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
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.
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.
James is really masterful at entertaining the listeners so i can not choose
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
Top 20 book. One of butchers best.
Friends finding out Harry alive
For me, he brings Harry Dresden to life.
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.
Jim butcher has remained a favorite author of mine. I enjoy his humor and another author, Mark Tufo, very much.
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.
Keep it coming!
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.
Always wonderful, Marsters reading is easy to listen to. He is the voice of Dresden for me.
Yes, if you like books 1-12 then you will LOVE Cold Days
Harry as Winter Knight is quite fun.
On par with narration in books 1-12
Just wow, incredible listen.
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?
Yes! Becuz I Love Harry and I Really liked this Story!
Harry of course! Becuz he NEVER disappoints as far as character growth he just keeps getting better!!
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!!
Some parts Made me laugh, I haven't quite finished yet So.....
I was alittle hesitate about starting a new series and Author BUT I Glad I did I REALLY Like Harry!!
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.
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!
Humor, Drama, Concern, and a multitude of other feelings.
Lots of laughter, I mean this book made me full on belly laugh at times. It also had it's somber moments.
I recommend this book so hard, it'll make your teeth rattle. (Yes...I'm not sure what that means either)
Small business owner, avid reader and listener, occasional writer.
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.
Yes, I enjoyed this better, as it gives the characters a life of their own.
Harry Dresden - a good mix of sarcasm, self-deprecating humor, and compassion make him a faulty hero that everyone can root for.
I have listened to the entire Dresden File series narrated by Jame Marster and he has always done an excellent job.
I did find myself rooting for Harry and enjoying the twists and turns throughout the book,.
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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