I felt like this book did not progress the story very good. Viewing this series as a chess match, it was almost like there were a few pieces on the board and one player was evading all their pieces and the other player was full out offense that could never catch another piece or do anything really.
I feel like if you're going to write a book, progress. Add secrets, make the story fulfilling and add to your own world. I just feel like this was almost and insult to this world.
More hope and far less gore. This book has mega-gore that does not add to the story. Also Marten should stop adding characters and have the story (stories) go somewhere.
Roy Dotrice is a truly great reader, I can see the various characters as he reads.
I'm looking forward to seeing what happens to the main characters.
This is the dullest of the books, but necessary. It's worth powering through and getting to the next book.
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Well spoken. Can't wait to get on with the story. Hopefully with the same narrator as he makes the story come alive.
Great book, great narrator. One irritating thing though if that the narrator changed voices for several of the characters in this book compared to the previous ones. For example, Arya Stark (a ten year old) in this book has the voice the narrator uses for old women. It makes Arya sound like an old witch...
The fact that I found you could speed up the narration to 1.5x and still understand everything. I got this book done in a month's time!
Probably Arya most of the time. That's the most interesting story, obviously. I hate Cersei, Brienne's accent in the audiobook is annoying (Sanser Stark), Jaime isn't really a badass (... and moonboy for all I know), Samwell Tarly is Samwell Tarly, and the myriad of other characters aren't that great. God knows I can't stand the ironborn ("What is deeaaaadddd will never dieeeee but rise harderrr and stronger than before").
His accents all changed and the way he pronounced people's names changed. Brienne has a really heavy accent that makes her seem really sissy. Arya's accent changed from a sassy tomboy to an old lady. At least Cersei doesn't really sound like a man anymore though. I would say one of the cleverest things about Dotrice's narration from before was the fact that Jaime and Tyrion had similar accents but still sounded different. Now Jaime sounds like a normal dude. Samwell sounds better though. I'm glad he doesn't say "Pe-tyre" anymore, but I hate that he now says "Cait-lin." I've always hated "Bry-Eeen," but he probably pronounces her name 5 different times in the same chapter.
All of the sudden Mr. Roy D. decides to change voices, pronunciation and delivery. Considering that this is a book of side story's and supporting characters development, it was overall good, but very tedious.
Not as good as the previous books, but better than most. The story is a bit slow, and doesn't focus on all the characters from the series, i assume they will be featured in the next book. Dotrice also uses new voices for some of the characters which could be annoying for some.