Clash of Kings is a great book. The entire series is deep and richly character-ed.
Lord of the Rings
Love his character voices.
Can't wait to listen to the the next book.
Gripping, intricate, engaging.
Conn Iggulden's A crown of grass. the political intrigue where great houses clash over a trone and control of the vast nation, but inside the houses conflict and politics are as deadly as war. At the same time, the conflict is a vast background to the individual characters relations and development. The characters appear flawed, realistic, trying their best from their point of view. The plot is winding, the luck of war fickle and the balance between honor, decency and love is delicate indeed.
The narrator tries to use different voices for the different characters. The problem is that there are too many characters and the narrator is not very good at it.Often the characters that are temporary are relegated to a slobbering lisping speech that is downright annoying. It gets worse if the character is female as the narrator then tries to sound female. The result is more of a parody than an imitation.Imagine Martin Lawrence in drag as "Big momma" for the pitch, but then talk like this: Phlyouhrth Highngeshhs hithss to khihend! (Your highness is too kind.) I supose that Gollum talking in a falsetto would be an apt descrition.It is both annyoing and for me as a non-native english speaker difficult as I sometimes have to listen to a passage several times to hear what the narrator slobbers.
Five kings, one throne. Winter is coming.
I was luke warm to this series at first and I had some trouble getting through the first book. However, the second book has begun to flesh out some of the characters and plot lines, and I have found myself hooked. The wide arching scope of the story will appeal to fans of other fantasy epics such as the Wheel of Time series, however, A Song of Ice and Fire is certainly more dark, brooding and graphic.
Mr. Dotrice's performance reading this series has been very good. He is clearly an expert storyteller and his narration makes the story much more enjoyable. His character voices hit the mark in many cases, however, he seems to struggle with some of the younger characters and they come out sounding a little whiny.
Overall, I enjoyed the story, and I will continue listening to the series.
I haven't read the print version. I use audio books for the convenience and time savings of getting the story while doing other things.
Wonderful plot twists and clearly motivated characters.
What's not to like? The man is a master performer with an amazing range of vocalizations for his characterizations!
A highly evocative and entertaining story that engages the listener from start to finish.
If you enjoy this series, then you will enjoy this audio download.
The narration is very good. Each character has their own voice and mannerisms, all are done in a very professional manner. It is truly a joy to listen to this audio download.
I use a sensa clip for my audio downloads with very good results.I also invested in a good pair of over the ear headphones. Keeping outside noise to a minimum allows for a much more enjoyable listen, and much less distraction.I would highly reccomend this book for downloading.
Oh yes! Such a great voice and story
The description of the worlds
I wish i could, but the length makes that difficult. Sleep gets in the way too
the details I originally saw the HBO series which intrigued me,
but the books are amazing! I just wish that by the time I get to book4 audible has it available for sale, as of right now it is unavailable.
the details of all the characters is very good in the books as of yet though I don't have a solid favorite.
the voice acting is very good different accents for the different characters and different dialects as well
hold on to your small clothes it 's going to be a wild ride!
please get book 4 back on the available list please!
Not since the Reality Dysfunction series have I fallen so hopelessly for a set of books. I have forsaken the likes of public and commercial radio alike so that I may listen to this series every hour not spent working.
The story is complex and at times mean spirited, but the characters, both good and bad, are as sublime as their arcs are unpredictable. The pace of the reading and the added depth given by the performance is refreshing.
A must read.
Yes. Multiple plot lines and intricate details along with likable characters.
I like the way the author focuses on each characters thoughts and activities separately.
The ship battle scene.
Who wears the crown today?