Avid reader. Native Baltimorean. Older male. College-educated.
I can't answer that since I have not read the print series. But I would be surprised if the printed version was any better than this superb audio edition. Dotrice does a masterful job of presenting the various characters.
A Clash of Kings. Same author, many of the same characters. A continuation of a saga.
Without giving anything away for future readers, I would say it was the Red Wedding scene.
No way. Much too long for that. But I enjoyed it over a period of days.
zombie wrangler 99
A Storm Of Swords is a sojourn into George R.R.Martin's rich world of dragons, kings, old gods and new, warring noble lords, and cunning court intrigue. Revisiting this wonderful story will be a great pleasure indeed!
There is no easy choice when choosing a favorite character in any of Martin's books, but in this installment of A Song of Ice and Fire I would say that Jon Snow illustrates the true depth of the human condition. Torn by loyalty, duty, honor, and his own wishes Jon Snow does what is required of him for the good of The Night's Watch, what his father would have asked of him, and in the long run, what will prove his quality.
Hodor! Roy Dotrice brings a truly inspired performance with genuine attention and skill. His grasp of his craft is a joy to hear!
Darkness rises, for the night is full of terrors!,,
Buy all of the Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R.Martin, as read by Roy Dortrice, you will not be disappointed !,,,,
Give me plausible sci-fi and I will read you forever.
My first experience with this level of fantasy
Other GOT books. He has mastered the character personalities.
The TV series has already been done, so this q is not applicable
Had a difficult time putting this one down. I was up until the wee hours listening when I should have been sleeping.
Roy does an excellent job of bringing life to the characters that George writes with such humanity.
This book is comparable to book 1 with it's twists, turns, and unexpected moments.
Tyrian was by far the best!
You didn't see that coming, did you!
The imagination that wrote this series is an all time great. You will never expect whats around each corner and it just keeps getting better. This is definitely not something you can jump into without reading the first two books. Great book!
The series has been growing on me. I continued to the second and third books based almost entirely on the performance of Roy. Given the *spoiler alert* slaughter of this book and all the reviews that Roy changed for the fourth book I had sworn off the rest of the series. But now after a couple of months without any GoT, I think I am really missing the world and going to jump in for at least 1 more round.
Martin does an excellent job building an amazing world full of wonderful geographies and interesting peoples. He has created enthralling situations. I would say that his pinnacle would be the food - his description of the feasts makes my mouth water even as I listen while eating. A normal everyday meal in his books sound amazing.
But I have not enjoyed his pacing and it seemed like very little happened or moved forward. I have finally gotten to know some characters and then they all died. But then the book finished strong - all the death created a lot of movement. I am missing being in that world enough to give the next one another chance.
When I purchased book 4 in 2004 John Lee did the narration why they changed narrators at that time I don't know but he did a great job. I was waiting for book 5 FOREVER. and I noticed that the old narrator was back. I listened to the free listen that audible gives and it was way different than the first two books. They should have kept John Lee for book FIVE. thats all I can say because I never got book five.
No wonder season 3 of the HBO show only covered half of this book. There is sooo much that happens!
Roy Dotrice is remarkable too. He can do so many different voices that it really helps distinguish the numerous characters in the story
This is a great audiobook and brilliantly narrated by Roy Dotrice who impersonates the characters and makes listening much more pleasant and captivating.
His impersonations is great, amazing how he can give life to all characters, even women and children.
The unexpected twists and turns just keep coming. Just when you decide it's getting a little tedious, something momentous happens.
Too many to name here and I don't want to ruin it for anyone else
Very good! The only criticism is he makes everyone sound older than they really are in the book.