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
I did like this book (after 4 before this, why would I read it, if I did not like the characters?)
but was very disappointed that it was not the last book in the series, and so none of the story lines actually end. So was disturbed to realize that nothing was finished in this book.
its certainly as good as all his other books in this series,and I am glad that I listened to it.
I was looking forward to book five of the series, but was very disappointed. There are so many characters that it's difficult to keep track of their story lines, except for the main characters. There was a lot of unnecessary violence in this book, which didn't contribute to the story. There were a few riveting sections, but the flow of the story was marred by a great deal of excessive dialogue and description, and the story didn't progress as much as it should have, given the length of the book. It just wasn't as well-crafted as Martin's earlier books in the series.
While I cannot answer if audio is better than print I can say the audio is better than the movies.
Many complicated plots. A good listen, I will listen to it again. As I typically am driving or cleaning house when I listen to books, I find I listen to the good one more than once. This is one of those Series I will listen to several times.
It is long enough I would not have enough time to listen to it all in one sitting.
Keeps you interest, but not as good as the first 3
Lets face it you HAVE to find out what happened to Tyrione.
That would be a very long sitting
The review is a bit tepid because the novel is not as great as 1-3, but I still look forward to 6 and 7 (etc?). The shift in voices in 4 still confuses some, but overall , how can you possibly stop .
The story is superb, the writing flawless, the narration hard to understand (at times) for someone not from the UK, but it does add character, and you get used to it after a while.
This is my first audiobook experience, all 5 books. I listened to the books at the grocery store, on the way and from work, pretty much all the time. I enjoyed the writing and Mr. Dotrice's voices. There are alot of unanswered questions so I look forward to a 6th book. This series was not a waste of time...enjoy!!
Yes this was and exciting fulfilling return to the Seven Kingdoms.
Tyron Lannister and Jon Snow- You know why
Great Vocal performance
The adventure continues
I would absolutely recommend this book. The story since the first book is one of the best I've ever read. I love the characters, settings, and the complex plots and story lines. EXCELLENT SERIES!
If I really have to choose one thing I like best, it would be, for lack of appropriate words to say what's in my head, that I love the 'flavor' of the world that Martin has created. It's a place the makes me wish I was really there. It feels so real and rough and the characters feel so natural, and yet so much larger than life. This makes the world addicting.
DOTRICE DOES THE WORST WOMAN'S AND KIDS VOICES I'VE EVER HEARD IN MY LIFE! Every woman and child sound like some old crone with teeth missing. It would really ruin any lesser book. The strength of Martin's story does save it though! To be fair, Dotrice does do a very good job on the men's voices.
This book has made me laugh out loud, cry, gasp, and scream in my car.
You cannot start with this book. This isn't the kind of series that you can pick up a book in any order and get what you should out of it. You will do well to start with the Game of Thrones. It will be so much more satisfying to go in the intended order.