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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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    Heather Two Hills, AB, Canada 01-02-13
    Heather Two Hills, AB, Canada 01-02-13 Listener Since 2010
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    "i was very pleased that Dresden was not done"
    What did you love best about Cold Days?

    i loved that the series was not done. i was looking for another comparable book and i did not find one so i was so happy to see Dresden was not done.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dresden ismy favorite character. His sence of humour, honour, and skill level has always drawn me in and kept me interested.. i also am in love with his dog and wished they reallly existed.


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

    James is really masterful at entertaining the listeners so i can not choose


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

    i was so happy thst there was another book that i took awhile to even decide anything about it. i am so happy that Dresden will continue to amuse and confound me that i of course have to llisten at one sitting only wishing that there is more


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    Edward king of Prussia, PA, United States 01-02-13
    Edward king of Prussia, PA, United States 01-02-13 Member Since 2012

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

    Top 20 book. One of butchers best.


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

    Friends finding out Harry alive


    What about James Marsters’s performance did you like?

    For me, he brings Harry Dresden to life.


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

    I'm waiting to get locked up for laughing out loud because of Jim's humor especially in crowded rooms with headphones on. People just stare.


    Any additional comments?

    Jim butcher has remained a favorite author of mine. I enjoy his humor and another author, Mark Tufo, very much.

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    3Djunkie 01-01-13
    3Djunkie 01-01-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Dresden is BACK!!! JAMES MARSTERS ROCKS!!!"
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    I love all of the Dresden books (Ghost Story with that other narrator had me feeling a sense of grief and loss for the *real* Dresden, which in hindsight, added to the books, but almost made me give up Audible completely!)

    I haven't written any reviews yet, but I just wanted the producers to know to KEEP MARSTERS AS DRESDEN!!!!!!!!

    From the first word uttered to the last, I was completely enthralled and absorbed. Now the only problem is finding the patience to wait for the next book.

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    Lea Cincinnati, OH, United States 01-01-13
    Lea Cincinnati, OH, United States 01-01-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Another success"
    If you could sum up Cold Days in three words, what would they be?

    Keep it coming!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It is always hard to answer this question for a Jim Butcher book because he gives so much attention to every character in his novels but in Cold Days I loved watching Molly’s growth and seeing how Dresden changes his relationship to her in response.


    What about James Marsters’s performance did you like?

    Always wonderful, Marsters reading is easy to listen to. He is the voice of Dresden for me.


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    Will Overland Park, KS 01-01-13
    Will Overland Park, KS 01-01-13 Member Since 2016

    Will

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    "I was getting kinda burnt out of this series..."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, if you like books 1-12 then you will LOVE Cold Days


    What did you like best about this story?

    Harry as Winter Knight is quite fun.


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

    On par with narration in books 1-12


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

    Just wow, incredible listen.


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    SBear USA 01-01-13
    SBear USA 01-01-13 Listener Since 2009
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    "Cold days is the best Dresden Files yet!"
    What did you love best about Cold Days?

    We see a lot of old characters in new ways, as well as a fierce new little fairy in fishhook armor. Mab's ruthlessness and viciousness takes a vivid turn and yet at the end Harry defies her despite being her vassal. We see Mac in a new light and with new mysteries. Harry must deal with new and disturbing impulses which are probably brought on by the mantle of the Winter Knight. We come to understand the purpose of Demonreach, and we see it both as a place and a character. The Winter Lady shows incredible vulgarity and murderous intent, and as a result Harry winds up with friends in the Winter Court. Harry's mother's silver pentacle is returned to him, and he is gifted with a new leather coat, so we have the feeling we're getting back to the old Harry again. Harry and Karrin Murphy share a tender moment, and at the very end we still have a lot of mysteries but not one of those painful cliffhangers we've seen before in the Dresden Files series.

    James Marsters is a great narrator as always, and the book is amazing. What's not to like?


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    ~AudioBookaHolic~ 01-01-13 Member Since 2011

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    "LOVE Harry!!!"
    Would you listen to Cold Days again? Why?

    Yes! Becuz I Love Harry and I Really liked this Story!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Harry of course! Becuz he NEVER disappoints as far as character growth he just keeps getting better!!


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

    yes I have in Jim Butcher's CHANGES....I think his Performance Fabulous in Both! and I Agree James Marster's IS Harry! PLEASE keep Mr. Marster's as the READER!!


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

    Some parts Made me laugh, I haven't quite finished yet So.....


    Any additional comments?

    I was alittle hesitate about starting a new series and Author BUT I Glad I did I REALLY Like Harry!!

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    Chris Bellingham, WA, United States 01-01-13
    Chris Bellingham, WA, United States 01-01-13
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    "A Truly Fantastic Artwork"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Cold Days to be better than the print version?

    In this case, yes. James Marsters has his delivery of the written form down so incredibly well that it's simply captivating. Originally I planned to space out my listening to this book so that it would last, however once I listened to the first hour I simply couldn't stop myself. Numerous times I found myself laughing out loud because of the excellent writing paired with Marsters superb voice work.


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

    The best moments of Cold Day's are just about any interaction Harry has with his old friends and crew. All are heartfelt, all are exceptionally written, and all leave you wanting more book!


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

    Humor, Drama, Concern, and a multitude of other feelings.


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

    Lots of laughter, I mean this book made me full on belly laugh at times. It also had it's somber moments.


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend this book so hard, it'll make your teeth rattle. (Yes...I'm not sure what that means either)

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    Hans Hayward, CA, United States 12-31-12
    Hans Hayward, CA, United States 12-31-12 Member Since 2005

    Small business owner, avid reader and listener, occasional writer.

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    "Back, fit and ready for the fight..."
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    James Marsters delivers a spot on performance. The story will satisfy existing fans and entice new followers.
    A living, often naked?, Harry Dresden is far more satisfying than the lip chewing, commiserating, angst filled pseudo-ghost. Although another character transition book, this one, unlike Ghost Story, feels like a Dresden book. Twists, turns, insurmountable odds and a cast of characters that is familiar and still interesting and exciting.

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    Pinchgem Ohio USA 12-31-12
    Pinchgem Ohio USA 12-31-12

    Pinchgem

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    "Another Good Dresden Files Book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Cold Days to be better than the print version?

    Yes, I enjoyed this better, as it gives the characters a life of their own.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Harry Dresden - a good mix of sarcasm, self-deprecating humor, and compassion make him a faulty hero that everyone can root for.


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

    I have listened to the entire Dresden File series narrated by Jame Marster and he has always done an excellent job.


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

    I did find myself rooting for Harry and enjoying the twists and turns throughout the book,.


    Any additional comments?

    This was another good book in the Dresden Files series. Well written and well narrated, it was enjoyable from start to finish. If you are a fan of the supernatural (think Harry Potter not Twilight) then you'll enjoy this book.

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