The first half of the book was very enjoyable, however, even though I paid for the entire book, I was not able to download the second half, therefore was quite disappointed in this purchase, to say the least
Imaginative, exciting, friends
I don't have one, they are all old friends. Surprisingly, Thomas, a vampire is one too.
Bob, I think. James Marsters sounds like a completely different person. He takes me back to my childhood because Bob sounds a lot like the Great Kazoo from the Flintstones cartoons.
Completely different from the TV show. Karen Murphy was not the Karen Murphy in the books.
One thing I especially liked about Jim Butchers books has been they have minimal swearing. This book has gone beyond his norm. If this trend continues, I will have to leave the books on the shelf rather than bring them home.
There is far less swearing than many best sellers. The frequency of the F bomb has increased for his books.
I have followed the series over the years. This book wont disappoint the hardcore fan looking for more of the same. Jim Butcher sticks to the formula that made these series popular. Don't look for ground breaking story telling, its not here. Its just more of the same style of story's that you have come to love (or simply become used to). Needless to say, with the many many useless and bad writers out there, familiar stories written well can prove to be a much better alternative to many of the other choices out there. Still I cant help but feel like it could have been better.
It was time "OK" spent. The story line is no longer as fresh or novel as it used to be.
Most interesting was a certain concept about an island in Lake Michigan. Least interesting? Lots and lots of dialoge about the winter and summer "ladies".
God no. It would be boring as hell.
The earlier books in the series were way better.
The story was just too contrived and very simplistic.
He threw in a lot of formulaic suspense twists without adding any depth. Every challenge seemed to to have an artificially created solution. Boring!
I thought the reader was very good, in fact this was the only reason I made it through the whole book without deleting it.
The problem was not with one scene, the story line and entire plot development was just flat.
Once you finish you think 'so what' you are not left with any lingering thoughts or insights, just the feeling that it was a waste of time.
With Marsters Reading it? Absolutely.
The evolution of the character ... no spoilers!
He has a very soft smooth voice, and it can relax, or terrify you all at once
Dresden is back and better than ever. It is a little different from the other books in a few ways.There are a lot of red harrings and more twist and dresden isn't the strongest creature in the room fight ever. But other than that it is a flawless,on the writers part, transtion from PI to Knight/ Warden/ starborn/ beloved character.
Engaging, funny, surprised!
Harry is by far makes this series. I enjoy how he continues to fight for his humanity even though the cards are stacked against him.
EVERYTHING!! Pay this man his money, and for God's sake make sure that there are no more "conflicts" when another Dresden story comes out!!
Lord yes! I finished it in 2 days!!
It seems like I've been waiting forever for Cold Days to come out after finishing Ghost Story last year. Whereas Ghost Story was an interesting, but definite stylistic departure from the prior books in the series, I thought that Cold Days brought the story back into form and finally started laying out more of the schemes behind the themes in the prior books and tying seemingly unrelated occurrences together. Can't wait for the next book! Good work, Jim! (And, my thanks to Patrick Rothfuss for recommending this series of books to me during a book signing in 2011!)
Avid fan of sci-fi and James Marsters, I use audio books to inspire me to exercise, taking them on morning walks. It's a perfect combo!
Wow. Coming back from the dead is hard, but for Harry Dresden it's like being tossed from the frying pan into the fire! He not only has new enemies to deal with, including his 'savior' Mab and her faerie co-horts, but old, unexpected enemies as well. There is a TON of action in this book, and Harry has to fight not only his enemies but his own newly-acquired Winter Knight power in the process. Harry, of course, being Harry, tries to keep his friends out of the fight, but, his friends, being who they are, won't hear of it, of course. The character progression of all the characters since his death is amazing - from Butters to Molly to Mouse.
James Marsters is a ...errr .. master with all the nuances of each character and makes the ride so very enjoyable. He is, and always will be, Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden.You can feel the emotions, hear the pain, the tears in his voice, hear the triumph and the fury. He pulls you into the story with his performance and literally makes it impossible to stop listening and, when you're done, you simply must listen again!
Despite all Harry has been through, this book only seems to demonstrate just how much further he still has to go. Everything has changed for so many of the characters - I can't wait to see where Jim Butcher takes our favorite professional wizard and his band of buggered next.