Cliffhanger Performance Excellence
Class of its own.
The red wedding and the royal wedding.
To many to list in a review
Best book of the series so far. Seems third time is the charm!
I have it on my Kindle and do plan on going back through as soon as I get through this last of the series, just so I can see if there was anything that I missed.
There are so many intriguing characters that it’s hard to pick one, but Tyrion Lannister is such a complex figure and his story has so many twists that it’s not hard to be fascinated with his part.
Just when you think you have the story figured out... everything you know changes
I hate myself for getting sucked into this series. I can't put it down now.
It is more entertaining to listen to the audio edition due to the character voices and makes my commute go by faster. It is alo easier to finish such a long book when you can listen while doing other tasks. I do like that it syncs to my kindle so that I can pick up reading where I left off.
The books in the Game of Thrones series. Same story & same reader.
Tyrion the Imp
I loved this book. GRRM does an excellent job of playing with tropes and creating multi-dimensional, interesting characters.
However, I did have to download the book numerous times because it didn't download completely. It was really frustrating when the book was so messed up audible wouldn't even stay open long enough to try to skip past that part.
Also: Roy Dotrice does a great job of narrating, but I could. not. listen. whenever he read Missandei's lines. It made me feel really gross to listen to his racist asian stereotype voice for Missandei, and I cringed whenever she talked. Not cool, Roy. I heard there were a lot of changes made for the fourth book, and I really hope that's one of them.
Yes. It is necessary for the game of thrones series
Second half of book is really interesting. First part is very boring and slow.
At the twins. The pick of the story.
Roy Datrice does an amazing job of a long series filled with too many characters, predictable plots and soap opera style endings.
When I am listening to the story it feels very well written, with strong character and story development, but when I step away from it and think about it, it feels very slow, drawn out, and soap-opera formula. What I initially, in the first 2 books, appreciated about the format of splitting the story chapters to individual and sometimes overlapping character perspectives, has become tedious. I am still interested in the characters and the story, and I have my favorites, but some that I care less about become very irritating in the listening and I want to skip past them.
Overall I do think it is still a very well written story.
I read the first 2. "A Storm of Swords" is my first audiobook of the series. I liked Dotrice's narration until the end of the first 8-hour section, and then he started using some character voices that were very "full mouth" sounding, like talking through bad teeth, and thick tongue, and saliva. I am all for character differentiation but it does not need to be this dramatic, and it is very distracting from the story. I prefer a narrator to be subtle so I can develop the story in my head. He is a very good narrator, he's just working too hard on this one.
No. It's already a tv series and I wouldn't watch it.
Not much to add to other reviews. The book has everything: honor, betrayal, intrigue, love, and great battles.
The narrator took a few minutes to get used to. Soon, I realized that he is using a different voice for each character. And that there are many, many characters. And that he always goes back to the correct voice for a given character throughout the long, long book. Stunning, really. That Mr. Dotrice can do this a any age, much less well into his 80s, is downright inspirational.
It is the first audiobook I've listened to, but it has definitely got me hooked and I'll be listening to others. It was entertaining, and I couldn't stop listening!
The rest of the books in the Series because it is the same storyline.
No, but I thought he did extremely well differentiating between many complex characters.
My favorite part is when two of the brother characters' stories overlap.
I will definitely be getting the rest of the books in the Fire and Ice Series.
Hey all, I'm a 33 year old white dude from Las Vegas. I typically listen to thrillers, fantasy, and Sci-fi.
bloody good fun.
Arya Stark is the character that goes through the most harrowing of trials and faces each with Bravery and resolve.
Dotrice has such a titanic task in performing scores of voices, but I really enjoy is portrayal of Sam.
I laughed often.