I wanted a book that would last the entire month, because I have a long commute for work. This unabridged version took more than a month to finish. I really like the way the author weaves several storylines together. Its a great fiction book.
The narrator is great. I love the different accents and tones he puts into each character and how they stay the same throughout!! It makes the book even more enjoyable to listen to.
Danny is my fave!! Love dragons and strong women!!
Not sure yet which is my favorite. They are all good
It's an interesting flow of different story lines with completely different characters.
Some of the characters are quite evil and easy to dislike. Others are warm and you just want the best for them...but that usually doesn't happen.
He's excellent at giving different vocal inflections for the different characters which makes it easier to know who's talking. There are so many characters in this book that giving them a different sound had to be difficult.
The death of an innocent direwolf and the heartbreak of the children involved.
Roy Dotrice gives such a wonderful performance, it makes a 33-hour story worth listening to twice!
The narrator is dry, if I hadn't seen the HBO series I'd never made it thru the book... As it was I'd go blank thinking and then realize I was still listening to the book.. Something that I've never done with any other book
Story was ok
don't think so
The narrator is wayyy too dry for this action packed book! I darn near fell asleep
I'm a third generation professional photographer, and love hiking and being outdoors.
The reader Roy Dotrice does a wonderful job of giving depth and intrest to this epic tale.
I give this book, one of five books in my entire life I've never finished better than it deserves by even writing a review. The first clue is that a child falls several stories to paving stones to be put into a coma and be permanently paralyzed after being tossed out of a window for witnessing the married queen having incestuous sex with her twin brother while her husband the king meets with said boy's father in the father's own castle! If i remember correctly that happened in the first approximately forty five minutes. From there on till past halfway into the book there is only political maneuvering and a decisive coup killing off three main characters. There are so many characters and plots even i got lost and I read an entire Robert Jordan book in less than eighteen hours! The only plots i followed was this. In a fictional realm there is never any happiness and never any true love, people die for no reason and rape is one of the most common forms of interaction. There are so many sex scenes i skipped about one sixth of the story and it didn't detract any more from a story i grew to detest. In my opinion you have to be slightly cracked to come up with some of this stuff. A twelve year old kid wanting to see people "fly" by throwing them off a cliff? What in the world?! A girl barely into puberty being basically sold onto marriage with a foreign lord and then being raped by her "husband" ?! Said girl getting pregnant just past halfway into the story ?! Who would support this stuff? Just because it's fiction and it's not real it makes this stuff okay? Despite all this, this story will keep getting five stars from people. Please do not listen to this story .
I had some technical problems with this audiobook - lines repeated, and at one point about 10 whole chapters repeated!
Maybe - I wasn't as swept away by the book as most people seem to be, but it was a decent fantasy adventure tale.
I thought Roy Dotrice did an excellent job. The pacing was fine, and he managed to give different inflections to each of the different characters, which is impressive considering how many characters there are in this book!
the constant in this series is that the writer builds up a character to where you like them, then kills them. I was willing to put up with it for a bit, but it just got to be too much.
I am sure many people love this part of it, but it is not for me,
If you enjoy a world where universally the characters you would like to know die while the chatacters you would enjoy shooting in the head for being either stupid, villainous, or usually both (littlefinger) continue to reap unbeleivable rewards for their crimes. This is the series for you.
from this author yes
he is an exceellent reader, even the writing is well done,. It is the story that kills it for me
Ned, he is too good for this book
honestly it is a well written book. I just cant stand the story
Epic, Adventure, Raw
The characters reads were good.
When one of the main characters dies without warning.. very sad.
Did anyone actually listen to this before posting the file?? There are dozens (if not more) of repeated sentences. The part 4 repeats an entire chapter or two.. I've listened to many audio books on audible without a single repeat. This is just sloppy work.