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Cold Days Audiobook

Cold Days: The Dresden Files, Book 14

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Publisher's Summary

Harry Dresden lives!

After being murdered by a mystery assailant, navigating his way through the realm between life and death, and being brought back to the mortal world, Harry realizes that maybe death wasn’t all that bad - because he is no longer Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard. He is now Harry Dresden, Winter Knight to Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness.

After Harry had no choice but to swear his fealty, Mab wasn’t about to let something as petty as death steal away the prize she had sought for so long. And now, her word is his command, no matter what she wants him to do, no matter where she wants him to go, and no matter who she wants him to kill. Guess which one Mab wants first?

Of course, it won’t be an ordinary, everyday assassination. Mab wants her newest minion to pull off the impossible: kill an immortal. No problem there, right? And to make matters worse, there exists a growing threat to an unfathomable source of magic that could land Harry in the sort of trouble that will make death look like a holiday.

Beset by enemies new and old, Harry must gather his friends and allies, prevent the annihilation of countless innocents, and find a way out of his eternal subservience before his newfound powers claim the only thing he has left to call his own… his soul.

©2012 Jim Butcher (P)2012 Penguin Audio

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    Willie 02-12-13
    Willie 02-12-13
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    "Harry Dresden continues, Mach III"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Butcher continues in quality, rhythm, and style in this latest 24 hours in the life of Harry Dresden. Not a genre for everyone, but compelling and a very entertaining listen, once one is accustomed to the graphic novel and pop-culture stylistics.Marsters gives wonderful voice to the cast of characters, new and old.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The central characters, at least 6, are well fleshed out, and enrich the overall story tapestry.


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    Judy BILLINGS, MT, United States 02-11-13
    Judy BILLINGS, MT, United States 02-11-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Dresden really denies becoming Evil!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It is definitly a story with many twists and turns in it. Loved the suspense.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked it all! I liked the story and all the angles thrown into it. Didn't know what was going to happen next.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I liked it when he and Karen connected briefly on a personal note. Also, the bond between he and Thomas. Also, his moral character to not pursue Molly for many reasons.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were several moments that made me laugh out loud.


    Any additional comments?

    When I start a Dresden book, I want to listen to it constantly. If I have to stop the story for awhile, I am constantly thinking about it. Really keeps my interest.

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    Paul K. Tribbett Frostbite falls mn 02-11-13
    Paul K. Tribbett Frostbite falls mn 02-11-13 Member Since 2015

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    "Great addition to a great series."

    GREAT .. What can I say just another super book from one of fantasies finest writers. But you must read the whole series.. Paul T.

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    david Saint Louis, MO, United States 02-09-13
    david Saint Louis, MO, United States 02-09-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Just beginning!"

    I have thoroughly enjoyed tagging alongside Harry Dresden in his many adventures, and terrifying tight-spots. I felt his sorrow when experienced great loss or had to commit terrible deeds for the greater good. I have laughed with him (and at him) during all of his awkward moments. And got enraged at the unjust persecution he experienced at the hands of the White Council.

    After all of the experiences I have shared with Harry (I feel like I can call him by his first name) who would have believed things are just getting started?! All of the various storylines are beginning to coalesce into a rather vast and beautifully epic conflict. I am thrilled about the prospects for the evolution of the battles yet to come.

    Jim Butcher has done an excellent job with these novels. The world he created and the people within it are beautiful, scary, courageous, and everything in between. He definitely provokes an emotional reaction from me as I follow the life of Harry Dresden. James Marsters has been phenomenal with his performances, and I enjoy listening to the various vocal interpretations he has developed for all of the characters.

    My only criticism would be that as a repeat reader and avid follower of the series, the reintroduction of people and certain experiences within the world of The Dresden Chronicles can get kind of redundant, and stalls the story. Rather, the explanation of those aspects each time they are reintroduced. But not a criticism that I feel detracts from the overall experience of the novel.

    I am looking forward to the continuation of the series with great excitement.

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    Shawn Temperance, Michigan, United States 02-09-13
    Shawn Temperance, Michigan, United States 02-09-13 Member Since 2010

    Ex-military high school math teacher.

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    "Dresden Nails it Cold"
    Where does Cold Days rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The whole Dresden series is amazing. Wish there were more.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters are amazing, Butcher brings back people from multiple books in the series.


    What about James Marsters’s performance did you like?

    Marsters's performance is great. I missed him in Ghost Story.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I wish I could have listened to it straight through, but as long as it is it took me a week.


    Any additional comments?

    Jim Butcher, please keep writing.

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    Terry Thompson, MB, Canada 02-05-13
    Terry Thompson, MB, Canada 02-05-13
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    "Riviting!"
    What did you love best about Cold Days?

    So happy to have James Marsters back! John Glover did a good job on Ghost Story, but it's like wearing your favorite old slippers rather than the new ones :)
    The anger & frustration of Harry's friends over his assumed death & now his position as Winter Knight, has caried over from Ghost Story, but understandably so. Even the readers of this book are going to wonder if (or for how long) Harry can keep the beast inside.
    Harry is once again thrust into numerous situations which must each be solved immediatly or the world (or at least his friends & family) will come to an end. He begins to realise that the early days of his career, although slow & unexciting. were a lot easier!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I'm so glad to have Thomas back in the story & loved their reunion & the banter they care on.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Jim Butcher ALWAYS makes me laugh & cry!


    Any additional comments?

    I hope that the next book takes place very shortly after this one, so that we see how things go between the Winter Knight & the Winter Lady.

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    Dee Blanton WEST BROOKFIELD, MA, US 02-05-13
    Dee Blanton WEST BROOKFIELD, MA, US 02-05-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Dresden is back!"

    Harry Dresden adds new responsibilities and powers to his already impressive list... A fun ride, full of the classic irreverent reparte with beings both great and small.

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    Richard Auburn, AL, United States 02-05-13
    Richard Auburn, AL, United States 02-05-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Another great Dresden book"
    Would you listen to Cold Days again? Why?

    I want the next Dresden book now!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Molly is growing moore


    Have you listened to any of James Marsters’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    James Marsters just gets better every time


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not really


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    Trudi Seminole, Florida 02-04-13
    Trudi Seminole, Florida 02-04-13 Member Since 2011

    Tupi

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    "Harry, you rock my world"

    I'm glad I don't live in Chicago for a few reasons, but if I did, I'd love the musems and I'd hope to see Harry Dresden along the street. I'd know him immediately! He'd be the tall, sexy, guy in the long black coat, wearing a Fedora, and holding a staff, and he's crackle with power.

    I was really worried about him; he seemed hoplessly gone at the end of his last book. Now, I'm awfully glad he's back. It'll be interesting to see how he deals with the changes in his life in the next story. I'm thinking he really needs to find a little bit of happiness sometime soon.

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    Alison 02-04-13
    Alison 02-04-13 Member Since 2016

    I like a good read with mystery and romance

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    "wow"
    If you could sum up Cold Days in three words, what would they be?

    it was thrilling.


    What other book might you compare Cold Days to and why?

    it was like eating pringles chips once you started you couldn't stop.


    Which character – as performed by James Marsters – was your favorite?

    As always i love harry because you get to experience his emotions and have almost the same reactions.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It was wonderful it made me want to shout in triumph, cry in frustration and smile sadly at the circumstances that can unwittingly befall one.


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