I want there to be dragons. But it looks like we're saving any real dragon scenes for the end of the series, whenever that will arrive. Yes, I'll listen to the next one, but only because I'm so hoping for something better.
The rape and horribleness. This aspect of his writing is completely unnecessary, yet filling more pages in each book.
Roy Dotrice does an excellent job of not only differentiating characters, but also dividing them up into regional accents.
Disgust. Seriously, George, back off the porn. Please.
A step up from a Feast for Crows but still the writing and series is starting to fall apart under its own weight. Lots of time spent on tangential characters who do not add much to the narrative. Also agree with the other reviewers on Roy Dotrice...the narration is painful..he seems to have no feel for the story. Being this many books in I felt compelled to finish the series, but truth be told Ill think twice when the next book is released.
Couldn't stop myself from listening because I need to know what happens to Aria and Tyrion and John and will Cercei finally get her just desserts. But what a waste of time. The story just drags on and on with no end or resolution to anything.
Can we wrap some part of the story up please?
How is it possible that every character sounds like they are an aging hag or a senile old man? I enjoyed the narrator's reading voice, but his character voices just kill me!
Oh, probably. How could I stop myself. I am some sort of reluctant addict.
George RR Martin, please tell us what happens at the end. And maybe start a new series. You are just making me resent you for wasting my time at this point!
His enthusiasm is great
This book is extremely good, and Roy Dotrice does an amazing job as with all the other books. However where the chapters end is not the same as when there are breaks in the audio!!! I like to go back and forth between reading and listening and this makes it near imposible. There is no way to figure out where the end of a chapter is!
Game of Thrones continues. Captivated by the story lines sometimes hard to keep everyone straight but I am hooked! Great narration!
I feel like this series could have been amazing. There are a lot of interesting characters and some interesting stuff happens. But by the time I got to book five it was no longer enjoying the series. It feels like for every interesting thing that happens in the story, I had to listen to hours of people awkwardly mentioning their genitals then raping someone followed by some sort of terrible killing. None of which felt like it added to the story. If felt exhausting and gratuitous.
I just started listening to "The Way of Kings" by Brandon Sanderson and I'm really enjoying it.
Dotrice has a nice voice and he does a fairly good job of giving each character a unique voice without sounding silly.
This book made me feel exhausted and dirty.
Confusing.....I just finished up A Feast for Crows and started listening to A Dance with Dragons...there is a chapter that is repeating from the previous book....I don't understand that.
Roy Dotrice doesn't have enough voices for all of the characters in these books...especially the female voices. They all sound like old crones.
YES! I would listen to A Dance with Dragons again! This being the fifth novel in the series major evens seem to be reaching terrible crescendo. The first and second book in the series were fantastic and I couldn't put this down. Three was more of developing story where the world was fleshed and the fourth became very political. This one returned to the fast paced drama that hooked me with the first novel. I'm probably going to relisten to this novel a few times picturing the events in my head and wondering just how amazing the television show's adaptation is going to be.
The fifth Harry Potter book. At that point in the series there was very little "innocence" left in the characters. They had ideas of justice and honor but they had lost a lot of their innocence in the run. I think this novel has a similar feel for the characters. There is very little black and white in this story, everyone seems to be grey and ambiguously morale.
I've listened to A Feast for Crows and A Storm of Swords. ASoS was wonderful, the characters where all unique and well acted. I feel like AFfC started to lose some of unique characteristics that made the voices different and at a certain point it seemed like there were generic "old man" voices and "young girl" voices talking with "young man" and "creepy guy," however I think Dotrice returned to his standard with this one. I would probably get another audio book simply because he narrated it.
I could not stop listening to this one. That's true for the whole series, but this one especially I found my self looking for excuses to walk around with headphones and just relish in the events of the novel.
I could not be happier with this series, with this adaptation and with this particular book. The content and presentation are flawless.
There were some hiccups with my copy of it, but I think that is because IOS and Audible updated during my listen.
I'm done with this series. This book was an insult to my intelligence. So many promises and no follow through.
Roy Dotrice is awesome, but the book sucks.
75% of them.
I am a nerd that love weird scifi fantasy detective novels.
Martin yes roy dotrice no
When he did voices they all sounded the same and I had a hard time understanding him.
The writing its self was enjoyable