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Cold Days Audiobook

Cold Days: The Dresden Files, Book 14

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.
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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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    Garvin Lawrence, KS, United States 01-08-13
    Garvin Lawrence, KS, United States 01-08-13
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    "Incredible Story - a must read!"
    What made the experience of listening to Cold Days the most enjoyable?

    The story was so unique from beginnig to end than any book I have read in a long time. There was never a dull moment to be had, with the plot taking you on an incredible journey. Though I hadn't read or listd the previous books in the Dresden Files series, I had no problem being immediately immersed in the lives of the characters. I am now finished with book 1 and working on book 2!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden had to be my favorite. Jim Butcher showed a mastery of giving the listener a true feeling for the depths and understanding of this character with his inner struggles and personal demons to battle, while still maintaining a humorous outlook on life


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

    I personally liked Harry the most. The non-chalont attitude he presented drew you in.


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

    If I had the time to listen for the whole 18 hours straight through, I definitely would have!


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    Douglas Grand Junction, CO, United States 01-08-13
    Douglas Grand Junction, CO, United States 01-08-13 Member Since 2012
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    "SOLID."

    You will enjoy this installment of the adventures of our local wizard, Harry Dresden. Exciting and fun (especially the last third of the book). The middle part of the book was muddied with a confusion of plot lines, however, but was satisfyingly resolved in the last portion. SOLID.

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    Robert 01-08-13
    Robert 01-08-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Entertaining"
    What made the experience of listening to Cold Days the most enjoyable?

    It stayed busy. I listen while driving across the country and this one kept me listening the whole time.


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    fattius Utah, USA 01-08-13
    fattius Utah, USA 01-08-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Solid but didn't blow me away."

    I enjoyed Cold Days, as I have enjoyed every Dresden book since Storm Front. Like the title says, the story was solidly crafted. And although I've spent a load of time with Harry over the years, he's still keeping me entertained so I'll continue to read/listen. It feels like there's always something happening around the edges of a Dresden story, and it's that over-arching plot thread that drives my interest. I'm pretty sure I've read everything Jim Butcher's put out via Big Pub, and he's failed (miserably!) to disappoint me so far. Keep it up, sir!

    The last book (Ghost Story) was much maligned for being read by someone other than James Marsters. Although I wasn't amongst the herd that were so put-off that they couldn't enjoy the story, it certainly was pleasant to hear the same Harry again.

    Thanks to the author, the narrator, and the whole team!

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    Dianne 01-07-13
    Dianne 01-07-13
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    "I love the Harry Dresden series."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, if they like science fiction/fantasy. Even if they don't, the story is compelling.


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

    The confrontation on the island between Butcher and friends and the Winter Court.
    I don't want to give it away by saying more.


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

    Harry Dresden


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

    Yes, but it was great having it to return to when I could.


    Any additional comments?

    James Marsters is one of the best narrators out there. I am looking for books he narrates no matter who wrote them.

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    Mary United States 01-07-13
    Mary United States 01-07-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Best Dresden yet"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Oh yes, a real non stop action ride!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mab is so bad she is good.....


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

    Haven't


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

    there be monsters here....


    Any additional comments?

    Couln't stop listening well into the night

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    The Mad March Hare Demon USA 01-07-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Very satisfying"
    Would you listen to Cold Days again? Why?

    I actually did listen to Cold Days twice. Jim Butcher always has those tiny details that you might miss on the first go that turn out to be significant later. Listening it the second time was even better than the first!


    Any additional comments?

    I literally couldn't stop the recording until the end. I had to finish it. This is a great addition to the series. The ending sets up nicely for the next book, which I'll be anxiously waiting for. I just hope it doesn’t take too long. James Marsters, as always, does a fantastic job with the character voices. I nearly spit my soda out when I heard him do a female pixie voice, but he pulled it off.

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    David Seattle, WA, United States 01-07-13
    David Seattle, WA, United States 01-07-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Good installment"
    What made the experience of listening to Cold Days the most enjoyable?

    It was a good installment in a great series. Nice to have Harry back and struggling to do the right thing again. If you like the other books, you'll enjoy this one too.


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    Pat Langley, BC, Canada 01-07-13
    Pat Langley, BC, Canada 01-07-13
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    "Wholy Crap!"

    Best book so far! All I can say is when is the next one comming out?

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    M. Bentley 01-06-13
    M. Bentley 01-06-13

    A part time Library Assistant and general lover of books and stories.

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    "Amazing Story & Characters"
    What made the experience of listening to Cold Days the most enjoyable?

    The narrator used a good variety of voices and injected personality into the voices he created.


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

    Harry Dresden.


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

    No.


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