I believe this book was written back in the 80's which gave me a pleasant perspective given today's popular vampire culture. Also, Ron Donachie did an AMAZING job and made the story.
Yes. The story is full and intricate with no holes in the plot. George R.R. Martin knows river boats and the period that this was writtten in well. The characters were believable and developed thorughout the story. The narrator brought the chatacters alive and real to me.
None. This is a one of a kind story.
Captain Marsh taking his boat out for the first time.
I would and have recomend this book to several like minded friends. It is an excellent listen.
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I was hesitant to buy this book because it had to do with Vampires. This is because Vampires and Zombies have become so common in fiction that they are almost a cliche. However, Martin's other books are so amazing I had no choice, but to give this one a try. I'm very glad I did because this is really an amazing book that keeps you deeply entertained. For instance, you can never really tell whats going to happen the plot and characters keep you guessing. The characters are themselves extremely unique, deep, and don't fit into classic archetypes, which is a wonderful change of pace from your average cookie cutter characters that appear in most fiction. The protagonist is a ugly, fat blow-heart, who for all his ugliness is quite formidable. I can't say enough good things about this book I think anyone will greatly enjoy it if they could just give it a chance.
prefers the darker side of fiction
martin can really spin a yarn, and donachie's performance is spot on! the characters are flawed and beautifully realized, most of them walking right off the page. i will certainly listen to this audiobook again some day.
I had no idea if I would like this story but since I loved the author I took a chance and the narrator was new to me and I just loved this! He is one of the best narrators I have ever listened to and I sincerely hope he does many many more, I will buy them for certain. This story line was so full of unexpected twists and turns it just kept getting better. I thought it would be a typical vampire story but it certainly is not and even the ending seemed predictible and it was not, if this story should turn into a series like The Game of Thrones series I would be hooked yet again. Well done!! Marvelous narrator.
It kept surprising me over and over again.
He is one of the best narrators I have ever listened to. He must do more books, his voice is easy on ears and his character changes are well done and believable and I would listen to his narrations again and again. I look forward to many many more years of enjoying his voices.
Julien if you are in to blood and Captn Marsh if your are in to booze and sour Billy for cannabalism. I connected with all of them, well done!!!
Offer more books with Ron Donachie's voice for George RR Martin's publications, they are a match made in heaven.
sorry, couldn't make it thru this one. It was just a little too graphic for me others might really enjoy it
Absolutely. The performance was phenomenal and with every character receiving a unique voice which was absolutely believable.
The captain, that gruff, rough, man's man voice and action is all you need in a good river boat tale.
The description of the Fevre Dream when she's brand new and unaware of the horrors and challenges that await her.
River of Blood
You'll love the show.
This story never lets you sit down and relax!
You start to think that you know how everything would go and BAM something really changes.
Great performance! Really drew me in.
Are you kidding? They are bloody vampires!
I read the first 2 books of the Game of Throne series. Loved the first, the second turned into nothing but sex. I felt embarrassed for the guy reading it.
So I was hesitant with this book. But it turned out to be AWESOME.
I really enjoyed this audiobook. The narrator was wonderful, he performed each of the characters in a distinct voice and the main antagonist voice was really eerie. And his narrator voice was great. Overall, I just loved his performance, and I couldn't imagine this story without his voice.
The story itself wasn't anything super special, but it was very enjoyable and it had a slightly different take on vampire lore than usual. The setting, the descriptions of the south and the river and the narrator all came together for me to make this one of my favorite listens in awhile.
I would definitely recommend giving this one a try.
I'm an hour or so in and believe I could listen to Ron Donachie tell a story all day. Already purchased the other book he narrated. So far the book is very good as well.