There are way too many characters in this book and simply boring! Roy's narration says it all! He's tired of it too! The series was great but come-on end already! Please-before you start-get a different audio.
Give me Classics!
I enjoyed both the print and audio versions of this book. Having read the series before listening to the audio, it was awesome to see the story come to life. I also caught new facts and information i might have missed in my reading.
Again, amazing the subtle differences in his voices for the characters. How dose he make each of the hundred characters sound unique?!
If that were possible. YES
I am a 27 year old nurse pursuing a nurse practitioner degree. My favorite book genres are: fantasy, science fiction, medicine and sociology
As always, Roy Dotrice is fantastic, and his colorful, rich voice has changed the way I feel about the way the character's voices should sound. His Tyrion is perfect, he captures every bit of biting wit and color, though in this book we go without Tyrion, mostly.
It was hard to go through an entire book without Daenerys or some of my other favorite characters in it, but it did build a great deal of anticipation for when I moved onto the 5th book. I could have used less Queen Cersei, but only because she is mad as the hatter and despicable to me, and as such credit goes to Martin for crafting the character and making me feel so passionately about her.
I almost didn't listen to this because I was so disappointed with the lack of almost anything happening in A Feast for Crows, but this has picked up the pace, going back to some of the best characters that were ignored in Book 4. Still, the pace is slow, jumping back and forth between characters with very little action at times.
The narrator is the same one from Book 4. He has about four or five accents for dialogue, and usually chooses one that is doesn't fit the character very well. Half the characters sound like pirates.
I would definitely recommend this audiobook, as much for the story as for the telling. GRR Martin liked Roy Detrice's performance so much that he gave him a role in the series on HBO. I've read the books, and now decided to listen to them, and the story just gets better and better.
The characters are amazing, complex and fascinating... Tyrion remains one of my favorite out all the books I've read, and that's quite a lot.
I've listened to all five books of Ice and Fire, and I find him to be perfect for the job.
Rare are the authors who can make you utterly dislike a character at the beginning of his story, only to end up getting rather found of the guy in the middle. This is a book where (without giving away the plot) you have to take a break from reading to be able to digest the twists and turns of the story.
Be warned though, tome 6 is not finished yet, and GRR Martin is notoriously slow in finishing his books.
I haven't read the print version, but I always enjoy the effort put in by the audio book reader. Its like listening to a performance.
I will finish this series but I don't think that I will read anything else by George R. R. Martin. He writes in a very realistic style but that is not the reason that I read books. I read them to escape reality. I would like for there to be at least 1 character that is able to come out on top. That isn't the case with Martin, every character he writes gets never is able to have a good life. They get betrayed or killed or have some other tragedy strike them. It gets to the point where it is almost predictable. Chances are if Martin is writing about someone from their point of view, that means that this character is doomed to some sort of tragedy.
He is great
It frustrated me that no ones life ever works out.
I don't know
sometimes he reads a little slow.
OF COURSE!!! (although I don't want to wait)
Part 1 of 6 of the audiobook: the chapters end mid-way...in other words, if you skip chapters on your iPod, you have to scan to find the ending/beginning of the chapter. very frustrating
I am a proud Mexican woman that loves words and reading/listening to books. I also believe that only through knowledge can we achieve progress.
I like the stories over all but the voices are driving me crazy! why not pick a pronunciation of a name/place and stick with it?
This is truly an epic series and perfect for the habitual listener such as myself.
The detail and depth of story and characters is astounding and I never tire of it even after the second or third time through.
That said, if I die before this story has finished I promise to come back as one of "the others" and .............well, you get the idea.
Come on George, let's get to it and move on.....Roy and I are both getting old and you've got lot's of other places you can take us.
Just like all the other books in a Song of Ice and Fire series, this is an highly entertaining tale with twists and turns that always keeps you guessing what wil happen next. Roy Dotrice's reading brings the story to live and you end up carrying about all the characters, good bad or ugly. I highly recommend this book to anyone even thinking about reading a fantasy tale!