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
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!!