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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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    Hootch 03-21-13
    Hootch 03-21-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Welcome Back Harry Dresden and James Marsters!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. The plot is great and plus we have Harry back, meaning James Marsters.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The storyline.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The island and the daughters of Mab


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    mary United States 03-21-13
    mary United States 03-21-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Five Stars!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Cold Days the most enjoyable?

    Dialog, plot, descriptions of events and characters. Each book has characters moving forward with their lives. Finding out why characters are the way they are. It is like a long letter from close friends catching up on what has been happening in their lives.


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

    There are far to many to pick one.


    Any additional comments?

    It is hard to wait for his next book.

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    Melissa 03-20-13
    Melissa 03-20-13 Member Since 2005
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    "It keeps getting twistier..."

    This was such a good story in this series. I wasn't quite sure which way it was going to go. Dead is dead, right? So, there was that little bit of contrivance to keep Dresden in the land of the living, but we love Dresden and want to keep enjoying his crazy life.

    It's interesting how much Dresden has matured over the last few books. He's always been an old-fashioned chivalrous guy, but having a daughter has really had an impact on him. He's become more of a "big-picture" guy. It will be so interesting (and entertaining) to see how Maggie influences him and becomes part of these stories. And now Molly's story will become more than tangential to Dresden's. Sad for Molly, but a great plot twist.

    So much happened in this book. And it was good to have James Marsters back. He does a great job of bringing Dresden to live and involving the reader in the story.

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    John Powell III Houston, Texas - United States 03-17-13
    John Powell III Houston, Texas - United States 03-17-13 Member Since 2009

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    "Harry goes Sexy Anti-Hero, sort of..."
    If you could sum up Cold Days in three words, what would they be?

    Winter is Hot


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

    Shoot, nothing really compares to the Dresden novels, that's why I enjoy them so much.


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

    The witty turn of voice, alterations of voice treatments that bring Harry to life.


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

    When Harry gets a glimpse into Mab's past.


    Any additional comments?

    These books, ALL of them, well, except for the 2nd one, have been some of my favorite reading of the past decade.

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    Amazon Customer 03-15-13

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    "James Marsters is Harry"
    Would you listen to Cold Days again? Why?

    An exciting story that keeps the action going with the character, and the story line. Well-written, impeccable voice performance. I never thought of James Marster's voice as a woman - but he carries those characters with the same amount of finesse as he performs Harry.


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

    I don't have a comparison at this time. But it says something that this is the first audio book I've listened through to completion without losing interst because the performance or the story dragged me down to boredom.


    What about James Marsters’s performance did you like?

    James manages to capture the characterizations and details of the author's writing without letting the story get bogged in the details. It wasn't until I listened to it that I realized how much deail Jim puts in his writing. It sets the scene beautiful in my head when I read it, but it can drag the performance audio down if not done right. James Marsters does it right.


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

    Sure - but who has that much time? At most I can cobble 90 minutes of listening time. And it goes by too quickly.


    Any additional comments?

    I am purchasing the other books in the series as I can. They really are that enjoyable.

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    drrhonda New York, NY, United States 03-13-13
    drrhonda New York, NY, United States 03-13-13 Member Since 2015

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    "Marsters Mastery"
    If you could sum up Cold Days in three words, what would they be?

    Wizardy, Death, Regret


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

    Cross between a good thriller and fantasy meet Stephen King, sort of Dark Tower meets Once Upon a Time


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

    Has to be Harry, but I loved Toot Toot and Lacuna


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

    I couldn't stop listening to the last 1/3 because once the party started, I couldn't stop.


    Any additional comments?

    Just loved this Dresden. The character has come so far from the first book. So glad to have lots of "issues" worked through, finally. Now, time for Maggie and The Storm.

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    Clara Los Lunas, NM, United States 03-13-13
    Clara Los Lunas, NM, United States 03-13-13 Member Since 2015

    Who am I? I am a person who loves to read science fiction and fantasy, as well as mysteries and horror. I love audible!

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    "I really loved this book"
    Would you listen to Cold Days again? Why?

    I could listen to this book over and over and still have fun listening.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Harry has new powers and he is learning to use them.


    What about James Marsters’s performance did you like?

    I like everything about it. He is Harry.


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

    Yes when he relized that Molly would become the lady of winter.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for the next book.

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    Deevee 03-12-13
    Deevee 03-12-13
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    "Welcome back Mr. Marsters!"
    What made the experience of listening to Cold Days the most enjoyable?

    listening to an "old friend". VERY happy to have the master back. Dresden just isn't Dresden without the voice of James Marsters.


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    mark nashua, NH, United States 03-11-13
    mark nashua, NH, United States 03-11-13
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    "Another Great Book feature Wizard Harry Dresden"

    I was wondering what was going to Happen after Harry spent most of the last book dead. But Butcher pulls it off and we find Harry finally working as Mab's winter night.

    This is my all time favorite book series.

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    Matthew Colorado Springs, CO, United States 03-11-13
    Matthew Colorado Springs, CO, United States 03-11-13 Member Since 2016
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    "A great story!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Cold Days to be better than the print version?

    I honestly can say I would like or dislike either of them.


    What did you like best about this story?

    With the return of James Marsters who does a simply amazing job bringing the story to life, and the enjoyable way that each book is written I simply couldnt stop listening.


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

    He really puts his energy in to making Harry Dresden come to life.


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

    Spoilers.


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