It is a great book. With ten times more layers than the show. If you watch the show and want more or are confused by the magnitude of it all, I recommend all the books. It really does help to tie it all together
I love the series.
Jon Snow because he follows his heart and morals.
The scene where the dragon arrives at the fighting arena.
No, it's too long.
Other than the regrettable changes in some of the character voices in this book and the last - most notably young girls who speak like old crones such as Arya in AFFC and Daenerys in ADWD - Roy Dotrice delivers a wonderful and captivating performance as he did in all the previous installments of the series.
Life long student of life.
After reading the slow paced book 4 in the series, book 5 was especially refreshing with new characters, lots of bloodshed, war and healthy amounts of plot twists. However, Roy's voice falters quite a bit here with big changes to the dragon queen, the red priestess and confusing voice changes to others. His voice loses it's power with a much meeker and softer tone for both of these female characters.
However, I did enjoy seeing some storylines take off and intersect. The dragon queen and Jon Snow take center stage here with the most interesting set of characters and events.
I really enjoyed the plot twists in this book, but did get frustrated at times keeping up with so many more characters and the absence of others from book 4.
Overall, a fun and engaging read. Looking forward to reading book 6 sometime next year!
John Lee, Simon Vance, Davina Porter, Neil Gaiman, Wil Wheaton, Ray Porter, Scott Brick, George Guidall, Stefan Rudnicki, and the list goes on.
I went back to re-listen and now I notice that Mr Dotrice has serious problems just getting through sentences, much less the strange variations in pronunciation. It hurts - just hurts to hear his women's voices, especially Danerys. Someone like Wil Wheaton reading it straight would be a major blessing.
Roy Dotrice brings the characters to life. GRRM weaves yet another nail biting, spellbinding adventure from Westeros to the coasts of doomed Valyria. Another thrilling installment of ASOIAF!
Really frustrating and a struggle to get through. I switched from the paper books to audio books as a feast for crows and a dance with fashions are terrible. George RR Martin had run out of ideas and it's no wonder he's dragging his heels releasing the following books. I think he's more than happy to let HBO finish the story for him. I don't think I have ever said it before bit the TV show is much better than the books. And I started with the books.