depends on if the person wants to hold a book or e reader
arya: she has the widest arc in the book
he put a sense of regalia in each character, most likely his accent
one section made me laugh, but to discuss would be spoilerish
The story is amazing! you are immediately drawn into this world, and George Martin always leaves you guessing, to the point of utter shock at some events.
I cannot stress enough how much bad narration can completely ruin a book, and this narrator is pretty close. I absolutely will not listen to any other books by this narrator, including this series, and feel duped that I wasted 2 credits on it. I download all of my books on my phone where the sample listen is not available. I will never make that mistake again.
This narrator's version of characters and accents is ridiculous to the point of being offensive. Between this guy, and Frank Muller, who narrates several of Stephen Kings novels, I'd say; Stay Away!
Whoever gets to hire the narrators should be fired.
Much better than the TV series,
No , much too long
A great Adventure
I am completely taken by this series. The writing and plotting are terrific. I'm on book 4 and am dreading the end of book 5, when I will have to wait with the rest of the readership for book 6 to appear. I'm listening to some of the volumes, reading others. I don't feel Roy Dotrice was a great choice for narration. His voice is so old that all of his characters, even the children, sound gruff or elderly. He pauses for breath at odd places in the narration. The women sound lower class than the men of the same family (more of a Cockney accent for the women, standard British or Scottish for the men), and the women mostly sound somewhat dim-witted. There are times when I have to take a break from the audiobook and read the book instead, finding the narration irritating. That said, the text largely overcomes the drawbacks of the narration, and it carries you through.
If you downloaded this book, its probably because you read the first one and like the story. Dotrice is an awesome narrator. I've only recently started listening to audiobooks, but he's the best I've heard. So many characters, each gets their own voice.
Yes. It just keeps you intrested from start to finish.
The twists and turns.
Yes the first book. They both are great.
Yes but it is too long to do so.
This is a great series.
George RR Martin created an alternate universe and populated it with believable characters. Each chapter is written from a different character's point of view. The result is well rounded fantasy world.
I'm a retired nurse and my husband owns a machining company. We live in a small town 30 miles East of San Diego. We love to cruise!
I enjoyed this book a bit more than the first and I'm actually liking Roy Dotrice's voice more. I still get lost amongst the seemingly hundreds of different characters though! I feel I need a book to explain the book!
I don't mind getting stuck in traffic...as long as I have an audio book playing.
The flow...strong, facinating story line. This book flowed seamlessly from the last one.
I love the story. I found myself sitting on the edge of my seat MANY times as with the first book. BUT-and this is not meant as a direct comment on the narrator himself but it was very difficult to listen to all the characters being made to sound like pirates and sneaky leprechauns. I really REALLY wish they had chosen someone else for these books. I will keep listening because they are SO fantastic but I will just have to keep asking "OMG! What were they thinking????"