I want to feel good when I complete a story & am a little harsh on depressing ones. There are a few sad ones that I love but not many.
A great way to continue this amazing story. I was locked in to this one and listened to it every day. I can't wait to move to the next one.
It is read in a vivid way. Really easy to understand.
It is an unique plot.
The first meeting between Asha and Theon Greyjoy.
Tyreon manouvres and thoughts.
All books in the saga are worth to be heard.
Game of Thrones was great. A Clash of Kings is very good, but not as great as Game of Thrones. The reader once again does a great job of differentiating the characters. Certainly don't miss this one, but realize that it is a bridge book.
Honestly, I love the Game of Thrones TV show. But as a fan I wanted to go deeper into the series! The first book was amazing (and spot on with the show's portrayal!) however this book fell flat every time I tried to get myself interested enough to read it. The audiobook took all the boredom out of Clash of Kings. I couldn't put my iPod down! And I feel great knowing I haven't missed out on the details that get left out of the show. So that's a big plus!
Clash of Kings lacked a lot of the wonder and excitement that I felt in Game of Thrones. But I have heard that the third book in the series is awesome, and I have not been put off! I will just have to remember this book as the least personal and epic part of the story while I wait for it to get real! Storm of Swords, here I come!
This is the first audiobook by Roy Dotrice I've ever listened to. It was very well done!
I am excited to start the third one. I loved all the parts in the TV show with Robb Stark! Was sad to see his perspective missing from this book! And also I just in general was bored by this book.
Pick it up if you are a fan! What have you got to lose?
I am a proud Mexican woman that loves words and reading/listening to books. I also believe that only through knowledge can we achieve progress.
I had a great time listening to this story! George R.R. Martin has a way with words that is remarkable. However I do believe that Roy Dotrice has a hard time pronouning the names/places in the story the same way twice...
I've been on a Zombie apocalypse binge this year. Let me know if you've read any really good ones not on my list.
I recommend it highly. I dont generally reread books Ive already read though.
All of it. Each chapter draws you further into the story.
He brings each character to life with a different voice. Some start to sound the same after a while. Its not confusing and hey, he's an actor - not Rich Little.
Although I am not crazy about the narrator he did a better job in this story but I still cannot give the performance a full 5 stars which is to bad because this is an amazing story! I do alot of listening on my daily commute back and forth to work and I find myself talking to myself quite a bit!
Also, thank you for making these stories 1 credit- that is much appreciated! Love love love Audible!
This is a great fantasy series, if you like listening or reading about destriers and clashing kingdoms. Martin's characters are well-developed and feel like "real" people. Some you will come to love, others you will hate.
There are a lot of descriptive passages about banners, shields, armor, and horses, sometimes a little too much. Lots of battle scenes, with a lot of details, some downright bloody.
The story style is moving from character to character, which helps hold one's interest.
If you enjoy this kind of reading, Martin is at the top of the game.
I have read some reviews for the game of thrones series that are quite negative about the narration. I think it's great. The series has so many characters that I would imagine it is very difficult for a narrator to read this book. Having said that, my husband walked in the other day when i was playing the book through our speakers while house cleaning and he automatically said "I hate that narrator" Maybe I've gotten used to him, but like in many audio books the narrator sounds like a friend to me now. :)
Aria is always my favorite.
This was a further development of those characters which survived from book I. Ned is no longer with us, but this adds to the curiosity of "WHAT NEXT". Having established the characters, the numerous subplots are more richly developed into each story keeping this avid reader wanting more at the end. The only negative, and this is a persoanl issue, I do not like singing on an audiobook so I tend to turn down the volume on these. Otherwise, outstanding writing and narrator!!