I would definitely consider it better having both the ereader and the audio version. The audio version gives a more fluid feel to the story. Mostly because you don't have to struggle with the spelling of the characters names. For me, that can be distracting while reading. The audio version doesn't have this issue.
I am looking forward to finishing the series. Once you've gotten 100 hours into the series you kinda have to give it the benefit of finishing.
As usual, Roy Dotrice gives a great performance. He does a very good job of bringing characters to life. When the setting or scene changes, as a listener, you're disappointed for a few moments because Roy had set the stage and captured your interest.
Book three continues the story that the first two books began. Although there's not as much action as the first two books, I was not disappointed in the story and where it seems to be going. There's some really big surprises in store in book three. You'll be eager to start book four once you reach the end of the book.
Game of Thrones is an epic in every sense of the word. This world is so broad and immersive. You can tell that the author really spent a lot of time working out this story before he penned it. BUT this is almost to a fault, these books are so immersive you really do have a hard time trying to keep all the story lines straight. The overall story is worth the time, but if you commit to this series you're looking at around 160+ hours of audio.
The subplot of John Snow is my favorite part of the story.
There is no way you could do this even if you wanted to. At best I could do about 5 hours of it at a time.
I like G.o.T. and now having watched it on TV and hearing the books, I can say this fills in a lot. TheTV show really is great at picking out interesting parts of the story line, but they miss out on much the books fill in. If you enjoy the TV series and have A LOT of time to kill then these will make the universe more immersive. The Narrator does a great job at making voices for each of the characters. There are some story lines that are amazing and interesting. There are other ones that are long drawn out and at point dull. So you can take the good with the bad and decide for yourself.
What can i say, this was the Best book of the series so far, and the best performance as well. Roy does a great job of capturing the essence of each moment.
I would definitely suggest this book if they love stories with a while world of stories
Wheel of time series
He captivates you with his voice. How his voice changes for each character. Also the fact he reads every Song of Fire and Ice book is amazing.
There are enough moments where you either yell out with joy and pride. Then the next you just want to hold yourself and cry. But I think that's George R. R. Martin for you.
The book is very captivating and has a great flow to it as each character goes through their own trials and tribulations.
It is a great book but I find that I am totally lost in the sequence of these books. Certain chapters seem to repeat in others so I have decided not to purchase any more till I have them sorted out in my head if no where else.
At the moment no but when I find out where it features in the saga I will probably change my mind.
Have just purchased a DVD set of the First part of the story and so far it is excellent and follows the original fairly closely.
I love reading, have since I was very little. Reading to me is fun, relaxation, acquiring knowledge and so much more. No particular preference for a genre or writer, I will read anything well written. Once gripped by somebodies style of storytelling & writing, I am likely to read everything he or she has written.
After listening to book 1 of the series I was sold - or so I thought. During book 2 I off and on had the feeling I was going to finish this installment but not order book 3. Not captivating enough - or so I thought. By the end of book 2 I found myself wondering how the story would continue. Story lines of specific characters had me wanting to know what would happen to them next.
So now I find myself writing a review for book 3. While listening to Roy Dotrice - who again did an amazing job!! - I once again found myself loosing interest and finding it again: All in all the tale is gripping and I find myself getting ready to order book 4, because I still want to know what will happen next!
Book 3 had me captivated in the end, but were it not for Roy Dotrice I don't know that I would be so ready as to get book 4.
I switched to Amazon after they added Whispersync. I read and listen to most of the books I go through. I prefer to read but I spend 90 minutes a day in a car so I can get through a lot of audio.
I have really enjoyed this series. I typically cannot read multiple books in a series back to back without another book in between. I have read the first 3 in relatively quick succession and they have maintained my interest. The multiple story lines and character depth are excellent and keep my interest level. The narration is excellent.
This book is definitely on my top 5.
What didn't I like? the intricate stories; the evolution of a great number of characters; the tragedy and the comedy. This book has it all.
I think Roy Dotrice has put forth a great performance. It can not be easy to keep track of that sheer number of characters and to give each their own brand, but he has pulled it off sucessfully.
I just gasped a lot. This is where it all goes down!
What should I read next???♫♪♫♪
The Clash of Kings left me wanting more and A Storm of Swords gave me MORE and then some!!! I couldn't wait to download this book. After it was downloaded I couldn't put it down. The twist and turns are so unexpected. It had me laughing and crying in parts. Again I can't wait to see what will happen in the next book!
Someone reading the book instead of a strange attempt of acting it out.
I will be much more careful to listen and sample before buying.
Overacting, hammy, annoying intonations. His voice. I feel cruel writing this but it was like nails scraping against a chalkboard.
Grateful that I didn't download it onto my phone.