This was a further development of those characters which survived from book I. Ned is no longer with us, but this adds to the curiosity of "WHAT NEXT". Having established the characters, the numerous subplots are more richly developed into each story keeping this avid reader wanting more at the end. The only negative, and this is a persoanl issue, I do not like singing on an audiobook so I tend to turn down the volume on these. Otherwise, outstanding writing and narrator!!
Good book. Amazing narrator.
He does a great job with the voices.
Flames of war.
The events which took within place in Winterfell were far better, and worse than I would have imagined. A twist in the story which I was surprised to not see coming, well devised by R.R. Martin. Betrayal comes in all forms, and those who choose to betray should watch their own backs even closer.
Roy Dotrice plays out each and every character in a convincing manner. Ninety nine percent of the time I forget I'm listening to one man speak so many voices. He is truly a talented voice actor. From grizzled old men to young maidens Roy can play them all.
No way. At over thirty three hours in length, I listened to this book while cleaning, while driving, while walking, and while laying in bed.
Don't jump into this world unless you plan on staying for a while!
Narrated well and a great story.
He adds a great stylistic spin, great voice, and interpretation of the characters.
Even though my iPod Shuffle shuffled part of the story, I have enjoyed re-listening to parts I enjoyed the first time.
Performer does a very, very good job with a huge number of characters. Occasionally I get some of them confused, but I think he differentiates them well.
I drive about 8hrs a day for my work so I go through A Lot of Audio books.
This book would be much better if read in book form not audio. The usual maps of the kingdoms with castle names is missing in the audio and it is hard to keep track of all the families and where their castles are in the seven kingdoms. Poor character development in the first book as well.
I did like the character development of the Stark children and Tywin Lanisters character was well developed.
His voice! this man must be a 3packs a day smoker... every time he did a laugh in the story it sounded like he was hacking up something. A lot of his character voices were hard to understand. There is no way that he can pull off any female character voices either.
any that were insignificant to the story being told. There were just far too many characters to remember all of them and the connections to each family and castle. Some of the characters either need better back story or just to not be mentioned. It gets too hard to follow in audio version.
This would be a good READ ....but not great in audio format. This coming from someone who listens to about two books a week and hardly ever had time to sit and read a book in paper form. But in this case if would have been worth it.
Inspiring. Detailed. Exciting.
Daenerys Targaryen. I love how the character has changed so much in the book. She went from being a scared girl to becoming a brave woman, and a strong leader.
I loved Roy Dotrice's performance. The way he changes every characters voice really brings the story to life. Tyrion's voice is my favorite.
Winter is Coming.
yes, its an amazing book
the scene when with the Hound and Sansa when she sings to him
His voice has an amazing range
The Hound and Sansa
If you aren't very picky about your voice acting and enjoy the Game of Thrones series or other fantasy novels, you may enjoy this more than I did.
Obviously it fits right in with the other GoT books of the series, I think it's pretty similar to the Wheel of Time in the that are both long fantasy series with so many characters it's hard to keep everyone straight :)
The narrator overacted the parts he played in my mind. A lot of the characters were just hard to listen to for extended periods of times. Also some of the characters he played he did not enunciate very well, so it was difficult to understand what was being said during dialog at times.
If you really want to catch up on the Game of Thrones series but can't find the time to read, this is probably worth getting to listen to in the car, but if you have the opportunity to read the books instead, I recommend that instead.
GRRM is the best fisherman ever! Just enough of each character leaving you wanting more - then on to the next character answering questions and giving you more questions!
Lord of the Rings - but I did not "listen" to the books, so the comparison is not fair.
Not until Game of Thrones.
the building of relationships