This story is very good but Roy Dotrice changed all the female voices he had from book one to three. This is very disapointing.
IT would have been appreciated if Roy would have kept the same voices and pronociation.
Great book, the series keeps getting better!
Roy Dotrice is fantastic!! He does a great job individualizing the characters with different voices. His narration is one of my favorite parts of listening to this book!
Roy Dotrice does a marvelous job of portraying these complex characters through the use of different accents, cadences, and tone.
This is an epic fantasy, rich in details for characters and locations. While magic is a part of the story, the political machinations of this world is the true focus. Therefore, it is quite unique for the umbrella genre it inhabits (Epic Fantasy). Of course, Lord of the Rings comes to mind, as well as The Wheel of Time series (Robert Jordan)...but this is only a superficial comparison. This series is unique.
He does a great job with Catylin Stark (spelling?), but I just love his work with the Lannister males-Tyrion, Tywin and Jaime.
Yes and yes.
First half of the audio was OK and then the last half I couldn't put down. I love the way no character is safe.
The third in a great series. I could not wait to for the next twist in the story for each character that I have grown to like or hate. Just when I thought I knew what would happen next, I was suprised and sometimes shocked. Thank you Mr. George Martin, for taking my minds eye to places and peoples so long ago with such incredible detail. Thank you Mr. Roy Dotrice for bringing to life all the characters and giving each a personality and presence with your excellence as reader and actor. I know only one certainty of the Game of Thrones series; I will not be fulfilled until I have listened to them all.
I actually could not finish the series because every twenty minutes or so the narrator would decide to slobber-lisp in a faux scottish accent or badly imitate a shrieking crone voice from Macbeth. Eventually I got so annoyed I could no longer concentrate on the story. Read the book instead.
The story is good and solid. the intrigues are a little less heavy and the story feels more like a dr zjivago than a machiavelli.
Anyone who does not belive he can shift between thirty voices and eighteen accents when he only has two of each.
I will never again buy a book narrated by Roy Dotrice.
This third book of the series continues with pretty much the same cast of characters who were featured in books I and II. And the new characters are appealing and their narrative fits in well with the overall story line. There is a good deal of action and a sense of increased danger as the story progresses. I'm looking forward to book IV.
Probably. I'm most of the way through book 3 and beginning to get tired of the "historical" asides that add little to the plot line, and I'm beginning to wonder if I'll make it through the marathon of all seven book (as they become available). I'm also viewing the HBO series, which is pretty faithful to the books. Roy Dotrice is incredible. I generally don't like "dramatized" books with multiple readers. It is an astonishing tour de force how many separate voices and personalities Dotrice can create.
Joffrey's decision to decapitate Ned Stark.
Mostly I was entranced.
Two credits per book is a lot. It is indicative of how addicted I have become that I plan to purchase all the books (as they become available).
the narrator is very good and does a variety of voices. He has a pleasant voice and makes the story interesting
I have noticed a few editing errors, such as lines being repeated, but it's not a big deal and doesn't detract from the book.
Possibly was great but long not one to listen twice
The red wedding. Like Catlyn, but the epilogue intrigued me.
Oh the tangled webs we weave
Can not wait to listen next one