The fourteenth book in the Dresden Files series lacks only one thing to make it a six-star worthy book, and that is the sequel ready to go! James Marsters once again is at his best in the reading of this masterpiece of modern alternative/supernatural mystery. His ability to do the voice acting is spot on, as is his clear, crisp diction couples with the right inflection. It is obvious to anyone listening that Mr Marsters has, unlike so many other narrators for Audible book, not only read the book ahead of time, but is a fan as well. Jim Butcher has been my favorite modern (1980-present) author for some time, and his Dresden Files novels continue to be fantastic for their gritty realism of the characters, his continued adherence to the "laws of magic" he has set down, and for the fast pace at which the action happens. I have now read the book once and listened through twice, and it is still a book worth reading and listening to again. A true delight for any fan.
i loved that the series was not done. i was looking for another comparable book and i did not find one so i was so happy to see Dresden was not done.
Dresden ismy favorite character. His sence of humour, honour, and skill level has always drawn me in and kept me interested.. i also am in love with his dog and wished they reallly existed.
James is really masterful at entertaining the listeners so i can not choose
i was so happy thst there was another book that i took awhile to even decide anything about it. i am so happy that Dresden will continue to amuse and confound me that i of course have to llisten at one sitting only wishing that there is more
Top 20 book. One of butchers best.
Friends finding out Harry alive
For me, he brings Harry Dresden to life.
I'm waiting to get locked up for laughing out loud because of Jim's humor especially in crowded rooms with headphones on. People just stare.
Jim butcher has remained a favorite author of mine. I enjoy his humor and another author, Mark Tufo, very much.
I love all of the Dresden books (Ghost Story with that other narrator had me feeling a sense of grief and loss for the *real* Dresden, which in hindsight, added to the books, but almost made me give up Audible completely!)
I haven't written any reviews yet, but I just wanted the producers to know to KEEP MARSTERS AS DRESDEN!!!!!!!!
From the first word uttered to the last, I was completely enthralled and absorbed. Now the only problem is finding the patience to wait for the next book.
Keep it coming!
It is always hard to answer this question for a Jim Butcher book because he gives so much attention to every character in his novels but in Cold Days I loved watching Molly’s growth and seeing how Dresden changes his relationship to her in response.
Always wonderful, Marsters reading is easy to listen to. He is the voice of Dresden for me.
Yes, if you like books 1-12 then you will LOVE Cold Days
Harry as Winter Knight is quite fun.
On par with narration in books 1-12
Just wow, incredible listen.
We see a lot of old characters in new ways, as well as a fierce new little fairy in fishhook armor. Mab's ruthlessness and viciousness takes a vivid turn and yet at the end Harry defies her despite being her vassal. We see Mac in a new light and with new mysteries. Harry must deal with new and disturbing impulses which are probably brought on by the mantle of the Winter Knight. We come to understand the purpose of Demonreach, and we see it both as a place and a character. The Winter Lady shows incredible vulgarity and murderous intent, and as a result Harry winds up with friends in the Winter Court. Harry's mother's silver pentacle is returned to him, and he is gifted with a new leather coat, so we have the feeling we're getting back to the old Harry again. Harry and Karrin Murphy share a tender moment, and at the very end we still have a lot of mysteries but not one of those painful cliffhangers we've seen before in the Dresden Files series.
James Marsters is a great narrator as always, and the book is amazing. What's not to like?
Yes! Becuz I Love Harry and I Really liked this Story!
Harry of course! Becuz he NEVER disappoints as far as character growth he just keeps getting better!!
yes I have in Jim Butcher's CHANGES....I think his Performance Fabulous in Both! and I Agree James Marster's IS Harry! PLEASE keep Mr. Marster's as the READER!!
Some parts Made me laugh, I haven't quite finished yet So.....
I was alittle hesitate about starting a new series and Author BUT I Glad I did I REALLY Like Harry!!
In this case, yes. James Marsters has his delivery of the written form down so incredibly well that it's simply captivating. Originally I planned to space out my listening to this book so that it would last, however once I listened to the first hour I simply couldn't stop myself. Numerous times I found myself laughing out loud because of the excellent writing paired with Marsters superb voice work.
The best moments of Cold Day's are just about any interaction Harry has with his old friends and crew. All are heartfelt, all are exceptionally written, and all leave you wanting more book!
Humor, Drama, Concern, and a multitude of other feelings.
Lots of laughter, I mean this book made me full on belly laugh at times. It also had it's somber moments.
I recommend this book so hard, it'll make your teeth rattle. (Yes...I'm not sure what that means either)