A feast for crows (book 4) had me a bit down, having fallen short of this author's usual brilliance, but in this installment he comes back with a vengence. Possibly the best book in the series. The only downside is the narrator, Mr. Roy Deutrise (sp?). This narrator did a wonderful job on past books, but for some reason, inexplicably forgot his past readings. Where he used to voice Denaeris as a dulcet toned young girl, he now voices her with an irish/scottish accent. Cersei now has the same voice as Tyrion and Jaime. Arya has some strange cochney accent. Pretty much all female characters were given new voice. Perhaps so much time passed between releases that he forgot the hundred hours of voice he had already lended to these characters, but its not a good change.
Clash for kings. The only other book as great in the series.
Jon snow scene came as such a shock i rewound five times for another listen. Et tu brute?
HBO did a fine job with the series, but what happens when first time film director Derek Holmes makes one massive installment into a 90 min film? Disaster!!!!!!
Roy Dotrice is outstanding!
I really admire Dany, Tyrion, and .. well.. its hard to pick! Martin is extremely talented and takes the time/effort to build his characters and weave the most extraordinary of tales.
If food and water were available, yes.
A return of the cast of characters that made the first 3 books so interesting. Some stories drag on in the begining but the book is always filled with :O listening moments.
I find myself caring more about the iron born in this book. In book 4 I didnt understand why I should care about people who had previously been "the badguys", but in book 5 they all take on a much more sympathetic tone.
This performance is a somewhat return to the performances of books 1-3. Several great voices make returns such as Dolorous Edd, while others sound awful like the new Danny. Overall, not quite the performance of books 1-3, but way better than book 4.
I dont know why reviewers were seemingly so negative about this book. I considered not getting it after reading some but am glad in the end that I did. This is a good listen that returns suspense to the series, and the performance of Roy Dotrice is better than in book 4.
Too old to rock and roll; too young to die.
Once was enough.
It all starts to blur.
For those of you who loved the first four books!
Dotrice is good at doing male voices but his female voices are sad. He's done a marvelous job so far overall.
Loved the story. The book was awesome...
But what the hell is Dotrice doing in this one? Not only did he change voices in the last book but he also changes voices from chapter to chapter. Drove me crazy when he changed Stannis's voice from chapter to chapter.
But over all a good read.
I like to listen while reading along and the reader used great voices for the characters that enhanced the experience.
Character development and the fact that Martin is not afraid to shock the reader with his twists and turns.
His character voices are great.
No. I wanted this book to last.
The only problem that I have with the audio is that the separations are not at the chapters like some of the other books in this series. This made it harder to move from the audio to the book to read.
The story sometimes drags on and he keeps killing off our most "interesting" characters but you can't escape the story. It is compelling and entertaining at the least and thrilling at it's best.
Only Martin's books would bear comparison.
Killing off our favorite villians and heros.
Too long!! many many hours but I kept at it.
This guy created a strange and wonderful world and I love it. Now if HBO would leave it alone and quit inventing stuff that never was???
"remember kids mud spelled backwards is dum"
I see that all the books in this series are 2 credits now. I think it's pretty lame that they raised them all to 2 credits I'm pretty sure I only gave 1 credit before they made the series on HBO. LAME!!!!!!!!!!!
Complex, imaginative, and graphic
There are too many to count. George R. R. Martin enjoys shocking his readers, but what he enjoys even more is shocking his readers to the point were they can't put his books down.
Long book, long series, it's just too bad he hasn't finished it yet.
I wish they would add narrators to this story.
There are so many characters that even with his best attempt, the narrator has a hard time separating the characters and its hard to tell who is speaking. The female voices all sound like the same old hag and as they attempt to create the old English dialect for the men, it ends up sounding like some bad pirate “Arrrrrr Matey”
Roy does a fine job, See Above