First and foremost it is important to note that Jim Marsters is back. All readers should be grateful to the girls at Buzzy Multimedia for the initial pairing of writer and narrator. Jim Butcher reads well in print but Marsters make good into magic.
The forethought, just plain good planning, is as much a surprise and satisfaction as the actual plot in this book. The intricate weaving and revelations read like an author's sweetness to loyal readers. One feels cared about and gifted with an author's personal interest in how readers share his skill. Well, I like his showy intelligence and the poetry of his weaving through his own work to tag my memory and interest was fun to understand. This book will change all kinds of relationships and is probably essential reading for the books that follow. It is a good story on its own but there is no reason to think readers would choose just one Jim Butcher story, especially when Jim Marsters reads it to us. This book makes the 4th book essential reading or rereading. That book was so much fun that it was my favorite. There is so much maturity as a writer and storyteller in this book that I would be hard pressed to choose. I do not have to choose. I have them both and I highly recommend the experience to others.
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Harry can't help being heroic and the 14th tale has him caught in character-ripping internal conflicts at the same time he has to fight external horrors without even a shield bracelet and blasting rod. Well that's what you get for sucking up to Maab and beating up Santa.
James Marster's narration needs a new word between compelling and propelling...whatever you call it, it's a 5-star E-ticket ride.
Best part was the team of Murphy & Harry attacking the Barge on Lake Michigan on the Tiger HarleyDavidson: that I want to see in the movie. Serious amounts of Mexican Wobble-weed must have gone into structuring that battle.
Toot-toot was bad to the bone and I wish we had gotten Molly more centrally involved..
Yarn beautifully spun. Skill of the performance added drama and suspense w/o distraction.
Hated that Harry and Murphy stayed 'friends' but the real heros never get the girl, especially if they're from Chicago.
The long time waited while this was being crafted justified the wait. Bravo
Thank you Jim Butcher and James Marsters (and Audible for bringing back James to narrate)! This books give us fans exactly what we want....more. It is amazing that the story goes on just as exciting and witty as it has always been. I'm ready for the next one!
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This is the type of series that endures, and James Marsters brings that series to life like no other.
Book 13 was pretty disappointing especially with the narrator, he did try but to no avail he is no James Marsters; who has brought a new level of depth to the epic story of Dresden. The book feels familiar with previous Dresden Books and in my opinion that's a good thing. I like the sense of understanding/finding a revelation as Dresden does and the story did have that which was nice. I am a bit concerned though I feel Jim Butcher is moving slowly away from Urban Fantasy and moving this more and more into High Fantasy which I am not sure I'd like so much but I understand as the character needs to further develop. Overall I am happy with this book, even though the author does explain a lot more of the secrets of the past books I still feel like I didn't get enough secrets and want to know more but I'm sure that's a good thing for an author as I know I will definitely but the next dresden book. :P
I'm so glad James Marsters is back! But Cold Days is the best Dresden book yet and possible one of the best books I have ever read or listened to.
I can only compare these books to the lord of the rings and game of thrones but better
It's a fantastic story and a fantastic production.
It takes you places you never expect, and drives the ongoing narrative ahead at breakneck speed. Jim Butcher is really on top of his game.
His performances are nuanced, lyrical, and heartfelt. I've never heard a narrator be so true to the emotions of the words.
Everything about it felt right.
Yes and I have because the whole series is fantastic. I love how the new books pull in elements from the previous ones and tie it all together. It is like watching a tv series where each episode is just a part of the bigger picture.
the end and I wont say more then that because I don't want to risk spoilers.
I both read the book and now I am listening to it. Just can't get enough. I like to listen to it after I read the books because in my excitement to see what comes next, I find that I skim or speed read parts. This way, I get the best of both worlds and I don't have to put it down to do something else.
Fan-freaking-tastic really five stars is just not adequate
The Dresden Files is the best series out there and it just gets better and better, the wealth of captivating detail and well structured layering of story and characters as the series grows enthrals & enchants, an absolute joy to submerge one’s self into
And So so pleased James Marsters is back and rocked it as ever (wish Ghost Story would be rerecord by Mr Marsters)