A great listen, captivating and so convenient to be able o listen in the car or at the gym.
Lord of the rings.
Definitely! This book is amazing. I've been watching the HBO show, and it misses so many of the details. You won't be able to put this book, or any of the books in this series, down.
The entire series!
No, but he's fantastic.
I would never say that of any book, unless it's Roy Dotrice reading. He gives life to the story and the characters.
Laugh, several times. Especially when there is a lot happening, and you can hear Roy Dotrice getting all excited over it.
I am a avid reader and writer. I have written two books and hope to make a career involving one of my greatest passions. Aside from running my other passion is running marathons and there's nothing better than going out on a long run listening to a good audio book.
So Much Treachery!
One of the most memorable moments is the epic battle at King's Landing. Listening to the description of the hundreds of ships sailing to King's Landing created a vivid picture that made me feel like I could feel the sea air.
Roy does a good job creating a unique voice for all the incredible characters and keeps the story flowing from view point to view point.
One of my favorite parts of the book is when Tyrion takes over as leader of the men defending the castle and leads his men into battle.
I was surprised at the differences between this book and the second season of the show, although I believe both were absolutely incredible.
I am committed to reading all of George R.R. Martin's books however I will not do another audio book narrated by Roy Dotrice. I read regular books, Kindle books and audio books. I would do another audiobook if I knew it was not narrated by Roy Dotrice. Sorry Roy!
I've also been watching the HBO series and it's so nice to know more of the back story.
An audio book is all about how well the narrator can tell the story, take on different voices for different characters, etc. You need to be able to get lost in the story. Listing to Mr. Dotrice is painful.
Amazon will get my money to read future books. No more audio books for me narrated by Mr. Dotrice.
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I've read the book and now I've listened and watched the second season.The third season is starting on HBO and I can't wait!! The book is so close to the series it's scary.. I think this is one of the best out of all five books,and I've read them all.. I think Roy Dotrice does a great job with all the voices in five different Kingdoms!!! John Snow again takes over the book,with his little sister Arya having her own great story line!! But Tyrion takes this book over you have to love that dwarf!! One of the smartest guys in all the lands but this TIme he proves himself on the battlefield!! I can't get enough of the Starks they are so far away yet so close to each other!! Brandon,Ricken & Hodor & the green kids made it and they are on their way!! Watch your back Rob the Frays are coming!!! Sansa poor girl nothing goes your way but keep your head up help is on the way!! Can't wait to listen to the third book!!
Roy does an amazing job of acting out the story that's consistent with the earlier books, and the writer does the same with keeping each part of the series consistent, and constantly re-enforcing what heard in the earlier books.
Character consistency, and the fact that you think you predicted what going to happen. Then, it goes in another direction making me want to listen to more.
With all of the characters, he has a great many voices to help youo distiniguish between them. Some may not like it because they like to paint their own picture, but I myself enjoyed it.
I gave A Clash of Kings 3 stars instead of the 5 stars I gave A Game of Thrones because this 30 + hour book did not seem to advance the story (back to 5 stars for book 3) in a way I would expect of a book of this length. I enjoyed the book but was surprised that by the end I was really still waiting for something of real significance to happen. As is the case in multiple book series you will still need to "read" this one before going on to "A Storm of Swords" book 3.
I've loved books ever since elementary school. I will read almost any genre, but lean towards historical and fantasy.
ive never read the book but the i do like the audio
Aria is my favorite. ive always liked tomboy characters
aria as well
The way he write ( instead of putting chapters, he's putting character name..) is so complex and God be Good we have the appendix of kings and their courts at the end of the book. It's not a déjà vu book. Many tales come from him and no other author have put this in books. It is PURE... A story of corruption and power. Every people who like fantasy will fall in love with this series...
The book leaves much to interpretation. Being character driven, you will love some characters, and you will hate some. The beauty is that, much as in real life, the choices are left up to you. There is no real "good guy/bad guy" here. I find that within the same houses there are family members that I truly love, and those that so anger me I can almost experience them tangibly.
Martin's grasp of human nature gives a real feel to the drama and politics of the world he has created and his sagacious use of magic is just the right touch to keep the mysterious and the improbable within reach.
The author makes you feel like he was actually there witnessing these events and this is simply his biography. The characters are interesting, and are portrayed in more than just black and white - good or evil... Instead they are in shades of grey. This is a grand tale that I simply don't want to end and waiting for the next book will be torture but I will read them all and savor them....