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.
The story line and interaction of characters kept me on the edge of my seat.
The whole book-I mean every page was memorable
Very good. Some of the inflections are different than that in every day speech, but wonderful over all
I have suggested it to all my friends
Nothing is as good as Patrick Tull reading Patrick O'Brian or Frank McCourt reading his own books. So, I cannot place this audiobook in the "masterpiece" category. However, being a Robert Jordan fan, I am grateful that the series ended. It was a very fitting ending for the series. The readers were very good and kept my interest. They were careful not to mispronounce the names. I will probably listen to it again.
Egwene's fight with Taim. She demonstrated the qualities of a true epic hero.
I was moved by Logain when he stopped searching for power and acted to save the children. That choice saved his sanity in the end.
There was a lack of certain leaders at the end of the book. I expected that the good guys would win and another Age of Legends begin right away, but they will need a lot of band-aids before that can happen. There was no real epilogue scene with Harry and Ginny sending their kids off to Hogwarts. Things are hopeful, but broken and sad.
At the very end of the book, I imagined hearing the theme song to the Marlboro Man.
The book is brilliant, starting a bit slow but ending in a tumbling unpredictable bloody triumph.
I have mixed feelings about Roy Dotrice as a narrator though. When narrating everything except dialogue, he's fantastic. He has a gruff storyteller's voice and I can easily imagine him telling this tale around a bonfire, and he kept me enraptured. However, when speaking dialogue he invents voices for each character, and all too often it's just a British regional accent with some vocal quirk. He doesn't act the characters so much as say their dialogue in a funny voice. For some reason the Lannisters have Welsh accents, and both the Donishmen and riverlanders have thick Scottish brogues. The women's voices, unfortunately, tend to be squeaky and unintentially comical, as they bear a striking resemblance to Monty Python-esque cross-dressing voices.
Nevertheless, I would recommend the book. The great elements far outweighed the bad, and many of the voices grew on my over time.
Yes, wonderful performance and a great epic that continues to delight!
He does an amazing job with each characters voice!
Not my usually genre, but I was hooked by the HBO series and decided not to wait for season three. I have found this to be a spectacular listen.
The narration is first rate and does a great job of giving the primary characters their own distinct voices.
The story is a roller coaster of ups and downs - so much so, that I almost stopped mid-way in surprised disgust at some of the turns it takes .... but alas I could not stop and I continued until the end ... and I look forward to beginning book 4 when I finish writing this review.
the excuse of "it is a story" ...no, do not recommend this book. any female would find the sensationalized violence a cheap trick to broaden the male audience; especially those in the 14 to 30 age group. Unfortunately it works. They think they cannot "help" it. And will defend their right for their "reactions". Ugh.
more voices? not that I think that is possible.
any scene of joy
better than middle of the pack book, got a little bogged down near the middle of the book but ended up nicely towards the end with lots of twists and turns.
I was shocked by some of the turn of events, won't spoil it for you, but definitely got better as it went along.
Can't pick a favorite...
The "Red Wedding" shocked me. I didn't see the Starks getting decimated like that.