Yes! Great story and Outstanding Performance!
Diverse characters and an author who isn't afraid to take chances.
Diversity of voices and consistency of delivery is outstanding!
Winter may be coming but war is here!
I am a 27 year old nurse pursuing a nurse practitioner degree. My favorite book genres are: fantasy, science fiction, medicine and sociology
I had read along, switching back and forth from the Kindle text edition and the Audible version.
I love, LOVE Roy Dotrice. The voices he assigns his characters have become so dear to me that now when I watch episodes of Game of Thrones, it takes me a moment - "Wait, Tyrion doesn't sound like that!" I find that his colorful, charming voice reminds me of a wise grandfather reading me a bedtime story.
This story weaves in and out of several families but always keeps you intrigued.
Arya is my favorite character because I love her adventurous sprit and tenacity.
There are a lot of characters in this story and
Obviously, the story of Game of Thrones continues. But listening to the narration, it is brought to life!
The whole series is like that. Can't wait to get to Book 4.
I don't know. There are too many to count
Also, since the books are 30+ hours, a deffinite bargain for an audible book!
This is about as far as I want to go with this series. Reminds me far too much of seinfeld, as in its a series about nothing, going no where. Seriously feels like the it is written just to perpetuate itself instead of having a point. The first book in the series was good, going this far into it is a mistake.
Dotrice's narration makes the excellent story even better.
There are just too many in this one, especially when compared to Book 2.
His voices! I love all of the voices he does, and how he sings the songs and puts the emotions into his work.
I listened to the audiobook at work and numerous times listening to this one, had to try very hard not to laugh, or cheer, and a few times had to stop listening for a little bit because I was so upset at what had happened.
No depth to the characters and the story in general. Huge amount of detail that is meanlingless. The characters are generally unlikeable, and none emerge as leaders or possessing great character. Characters are killed off left and right, and the ones that remain just do not seem to evolve much. It is just about people who think they should be or have a right to rule the kingdom, the people that are fighting them or defending them and they all go around bashing people over the head to get what they want. There are so many details and people in the book that turn out to be of no revelance to the story and so many missed opportunities for sub plots that never evolve. For example, Aria appeared to have true integrity and a Xena warrior princess type mentality, but her character never mentally evolves into anything but someone with experience to kill and the standard quips of a child. The dire wolves seemed so mystical...but zero help to the story. Bran appears to be a seerer... but this plays out in no way. The "Others", ripe for being way more is never explored. This winter is coming, why? Do your actions change this outcome? Are the "Others" redeemers, an army for the righteous, judgement for those that are not? Are all those that have died ready to come back and make right in the world. Nothing! John Snow, who looked poised to come out on top. Nothing. Tierien, with great wit and intelligence. Nothing. I stuck it out for the first 3 stories, but need to get off the bus at this point.
For me, I tend to need a Big Picture story that if there is great battle, sacrifice or similar, there is a meaningful resolution. I wish to see the world move forward with some type of character growth or realization, some exciting and meaningful twists and turns, and yes, I like to see a few good guys win, not just be fauder for the next explicit head spliting brain splatter scene. I do not care for soap operas that just have perpetual "action" but little in the way of interesting story line. As mentioned previously, there is a ridiculous amount of detail of food, smells, explicit sexual comments, slaughter, people relaying historical information or stories, none of which has any baring on the story at all.
He had alot of characters to cover and did a good job, but after so many hours they all started sounding like an old english skit and got quite irratating, specially the raspy laughing voices and the singing. And dont forget a minute of saying Hodor a hundred times.
Frustration and disappointment. I listened to the book during my morning runs and really could not wait to finish it. After listening to the first 3 parts, I knew the story was going to disappoint me and was going nowhere, althought I still held out hope that the surprises were coming. They didnt.
For those that like action or soap opera type stories, I am sure this book is colorful and enjoyable. For those looking for a little more meaning in their entertainment, this series may disappoint
The characters followed in this book were mostly the same as the first 2.
I would recommend this book and all of the parts before (you need to read them first and in order) for it is interesting and due to the lenght, a great book for a trip.
Roy, the reader, does a great job and keeps the story moving.
Yes because Roy Dotrice is an AMAZING narrator. I would go through my workday with his words echoing in my brain. I could not wait to continue and was sad when it was over.
Perfect narrator- a multitude of characters, all with different voices, his "neutral" voice is very strong and most pleasant.
Strongly recommend it.