Top 5! It was a great listen, has me hooked on the series now.
I wish i could have! It was fantastic, i never wanted to stop listening it was so captivating.
I love books, but busy mom that doesnt have time to read them. So having audible has been a blessing to me. Shower or car listening is great
I struggled threw the first book, having diffuclty with the narrartor, and needing to reread parts over.......... But I still liked the story enuff to want to continue on.
I had all the same frustrating struggles as the first book, but like I wrote in the first books review, I think I would be better off reading them to myself.
This book seemed to be less interesting than the first and for now I do not plan on reading further into the series.
Epic really isn't the right word. What this series encompasses is a different kind of vastness all its own, with characters often far more grey or black than pillars of heroic virtue. By this the second book of the series I'm already lost in what happened in what book, and there is a little intentional confusion of perspective and timing. One never seems to know how important a given scene is going to be in the bigger picture, and the picture already seems to be bounded only by what we think we know of the world -- a picture always just a bit in motion, no less, and to which a little (or a lot) more is added or smudged. I fear I may be ruined on more typical modern writing.
The performance remains a bit drunkard-old-man to me, regardless of the character. The predominantly British/European accents used suit very well, and I've come to think of Dotrice as a sort of kindly old black-sheep uncle, willing and pleased to read for me, but without a particularly wide range of ability. It does seem to suit the theme overall, but the women and children still sound like raspy old men like everyone else.
I love excitement and relaxation. I love reading and playing games and spending time with my family
ok, I was sooooooooooo appalled that jeffery had ordered neds head. I really cannot stand the boy! this book gets into more of the details and starting of what is to come. I plan on re-listening to the book again, before I get the third and fourth book. always relistening makes you understand what you missed the first time. I love it!!
I listen to the stories at work, and I find myself talking to the book. whether its run run or hit or slice or what ever the story leads too.
this is my first time in reading this type of book. so I really cannot compare at this time
I am going to have to get back with you on this when I re listen to it again
yea the whole thing actually
Say something about yourself!
While this book is quite good, the narrator from the first few books was replaced and this was a rather large drop in quality. Still recommend the book but be prepared to be upset and annoyed at the changes in the characters.
An avid reader of all kinds of books. I love classic science fiction writers like Frank Herbert, Isaac Asimov, and Douglas Adams. But I am, in fact, a "leaf on the wind" when it comes down to it.
An epic scale adventure where the characters must use all of their wits to survive and there is still no certainty of victory. I would caution you dear reader to choose your character attachment carefully, just because they are good does not mean they will live to see the end of this story.
I do like the story overall, but except for the sex scenes it could be a children's story, especially since the main characters are so young. I also like stories that give the different characters' perspectives.
I would recommend it to my sons who are young adults and enjoy fantasy type stories with fighting etc.
I liked it when Ayra's friend told her he knew she was a girl.
Although I like that the reader has an English accent and changes his accent with different characters, sometimes it is difficult to understand what he is saying. For example it sounds like "milk of the puppy" but I think he is saying "milk of the poppy." I also do not know how to spell any of the characters names because I do not have the books.
Everything I think should happen, doesn't because something else happens to change everything you know about the story.
I read a lot of epic quest type books and this certainly isn't that (with the exception of Bran Stark's story). Think of a book in which all you favorite characters die off and that's the book it is most like.
When Rob Stark's Army finally comes down upon the Lannister encampments outside River Run.
If I have time to read, that is always better. However, Roy does a great job with the first three books in this series.
Fantastic story and performance, has kept me an audible user.
George R R Martin not only has a great plot but is very descriptive and paints a great picture with his words.
Roy Dotrice is amazing, I will look for other books narrated by him.
I spend my daily commute listening to this series, often keep listening at home instead of catching up on television shows.