This is so the best book of the series. Also of note, it's no wonder the HBO series has caught up to the books... it skipped at least half of book 4 and probably 90% of book 5. I've seen up to season 5 and listened to all 5 books, and the books are a lot better.
I'm obsessed with Game of Thrones and the way this book ends makes me understand why everyone is asking for the next book.
To include a female narrator for the feminine roles! he takes all the power away from them and this diminishes the hole story its a shame.
The story itself is wonderful!
Yes, as long as he doesn't play women.
Love the tale but hated this edition, will watch the TV series instead . There is no way II would purchase book 6 after the dissspointment of book 5
If you've already listened to the first four, chances are you enjoyed Roy's amazing interpretation and voicing of the characters we've come to know and love or hate. We are used to hearing each character voiced in a particular manner. So it comes as a bit of a shock when we hear Roy change up the voices of certain characters; most notably Daenerys and Melisandre. He also changes the way that he pronounces some of the names from how he's pronounced them in the past. More than anything it's just an annoyance and a little bit disruptive to the listening flow if you've listened to the rest of the series. It's not anything you won't be able to get past. Strange at first, but you'll get used to it. As I understand this was recorded several years after the first few and I guess Roy forgot some of the voices. You'd think the editors would have caught this from the very beginning and maybe played him some samples of his previous voicing.
Despite this issue, Roy still does a great narration job. Plus, you've already invested so much time and you have to find out what happens next. It's a thrilling return back our favorite characters after book 4. Just be prepared for the weird voice changes and pronunciations.
More interesting than a feast for crows because it follows a better set of characters, but with inconsistent narration compared to books 1-3. A common criticism of the series at this point is that none of the main characters are interacting anymore, making this essentially 20 different stories loosely tied together with a promise of eventual reunions but no indication that we're getting any closer to them. Still, the individual stories are at least interesting and the characters still compelling, and there are plenty of twists to keep things interesting.
I'm a very in-depth reader. I love books more than I like tea. That's saying a lot. Although both are great together. Also a writer myself
Yes, the tale is more clever than. The War of Five Kings leads in disdain. The hit Walkers are now the most real threat, death as always has its toll. One more face to add to the hall of many faces. There shall be death, there shall be war, there shall be an end, and now the watch has ended.
Jon Snow's narration was truly the best I've read in the stories. As the brutality and reality take its toll on him, he realizes what must be done and what must happen to defeat the civil wars against the evil and the looming threat of "winter is coming" is even more so now real.
In the end, Jon Snow's last chapter gripped me with fear and suspense. You realize this is The Game of Thrones and anything is possible. It showed that no one can truly be explained better than by the works of George R.R. Martin. Alone, without any help.
No, primarily because its way too long to do that. You'd have to be capable of insomnia, but my recommendation would be to really take the time for this story. To not be rushed, but just read it by bit. Because you want all that writing to sink in and prepare you for The Winds of Winter.
The Winds of Winter should be released this year to the best of my knowledge, but never rush good writing. My advice, just hope it all comes down soon.
i got thus audible because when im home im doing other things so i wanted to listen to it while i droned on at work. This turned into heavily anticipating work to listen to more. The narrators voice is amusing and keeps you interested. the last 60 secs of the story is mind blowing.