Not quite as interesting as book 1 but I still could not put it down. Looking forward to book 3.
A perfectly pitched gravelly piano of tones. Like Tom Waits meets Santa Claus meets Richard Burton
I'm tiring a bit of the material. RR Martin is on a high level but sometimes too one note. Spread these books out for maximum enjoyment!
This is definitely an epic story, lots of action, lots of characters, plenty of surprises. Sometimes I find myself wishing for a bit of lightness as it is a very dark story. I also would prefer the author had left out some of the R-rated parts so I could recommend it to my teenage son. But here I am downloading the next book in the series just to find out what happens. I guess that ultimately is the mark of a good book, it makes you want to read more. Kind of like potato chips - not particularly good for you or even satisfying but still fun.
martin-- no, no Dotrice --yes. he is good
re-reading books 2-3 of Millineum Trilogy-- just saw movie
Not as far as writer---he has no clue how to finish series
It is difficult to choose just one character of this series as a favorite. I like Arya's youthful courage, Bran's developing awareness of his abilities, and Jon Snow's heroism. Oh, Daenerys is a great, strong, female courage. Oh, and Tyrion!!! Great combination of morality and pragmatism. So, there you go, can't just choose one.
Hmmm.... All Mr. Dotrice's male characterizations are fabulous. I am going to say Tyrion is my favorite followed by Jon Snow and Varys.
You may want to listen to this all in one sitting but it would be difficult and I would recommend against it.
I wonder if the children will ever achieve adulthood in this series.
I had experienced some ups and downs throughout this read, i sticked by patiently, and was highly rewarded for it.
The prize offered includes, great fiction, an enchanting tale very well built, intrigues, thrills, action, complex characters and thought provoking ideas.
but i have to agree, that good editing would have done the series (and this book in particular), much good.
Husband/Father, Educator, Gamer
I do not have the time to read the print version. The audio version is a great way to make my commute seem shorter!
The book has so many characters, and Dotrice uses his voice to differentiate and that helps with tracking the different characters and stories.
Yes, but I don't have that many hours available at one time!
This is a great story told by a great story teller!
An amazing actor, but it was not until I got to the 4th book that I had a different reader that I truly appreciated his talent.
There is a line in a tune by the rock group "Survivor" that goes: "If there's magic in the music, it's the singer not the song." - which sums up my reaction to this audio presentation succinctly.
Forget the fact for the moment that all five books of this series sit on my bookshelf in first edition hardcovers - next to Tolkein and Guy Gavriel Kay. Forget the fact that at his current rate of production, I have accepted the possibility that I may not live to see George Martin complete the seven books he has envisioned for the series. Clash of Kings, like it's predecessor Game of Thrones, is an engrossing story and a great read for any fantasy fan. To have it brought to life by an obviously talented narrator is a treat and well worth your time. Not only will I be looking forward to the next installments of Mr Martin's work, I will be giving ANY title read by Mr Dotrice a second look.