Yes, this is the best way to enjoy the whole of the book as a performance. And I was always intimidated by the length of this series, as a busy, single Mom...the audiobooks solved that for me.
This story was creative, gripping, and well written.
Pieces are always moving in this Game of Thrones.
I like my listens heavy on plot, and George RR Martin doesn't disappoint. This book is a fun journey into a richly-textured world... perhaps green-eyed characters and improbable coincidences are a bit thick on the ground, but it's a great ride.
Roy Dotrice is a very talented voice actor, but I found myself saying "No! That's not how [insert character name] is supposed to sound!" over and over. Tyrion should be bluff, not sinister; Davos' character note is honesty, but he is voiced as conniving.
The story is even better than the first.
Roy Dotrice is just as meh as a narrator however, and my ridiculous accent complaint stands.
For me no. I bought it hoping it would be as vividly written as the HBO series "Game of Thrones". HBO is following the story line and does a more entertaining rendition. This audible put me a sleep more offten then not.
nope watch it on HBO
I can't really say this was my first time listening to him.
yes keep watching it on HBO
I loved the first one but this one was too slow. He tried to introduce too many new characters too fast which meant they lacked depth.
I had high expectation after the first one.
Compares to nothing I've read. I was worried it was going to be too fantasy like lord of rings or harry potter. No way! This plays out more like it is based on real history. The fantasy part takes a back seat seldom rearing it's head like a dragon here or a undead guy there. Not very much to distract from the brutal reality of the times.
I loved it aand recommend the entire series, I found the last 2 not as good as the first 3 but overall, much better than t on HBO
My favorites are historical fiction. Bernard Cornwell, Diana Gabaldone, Elizabeth Chadwick are three of my favorite authors.
Such great writing, the characters are wonderful. I really like Arya, Jon and Dany. I didn't think I'd like Tyrion at all-but he's the most interesting character, I love his wit!
It was hard to stop listening!
I am amazing at how listening to the book the transition between the naratives goes smoothly.
Listening to his voices, I can really picture all the characters.
I'm in my early to mid-thirties and I live in the mid-west. I have two wonderful children and the perfect wife. My profile pic is of my APBT, named Jasper. I like epic sic-fi type books. Some of my favorites are The Story of Song and Ice series, The Way of Kings, Theft of Sword series, and
There isn't much of a drop-off in intensity from the first book in the series, to this book (second). You start to really connect with certain characters. Now that I've read books 1-5, I can tell you that Clash of Kings was my 2nd favorite book in the series.