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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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    Rusty Legend Portland, Maine USA 01-21-13
    Rusty Legend Portland, Maine USA 01-21-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Marsters MASTERS this read!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Cold Days to be better than the print version?

    YES! Only James Marsters can be Harry Dresden.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Thomas. I love the way he is always poking Harry with a verbal stick and yet one can tell that the half brother white court vampire loves Harry.


    What does James Marsters bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His tone. Difficult to explain. He IS Harry.."Hell's bells" if he isn't!


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

    several. Harry's "ah-ha" moments are always moving.


    Any additional comments?

    NEVER replace J. Marsters again! In fact, I think you owe the readers of Ghost Story a FREE re-do....with Marsters doing the narrative. Now, THAT would be a righteous and classy thing for Audible to do. Looking over the numerous reviews, I don't think I'm alone in this...

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    byron MILWAUKEE, WI, United States 01-21-13
    byron MILWAUKEE, WI, United States 01-21-13
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    "Another great audiobook"
    What made the experience of listening to Cold Days the most enjoyable?

    The dresden files series is a great book series, but James Marsters performance makes them that much more enjoyable. The audiobooks are how I "read" the series.


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

    This reading is about par with his other more recent work. Par for James Marsters though is quite excellent. At the begining of the Dresden Files his performance was good, but over time it has become exceptional.


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

    If you had the time it would be fantastic, but it is about 18 hours of time. The book breaks up into nice larger chunks through plot, if you simply do not want to read chapter by chapter.


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    Angela 01-21-13
    Angela 01-21-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book!"
    If you could sum up Cold Days in three words, what would they be?

    Same old Harry!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Harry was my favorite, as usual. I love his strange sense of humor, his lack of respect for anyone who hasn't earned it, his defiance of those who seek to intimidate, and his old fashioned chivalry.


    What does James Marsters bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    James Marsters really brings Harry to life in a way that is truly amazing. He does a great job of expressing Harry's sarcasm, emotions, his personality. I loved the print books, but the audio version really helps make Harry more real!


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent book, excellent series!

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    Michael St. Louis, MO, United States 01-20-13
    Michael St. Louis, MO, United States 01-20-13
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    "OWW! Didn't see, OWW! that coming."
    What did you love best about Cold Days?

    There are so many twists to this one I have to go to a chiropractor to get the whiplash pain relieved.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    As always, Harry is always the last one to find out just how deep his ass is in alligators. And Mab is finally shown to have a warm spot.


    What does James Marsters bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His character inflections are more accurate to my imagination


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

    I thought Maggie's character should have had a better fate.


    Any additional comments?

    Where was Lea? A story this twisted needed her input, but I guess even Shea need to take a break.

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    Scott S Lokey Alpharetta, Ga United States 01-19-13
    Scott S Lokey Alpharetta, Ga United States 01-19-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Getting better and better"

    Ghost story was not my favorite in the series but Cold Days put this series back on top for me. Love it.

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    Kristine 01-18-13
    Kristine 01-18-13
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    "I love Dresden but this one was my least favorite."
    Would you listen to Cold Days again? Why?

    I couldn't listen to this one again although I have listened to many of the other books more than once. I had to restart this several times just to get going.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Jim Butcher? Why or why not?

    I have read and enjoyed them all and even loved a few (I've even cried!) but this one was battle after battle...I started to not care what happened to ANYONE!


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

    James Marsters is fabulous except for that fairy voice.


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

    I could not listen to any other book while listening to this one. I couldn't be distracted or I would have quit this one.


    Any additional comments?

    I am a loyal Dresden fan and will read (and watch) anything he is in. Just don't need as many huuuuuuge, loooong battles next time.

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    Justin United States 01-17-13
    Justin United States 01-17-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent as always"

    The story continues and I cannot wait for the next one. Excellent reading performance and excellent story as I was really unsure how this one would tie into the last. Great listen.

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    WICPA United States 01-16-13
    WICPA United States 01-16-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved It!"
    Would you listen to Cold Days again? Why?

    Yes, I am already planning too. There is a lot of action that is sometimes difficult to follow but I don't want to rewind because I'm too into the story!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Who doesn't love Harry?!


    What does James Marsters bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice is very versatile and he uses it well, including a lot of nuances of emotion that make me feel that the characters are real.


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

    Many but I don't want to give anything away.


    Any additional comments?

    Jim Butcher continues to include surprises that are as interesting as they are unexpected, please keep the stories coming!

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    Tracey Schaumburg, IL, United States 01-16-13
    Tracey Schaumburg, IL, United States 01-16-13
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    "I'm addicted to this series"

    I've listened to the books in this series over and over. I can't wait for each installment. When ever I login in to Audible, one of the first things I check is if there is another book published in this series.
    Harry Dresden is funny and a kind of underdog with very human problems and quite a few not so human problems. The other characters have grown through out the series and they seem (as they are) like old friends to Harry and to the reader.
    His stories are always action packed with many twists and turns.

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    D. A. Gordon 01-15-13

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    "Good book with a few disappointing turns"

    I love these Dresden books and have them all. Throughout the series I have enjoyed Dresden's long-standing relationship with certain characters who seemed close to him. I wasn't expecting some of those relationships to change as much as they did in this book, so that's why I didn't give the story 5 stars. Also I'm a bit weary of the battles on the island and hope they are over for awhile.

    In the meantime, James Marsters is back as the narrator, which is positively marvelous, and in this book we hear a lot from Bob and more from Toot-Toot, which makes the book fun.

    I think readers new to the Harry Dresden books should start at the beginning of the series in order to fully appreciate all of the characters; nevertheless each book is entertaining on its own. I will continue to buy Dresden books as fast as Jim Butcher can write them.

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