Superb writing, a very compelling story, and believable characters in situations that tear at your heart-strings.
Martin is a darker, more sinister, Tolkien or Guy Gavriel Kay, possessing the same superior writing skills and tendency towards rich detail, and storytelling at a slower pace.
Roy's voice talent is vast, and his characters, widely varied, and original. An older gentleman, I think he is challenged portraying younger characters.
Yes, but I don't want to give anything away. Be warned, fair reader, Martin's story is often dark and he is accused of being rather cruel to many of his most loved characters.
Martin's Song of Ice and Fire books are long, and I mean LONG, and the pacing can be frustratingly slow for some. He tends to dwell on small details. Savor it, my friends, and enjoy every minute of your time in Martin's world.
I really liked A Storm of Swords, although it is not my favorite of the Song of Ice and Fire series it was still very good. I tend to listen to a wide variety of books but really enjoy this series.
This book will take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions, as in any war there are victories and defeats on both sides, no matter what side you root for.
George RR Martin certainly can weave a story, and A Storm of Swords is no exception. Roy Dotrice, the main reader for the series has a wonderful cadence and I like his pronunciation of the names. Thrilling installment.
I listened to A Storm of Swords after I listened to Game of Thrones because I had to find out what happened to each of the characters. I became so engrossed that I ordered the other books and listened to them.
I journeyed with the characters and lived in the vivid descriptions of the scenes and the story kept me engrossed. The entire adventure is well written, very exciting and when I finished the fourth book, I spent days pondering the fates of several of the characters as if they were living beings.
This will be in my top ten of my favorite books of all time. I had to listen to all of the books and wish there was a fifth book. Love them.
A some time listener.
Good yet tedious.
It compares to the rest of the series. Tolkienesque perhaps but LOTR had its tedious moments too.
Don't want to spoil it for anyone.
Yes. Many but again, don't want to spoil it for anyone.
It's worth listening to. A great performance for a really good story.
I've read all 5 books and this is the second time to go through the series. Its amazing what you can miss the first time around.
to have anyone else read these books would be a travesty.
I'm a horror nut! Zombies in particular! Epidemics, end of all things! Also enjoyed Game of thrones very much!
Yes, actually I may because there's bound to be points I've missed!
All of it! The world you feel you get pulled into! The imagination of the writer
Made me instantly download the next book!
If you gotten this far you already know!
I'm in my early to mid-thirties and I live in the mid-west. I have two wonderful children and the perfect wife. My profile pic is of my APBT, named Jasper. I like epic sic-fi type books. Some of my favorites are The Story of Song and Ice series, The Way of Kings, Theft of Sword series, and
This was a well-above average book, but as far as the series goes - it's the beginning of a decline that doesn't end until the 5th book. You start to learn a little more about the other country and the Dragon Queen. 4-stars
I really love this story. This is the third book in the series and it just keeps getting better. Everyday I look forward to hearing what is going to happen next.
I started out in the first book with Ned being my favorite character, but he was quickly replaced by Arya.
I have only listened to Roy Dotrice perform the two previous books in this series. I like the fact that I can tell which character is which just from hearing the different voices that he uses. The only two that sound relatively the same are Jamie and Tyrion, but I guess since they are brothers that could be possible.
I agree with a few other reviewers that there is to much singing,(I don't think Roy Dotrice is known for his singing) but since this is unabridged that is the way the book was written so we just have to deal with it. Otherwise this is a excellent series!! Really enjoying it.
Really enjoyed the book ,.. it allows you drift off into the mystical, brutal ,magical & beautiful world of George Martin.
Does a super job!