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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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    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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    Robin West Bountiful, UT, United States 01-31-13
    Robin West Bountiful, UT, United States 01-31-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Harry is back!"

    Harry and the gang are back in action. The last book was really just a bridge from Changes to Cold Days.

    Really enjoyed it.

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    Liana Berwick, ME, United States 01-30-13
    Liana Berwick, ME, United States 01-30-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Glad to have James Marsters back"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I've recommended the whole series!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Cold Days?

    I wouldn't want to give anything away.


    What about James Marsters’s performance did you like?

    James Marsters' voice is the voice of Harry Dresden!


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

    Yes


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    Lucas St. Louis, MO, United States 01-30-13
    Lucas St. Louis, MO, United States 01-30-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Welcome back James Marsters"
    What made the experience of listening to Cold Days the most enjoyable?

    The story was very good, and listening to James Martsters read the book made it feel just right.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Harry was just as obstinate as always, but is learning.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The Hunt chase scene.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Being Cold isn't always bad.


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    Lisa 01-30-13
    Lisa 01-30-13
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    "Great story"
    Any additional comments?

    Great story, I can't wait for the next one! Very glad they brought back James Marsters as the narrator, just wasn't the Dresden Files without him.

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    ray JEFFERSONVILLE, IN, United States 01-28-13
    ray JEFFERSONVILLE, IN, United States 01-28-13
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    "AMAZING!!!"
    Would you listen to Cold Days again? Why?

    I would definitely listen to cold days again, just as I have for all the Dresden Files books. A lot of people had problems with the last book, but this one comes out of the gate fast and doesn't let up. Old characters are reintroduced after Harry's "Hiatus" and all have been effected differently, making for some interesting character changes. Jim does an amazing job of keeping us on our toes, and this book is no exception. With an unbelievable twist at the end, any followers of the series realize at the same time that not only is the Dresden universe about to be changed forever, but that "S*&% just got real." Amazing listen as James Marsters reprises his role as the "True" voice of everyone's favorite wizard for hire, and does an fantastic job bringing everyone back to pre-ghost story Harry. I have a hard time choosing a favorite Dresden book, but this one is definitely in the running.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Marsters back at the helm is a great start. The story was great, changes in characters created by the events in "Ghost Story" where evident in some characters more than most, but where a welcome change. Harry's ever increasing power, and the interaction with as always, more beings from the fairy courts gives you the story structure you expect from Butcher. Though the book follows the typical Dresden formula, as usual Butcher has found a way to make a simple formula so much more than that. Knowing how things usually shake out, you're still kept guessing till the end, WHICH IS LIFE CHANGING., for anyone thats a fan of the series.


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

    Marsters has done a fantastic job as Harry in the past, and became "The" definitive voice for Harry over the course of his work on the series. You can ask any fan of the audio books and they'll tell you Harry isn't Harry, unless its James Marsters. As usual James delivers at or above the bar, giving fans exactly what they missed in Ghost Story.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Look out Faerie, theres a new Knight in town.


    Any additional comments?

    If you've read the other Dresden Files books, buy this one, you wont be dissapointed. If you haven't read the Dresden files, you're a little late to the party, do yourself a favor and go buy Storm Front and learn what the rest of us already know. Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is probably the greatest thing to hit the fantasy scene since D&D.

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    Barry 01-25-13
    Barry 01-25-13 Member Since 2004

    Avid in Car listener who commutes about 3 hours per day. Audible keeps me sane in LA traffic.

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    "YES! He's back with more to come"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    YES


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Cold Days?

    First 2 chapters as Harry returns to the world


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

    Harry and Thomas


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    And you thought it was over


    Any additional comments?

    Great return novel for Harry Dresden. Much like Sherlock Holmes, Harry comes back from the dead to meet the supernatural challenges head on. Unlike Holmes, Harry has a world of human foibles to contend with as well as a host of supernatural beings on his case. A wonderful restart to the series and kudos to the author for not ending the series and leaving us Dresden less.

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    sharriene United States 01-25-13
    sharriene United States 01-25-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book, and series,"

    this can't be the end!! can't wait for book 15 , what a great series, and i am glad that James was back to narrate this book he is Harry!

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    Kristi Wheeler 01-23-13

    Kristi

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    "Dresden’s BACK!"
    What did you love best about Cold Days?

    For all the fans of the Dresden Files that were disappointed by Ghost Story; fear not! Jim Butchers has out done himself this time and completely made up for Ghost Story tenfold. On top of that James Marsters has to be the most incredible narrator ever. I am a very avid audio book listener and he is my favorite narrator. He makes the story so dynamic that it feels more like a movie than a book. Cold Days is nonstop, action packed, Dresden goodness. If you are a fan of the Dresden Files, this listen will not disappoint. Enjoy!


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    beth Palm Harbor, FL, United States 01-23-13
    beth Palm Harbor, FL, United States 01-23-13 Member Since 2010
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    "More!!!"
    What did you love best about Cold Days?

    The characters


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Cold Days?

    Harry was dead, yet not. Now he is working his. Good on the other side. Love this


    What about James Marsters’s performance did you like?

    He is amazing. His voice characters are perfect. I wish he read the other books I like....


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

    No, just kept me wanting more


    Any additional comments?

    More more more. Please don't make me wait a year or more though

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