This book is a joy in itself, but with Roy Dotrice adding his well crafted character voices, it is a masterpiece. Even at 92 years of age, Mr Dotrice is s truly amazing and thoughtful narrator.
Be prepared for a long ride, that you will be loath to put down!
Like all Game of throne books. wow!! tough yo put down. in my personally opinion, the storyteller was boring to listen to at times. for male story lines, the storyteller was amazing and really made you feel the character was speaking. as for female stories, the storytellers masculine voice made it difficult to follow. thank you for doing this book!
I enjoyed this story. at first I wanted to catch up on the series, but the twists that this story has is amazing! So many plots within plots. Great story
Choose your audiobook by the narrator with best being Guidall, Tull, Case/Davidson, Muller, Lee, Franklyn-Robbins, Dotrice, (no Brick)
This is yet another excellent installment in George R R Martin's epic. If only Martin would release Book 6 before we forget the details of the first 4 books. What is interesting about this particular book are the admissions and memories of Sir Barenston (msp?). We get another side of the details surrounding the core questions of the series like why did Sir Arthur Dayne's sister kill herself. Did any of her children live? How did Rhaegar's son survive? Did he? What motivates Lord Varys and where was he for the most part of this book? So many questions, hopefully Martin has some answers and he is willing to hurry up and share them. And what was the deal with those kids with daggers?
love the book. Love the story. Wish there were five more. much much better than the TV show
I'm on my 5th pass through the book. I turn it on when I need something to listen to. Roy's performance is beyond perfect, I wish he did more books. Audible, please produce Harry Potter with Roy Dotrice As the performer.
seems like the voices and accents of the same characters keep changing. that's the only reason Roy Dotrice didn't get 5 stars from me. otherwise both the performance and the story were excellent.
I enjoyed listening to Roy Dotrice when he narrated and spoke for men and boys, not so much when he spoke for women or girls. His changes of accent and ways of speaking very good though not always consistent to each character across the 5 volumes. Still I became a fan and will look forward to listening to him again.
This was my first foray into fantasy. I enjoyed it more than I expected, though I will probably not pursue it again. Too violent for my tastes. I did enjoy the romantic bits and the fantastical creatures and their cultures. I'm curious to see the HBO characterization of a few of the main characters.