Cold days was a dramatic improvement over the last two books. Harry shows signs of growth in his mental, psychological, and magical capabilities. I wish Karen had more to do in the book.
James masters " is Harry Dresden". I can not imagine anyone else reading this book.
Having listened to all the books except for Ghost Story, (I just couldn't bring myself to hear another narrator), I felt like I had come home with Cold Days.
It was great to be back in Chicago with Harry and his gang. I love the foreshadowing in this story for future installments and can't wait to see how Harry manages to extricate himself from his role of winter knight.
James Marsters narration is the best, he is able to consistently imbue each character's voice with their own nuances making it a pleasure to listen to the story.
Hopefully I won't have to wait too long for the next installment of the series.
Cold Days was a hard hitting a fun ride , without making spoilers happen I can say that it was great to hear James doing narration again , he brings the series alive . The book opens up Dresden's new life as Mab's enforcer and starts the ball rolling to the Apocalyptic Trilogy that's coming up. You'll get answers - but not the ones you want to many questions , and see a lot of long lost faces. Give it (and all the Dresden Files) a shot , you will be glad you did !
Butcher fans who were patient through Ghost Story are well rewarded with Cold Days. Harry is back and in this novel he learns some very interesting things about his life and the world in which he lives. Now he just has to figure out what to do about it all…
James Marsters IS Harry Dresden; never try to replace him!
In Cold Days we see the direction Butcher said he was taking our wizarding detective after the events of Changes and the interlude that was Ghost Story.
I'd get more specific but as Dr. Song says *SPOILERS*
To the Newcomer:
Do not be dissuaded about jumping on now. This is the beginning of the second act and a perfect jumping on point. While there is a lot of history it is explained well and doesn't weight the story down.
The future of the books look bright to me.
Marsters is just pitch perfect on this recording and a delight to listen too.
Glad Marsters is back - he is Harry Dresden. I read rather than heard the previous bookbecause of the other narrator. Great story. I plan to listen a second time very soon
Harry Dresden (and Karen!)
It was engrossing
Have Marsters read book 13.
I don't know, I don't have the print version.
That it finally answers many questions, but leaves me with so many more.
He performs the book, not just reading words.
Laugh at times, worry for the characters I have grown so fond of.
One of the greatest series ever.
Just someone who likes a little bit of everything but mostly Sci-Fi/fantasy & Mystery Thrillers. I love Audiobooks because it makes whatever project I'm working on a little more enjoyable. I only wish I could leave reviews on books that I didn't get from Audible..I need another tb....
Can't Wait for the next one! But then I haven't read or listened to anything by Jim Butcher that I didn't love... The "Codex Alera" series is still one of my all time favorites. I only wish Harry could find a good romantic side kick... he really has gotten the short end of the stick in that area. Seelie & Unseelie Queens who eat you alive or Vampire chicks who he can't get intimate with.... ugh!
I have yet to find a character in this genre that I like as much as Harry Dresden.
Although Mike Carey has the "Felix Castor" series that kind of grows on you...
My name is Chris and I am an addict.
If you are a fan of the series this will be one of the more exciting books so far. There are new powers it seems and many ways for everything to turn out. James Marsters is of course an amazing narrator as well. If you like Sci-Fi you will love this series.
It is almost better then the print version, Thanks to James Marsters reading of it.
The action and "Smart-assary" of the characters. Not to mention all of the Geek/Nerd pop culture references.
Harry Dresden, Toot-Toot and Bob the Skull. I can't just pick one.
I did. But like reading the book, my life doesn't allow me to sit and read or listen for multiple hours on end. I have to do it in short spurts.
I have to get all the other Dresden Files books done by James Marsters. He really brings the world to life in a way that is different from my own imagination. Not necessarily better but definitively in a complimentary fashion that allowed me to enjoy Jim Butchers work in a new and entertaining way.