I listen to books on tape typically about 10 or more hours a week during my commute time. A good book makes you kind of forget your driving!
This story is pretty compelling. I want to start the next book as soon as I am done. I am a commuter and use my road time for 'reading'. I love the way the characters develop and surprise you.
I like Roy Dotrice but sometimes find the way he slures and accents some of the characters distracting and difficult to understand.
I love the shocking endings!
The first half primarily just has the characters traveling around, but then the action really picks up in the second half with a lot of surprises. I really like getting Jamie Lannister's point of view on the action and the history that he has been a part of.
I would because so much happens and it is enjoyable to listen to.
Queen of Thorns-she has the best understanding of all the players and is very amusing.
I enjoy Roy Dotrice's interpretation of each character and the voices he assigns to each.
Jon Snow breaks his vow-with as much honor and conflict a person could have in his situation. In my opinion no boy should take a vow of abstinence without first knowing what they are missing out on.
I enjoy that Martin really seems to understand human nature and applies that in his series. People are predictable but many authors are usually try to make a hero not only succeed but live. I hate that some of my favorite characters die but it adds a sense of truth to the fantasy. There are a couple of surprises that it keeps me wanting to know more.
Disciple of the written word and Audible fanatic. I am an Urban and Epic Fantasy Fan. I also enjoy some Paranormal Romance.
Epic Ongoing Battles
The scope and scale. The intrigue. This story is twisted!
The story flows from his mouth smoothly and suddenly you don't hear him anymore, you see the story.
To many to count
If you are like I was and you are putting this one off because it takes 2 credits trust me it is worth every dime.
Yes! Excellent characters and not the typical
Not sure I have read any quite like these. It is epic fantasy, but not like Lord of the Rings with lots of magic, elves, dwarves, etc. Fantasy is understated not the focus.
Not sure but he seems to be pretty good at it.
No way it is over 30 hours long!
This series got me back into books. Haven't read (listened) to any in years before I started these books.
This is without a doubt the best book of the series. Each character arc is equally as thrilling, from Jon Snow, Tyrion, Arya, and even Sansa becomes a very interesting character, while Jaime's Point of View chapters were a surprise inclusion, but turned out to be the best of the book. Dany's arc was also pleasantly surprising and much more action packed than A Clash of Kings. When reading these books you forget just how young some of the characters are, but they grow with the telling. Truly brilliant work, probably my favorite I've read in this genre. Tremendous job reading by Roy Dotrice, who also sings the songs from the text which gives it just a great feel.
I'm currently working on A Dance With Dragons but this book here is the best book I have ever listened to and read. Huge fan of the series and this book is probably the best Martin will ever write. Excellent listen. Narrator is great as well.
Great story. Read very well. Just wiish the chapters were indexed to the chapters in the book. Hard to que up on a stopping place.
Roy Dotrice is the perfect person to tell this wonderfully masterful tale that is Mr. Martins work. I have this series in book form and wanted to come back to it in recent light of the HBO series...and boy am I glad I did. George R R Martin's words come alive and I was able to truly lose myself in my fond memories as Roy Dotrice weaves a spot on performance.
To paint a world as vivid as Mr. Martin's work is very hard to do in a verbal performance and Mr. Dotrice hits the nail on the head.
This is my all time favorite series, hands down.