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
way better then ghost story
had some nice twists
good to see harry progressing as a character and in magic
however it will be hard to keep the books interesting if he tones the scale down and just makes another mystery in his town with some side villian
now that we've gotten the full scale of major characters, how will he keep the next 7 books from not going backwards to boring sideplots?
Absolutely! Well, if anyone is going to make it this far in the series (and don't be fooled they must be read in order) this is worth the read 100%
The most memorable moment of Cold Days occurs during a mind blowing series that expands the series and strengthens the character of Harry in one step! The tru epic storyline comes into focus in Faerie.
Marsters IS Harres Dresden
From the Shores of Chicago to the very Gates of known Existence - Harry Dresden must save not only the world, but reality itself.
As others have said, James Marsters IS Harry Dresden and it's like coming home to hear him narrate another wonderful novel full of the characters we have come to know and love. Oh yeah, and the plot is fun, as usual, too!
I've re-listened to the whole series so many times, I stopped counting! Cold days was exceptional
A naked Harry on the Island
The character, humor. James Marsters is Harry Dresden
Character, humor, and drama witten with intelligence and heart, from fantasy to non-fiction is what I'm after in a great listen.
I'm a big fan of every book in the series. Listening to Cold Days is like coming home. Harry, dead or alive, is the model modern man/wizard. He's strong, smart, vulnerable, funny, compassionate and ready to save the underdog and/or the world even without a moment's notice. James Marsters's narration is perfection. The only down side to listening is finishing and waiting for Book 15.
Straight and to the point, this was well worth the long wait for the latest installment, even after the last less than enjoyable book. This was the best Dresden book yet, the humor was great, I really liked having Toot-Toot more involved as well, he is becoming one of my favorite characters in the series. You can't go wrong with this one!
Having Marsters back in the Dresden driving seat brought the characters back into focus. Not that Glover was bad... just not right.
Butcher has ramped up the stakes in the Dresden-verse. It would be to easy to spoil it by bringing up the best moments in this story
It is also worth mentioning again, that with all of the character development Marsters put into the voices, It was amazing "seeing" them again.
Just a Latino living life in NYC
Yes, but only if they read the entire series!
It was a non stop clusterf***k in the making... it seemed that there was no way Harry could overcome so many obstacles.... But Dresden finds a way... though he didn't exactly get lemonade after so many lemons... Harry lives to fight another day!
Towards the end... the events that took place on the Island... so many twist... so much story to tell!
I saw an interview with Jim Butcher and sadly this series isn't open ended... He has a final book planned... whenever that is... I could listen to Harry in Marsters voice for years to come....
The Saga Continues
Having Marsters back.
The final battle
Mab's moment at the books end.
Marsters has me trained to his voice.
Bubble of Glee
Everything is wonderful. I know that is not very discriptive or helpful. However, I have had a bubble of glee inside me during every second of this audible book. I've mostly listened to it in my car so as to draw it out as long as possible because I do not want this feeling of happiness to pass.
He brilliantly brings this book to life and manages to carry forward the inflections in character's voices from book to book. When he didn't read the last one my brother and I almost cried. The stand-in did a great job, too, but he couldn't duplicate James' voices exactly though in the end this worked out because Harry was only a spirit and possibly he would sound different so we were happy about it after we listened to it.
"It will be a cold day in hell before I give up my will."
Can't wait for the next book. Brilliant job.
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