Are you kidding sure I would, I felt as though I needed to listen to this book every free second. I do say as a warning that if you are expecting huge wars and everything to come together in epic conclusion, this is not your book. This book goes into great detail to set up the next book. I will say don't forget that you should never fall in love with a person in these books because you will eventually see them killed.
I really liked the Jon and Tyrion chapters
I sure hope the next book give more Arya chapters than this one did. I could also do without some of the other characters that have been added as filler people.
I literally savour each moment of all of these books. I will be rereading from the beginning while Mr Martin completes the next installment. So glad to have Mr. Dotrice back reading with his great characterizations. This is the fastest I have ever gone through a series. I will clean my kitchen just so I have an excuse to have in my headset!
The whole book is fabulous. I can't mention anything here without infuriating true fans.
Roy Dotrice is the voice of this series, he takes you awato...the Wall and King's landing and Winterfell. Godspeed to Mr. Martin on the next, so we can get more material in this man's hands!
I laughed, I cheered out loud...give me more!
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I enjoyed both but with so much detail i would suggest reading print first then listening to audio after.
The Reek story line was incredible. Martins pseudo redemption of such a hated character was well crafted and as always perfectly walked the line of grey to show all spectrums of the human animal.
I listened to all of Song of Ice and Fire Audiobooks and Dotrice did a masterful job in all of them. I feel his ability to bring characters to life and the inflection he uses really adds another dimension to the text.
Ummm Winter is coming...they did that :)
These books are the type that give the reader something new with every time through. I feel like this lends well to the audio book format.
I am completely enthralled by the characters and story of "A Song of Ice and Fire", but in "A Dance with Dragons", I have a hard time with the narrative by Roy Dotrice. Specifically, his interpretation of Danyrous and Asha and the younger characters. They sounds like old hags, and not at all like a young girl queen or river rebel, and especially not like they appear in the TV series.I find that generally the young characters in the book sound too old, or ill. I enjoy more Mr. Dotrice's interpretations of the more mature characters, but this is a story about young people, and he cannot present them adequately.
The method used by the author to split the character's stories into 2 separate novels is difficult to follow. I hope the author will return to a more traditional format for the next 2 books.
Mr Dotrice should consider the projects he undertakes and his ability to portray the characters. A dance with Dragons is a less than memorable read because of the narrative.
I have read printed versions of the first 4 books of the series, and if Mr. Dotrice is the narrator, I will return to the printed versions for the last 2.
This book was a little slow to start and this book and book 4 overlap in many places. But definitely true to the Song of Ice and Fire. It leaves many open questions making it hard to wait for the next book.
Definitely better than book 4.
This series overall is the BEST i have ever read.
Aria. You gotta wonder her is character is going and who she is going to become and what repayment she is going to give to the Lanisters.
Would have been nice if Roy Doctrice had relistened to his characters voices and enunciations of their names.
Many characters had different voices from previous books.
He pronounes BREANNE before and now it sounded like BRIAN.
The Red woman sounds completely different than before.
Overall it was good reading though.
A great story with lots of twists and turns.
One of Tolkin's works.
No. In the first three books he was outstanding in giving each character a unique voice of his/her own. In the fourth book and this book all the characters sounded the same, their voices had changed. This was very confusing and made the listen not as enjoyable.
Tell Roy Dotrice to listen to the voices he used for the characters in the first three books before narating the next book.
Roy Dotrice is my favorite reader on Audible so far. He really brings the characters to life. YOu don;t just get a reading of the material, you get a true performance from a master story teller.
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In Book 4 of SOIAF (Feast for Crows), Roy Dotrice was a little off on his character voices but in this Book 5, thankfully he is back! I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this reading as every twist and revelation was exciting and made even more so due to the author's vivid and often times graphic details.
The SOIAF is an amazing story all around and this Book 5 is happily more of the same. I am a fan of the many, highly-detailed, larger-than-life characters, locations and magical creatures/elements of George R.R. Martin's world. Daenerys remains one of my favorite characters and her dragons...well, they are sure to quench any fantasy seeker's thirst. It is more than obvious George R.R. Martin is a genius author and master storyteller.
No, the narration is a bit tedious. I imagine it is difficult finding a voice for so many characters, but eventually they become typecast and begin to sound alike. Unfortunate, because it takes away from the story.
Denares is a strong character from the beginning, even when she is a simple slave. She remains strong and resilient as a sought after queen with dragons in this book.
Yes, for sure. I already went back through and listened to the other books again. The content is fantasy noire on a grand stage, and when Dotrice fleshes it out in his amazing vocals, I can't help but be enthralled.
All the scenes involving the Knights of the Watch. Love them!
When he reads, it's like I'm sitting around a campfire in the middle of a scary forrest listening to an old, grizzled elder recite the stories of the tribe. I don't even remotely get that when I read a text.