
The narrator is one of the best so it made the audio very easy to llisten to. I am glad Marsters is back on this series! He is the voice of Harry Dresden.
Relief, gripping, enthusiasm (for the remainder of the series)
Mab. She has so many facets of her personality, Cold Days kept me guessing till the end what her true intentions were.
PHENOMINAL! James is the only reason I listen to the audio versions of Dresden and will continue to do so.
You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.
So happy to see Butcher back to form. Ghost Story felt like a throw-away, the story is the weakest of the series and the loss of Marsters for the audiobook was devastating. Cold Days was fantastic and reinvigorated my love for the Dresden Files.