I would recommend this audiobook to anyone who has the time to listen to a series this long. As someone who is on the road constantly it is a nice way to know a story that I would otherwise have no access to.
A CLASH OF KINGS is very engrossing, immersing the listener/reader in a vast world of politics in action. Martin does very well not to judge his characters or pick sides in his telling.
Roy Dotrice has a very unique voice and fits very well on most characters. Something about his voice lacks the ability to believe each character the way Jim Dale is able to in the Harry Potter series. I think Dotrice is great but the size of the cast may have been better served by a full cast recording with Dotrice as the narrator.
I'm not sure that anyone could sit for three days to listen to this book at once.
Very excited to get to the sequel.
depends on if the person wants to hold a book or e reader
arya: she has the widest arc in the book
he put a sense of regalia in each character, most likely his accent
one section made me laugh, but to discuss would be spoilerish
The story is amazing! you are immediately drawn into this world, and George Martin always leaves you guessing, to the point of utter shock at some events.
I cannot stress enough how much bad narration can completely ruin a book, and this narrator is pretty close. I absolutely will not listen to any other books by this narrator, including this series, and feel duped that I wasted 2 credits on it. I download all of my books on my phone where the sample listen is not available. I will never make that mistake again.
This narrator's version of characters and accents is ridiculous to the point of being offensive. Between this guy, and Frank Muller, who narrates several of Stephen Kings novels, I'd say; Stay Away!
Whoever gets to hire the narrators should be fired.
Much better than the TV series,
No , much too long
A great Adventure
If you downloaded this book, its probably because you read the first one and like the story. Dotrice is an awesome narrator. I've only recently started listening to audiobooks, but he's the best I've heard. So many characters, each gets their own voice.
Yes. It just keeps you intrested from start to finish.
The twists and turns.
Yes the first book. They both are great.
Yes but it is too long to do so.
This is a great series.
George RR Martin created an alternate universe and populated it with believable characters. Each chapter is written from a different character's point of view. The result is well rounded fantasy world.
I'm a retired nurse and my husband owns a machining company. We live in a small town 30 miles East of San Diego. We love to cruise!
I enjoyed this book a bit more than the first and I'm actually liking Roy Dotrice's voice more. I still get lost amongst the seemingly hundreds of different characters though! I feel I need a book to explain the book!
I don't mind getting stuck in traffic...as long as I have an audio book playing.
The flow...strong, facinating story line. This book flowed seamlessly from the last one.
I love the story. I found myself sitting on the edge of my seat MANY times as with the first book. BUT-and this is not meant as a direct comment on the narrator himself but it was very difficult to listen to all the characters being made to sound like pirates and sneaky leprechauns. I really REALLY wish they had chosen someone else for these books. I will keep listening because they are SO fantastic but I will just have to keep asking "OMG! What were they thinking????"