Love to learn, love to be entertained, and with a commute like mine, audio books are a godsend!
I have listened to Roy Dotrice's performance of the first Game of Thrones book, and this one is comparatively the same: A good performance.
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Just basically brilliant. I'm a writer and u sometimes get demoralized by the brilliance of this writing. It evokes all the senses and creates a sense of place like very few books.
But I guess you know that because you're also a fan :-)
Roy dotrice is an unbelievably good narrator. It's good to hear a trained actor at the top of his game
A clash of kings is exactly what this chapter in the series is. Sovereignty over the seven realms is in dispute as claims are made, fealty is sworn and blood is spilled. Victories are won and lost both on the field of battle and within council chambers. Heroes lower themselves to depths from which there is no return and villains find redemption through actions made public and those kept discreet.
Roy is a decent enough narrator, I only wish he would never narrate a female again. It is difficult to imagine a beautiful maiden or lusty harlot through the throaty, rumbling reverberations of Roy's attempt at breathy seductive voice.
To begin, I love the Game of Thrones and everything that goes along with it, but the narrator of this book destroyed it for me. Of the things I can't get around, were mispronounced names, how when trying to create a different voice for each character women somehow ended up with deeper voices than men, and some characters were given a jerky, almost Christopher Walken type cadence to their speech.
This was a great story to go to sleep to, except for the terrible narration that makes screaming children on a plane sound pleasant.
We have way too many characters and the overall story is boring as hell. Sansa and Arya are the only interesting storylines. Every other one could have been dealt with in two chapters, except for the end. It takes about 60 chapters to get interesting.