Excellent, leaves you wanting more
I was originally introduced to Roy Dotrice while reading Wheel of Time series and have always compared them in my mind. For me the similarity lies in the ability to create several cultures and subplots that are independent of, yet effected by the others.
He does them all well. Jaqen H'ghar I loved well. I was compelled to look up Roy Dotrice and found that he is talented actor.
There are several books happening within the book. It's like trying to pick a favorite child.
I hope Roy Dotrice doesn't screw around like Jean Auel did for thirty years and end up losing much of his following. Of course, if he does take that long, I hope it's worth waiting for. Roy, tell us what you would have us read while we wait.
It took me six months to read Dance With Dragons. It started slowly, ever so slowly. We trudged here and there with Tirian as he passed from wine barrel to luxury to a boat ride with some strange characters to imprisonment and on and on. I just could not maintain the proper attention span to read this book continuously. Yet I was so invested in the series (A Song Of Ice and Fire) that I kept reading. I was rewarded, though the book dragged once again in the chapter dealing with Denaries. The book is filled with surprises and misdirection and picks up a lot of the loose pieces left in other series books (the young Stark girl, young brother Bran, the female knight who was hung but may not have died permanently and so on). Martin's story-telling is superb at times, though the "dance" drags at other times. Throughout, though, he's remarkably innovative in his fantasy creations and thorough in character development. He has a true villain in Ramsey Bolton, who is far more cruel and uncaring about others than even Searcey could ever hope to be. Dance ends strongly, in my opinion, with Denaries poised to return to center stage and with continued military and political machinations still roiling the land in Westrus. I think Dance is only a 4, despite its numerous strengths. I do, however, look forward to
book Six in the series.
Audible reversed the last two segments of the download. Hard to catch, given how choppy the book is generally. Make sure you reverse them.
Disciple of the written word and Audible fanatic. I am an Urban and Epic Fantasy Fan. I also enjoy some Paranormal Romance.
This was spliced out of the last book you find yourself being bounced around to things that happened in the beginning of A Feast for Crows waaaaayyyyy frustrating ......
That said. I am dying you can't leave me hanging!!!!
This book answers so many questions and asks so many more! I love it and hate it. There are to many ends and beginnings "off stage" and I feel disarranged in the story now. The story is still George RR Martin though meaning still very good.
Up to this point, I have enjoyed the series. I even liked John Lee as narrator. I figured that if I listened to
I would not want a different narrator. I would just like Roy to listen to the books he narrated.
Every book in this series has been wildly entertaining. The narrator is terrific and brings each character to life. This is one series I will listen to and read more than once. It is a delicious escape.
I don't know if the book is any good because I was only able to listen to about 30 minutes of this horrid narration. Truly, the worst, most grating narration I have ever heard.
The story take place in mid evil times in a realm of fantasy complete with dragons, skin changers, magic,knights,kings etc, that's the best part, the story is engaging but 90% of the characters are sex/power driven psychopaths and every time you find that rare character who displays some virtue the writer kill them off, then the rest of the story is the filled with psychopathic rulers killing off psychopathic rulers. 98% of the men and women in the story are crude self serving and cruel,with no redeeming values, no friendships, and loyalty that can be bought and sold, along with their children.
give balance to the story, insert more likable characters in the story, and give some complexity to the evil characters, so far all the characters all seem to be driven by only two things Sex and Power acquisition. when the men and women are not fighting their Raping torturing, having sex or talking about sex or sexual organs!
I would not listen to this again as I almost never listen to any audiobook more than once.
Mr. Dotrice did his best but I believe that he has lost the ability to vary his voice for most of the characters.
I am extremely disappointed with the direction the saga is heading. With all of the characters that I had an emotion investment in dead by the end of the book I am left feeling cheated.
Mr. Martin has managed to remove all hope from this series. He has gone on a bloody rampage slicing the core characters from the story.
I probably wouldn't read it again, as I remember all the key points. Before the next books comes out, I'll read up on all the characters on wikipedia and go from there.
I absolutely loved Roy Dotrice's impression/voicing of Victarion Greyjoy.
Where Drogon comes out of nowhere and Dyneries rides him away.
Also where The Dornish men are trying to steal the Dragons in the pit, but it goes wrong.
I laughed in loads of sections of this book. I'm quiet partial to the Dornishman jokes.