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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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    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 West Brookfield, MA, United States 02-05-13
    Dee West Brookfield, MA, United States 02-05-13 Member Since 2008

    Started devouring books at age 7 and haven't stopped since... Now I can read while I drive, do dishes, clean the house, or work in garden!

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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

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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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    Kathryn Emerald Park, SK, Canada 02-04-13
    Kathryn Emerald Park, SK, Canada 02-04-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Definitely a good listen"

    Jim Butcher can definitely reel you into a story and keep you there. This book is entertaining. The series is definitely getting a little darker. Butcher is getting a little earthier but I enjoy that. It makes the characters more real.

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    Amazon Customer PORTLAND, OREGON, United States 02-04-13
    Amazon Customer PORTLAND, OREGON, United States 02-04-13 Member Since 2011
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    "I love this series!"
    Where does Cold Days rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Oh boy, lots of good listens, this is probably in the top 20 though, not quite as good as Changes, but Harry once again manages to persevere in the face of overwhelming odds, with some unexpected twists.


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

    Harry Dresden as usual, my favorite hero among current modern urban pulp fiction. The narrator is consistent and changes voices, ect. Not complaints there.


    Any additional comments?

    Well. . . Jim Butcher has managed to write my favorite modern urban fantasy fiction. Just so many likable characters, drawing from various mythologies and while not free of cliches he is good at character development and manages to mix humor while pulling my heart strings so I really care about the characters. There's a bit of "I've got to save the world again", but it's handled well, and it's not too easy to predict the outcome. I hope this series continues well a bit longer, it takes some talent to write so many books wihtout becoming to repetitive.

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    David 02-04-13
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    "Jim Butcher + James Marsters = Win"
    What made the experience of listening to Cold Days the most enjoyable?

    Jim Butcher's Dresden Files books are just awesome, and this is another great one with lots of fun with the Fay, hearkening back to some of the earlier books like Summer Knight.

    Also, I adore James Marsters as a narrator. He's the best audiobook narrator I've ever heard, bar none, and is perfect match for Harry Dresden.


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    Richard 02-02-13
    Richard 02-02-13
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    "Winter's knight! It aint right! Mab may cry!"
    Would you listen to Cold Days again? Why?

    I have already listened to this book twice. You will hate to turn it off to sleep. You can trust Jim Butcher to tell a great tale. Harry Dresden is a "one of a kind character." The flavor of the world Harry lives in is as sweet as honey. You can only hold your breath while waiting to see what Harry will do next.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Harry Dresden is my favorite character. He is the same smart a$$ as I was as a kid. He feels the pain of his choices and is always trying to do the right thing. Yet he is still learning that life is hard and often requires personal sacrifice for those we love. Harry always steps up to the challenges of life.


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

    I like the way he reads the Dresden series. He does a fine job.


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

    I laughed often and found myself on the edge of my seat. You won't go wrong with this book.


    Any additional comments?

    If this is the first book of Harry Dresden you have read, you have a lot of fun ahead of you. I envy you the chance to read these books for the first time. I have reread many of the Dresden files. But, there is just one first time for each book. Have fun, I did !

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    Ant the Limey Pennsylvania 02-01-13
    Ant the Limey Pennsylvania 02-01-13 Member Since 2004
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    "Dresden is back with a bang!"

    You don't need this review.

    If you read dresden, he's back to form in every way, including narrator

    If you don't read dresden, you should, so go get the first one.

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