The Red wedding
I have been with Audiobooks for the past eight years and recommend Audiobooks to everyone.
I read the first two books in the series could not put them down. The plot of this book is equally compelling. However, in over a decade of listening to dozens of audio books this is perhaps the worse narration I've ever encountered. Towering women warriors speak like truculent tomboys in high pitched voices. A truculent tomboy evokes a wizened crone. A beautiful and sensuous queen sounds like a frumpy librarian. The voice of one of the most powerful lords in the land is reminiscent of Winston Churchill's. Despite that the story itself makes this a worthwhile listen especially if you don't have time to read the books. I hope the publisher sees fit to change the narrator when the remaining books in the series are recorded.
Immigration lawyer in Kansas City. I like Character driven dramas, fantasy (monsters, magic and witches oh my!) and coming of age stories. Favs include: The Book Thief, The Game of Throne series, Harry Potter Series, Dresden Files, Nightside series, anything by Neil Gaimen, 100 Years of Solitude.
It is a long book, but I would listen to the whole series again.
Love the characters and all the treacherous story twists
He does a great job with the voices
There is a cut in this recording that leaves out about 100 pages of the book. I had to go to a book store and read what I missed.
I absolutely loved this book. I'm "reading" through the Song of Ice and Fire series, and though I enjoyed books 1 and 2 very much, this one blew them away. Every single character in this story is a total badass. With that said, I think that, while the story is superb, the performance ranks at the very good level. I like Roy Dotrice and I think he does a commendable job with what must be an extraordinarily difficult narration task. Occasionally, however, I don't like the way he dramatizes a certain character's voice. I don't care for the accent that he gives Tyrion, for example. Given the overall brilliance of the series, and his generally quite good management of challenging material (so very very many characters), I can overlook this, however. I highly recommend the series, and if audiobooks work for you, I say spend the 2 credits and enjoy.
Tolkien's series of "Ring" books...well-imagined universe, beautifully-drawn characters and great story-telling.
Yes...too good a story.
Dotrice is making a MESS of the narration. The voices are terrible and, when he resorts to "channeling" Winston Churchill for Lannister père, it gets to excruciating...even embarrassing.
Hope you change narrators for subsequent installments. Too bad it's too late to do the whole thing over with a different actor. Why on earth didn't they get somebody like Jim Dale?
Listening in the car as we drive, this is a nice long and entertaining story. In books 3 and 4 the voices of the characters change. Roy also changes the pronunciation of several of the names, big changes. Patai becomes Peter.
I enjoy this series and like the narrator but need a break afte this one. Thank God I have double speed on my phone. It's too long and doesn't advance the plot enough to merit 50 hours (!) of listening. Goodbye Tyrion, I wish you well, not sure when I'll see you again.
This was better than a movie or mini series. More detailed and the narrator gets you invested in the characters.
The cave romance scene with John Snow.
I'm a Joyful Vegan/Artist-Photographer who has become passionately addicted to Audible.
The saga continues and never disappoints.
My favorite character was Arya for her infatiguable spirit.
My favorite scene was the scene, near the end of the 2 Lanister brothers and their love hate bond.
It made me laugh and cry. I'd love to read the next two books, but the reviews are dismal. I'm concerned that the narration will be flawed.
Roy Dotrice's narration is brilliant.