Excellent story, exciting, mixed in with some fantasy, and very interesting. My problem was not with the story or narration, but the way the download was "sectioned." It was not user friendly. The download received was divided into long chaperters which if the phone rang or some other distraction occured while listening and a few moments were missed, there was no way to reverse the story to review what was missed. The mechanism or device used to listen to the story may or may not have a "reverse feature" thus requiring the listener to "replay an entire chapter" which could be an hour long to review a short missed segment. The story is very intensive and the listener does not want to miss a thing. Previously downloaded books from this series were in short easy to manage segments (only a few minutes long) which allowed the listener to "review" missed segments regardless of whether or not the device used for listening had a "review" feature.When I contacted the help desk they told me that some publishers divide stories into short segments and other don't. I suggest that Auible check this feature and let the consumer know if the download contains this feature. Some listeners may not care; other listeners may care. The download for Game of Thrones and Class of Kings was sectioned nicely to accomodate any needed review. Why Storm of Swords was not sectioned the same way was a surprise. I would have purchased it from another vendor had I known.
Game of Thrones and Clash of Kings are must reads to follow Storm of Swords enjoyably.
Some very small percentage of the accents and dialects used by the narrator are hard to understand if he speaks too fast. I love the varied accents and dialects - almost like watching a movie in your head, and I have noticed that the narrator does slow down his speech when using a very deep throated accent or dialect (for the most part), but there are times it was hard to understand him. For the most part it was an awesome narration.
Of course, the entire GOT series is wonderful, but seriously, Roy Dotrice is a wizard. I can't imagine it getting any better! He is the best I've ever heard.
All the Game of Thrones audiobooks are stellar.
Um - everything? I listen in the car, in the kitchen when I'm doing boring kitchen duties, etc., etc. I hope he lives forever and reads and reads.
Well, no. That is saved for real life.
This is such a wonderful combination and I'm very happy to have experienced it.
i love the narration
The plot, the narration, all of the different voices!!!!
different voices and then my imagination creates different images for each character.
I cried alot and cheered for the heroes
I love every one of these books but I would definitely say that they are an adult fantasy book and not for a teenager. The language is not appropriate for teenagers.
Love the impressions, this book has a lot of names, and I'm a visual person so I will read on Kindle, but I'll listen on 2x speed because his narration is just amazing.
Many turns and twists keep you on your toes.
Not going to spoil this one.
Roy Dotrice is very good
Unpredictable, Exciting, Engaging
The descriptions of the characters
The burning of the boats in the battle of King's Landing.
I would just love to sit and listen, but don't have that much free time. I don't want to stop listening when I do have to end.
The characters are so vivid that you feel you personally know them.
I love this series so far, but Little did I know by listening to this I was going to have the 3rd and 4th book spoiled as THIS RECORDING IS OF THE 5TH BOOK!!!!!!. Book also says it's unabridged, but the recording is like only 6hrs...not possible. BOOO
Great continuing story, so much going on and always going in a different direction than you think the story is going to go.
First, not going to bother with the story much. Every other review praises it correctly. The reader is excellent, and does a great job with the material.
My only complaint is that in this audio book, they just inject chapter markers every 45 minutes and they don't actually match up with the chapter. This means when you hit next button to go to the next track (or back to listen to the last chapter), it takes you back 45 minutes regardless. I personally find that very annoying. That said, great book, and highly recommended.
I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to the audio edition of this series! I'm an avid reader, but had never done audio books until the summer of 2012. We were preparing for a relatively long driving vacation up into Canada, so I decided to get Audible and the first book in this series to listen as I drove. I've become hooked!
Vast and sweeping story that keeps you itching to turn the next page!
I love his voices and accents! The characters come alive and it has made the story fun!