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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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    Joseph JAMESTOWN, TN, United States 12-25-12
    Joseph JAMESTOWN, TN, United States 12-25-12
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    "Great book!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Cold Days to be better than the print version?

    This is simply the best book yet. Every book after Summer Knight you wonder how hes going to top the last one, and he still does!


    What other book might you compare Cold Days to and why?

    All other dresden files books.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    One word, Vagazzled.....


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

    Yes, but couldnt.


    Any additional comments?

    Great stuff!

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    m mcclure 12-25-12
    m mcclure 12-25-12
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    "Cold Days Review"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Cold Days to be better than the print version?

    Yes.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Harry Dresden.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Multiple scenes for the descriptive imagery of the Fey, and Dresden's narration of how magic works and doesn't work..


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

    no, needs to be listened to in sections.


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed narration by James Marsters

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    A User Yellow Springs, OH, United States 12-25-12
    A User Yellow Springs, OH, United States 12-25-12

    bookworm who also loves audio books

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    "James Marsters OWNS Jim Butcher's Dresden series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Cold Days to be better than the print version?

    The best of both worlds. Read the book AND also listen to the audio edition. Different rich experiences.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Often how a story ends is disclosed by the first few chapters. No so with Butcher. Love all the twists and turns that keeps the story line/characters alive and unpredictable. Love the idea of a contemporary urban wizard PI. I am never bored with his work.


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

    He captures the essence of the characters and is an excellent actor/reader, adept and talented in shifting his voice according to character. He nails the tone of the story.


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

    Chicago's rogue wizard


    Any additional comments?

    Keep 'em coming!

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    Nathan Waverly Iowa, United States 12-25-12
    Nathan Waverly Iowa, United States 12-25-12 Member Since 2012
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    "AMAZING!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have loved the Dresden files from the beginning and Jim Butcher continues to write amazing stories time and time again. Also James Marsters returning to be the voice of dresden puts the icing on the cake.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Whats not to like? Honestly...


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

    James Marsters is the epitome of all that is Dresden. I'm not sure you could find anyone else to embody the spirit of the character quite like he manages to do.


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    Mike Cheyenne, Wy, USA 12-25-12
    Mike Cheyenne, Wy, USA 12-25-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Wow"

    Beyond wow, its really hard to review this one without spoilers, but WOW. I was totally blown away. I loved this one.

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    lisa AUSTIN, TEXAS, United States 12-25-12
    lisa AUSTIN, TEXAS, United States 12-25-12 Member Since 2016
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    "BEST OF THE BEST!!"
    If you could sum up Cold Days in three words, what would they be?

    Pure delightfully amazing!


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

    Shoot, how to choose the whole book is amazing!


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

    He IS Dresden!


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

    When Dresden thought of all his past mistakes


    Any additional comments?

    This series just keeps getting better and better

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    Cherie Molalla, OR, United States 12-24-12
    Cherie Molalla, OR, United States 12-24-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Thank God I thought the series had ended"
    Would you listen to Cold Days again? Why?

    I have listened to it twice already, it is a good read and very entertaining. never a dull moment.


    What about James Marsters’s performance did you like?

    So glad James Marsters is doing the reading he is just great. He is very good with the characters change. He is one of my favorites.


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    Tedford Fuquay Varina, NC, United States 12-24-12
    Tedford Fuquay Varina, NC, United States 12-24-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Harry Dresden, Cranked to 11!"
    Where does Cold Days rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    James Marsters continues his excellent portrayal of Harry Dresden and Jim Butcher continues his blitzkrieg on the literary world. This is one of my favorite novels in this series and the only reason it is not in my top 10 is simply that the wheel of time has more than 10 books.


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

    The description of Maeve's outfit at Harry's birthday. Harry's description is a great turn of phrase.


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

    By this point it was not surprise me if James Marsters hung out a PI shingle and started uttering phrases of faux latin. I am pretty sure he is the personification of Harry Dresden.


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

    Yes, sadly 18 hours is a bit long to go without snacks.


    Any additional comments?

    So .... when is the next book due to be published?

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    Antje Dirksen upstate New York 12-24-12
    Antje Dirksen upstate New York 12-24-12

    Hosta grower

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    "Still Excellent After all These Years"
    What made the experience of listening to Cold Days the most enjoyable?

    Maybe I knew what had to happen. There were hints in the last three Harry Dresden novels. I am sure the readers of Jim Butcher novels would not let Harry rest in whatever configuration the author had left him. We needed Harry Dresden to be reborn. The Winter Knight served all just fine.


    What other book might you compare Cold Days to and why?

    One thing that has happened to this reader is that I have lined up ALL the Harry Dresden novel and am listening to them again, in order. I am looking for the Gestalt that Jim Butcher, James Marsters and the listener, me, myself create when we get together. It will be awesome once I get a hold of that.


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    Brian 12-24-12
    Brian 12-24-12

    Brian is an avid reader. He is interested in great stories and human behavior. His job is as a behavioral specialist in public schools.

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    "The Saga Continues!"

    An excellent continuation of the Dresden Files series. This book reveals much while bring up more questions. As a series and as a book the Dresden Files and this book are amazing. Some of the best Urban Fantasy ever written. It is a pleasure to have James Marsters back in reading the series. The last book, Ghost Story was read by another reader. That other reader did an amazing job, but Marsters has become the voice of Dresden and will always be. If they ever do the Dresden Files movie or try to do the TV series again he will have to play Harry!

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