George Martin has created a world vibrant and indepth. The World of the Seven Kingdoms seem to draw you in and keep you intranced with each character. The narrator is good at story telling giving each character a unique voice (even though some characters sound like pirates...lol). I recommend anyone who has a love of fantasy to listen to this audiobook.
Most memorable moment was when Theon Greyjoy, took winterfell and
never heard any of Roy Doltrice's other performances, but this one is great making me laugh at the way he protrays certain characters
I'm not sure if the time was well spent. It was 37 hours and 12 minutes and probably 30 hours were descriptions of battles! Clash of Kings is a good name for this book. Everyone and their dog claimed they were king and then proceeded to kill everyone else in the most horrible ways possible. I enjoyed the first book more because I felt it had more story lines and was less violent. The story is probably representative of what it was like, but the long gruesome descriptions of every battle was tiring. I was listening to the book and basically stopped paying attention when a battle started and would only tune back in after the battle was over. All I needed to know was who won and who survived.
Tyrion and Arya
Maybe. This book has lots of characters but many of the characters sounded alike and at times I couldn't tel who was speaking. I felt the women's voices were not well done. I think they should have used several narrators.
DUH It is an HBO series
The whole experience was great. The in depth story, the twists and the individual life each character brings was all around great.
I have no other book in mind that encompasses the story of Mr. Martin.
Roy brings a new light to the story. His cove of the characters brings out the individuality of each. He is a very good performer that deserves a thumbs up.
Deceit, sex and much more.
Love the book, love the performer and love Martins ability to captivate everyone who reads or listens to his novel.
Yes, in fact I am listening to it a 2nd time.
So far nothing. I first book Game of Thrones and now Clash of Kings how very wonderful. Just love the story.
Both are wonderful
It caught me at the very first word
Interested in scifi, fantasy, media, games.
Not, but certainly nice to listen to.
Lord of the Rings, Epic fantasy, great character development
I thought he was enjoying the performance.
Winter is coming.
Bad guys galore!
The Imp, even though he is despised by everyone he tries to do what is right.
His accent for the Imp is awesome.
I had already read this book several years ago but wanted to re-read it via audiobook. If you haven't read it, the book is excellent, you should definitely read it.
I'm writing this review to comment on the narrator, not the book itself. Anyone who has read fantasy series like this one knows that there are a host of dozens of characters, and this series is far from the exception to that rule. I understand that it's a challenge for an audiobook narrator to give each character his/her own voice so that the listener can recognize each character. This is probably the greatest challenge of a narrator, I realize.
Mr. Dotrice has a perfectly suitable speaking voice - his narration is excellent. The problem is that he goes overboard with his characters' voices. Instead of having them all sounding too bland as an inexperienced narrator might, they almost all sound exaggerated and have overdone accents. It's fine to have quirky characters like Varys or Tyrion sound like they have marbles in their mouth or something, but every single minor character ends up sounding like the same stereotype. Half the women sound like characters in a Monty Python sketch, and plenty of the men do too.
I already purchased the rest of the series on audiobook, and I plan to listen to them all. But I just wanted to warn anyone who is considering buying them that the narrator is not like other narrators (e.g. Michael Kramer from the Wheel of Time series). In the end, it doesn't ruin the book, but narration should be a background feature and not something that constantly comes to the surface while listening, as it is with this book.
I enjoy reading many books genres. But I love listening to fantasy books.
Be prepared to pay attention. I had a hard time following all of the characters, and often had to rewind and listen again. The narrator is quite good. You know who is talking without the name (once you know the characters) because his reading is so good.
As the story goes it is as many other true epic fantasy stories, it lives up to all who love the stories of unknown worlds and chivalry. Unfortunately as the story telling goes it is only mediocre. The story teller has problems actually telling the story as a true story teller would.
Up through book 3 this series is amazing. The hours flew by when listening to Game of Thrones, Clash of Kings, and Storm of Swords. I will give an overall review for all three books. The characters are well formed, the story is phenomenal, and the voice acting is superb. If I have any gripes, it has nothing to do with the first three books... now be warned that quality is not maintained in the last two books that have been released. If you are a Wheel of Time veteran like me you will groan at seeing history repeat itself. What is a non-stop thrill ride in the first three books slows to a crawl in the last two. Does that mean you shouldn't read / listen to the first three? I don't know, you make the call. I for one am glad I've experienced Game of Thrones, its a wonderful ride for a couple thousand pages, wouldn't have missed it, just wished it could have been maintained.