Husband/Father, Educator, Gamer
I do not have the time to read the print version. The audio version is a great way to make my commute seem shorter!
The book has so many characters, and Dotrice uses his voice to differentiate and that helps with tracking the different characters and stories.
Yes, but I don't have that many hours available at one time!
This is a great story told by a great story teller!
An amazing actor, but it was not until I got to the 4th book that I had a different reader that I truly appreciated his talent.
There is a line in a tune by the rock group "Survivor" that goes: "If there's magic in the music, it's the singer not the song." - which sums up my reaction to this audio presentation succinctly.
Forget the fact for the moment that all five books of this series sit on my bookshelf in first edition hardcovers - next to Tolkein and Guy Gavriel Kay. Forget the fact that at his current rate of production, I have accepted the possibility that I may not live to see George Martin complete the seven books he has envisioned for the series. Clash of Kings, like it's predecessor Game of Thrones, is an engrossing story and a great read for any fantasy fan. To have it brought to life by an obviously talented narrator is a treat and well worth your time. Not only will I be looking forward to the next installments of Mr Martin's work, I will be giving ANY title read by Mr Dotrice a second look.
Property manager, Mom of 4 (almost grown), interested in historical novels, knitting, skiing, entertaining. I share with my husband who likes the mysteries and thrillers.
This book, and the series bring to mind the "Lord of the RIngs" series by Tolkien. The world is very detailed and interesting with mystery and suspense throughtout. The lives of the characters are intertwined in a fascinating way, and become friends of foes of the reader as well. Reading performance was amazingly done.
I won't tell much about this novel, because it is the second in a series. Read this only if you have already read Game of Thrones. This just picks up where the last ended. Like Game of Thrones, some chapters engaged me and some didn't. With Game of Thrones, about 80% of the chapters engaged me and 20% didn't. A large part of it was who the chapter was following. With Clash of Kings, the author failed by not drawing me into the new characters. I did not care too much for any of the new ones, but loved following the stories of the most of the characters from Game of Thrones. As a result, I enjoyed about 65% of the chapters. Not enough to give it the 4 star rating I gave the first book, but I liked it just enough that I plan to listen to the next novel in this fantasy saga. I do not read too much fantasy, and so to interest me enough to want to listen to another 35 hours or so, some things were very good. I like that magic plays a very small part of these books. They are really human medieval-like with a touch of magic here and there.
Tyrion is by far my favorite character, followed by Arya and then Jon Snow. I like Catelyn Stark, and care about Sansa even through she is not interesting as a character. Davos and Theon were two new characters, and Theon only became interesting to me towards the end. Daenerys's story and character continue to bore me, with the young dragons the one interesting thing about her. The wildings as a group did intrigue me and finding out more about them is a big part of my interest in continuing with this series. Neither of Robert's brothers were especially interesting.
Again, the reader is great. Perfect for this novel.
I am unhappy that very little is resolved at the end of this. The "to be continued" seemed pretty abrupt. Think of this series as one really long novel.
Awesome story, well worth the price or credits, The reader, Roy Dotrice is the best!. Doesn't get better than this.
it's that good. Took me awhile to get used to the reader, but I am in love with this story!
This is the best Series ..!! cait wait to read more :)
The story is incredibly broad in scope with deep development of many of the characters. Much like the Aubrey-Maturin series of Patrick O'Brien in that if you like the first story then you will be drawn into a new rich world and be compelled to listen to the entire series.