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.
I have read some rather scathing comments about Mr. Dotrice reading of this book, compared to the previous books. I for one have listened to all 5 one right after the other, and have found the story is so well written and the story telling so well done, that minor deviations in characters, just didn't matter. Enjoy the experience! It's a fun ride.
Should have made this a trilogy. Great writing but I'm ready to know how it ends!!! Not sure what it is about Martin's storytelling - maybe it's that each book feels like a great song played partway through. Where's the pleasure from hearing that lingering last note?
no, too long
n, i read faster
wish i could access chapters names to find my plkace when falling asleep.
I don't mind getting stuck in traffic...as long as I have an audio book playing.
Too short...I was hoping this would be the climax of the story.
I felt like he is tired of telling this story and has lost track of some of his characters. He lost steam.
Is there going to be another book?
Yes, but I will need to let some years pass before I begin this epic journey again.
The only series I can compare this to is Stephen King's
Mr. Dotrice is great, and many other reviewers complained about his change in narration, but to be honest I didn't notice.
I'm having withdrawals from Westeros... I did not want this one to end because I know I'll have to wait so long for the next.
If you can make it through
I actually got angry reading this book as he killed off the best characters. I understand and appreciate and realistic the chaos and backstabbing he weaves into the story are, but we read books for the characters that we grow to love not the world they are set into. I feel Martin has committed to heavily into the world and let his characters be damned.
Great characters and a well developed story line that keeps you interested.
It seems like George got tired of writting - so he kills off all the characters he has developed over five books. Its a great story but the ending - so wrong.
No, but his performance was very good. He did use the same voice for several characters and this made some of the book hard to follow in places. But overall it was enjoyable.
Bad guy's win, Good guy's die.
Its a good read on a cold winter day, but when you are done you may want to throw it in the fire.
This must be what happens when you pay a writer by the word. His other books were good. A Dance with Dragons is filler.