rated M, good
Series is excellent. Just wish the books weren't so expensive. Other good books of similar lenghts are cheaper.
Yes, I would and have recommended this audiobook to friends. I loved all of the books when i read them and wanted to share the great experience of these books with friends but i also know many of my friends dont have the time or wont invest the time to read all these books. I love to discuss these books and many others that i read and my solution to my friends lack of time was to recommend these audiobooks. Many of my friends travel for work (long flights or many hours behind the wheel) and i suggested these audiobooks as a way to pass the hours traveling. So far they all have showed interest and i even had one of my buddies listen to all 5 of the A Song of Ice and Fire books in the last 2 months!!! Thank you Audible, GRRM and Roy Dotrice.
How can i pick just one character????????? There are so many to love and hate but heres a few i did love:
Arya - Might be the best character i have ever read!!! Everyone should have a little sis like Arya!! Brave, intelegent, resorceful and vurnable!!!
John Snow - made me want to have a bastard brother (if that could happen with out my dad cheating on my mom) He is a man of unbreakable honor, great intellegence and foresight, compassion but will make the hard choice that needs to be made!!
Tiron - what he lacks in size he more than makes up for in wit, intellegence, boldness, foresight, and loyality.
Dani - the woman of every mans dreams. Strong but vurnable, Wise beyond here years, one of the worlds great beauties. Compasionate yet vengful. a true leader with a little growing up to do!!!
A few i hate (hate them but love that their in the books)
First and foremost
Cersi - She is the ultimate villian. Best villian i have ever read!!!
Sansa - winny little brat. she has her head in the clouds like so many young girls dreaming of being the star ( or in her case the queen). Neive beyond all reason
lysa - Bitch of all bitches. she is everything i hate in women.
Roy brings to life all the different characters. I know when i read the story i gave some of the characters a voice but nothing like Roy does. I love reading the books but hearing Roy's version brought the books to a whole new level. He is amazing!!!!!
Not only did i want to listen to this book all in one sitting but i wanted to listen to all 5 books back to back!!!. I cant wait for the final 2 books to come out (come on GRRM write faster.. J/K your work is worth the wait) so i can go on a 2 week vacation, lock the doors, turn off the cell phone/TV/email/internet and listen to all 7 books back to back!!!!
I love Audible. Worth every penny!!!!
A little lacking.
No real comparison to other books, just compared to the first and third of this series, I got a little distracted with some of the detail. I like detail but it just didn't flow as well in this one.
I have not listened to any of his performances before. As a narrator I do not like Dotrice at all, however these books are so well written, which in my opinion is Dotrice's salvation in this series.
I do not think his voice range for different characters has enough contrast. Many of the characters sound so alike it can be a bit confusing.
Roy Dotrice's performance is top-notch, but the story is one step down from the first book in the series. The story can sometimes be a little hard to follow, especially with the characters who are far from the main action (Daenerys and Jon in particular).
I have a definite love-hate relationship with George R R Martin. He likes to shock the reader, which makes for an exciting story, but sometimes, well, I'll just say, never get too attached to any character.
all of it
there were so many big moments
a change in voice for the differnt characters
too long for one sitting , but a feeling of wanting to get back to it asap
When are the next two books coming out?
The book was hard enough to get into because Roy Dotrice made all of the voices of knights sound like elderly British royalty, even the warriors. I can even begin to explain the horror of it until the 4th book when he changes all the voices of most of the lead characters. The only one to stay the same are the Imp and Varies. The rest are so different I had a hard time remembering who was talking. Strong Belwas when from a large boastful voice to that of a teenage girl. and Arya Stark changed her too, it was awful, terrible. Do not buy these books until they are rerecorded by someone else. Read them the old fashion way, the story is awesome, an epic tale and the Director and the Producer ruined it. Roy Dotrice is not to bad if his bosses would have kept him on track.
true crime fan
I was still completely engrossed in the story but I have to admit that I enjoyed the first book more as the reader is getting to know the characters and there isn't as much killing and maiming. My favorite character by far is Tyrion Lannister as he is so very smart and sly. He doesn't win battles by brute force but rather by his wits-a master manipulator. I look forward to seeing what happens in Book 3, A Storm of Swords. Any series that can keep me so enthralled for this long is truly a gem and I am very much enjoying the escape to Winterfell, King's Landing, River Run and the Wall. I think it will be a sad day when I get to the end of the story but thankfully, that won't happen for quite some time.
I would be lost without my Audio-books.
I actually read this in Kindle version before I could listen to the audio. The narration is a little hard for me to understand so I struggled to keep up with the story. After actually reading it, I was able to listen easier and enjoy the benefits of audio. Fabulous story- a little wordy, well a lot wordy, but a thoroughly enjoyable read if you have the endurance to finish such a long series. Hope Mr. Martin releases Book 6 soon.
Yes, this is the best way to enjoy the whole of the book as a performance. And I was always intimidated by the length of this series, as a busy, single Mom...the audiobooks solved that for me.
This story was creative, gripping, and well written.
Pieces are always moving in this Game of Thrones.
I like my listens heavy on plot, and George RR Martin doesn't disappoint. This book is a fun journey into a richly-textured world... perhaps green-eyed characters and improbable coincidences are a bit thick on the ground, but it's a great ride.
Roy Dotrice is a very talented voice actor, but I found myself saying "No! That's not how [insert character name] is supposed to sound!" over and over. Tyrion should be bluff, not sinister; Davos' character note is honesty, but he is voiced as conniving.