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
In my opinion, no.
Broadening, deepening of the main characters, adding new main characters, furthering the twists and plots.
Well worth listening to or reading.
I won't go into further detail about the greatness of the story or performance, there are plenty of other reviews that will be more eloquent than I. This is a great audio version of an amazing book, provided you don't attempt to switch back and forth between print and audio versions.
Listening to this via the Audible Android app, the book is broken up into 48 'chapters'. I put that in quotations because although they are presented as chapters to you, the user, they have no correlation to chapters in the book itself. In fact, each chapter is almost exactly 46 minutes long, leading me to believe that they simply took each disc of the CD version and called it a chapter. If you plan on only listening to the book, this isn't a huge deal, but if you want to switch between listening and reading, coordinating position is an absolute pain.
From a company that is starting to expand and push a 'sync with your e-reader' system, I would think that a little more detail would be put into the product beyond simply ripping audio discs and streaming them to customers. However, it is possible this is simply a symptom of an immature offering, and I hope to see these kinds of issues with the technical aspects of the product gradually get fixed.
Say something about yourself!
Can't put it down! OK, that's four words but it's so very good!
Arya Stark. She is so strong in this book. She looses so much and is so young, but still strives!
Yes, and I have.
Terian the Dwarf. Not sure if that is the right way to spell his name or not but I always seem to like the sarcastic underdog.
A warm voice, soothing and comfortable to listen to.
Exciting, engaging, intriguing
A fun listen. Great for runs or long car rides. Worth listening to even if you've watched the show.
I like a good story, but reading is not a multi-tasker's bag. Audible makes me want to find more things to do just to listen more. Thank you Leo Laporte for the intro.
Dotrice makes me want to be a fly on the wall of every chapter. To see the expressions on the faces of the characters(yes, I said see) at those key moments of this awesome novel, what a great series so far. Can't wait to get through Book III.
Aria is on a mission!!!
The "Imp" is a force!
Given that I've only listened to A Song Of Ice And Fire on audio book, I have a limited frame of reference. Still, the story is as good the second time around. I'm struck by the ensamble cast and epic scale of a tale that transpires simultaneously across an entire kingdom.
Roy Dotrice is great. His many voices are helpful in telling the characters apart and bringing to life the dramatic moments of this book. Also, I have no idea how he remembers what a character's voice sounds like across all of these books. My only complaint is that all of Dotrice's characters sound older than expected. Rob Stark, Theon Greyjoy, The knight of flowers, Renly Baratheon; they all sound old.
But that's also the only complaint of a varied and entertaining performance.
Tyrion Lannister takes center stage as my favorite characters in this book. Which is hard to swallow given how much I hate what they have done to the Starks since the beginning. Still, he casts a large shadow as he moves to intercede on behalf of his family and, oddly, the good of the people.Incidentally, Theon Greyjoy is my least favorite character for reasons that become abysmally clear by the end of the book.
My favorite scene was easily the battle of the Blackwater Rush. While it's not a single scene, the chapters the various character's experiences during such a massive battle really show how fickle fate is. One moment doom seems all but certain and the next we find that the entire nature of the conflict in Westeros as unexpectedly reversed.
Revenge Solves Everything (stolen from a video game)