Really enjoyed the book ,.. it allows you drift off into the mystical, brutal ,magical & beautiful world of George Martin.
Does a super job!
Excellent narrative! exciting story! awesome characters!
The consequences of war
well it's kinda rough... but the books get better and better
oh yeah! but it's impossible
A song of ice and fire series are awesome!
George Martin is the best.
I can't get over how characters, who you think will be with you to the end, get killed off! It's one surprise after another.
I like history, non fiction and fantasy genres. Favorite authors (so far): Robert Jordan, Ken Follett, George Martin, Gregory Roberts, Khaled Hoseini, Ayn Rand
SoS is one of the biggest in the series and I guess it has to be. This book is full of jaw dropping events. This series just keep getting better. I'm halfway through Feast for crows but so far SoS has been my favorite. GRRM just rocks. I hope by the time I finish Dance of Dragons, GRRM would push out the next installment.
The story is great. The narration is ok, but very occasionally hard to understand, which seems to be a cardinal sin in audio book narration. But my biggest complaint is in the formatting of the audio download. The chapter markers do not match up to the breaks in the chapters of the book, making it realistically impossible to find a spot in the audio book unless you just go start to finish. I will not be purchasing any more in the series until I am assured that this is not the case. I have submitted this feedback to the Audible staff weeks ago and received no response.
I can't get over how much we love listening to the books in this series. We start our day over coffee and tea and Mr. Dotrice giving life to Mr. Martin's characters. It's remarkable the way the tales of so many are woven so tightly, with such detail. It's impressive to say the least. I love how vivid the lands are, the faces, the armor, the clothing. The personalities are etched in your mind as if you actually know them, although many you would not want to. How the author kills one you love and spares one you detest, while keeping you interested is a wonder in itself. Can't wait to read, or in this case, listen on!
a Tech Exec who loves the stories about what could be and what should have been. Mixed with histories told from an outside perspective.
The third book i've read in this series...and a it is finally becoming a much more palatable story. The various story lines are finally coming within the same area that it makes sense to have them in the same book.
The story's amazing - but that's hardly news, at this point. The narrator of this audiobook, however, could afford to take it down SEVERAL notches. Granted, the cast of characters sprawls from many different regions and varies from young to very old to high born to (literally) dirt poor - and voicing them is not a task that I envy. However, the words "he said" or "she said" pretty much cover it. This guy is in that sound booth acting his BRAINS out, and it gets pretty frustrating to listen to. He's given many characters totally unnecessary dialects that interfere with, rather than illuminate, character. And, he's clearly no spring chicken in his own right, so when he lays on impossibly thick "old man" or "old poor lady" voices, those characters sound about THREE HUNDRED YEARS OLD, and have prompted me to pause the narration in frustration many times.
Between's Martin's writing and Roy's portrayal, the Ice and Fire world is so complete I almost had to remind myself the books are fictional! As a rule, I'm not a huge fantasy fan, but found this absolutely engrossing. Martin's detail and Roy's performance make the characters come alive - set in a world that realistically doesn't always have a happy ending, they feel three dimensional - each possessing flawed personalities and complex motivations - I found myself empathizing with even the seedy and grotesque... A must listen for even those who don't venture into this genre.
I'm a retired nurse and my husband owns a machining company. We live in a small town 30 miles East of San Diego. We love to cruise!
Lots of surprises here! I wish Audible had the Roy Dotrice edition of Book 4. I decided to wait for it rather than hear it read by someone else.