For some reason, Tywin Lanister starts speaking in the style of Churchill. At first this was amusing, then it started to get really annoying.
I've read the first two books of this series and I have seen the TV portrayal. Then I wanted to switch to an audio version while I walked each morning. I really tried to get through the book because I know the novel is great. But the narrator just turned me off completely. He is very, very good with the various forms of English accents, but his raspy voice of an older man just doesn't convey properly the other characters of a woman, young man or boy. That is when I decided that it would be best to continue to just read the books and let my own imagination be the voices of the characters.
Yes, this was a book that had alot of twists that kept me on the edge
I think he was good, I have been watching the show and already had a different voice with each of the characters.
This book built up to "The RW" and kept at a high pace allthe way to the end with yet another suprise.
I especially enjoy the way the author tells the story from varying points of view of the different characters. This really brings the story to life. Also having the same narrator continues the consistency between volumes. Not to mention the authors way of making me repeatedly go, "I did NOT see THAT coming!"
Without giving too much away, let's say the Starks' luck is not getting any better.
When Arya was trying to get to her family at the Frey's and the Hound has to take drastic measures to stop her.
There is such an enormous cast of characters in this book that it's often difficult to keep them all straight and who is allied with whom. I've purchased several of the paperbacks in part for the maps and list of houses and their allies.
Everything - Roy is amazing at bringing the story to life!
The story is so fluent, and the rise and fall of many characters, some of which we love, some of which we hate, and some of which we hate to love. I cannot go into too much detail without spoiling several small plot twists. I will just say this, if you are a fan of the first two books, A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings, then you'll definitely love this book.
Aria because she is defiant!
This was a great book just like the others in the series!
The Best - Roy Dotrice captures characters better than any other performer.
If you don't already know about Game of Thrones than you are missing this generations Star Wars or Lord of the Rings. However if you don't have time to commit to the reading the HBO series is extremely faithful to the books.
Very well spent
The story itself
Listened to previous Song of Ice and Fire books, all are very good.
It is, EXCELLENT tv series
The only thing I dislike about this series is the way Audible has it broken up for download, breaks between books are very poorly timed. Also the way it is broken up into chapters is really poorly done. Chapters should be broken up by character the way it is in the written books. VERY POORLY DONE AUDIBLE.
I haven't read the book version.
No book compares to A Storm of Swords.
He did a brilliant job bringing the story and its many characters to life.
Yes, and would have if that were possible.
George R. R. Martin is one hell of a writer with skills unmatched by anyone. This book is a masterpiece of storytelling with characters and brilliantly crafted story-lines that gripped me from beginning to end. I absolutely cannot wait for the fourth and fifth additions to this amazing series.