I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to the audio edition of this series! I'm an avid reader, but had never done audio books until the summer of 2012. We were preparing for a relatively long driving vacation up into Canada, so I decided to get Audible and the first book in this series to listen as I drove. I've become hooked!
Vast and sweeping story that keeps you itching to turn the next page!
I love his voices and accents! The characters come alive and it has made the story fun!
Was thinking if you put the entire series in a 5 hour abridged version might not be to bad.
Not when the series is over. Have the type of personality I have to finish.
No, thought he did a great job reading though
Nope you know how the book is going to end and there is very little advancement of the overall plot.
Watch the shows, way better than wasting 100+ hours of your life.
I don't ever read with my eyes, so cannot answer this question. But I do love to hear the voice of the narrator.
Both of the weddings! There is no way to say that one or the other was most memorable. I was floored by both. Of course you are expecting something bad to happen, but without spoiling either event for someone who hasn't read this yet, all I can say is "OH MY GOSH!"
Only in the previous two of this series. He has kept very steady with his voices for the characters thru out over 120 hours of reading that I have heard so far. I can not imagine now, if the next book was read by someone else. It just wouldn't feel like the same story.
When John is with the wildlings and finds himself not wanting to hurt them, and his falling in love with one of them, and yet he still has his oath to keep. I think that most of my moved moments were with John. What he chooses at the end, and how he chooses. You really don't know until then, which way he will go.
So far, of the 3 books of the Game of Thrones series, this one has been my favorite. I LOVE all of the character development up to this point, but now we know who the main players are and as they all keep meeting challenge after challenge you get to see them changing and their characters just get richer and more layered. The young characters development is really amazing. I just can't say enough about how much I am really loving this series. I am getting ready to read #4, and I just can't wait.
Audible is the soundtrack to my busy, city-walking life!
War and Peace: lies, intrigue, war, deception, epic!
He is amazingly consistent with narration of characters, different accents and voices; he really makes me believe the character and fall into the story.
Winter is coming.
I wish these audiobooks were not just arbitrarily divided evenly into equal number of audiofiles and someone actually took the time to make the chapters and parts end at the end of a chapter, so that they wouldn't get split up, especially annoying during the part changes.
Among the top 20.
Aria Stark...she's an unexpected wild card.
Varios the 'Spider'.
A particular moment, no...the whole story rather held me firm. As does the whole series...so far...
Exciting, engrossing, and satisfying.
Martin really knows how to not just illustrate fantastic places with depth but characters as well.
Dotrice is animated and does a good job with all the numerous and varied characters and personalities.
As powerful as a book can get, I imagine. This book capitalizes on the lengthy storylines that began in the first of the series... Giving the turns in this book great impact!
If you have read the first in the series I encourage you to read through the second and at least this third book.
This one really wraps up much of the plots that had begun in the first and will leave you satisfied. But you must continue through this third in order to complete much of what has happened previously.
You will not be pissed off, left in a cliffhanger at the end here. You will be praising Martins talent as a storyteller.
This story is very good but Roy Dotrice changed all the female voices he had from book one to three. This is very disapointing.
IT would have been appreciated if Roy would have kept the same voices and pronociation.
Great book, the series keeps getting better!
Roy Dotrice is fantastic!! He does a great job individualizing the characters with different voices. His narration is one of my favorite parts of listening to this book!
Roy Dotrice does a marvelous job of portraying these complex characters through the use of different accents, cadences, and tone.
This is an epic fantasy, rich in details for characters and locations. While magic is a part of the story, the political machinations of this world is the true focus. Therefore, it is quite unique for the umbrella genre it inhabits (Epic Fantasy). Of course, Lord of the Rings comes to mind, as well as The Wheel of Time series (Robert Jordan)...but this is only a superficial comparison. This series is unique.
He does a great job with Catylin Stark (spelling?), but I just love his work with the Lannister males-Tyrion, Tywin and Jaime.
Yes and yes.
First half of the audio was OK and then the last half I couldn't put down. I love the way no character is safe.