I watched the show so not only am I reliving the thrills of this installment but getting some much more nuance and detail as to the characters and their thoughts. loving the story and the ease of the audio format.
This subject is a tad touchy. I love Mr. Dotrice's voice and characters, they really help differentiate the MANY characters in this series as well as add an atmosphere. He has great talent with the crafting of the voices and personas, I find myself wondering if he'll run out though, and some of them really hit the mark however, I had watched the show first and came into it with preconceived notions of how they all were to look and sound and act. Some of the voices don't quite match up or I just find that I fancy how the show and actors portrayed them a bit more, sue me. or HBO, whichever floats your Sea-Bitch.
though I gave a few chuckles from Tyrion's quips, I didn't cry. however I did end up going 20 more flights than I meant to on a stair master because I couldn't stop listening to the ironically climbing action of the battle of Black-water Bay.
Can't get the next one fast enough.
the books are all obviously worth reading, but I really wish I had more than one option of narrator. Roy Dotrice gives an almost monotone performance, with very little drama or excitement. Maybe his accent makes it more distinguished, but for me it really didn't add anything. I made it through the first two of the series, but I plan to read the rest of this series in print.
This story of Danny, the Starks and the scathing Lanaster family is intertwined with the magic of dragons and demons along with the brutality of humanity and their wars. Great escape!
This book has just as many turns and twists as the first. a compelling and engaging sequel. The names and places in the world of Westeros are explained well and are easy to follow. a great book! I found myself listening to it late at night and early into the morning. I look forward to the third book!
I think Roy Dotrice has wonderful talent and does a great job acting out the story vocally, but his voice is so dark and gruff, it is very difficult for me to listen to for an extended period of time. And these books are looooong...