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

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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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    Dan 12-24-12
    Dan 12-24-12
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    "Another great story by Jim Butcher"

    Jim Butcher and James Marsters team up to deliver the ultimate in a great story told by a master story teller.

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    Michael Hermitage, Tennessee, United States 12-24-12
    Michael Hermitage, Tennessee, United States 12-24-12 Member Since 2014

    Please, NEVER recommend an abridged book for me. Really. I love to read and I've become really addicted to audios.

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    "One of the best books in one of the best series"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it's excellent on almost all points.


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

    The rest in the Dresden series. The Jim Butcher Dresden books are the books all other Urban Fantasy is compared to.


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

    Marsters has become the voice of Harry Dresden. Even when I read the print versions of the books I hear Marsters' voice for Harry.


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

    Not extreme, but I did laugh.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book.

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    Halo Mertztown, PA, United States 12-24-12
    Halo Mertztown, PA, United States 12-24-12
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    "Awesome addition to the series"
    What made the experience of listening to Cold Days the most enjoyable?

    I was disappointed in the last book but this one was certainly worth sticking with the series for. Was a great book with tons of action. I am also soon glad that they brought back Marsters to read this. He is exactly what Dresden should be.


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    LilRyka United States 12-24-12
    LilRyka United States 12-24-12

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    "Dresden is Back"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I always recommend Dresden to friends.


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

    Dreseden and the Wild Hunt was one of the highlights of the Novel.


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

    Cat Sith was my favorite, I hope he returns


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

    The End moved me the most, it ended in typical Dresden fashion, leaving you wanting more.


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    Ken Gebert 12-24-12
    Ken Gebert 12-24-12
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    "Harry's back and kicks more butt than ever!"

    The story of Harry Dresden coping, or attempting to cope, with being the Winter Knight is very compelling. The twists and turns this book takes are typical Butcher, and are as good, or better, than ever. Harry's cast of pals is back and haven't lost a beat, plus we see a side of Mack we never have before. The best part of the audio book is that James Marsters is back as the narrator, and he is a fantastic Dresden, something that was truly lacking in Ghost Story. I highly recommend this book to all Dresden fans, and if you have yet to start reading the series...What are you WAITING for?!? Go, Go, GO!

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    barb 12-24-12
    barb 12-24-12 Member Since 2009
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    "As good as expected"

    With James Marsters back narrating, it is as great as expected. I hope they never are so misguided as to record again without him as narrator, once was too many.

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