Butcher just keeps ratcheting up the tension and intrigue! Wow! This story was just FULL of twists and turns. I'm glad he just released the next one, because I'm dying to find out what comes next. And, as always - James Marsters does an EXCELLENT job on the audiobook narration!
Yes! Even though I read often and find most stories predictable, Butcher always surprises me, even 13 books into the series.
Perhaps Kim Harrison's series. Lots of sarcastic, lowbrow wit (that I love) and ever-changing characters.
How he does tiny fairy voices has me lol-ing, esp. when picturing 'Spike' doing the voices.
Yes. And I practically did.
NSFW listening- lots of fairies, so lots of 'seduction'-type conversations.
Yes, I love the sarcastic comedy in these books, especially this one
The pacing is perfect, both Harry and the secondary characters are hysterical and often refreshingly unexpected.
Loves a good adventure with heart and lots of laughs.
While I did enjoy "Cold Days" and I believe that many longer term readers of the Dresden files will as well, there is a possibility that listeners new to the series would get horribly lost if they tried to begin the series at this novel. There are thirteen books before this one. The Dresden Files have multiple subplots and a ton of character's that go in and out of Harry Dresden's life, so while "Cold Days" is an interesting book that puts Dresden in a new role it has a lot of backstory that involve him reconnecting with past characters from various other novels. Instead would recommend "Storm Front", the first book in the Dresden files series as a starting point and "Cold Days" to anyone who was already a big fan.
Toot-toot, the little bad-to-the-bone pizza addicted pixie and his new little adversary, Lacuna. They where the laughing points of this story making them my favorite characters in "Cold Days".
I can't imagine a Dresden Files book narrated by anyone else anymore. James Marsters has all of his character voices so distinct. It's hard to point out a favorite and they have remained consistent during all fourteen books so far. The fact that he is still busting out new voices for new characters, such as Lacuna, is fairly impressive considering the sheer amount of characters that are with the Dresden Files universe.
While not as emotionally powerful as the previous novel in the Dresden files series,"Ghost Story" was, "Cold Days" is still a great listen for Dresden Files fans simply because Harry's daily existence is totally new. Half of the entertainment value in "Cold Days" is observing Harry try to adapt to his new situation in the role of the Winter Knight, a job he hates given to him by an enemy that scares him and that he barely understands.
Genre: Fantasy Adventure
Previous book in the series: Ghost Story
Next book in series: Skin Game
it has been several years since I last read ghost story, so decided to use audible and a road trip to start catching up. excellent story and excellent experience.
This is book 14 of the series, so if you've gotten this far you probably like them. Marsters delivered another incredible performance and Butcher created one of his best stories yet. A+!
Masterful! The humor, the strategy...wow!
Love Jim Butchers imagination and I wholeheartedly agree...no one should read the Dresden series but James. He definitely makes Harry come to life. I don't want the series to end...