Rob, he had a really big messed up situation dumped on him having to think on the run and try to do a job he wasn't yet ready for, that of leading an army into battle.
He did a pretty good job differentiating each characters voice.
No, it's a very long book and trying to do it in one sitting would leave you confused about what was going on, I had to go back several times because I had not caught something and left me puzzled.
The women in this story have very strong character and adapt to their situations well. Being forced into a marriage with someone you had never met, with a different language, culture and customs would leave a normal woman in severe culture shock and having to spend months trying to learn to function in their situation.
The end of this book leaves you hanging so you have to read the next one to find out what happens.
Charters That you will love, and some you will hate Great twist in there story, you can never predict what will hapen next, Really Adictive listen, Some start out good, and turn evil, some start out evil and and turn good.
I'm looking for reasons to get in my car and drive; to get on the treadmill; to iron clothes and bedsheets and to do all the things that allow me to listen to audible!
Not since Pillars of the Earth has a book about kings and knights and Lords and Ladies been THIS captivating!
I'm soooo happy that there's 4 more books (and almost 200 more hours) for me to look forward to!!
Favorite Audible book!
Great enjoyable voice, kept me engage throughout and easy to listen too!
Yes, but not practical.
An impressive and amazing performance and story; left me wanting more! Flew by, and really enjoyed the book, Dotrice's performance was entertaining and brought the characters and story alive. Brilliant!
I normally do not read fantasy series books, I stick to the cyber punk world and more non-fiction. I started this series after seeing a few things around the internet talking of how great it was and the urging of a few friends. I have to say the reading by Roy Dotrice is phenomenal and goes really well with the writing. I do not want to spoil the books for anyone but I will say that just when you think you know what is going to happen or what is going on Mr. Martin throws in a twist and that makes you keep reading or in this case listening. If your thinking about checking this series out I highly recommend it.
I would listen to it again. It was very well written.
The story was well written. I liked the detail that went into the book.
I really wanted to listen to the book in one sitting but I did not have the time to listen to it all because it is a very long book.
I read the book then watched the show. The show was just as good as the book. Both were very well done. I can't wait to listen to the second book.
Love books! Can't imagine a day without reading and listening.
This is a story filled with intrigue and adventure. It is quite long and there are many people to get to know, but each character's focus and motivations are maintained throughout. Their personalities are clearly described and remain true. I know these people! George R.R. Martin's imagination must be filled to overflowing every moment of every day and Roy Dotrice's narration is amazing. Epic adventures where folks ride around on horses and live without cell phones aren't usually my choice and I've resisted this book for years. So glad I finally gave in because this is a grand story. I'm half-way through book 2 and have just purchased the third in the series since I know I won't want to miss a minute of the adventure or lose track of a single character.
No I would not. Its very long , besides i have the rest of the series to complete.
Yes - Its a great story could be tedious with the many details but the narrator did a great job modulating his voice for each character such that you could see them
hard to tell he made all of them come alive.
Winter is Coming....
The characters and plot lines hit you right from the start. Its like you can see all the action from hearing the words along. Excellent stuff.
The story is fantastic. While long, you are engaged from beginning to end.
He does incredible voices. You believe him as certain characters. Good reader.
It was way to long to listen to in one sitting as it is longer than there are more hours in a day.
I have not read the print version due to a busy schedule. I travel quite a bit in the car for my job so audio books have become a way to "read".
This book is comparable to Raymond E Fiest's, Krondor books. You get the story from different points of view from the characters in addition to telling you what is going on around them. The characters are very likable or despicable.
His voices some times are a bit strange for some characters. Thankfully he doesn't try to make his voice effeminate like some other voice actors do.
An HBO miniseries