Hooked on this ...love it!! The narration is the best I have ever listened to. Roy Dotrice is amazing. I have listened to books for over twenty years and no one compares!
I love all of the Diana Gabaldon Outlander series. When you find a good series to listen to, it is agonizing to wait for the next book to come out.
This entire series is a really excellent read, though it is somewhat of a commitment given its length. Although there is some action, and some world-building, this is more of a book about the characters and how they interact, which I love. This particular installment can drag a little at times - Bran's chapters in particular get a bit repetitive - but it is still a worthy addition to the series.
The narrator does a fantastic job at many of the character voices, but where he falters is primarily with the women's voices. The few times he plays it relatively straight (mostly with the Stark women) are fine, and I wish he had done this for more of the women, but Asha's voice, for example, was so distracting and off-putting that it pulled me right out of the story. Her voice sounds like a leprechaun. The male children often sound older than they should. Gendry is supposed to be a teenager but sounds 40. It seems like Dotrice's default voice is older, larger man with a smoker's cough, and while that works for a lot of characters, his range is somewhat limited. Still, experiencing the book through audiobook has been, overall, worth the limited performance, and Dotrice does an excellent job of bringing even the duller passages to life.
This book continues with the exciting fantasy tale of adventure, intrigue, mystery,malice, love, war...One could listen to this as a stand-alone, but it is best when read in sequence.
John's 'going over' to the wildings' side. His love affair and his loyalty issues. Well written.
When my son suggested I read The Game of Thrones, I was skeptical. I bought only the first book. I got hooked and bought the next three. I recently drove across the country from WA to VA. Let me tell you, This series kept me alert and interested the whole way.
Dense with details and character development, grrm will keep you wanting more each time you listen.
The very end had me shivering from the unexpected and happy I have already purchased and downloaded the next book.
I always have the next download ready to go- this makes for a seamless listening experience. I love moving from home to car to office while listening!
Yes. Simply based on Roy Dotrice's brilliant and inspired "radio play" of this epic epic of a story!
The death of Rob Stark!
Don't know the characters name He was the one who ended his every statement with, "Eh"
Not Really. Only because it is 40 hours long.
The books are well written and I'm a big fan so far up to Book III. Have read the first two, but listening to the third via Audible and am enthralled. The voicing/performance is excellent, and adds much to the already excellent writing.
Yes, of the Ice and Fire saga (so far) this book has the most action. The war erupts in full force. Everyone who has craved more action will get it in this installment.
Tyrion's battle planning and his execution of that plan. Brilliant.
Only the Ice and Fire books.
No extremes, but my favorite of the Ice and Fire books.
Books make the world a better place
I have recommended this audiobook to everyone I know and I recommend it to anyone who is looking for an excellent, complicated and nothing less than brilliant storyline! This is a story/series that is easily the best I have every read/heard!
This Book 3 is so action/information packed that I do not know where to begin! I am really starting to love Daenerys Targaryen. She is definitely a dynamic character...first appearing as a clueless and compliant child-pawn and then after suffering tragedy, hardship and 'hatching dragons', growing into her woman-warrior's skin but still she makes mistakes. She struggles with the cruelties she knows a leader must sometimes utilize but over all she is a humanitarian. While earning the title 'mother', after saving the desolate and dejected masses...Daenerys is quickly becoming the nobel queen she wants to be.
Roy Dotrice's performance is powerful, enchanting and captivating. There is no match!
There is little continuity in the voices. In book 4 it seems to be, from the reviews, extremely noticeable. The character's voices seem to blend.
Tyrion of course!
The reviews would have to tell a different story then the last few report cards.
Tyrion's trial. Such betrayal.
Best book of the series so far. A lot of things happen in this book, love the story. My least favorite is the character voices. They all sound like pirates.
John Snow is my favorite and his plot line gets good in this book. I also love Tyrion Lannister. He's cunning and perseveres over his challenges.
I like his voice for the narration but all of his characters sounded like pirates. Davos was the worst pirate voice. Tyrion's was bad as well. There are a lot of female characters and I wish they would have had someone else doing the female voices.