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.
I've become a great fan of the series Game of Thrones since watching the HBO special. Listening to Roy Dotrice and his many voices makes these audio books just come alive as I drive.
This could be a great book but...Martin gets to caught up in the sex and vileness of the characters not enough in what made the first two books great! Also the book goes on and on and on. I had to listen to it is double time because i kept catching myself tuning it out due to the wordiness. I went ahead and got the last book, but my expectations have been dramatically lowered. Guess as this series progresses it become like a used up television series turning away from what made it enjoyable and towards that which made it loose it's audience. Hate it because I really enjoyed the first two books!
Screenwriter, director, parent, wife, AVID reader, and Audible addict.
In this, the third book of the Songs of Fire and Ice series ( the first was A Game Of Thrones, now brilliantly on HBO), author George R.R. Martin spares no detail in creating the bitter cold approach of Winter and the horrible creatures it unearths. Equally riveting are the human characters, as they battle each other and their own fears using sex, politics, murder, lies, treachery, and dragons - all to win the game of thrones --- all to win the place of King. Narrator Roy Dotrice is brilliant. The book is heavy on characters- and it is near to impossible to keep them all straight - but Dotrice makes the main characters recognizable and unforgettable.