Rule or die
Twists and turns/some surprises and excellent character development.
Enjoyable and looking forward to the next book
I thought I had heard some good narrators before. Roy Dotrice out does them all, really takes it to a new level. Well done.
Be warned this book is different from most others in that there are no happy endings - for anyone. But that what makes it so compelling I suppose.
There is a certain majesty and power in a well written book just as there is in a beautiful sculpture or a perfect piece of music. Unfortunately, most authors are not able to create this majesty in there writing. Martin is one of those authors who seems to effortlessly put us in the near perfection of his books. The words just seem to flow from him as if they were meant to. In A Clash of Kings he does it again. In his first novel in this series, A Game of Thrones, Martin did a fantastic job of building an intreguing world. a multilayered plot, and an expansive cast of characters. In his second book he unravels more of his delicious plot, enhances his incredible world,and adds and eliminates characters from his story at will. The complexity of the story only increases as itgoes on as Martin adds even more personalities to tell his epic. I have read many books where the author switches storytellers as the book goes on, but nobody does it better than Martin. If you read book 1 whitch you must do before reading book 2 or face utter confusion, you will know that one hell of a war is going to continue into book 2. Martin expertly weaves the factions and groups in this war to make a true masterpiece of storytelling plotwork. Also, as I mentioned before Martin's character manipulation, the killing and adding of characters, is flawless if not quite fair in some minds. Every death and addition of a character makes sense if you take time to think about it. Many will disagree with this statement because they are angry that Martin killed off a beloved character. However, if they just took time to think about the death they would realize that it is completely logical. martin never loses control of his kills, each one has its place in the story. This is one of the reasons why i appreciate his writing so much, he isn't afraid to do things his fans might not like. i am tired of reading novels where the heroes all come out alive and all the villains die. It simply doesn't make any sense, if you take the time to think about it. martin's way of writing is much more realistic, whitch I very much appreciate in a good fantasy writer. Allright, now that i have vented my tyraid about Martin's awesome writing let me finish the review. The one problem with this audio book is I think Roy Dotrice's narration seems to dip in quality a little bit. He seems to make more word mistakes during the story and I also think he changes some of the character voices. At some points Jaime suddenly sounds like Terion and vice versa. This might be because Martin takes so long between books, but it is still unacceptable. This novel is almost as good as the first and i would definitely encourage you to buy it as soon as possible. It is truly a literary gem.
absolutely, i loved the story it is great
it is hard to get used to his voice, but the narration improved greatly after the first book.
it has inspired me to keep on reading this kind of books
not to crazy about Roy Detrice's Narration, but once you get used to his stile you can actually enjoy the story.
But the Edition... oh the editing is terrible. you get very easily lost between chapters. in the first book they did a much better job at this than on this one
It is worth the read and yes I would recommend the book. You just have to be prepared to give it all of your attention to keep the characters straight.
The details to the dates, the era, the cloths, the means by which they spend their days.
way too long to listen in one sitting, and this is only book one of five
The narrator did an amazing job with the voices of all the characters.
yes, a great epic series, just when you think you've figured things out, you're thrown a curve !!
Great, but does he have to make each character sound like they're old and crippled.
TOP 5 for sure!
Too many amazing moments to count!
Again there are too many to count.
This book has no eBook companion for Whispersync Voice. The other four books in the series have it, but not this one. Books 1, 3, 4, and 5 use Whispersync Voice, but not Book 2. That makes no sense.
I don't know yet; I'm waiting for the Whispersync Voice to be added.
Whispersync Voice, as it has already with the other books in the series. (Why wouldn't you add Whispersync Voice for the books in order?)
Please add Whispersync Voice.
And so my Watch begins...
I had been wanting to get into the television series for some time, but decided I would read the book first (because honestly, the book is always better). I was not mistaken in that believe and enjoy the book immensely.
Game of Thrones. Same author, continuation of series. I think I enjoyed Book II better since the back history was developed more.
Spoilers. Listen yourself. Or read the book, or watch the show.
If it wasn't 33 hours long? Yes, definitely. Worth every penny!!