I found the audio preview clip distracting and almost didn't download this book. However, the narrator is actually quite good and grew on me. Worth 2 credits.
It is expensive at 2 credits, but I kept thinking about the story. One reader compared this to a soap opera...well, maybe it is. But it's the characters that keep things going. This is a study in politics, which means motives. And like life, characters you like die. Remember that Alexander the Great died prematurely. So did Julius Caesar. And note the length of "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire." I guess it's not really a soap opera, it's a political history, complete with all the motives of the characters. Well, maybe that is a soap opera...? Anyway, I guess I'll get the third book. I can't wait to see the dragons grow up.
GRRM picks it up right where he left off and with out any apologies for the dagger thrusts from Book 1. With new characters coming in the story starts to get broader and broader. So many names and families to keep track of! This book gives an agonizing cliff hanger so make sure you rush on to Book 3. Because Winter is Coming.
Heavy, this tale is heavy with character building dialog and thought processes. I liked the idea of the story but there are too many pieces to keep track of. I did make it to the end and will read the next in the series, but I hope I find some tightening up of the story lines.
I thought this was well-read, and the narrator was good at doing the voices throughout. The only reasons I didn't give it 5 stars is that I don't understand why this book is 2 credits when the first novel in the series is practically the same length and was only 1 credit. But even still, it's a good book for the price.
Ever read Robert Jordan and wondered what it would be like to listen to a gleeman?
Well, Roy Dotrice certainly earns this title. The narrator is even better than the author and together they combine an iresistable combination that got me hooked on audio books.
Just finished first two books - going on to third. It is just captivating!
Sometimes I get to work and don't want to get out of the car. Great writing holds your interest. Can't wait for book four.
Like the one before this, it's absolutely fantastic. I've read all 3 titles currently available in this series and hearing them read is even better. Roy Dotrice takes an already wonderful story and makes it come alive with seperate voices for each and every character. Well written, well read. 5 stars 2 thumbs up and a double snap!
The second part of this series is no less intriguing than the first. Martin continues with the adventure of the characters created in the first book, and continues with his excellence in fantasy story writing. If you loved the first book, you will certainly not be disappointed by the second. First rate narration continues to be the best I have hard by far. The narration itself is good enough for you to listen to even if you have read the books yourself. First rate in all accounts.
I'm almost finished this second book in the series and it is just as compelling. I am amazed how it hold my attention. The characters come to life especially with Roy Dotrice's voice.