narrator, character voice changing
book 1 and book 2
yes, but couldn't, I listen to the book while driving.
narrator does on hell of job
Yes, the characters are deep enough to need to reread to follow
Samwel Tarley, the underdog, steps up
He does a fabulous job with briaene, samwel, and all the sound affects
Not possible, but you hate to put it down
You know what you get when you listen to the third book in this series: excitement, wars, love, deceit, horror and joy. At first I thought Roy Dotrice was a bit 'too much' - very theatrical - but after a while I learned to really enjoy his reading. He managed to give every character a different voice and personality, which made it really easy to follow the story. There are many characters to keep track of, so in this sense it was actually better to listen to the book than to read it (as I have done with the previous two).
I loved it!
This book has some interesting characters and a lot of unexpected turns. But overall the series is very long-winded. I'm glad I read it but I can't say I think it's a fabulous series. It's just a series that goes on and on.
I would recommend this book to people that love the long sagas. I'm watching it on TV also and it's great to see and hear it. The narrator is fantastic.
Pillars of the Earth with more fantasy.
Roy Dotrice does a great job on the different voices. He has a great voice for reading books.
I love the character development in this story, there's plenty of violence and fantasy, but the political intrigue and character development make this a very compelling story.
While I enjoyed the story this tended to have a touch more of the language one wants to hear it's still a good story! I keep buying them so they are doing something right!
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.