This was another one of Jim Butchers great books about the Great Wizard Harry Dresden.
I am so HAPPY that they were able to get James Marsters back to narrate the book.
I recommend this book and the entire series!!!
I love that Jim Butcher always finds a twist and turn in his stories that grabs my attention and always makes me want to read more. His stories are exciting and well written, and even though this is the fourteenth book in the Dresden-files series I'm not even close to getting tired of it. That is something not many other authors have done.
James Marsters interpretation of Toot the Fairy is priceless!
Willy Wonka of it
I would, if they enjoy the series -- it's not good for someone not a fan of the genre or if this is their first in the Dresden universe.
Harry has a psychic battle at one point that's pretty epic.
A pretty good entry in the series. Some past questions are answered, Dresden powers up and fan favorites return.
There are some downsides though:
--The Outsiders make an appearance and seem a bit underpowered. Almost like Jim wanted us to see them, but not for them to be a huge threat to Harry just yet.
--Some parts felt a bit heavy-handed in how they "explained" past events. Would have preferred a more natural revelation than Harry just coming up with the connection out the blue and telling us.
--I wish Harry would have unleashed his full power!
The story and the writing are as awesome as I've come to expect from James Butcher. I found the story line, and the changes to the situations of the characters, really interesting. Also, James Marsters is back! For me, he is the voice of Dresden. I didn't like the last audio book as much because someone else narrated it.
Butcher does a great job of reinventing Harry while throwing a lot of great twists that had me screaming - what?! He also had me laughing out loud, something his last book didn't do as well. I still loved it as a fan of the series but felt a little let down. Cold Days made up for it all. I'm back in love with Harry.
Harry of course was the best character. His reunions with the gang from his brother to his apprentice made me as a fan tear up, cheer and laugh.
Yes, thank God they got James Marsters back on the Dresden Files audiobooks. He is the voice of Harry Dresden and one of the let downs of the last audiobook was his absence. The hole was obvious, big and insurmountable. Those shoes just can't be filled - sorry! However his return in Cold Days was fantastic.
I just said it Harry's Back! Thank God!
This is well worth the listen if you're a fan of the series and if you want to be a fan I'd start with Storm Front, but it certainly wouldn't hurt to try Cold Days.
Loving it!!! I've loyally listened & read each book as they are released. This one stays true to form with a bit maturing. The first hour or so has a lot of sexual tones (not the most appropriate to listen to at work) but gets back to basics soon enough. Kept me laughing and made a few more fans from my coworkers.
I will add that I wouldn't have gotten the audible version if it wasn't narrated by James Marsters. Welcome back Marsters!!!!!
My favorite author and reader
Butcher has created a wonderful complex storyline that gets better with every book
Excellent - have listened to quite a few of his books
Yes but I like listening over time to get the nuances and details better understood
You mean the movie lied!?
Yes. Because it's freaking awesome!
The Dresden books are a beast unto themselves.
It's not Harry Dresden unless it's James Marsters.
I laughed several times.
This book is an amazing return after being so disappointed by the last book. It had everything that I felt was missing from Ghost Story.
There were some surprises!
He does a fantastic job of portraying the personalities and moods of all of the characters.