The author is renowned in his talent. The narrator Roy Dotrice doesn't just read the story to you, he is a gifted storyteller beyond expectations. Masterful at the art of theatre. The multiple voices he conjures are unique and help separate characters & keep the listener enthralled.
Honestly, so much has already been said about this book/series/author i don't really feel the need to spend time on it. I loved the book and am already planning on just buying all the others right now and you should too!
I watched the show so not only am I reliving the thrills of this installment but getting some much more nuance and detail as to the characters and their thoughts. loving the story and the ease of the audio format.
This subject is a tad touchy. I love Mr. Dotrice's voice and characters, they really help differentiate the MANY characters in this series as well as add an atmosphere. He has great talent with the crafting of the voices and personas, I find myself wondering if he'll run out though, and some of them really hit the mark however, I had watched the show first and came into it with preconceived notions of how they all were to look and sound and act. Some of the voices don't quite match up or I just find that I fancy how the show and actors portrayed them a bit more, sue me. or HBO, whichever floats your Sea-Bitch.
though I gave a few chuckles from Tyrion's quips, I didn't cry. however I did end up going 20 more flights than I meant to on a stair master because I couldn't stop listening to the ironically climbing action of the battle of Black-water Bay.
Can't get the next one fast enough.