Very well developed.
I love the way the characters intertwine and how the author has so many details in each.
Yes and no. Yes because I like his voices but no because sometimes I can't understand him and I end up either going to the paperback to check on what happened or I listen several times to try and understand what the character said. If they offered this book by another reader I would most likely chose that one if it were easier to hear.
When Cercei was put in jail.
I love these series of books but the time it takes me to get to understand what the reader is saying is annoying. I hate to miss any words or sentences because every word in this book can mean something. It will either come up later in the plot or be necessary to understand what is going on at the time. I have literally made sure to buy the paperback so I can go to it when I simply can't understand what the heck the reader is saying.
That being said I am still hooked on this author and the amazing world he has created.
This was a great book, but I would not listen to it again because what would be the point? I absorbed 33 hours of a great story and now it's on to A Dance With Dragons!
Further, Roy Dotrice ran out of voices early on in the story. As a result, he made every knight sound like an illiterate peasant and half the women sound like Eliza Doolittle. I would have appreciated a little less emphasis on the extreme voices and more emphasis on him just telling the story.
The evolution of Jamie Lannister is fascinating. This transcends any one "moment" in the book, but spotted throughout the story are a dozen moments when Jamie unveils more of his moral compass.
My favorite scene is at the end, when Jamie sees the first signs of snow falling outside his window. He is informed that Cersei desperately needs his help... and he lets his feelings for her go and decides not to run to her rescue.
I did not have an extreme reaction to this book. It was another brick in the epic George R. R. Martin is building. It's not quite as strong or as brilliant as the other bricks, but it serves its purpose as part of the tale.
Aside from the narrator's choice of voice for some of the characters, this was a great edition to the A Song of Ice and Fire saga.
How well you get to know each character.
I can't pick just one. They are all so complex.
Great character voices!
the whole series is great..yes
when roy dotrice made denaris sound like a man
the voice for denaris sounds like a man not a 13 year old girl whats up!!!!!!!!!
I have not seen the print version. I am sure there may be maps and illustrations that I miss by listening to the audio, but the performance is wonderful and I can listen while I commute.
Arya Stark (Cat of the Canals)
A rose by another name smells wretched.
A lot of new characters are introduced, so it will be confusing for the first four chapters, eventually we start to see some familiar faces. There's not as much justice being served as I would prefer, lots of loose ends and no satisfying conclusions can be broached. But it is ever entertaining. If you are not aware by this 4th book, don't get attached to any characters...Martin seems to enjoy letting us follow characters for chapters and chapters and then kill them off with little regard.
I have had no interest in the next book because this book was so slow and went nowhere.
he should have kept the same voices for the characters as previous books
Roy Dotrice has been amazing from book 1 to book 3 but (as you're probably well aware by now) the voices and names have changed and it's truly off putting. I've investing over 100 hours in the first 3 books and during those 100 hours I've become accustomed to names being pronounced a certain way and character voices being performed a certain way.
The only thing I can imagine that that it was so long between books that he forgot a few things. It's sad really. As if Martin hasn't killed enough of me favorite characters, now Roy is killing some of the ones he left. Ugh...
Roy Dotrice did a wonderful job with books 1-3, but with book 4 he totally changed the voices. The female voices are awful. It would be better just to read them without voices. Some reviews seem to be of a different edition. I will not liste to book 5 probably because the reading is so bad for book 4. The story itself is gripping, though not as good as books 1-3.
Overall this book introduces many new characters to the book but there are some returning faces but I have to say their voices do not return. I know by looking at this book's audible listing there where several years between the productions of the first three books in the series and this book but for some reason it does not appear that Mr Dotrice went back and listened to the previous books as he flat out pronounces some names totally different in this production as well as different voices. This is why I gave the performance only 3 of 5 stars.
This book could benefit from being reproduced paying more attention to how the returning characters names where pronounced in the first three books as well as the voice's used for those characters.
Everything. It's droning, nothing happens, half the characters are MIA. I made it all the way to book 4 and I don't think I'll continue.
The narrator used the voices inconsistently. It made things that much worse.
NO!!!! It was a 32 hour reminder that I wasted my money.
The foundation of a good story is there - it just never showed up.