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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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    wcfbrat MORENO VALLEY, CA, United States 12-24-12
    wcfbrat MORENO VALLEY, CA, United States 12-24-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Butcher does it again!"

    I am amazed the at the quality and uniqueness of each of the Dresden stories. I could not turn off the audio book because again the story pulls you into the lives of the characters and you live out the story. Fantastic!

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    Charissa V. Wilce Chicago, IL 12-24-12
    Charissa V. Wilce Chicago, IL 12-24-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Dresden is back and better than ever"

    Like a lot of people, I was disappointed by Ghost Story--the story was out of line for the series and I love James Marsters so I really missed his narration. Cold Days put the series back on track and Marsters in the driver's seat again. It was incredibly well written and full of surprises. Can't wait for the next book!

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    S. Shelton 12-24-12
    S. Shelton 12-24-12

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    "I am a Dresden Fan!"

    No, a cliff hanger! Really? No! . . . how long do we have to wait for the next one? I guess I will just have to re-listen to the series again.

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    Bill and Diana Lexington, Missouri, United States 12-23-12
    Bill and Diana Lexington, Missouri, United States 12-23-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellant"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Cold Days to be better than the print version?

    Yes - Marsters is back and better than ever ! I have audio and hardcover of all. Wish I had an autographed copy. Missed the signing in KC.


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

    Each one in this series is good. All of them stand well. But, this just kept moving along at a great pace. Everything you expect from Harry and the crew. There really is not a comparison. Once you start this series, you are hooked. Only thing you need is some Wicca AA meetings while you wait on the next one.


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

    This read is Grammy material


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

    Yes I almost did. Even listened too during work!!


    Any additional comments?

    The gang is back, better than ever! Well done Jim !! Well done.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Terry 12-21-12
    Terry 12-21-12 Member Since 2015
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    "My favorite of the series thus far"

    Of the 300+ titles I've purchased from Audible (42 this year), this is the best book I've read - ever. There are few books that I listen to more than once. I listened to this one twice in a row. Butcher kicked it up a notch this time around, with a deeper story line that resolves many questions (some of which were initiated eleven books ago), and begins many more questions. The plot is epic in scope, in accordance with Harry's new role as Winter Knight. It was fantastic that James Marsters returned for the audio performance. His voice is like your favorite pair of jeans - it just feels right.

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    Matthew Goose Creek, SC, United States 12-21-12
    Matthew Goose Creek, SC, United States 12-21-12 Member Since 2012
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    "By now, you know what you're in for."

    If you're fourteen books into the Dresden Files, you've spent enough time with Harry and enough time listening to James Marsters to know the kind of roller coaster you're in for, and this one has some doozies. (If you haven't spent much time with Harry, I don't recommend jumping in here because while some of the earlier novels try to be jumping-on points, this one is entirely built on continuity you're assumed to already know, so it's easy to get lost if it's your first Dresden Files novel.)

    The story is solid, though it tends to spin its wheels a bit in the middle, and James Marsters is fantastic as always.

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    michael Indianapolis, IN, United States 12-21-12
    michael Indianapolis, IN, United States 12-21-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent"
    What made the experience of listening to Cold Days the most enjoyable?

    James Marsters reading adds extra depth to the story.


    Any additional comments?

    Cold Days is an excellent addition to the Dresden files series. The story is complex and entertaining. It will keep you guessing until the end.

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    Amazon Customer Unchartered Territories 12-20-12
    Amazon Customer Unchartered Territories 12-20-12 Member Since 2009

    Look upward and see the wonders I've seen

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    "Harry is back!"
    What did you love best about Cold Days?

    A living, breathing Dresden. I love how Dresden reacts to his new role as Winter Knight and the first mission he is given by Mab. I enjoyed seeing the crew, Thomas, Karen, Molly, Butters and Mouse joining in and interacting with Dresden as he takes us through the murky world of Winter and Summer.


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

    The reunion of Harry and Thomas. I really enjoy these two together.


    What about James Marsters’s performance did you like?

    James Marsters is Harry.


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

    Yes, unfortunately I could not. The only thing I hate is that it eventually had to end and I have to wait a whole year for the next installment!


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    Skittles 12-20-12
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    "I'm still addicted..."
    Where does Cold Days rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    While this still hasn't rivaled my favorite Dresden book, Changes, this is a solid win for me. There may have been one or two "plot holes" or inconsistencies that I had to use more than the average amount of suspension of disbelief, but the book was entertaining (which matters more to me).
    James Marsters, as always, is wonderful.


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    Tim Poulsbo, WA, United States 12-19-12
    Tim Poulsbo, WA, United States 12-19-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A wizard grows ever more powerful"
    Would you listen to Cold Days again? Why?

    Probably not, I love all the Dresden books but have yet felt compelled to read any of them a second time


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

    The final battle on the island.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Beginning with "The Hunt" through the final battle


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

    YES!


    Any additional comments?

    I have very much enjoyed the entire series and will be sorry to see it end...yet I hope Dresden finds comfort, safety and peace in the end.

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