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Roy

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  • A Dance with Dragons (Part One): Book 5 of A Song of Ice and Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    Overall
    (278)
    Performance
    (247)
    Story
    (248)

    This is Part One of A Dance With Dragons. The fifth volume in the greatest epic work of the modern age, George R R Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire, this recording is unabridged and split into two parts. The future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance. In the east, Daenerys, last scion of House Targaryen, her dragons grown to terrifying maturity, rules as queen of a city built on dust and death, beset by enemies.

    Ian says: "What happened here?"
    "What a shock!"
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    The storyline is slow to get going (warks can be boring), but progresses nicely. Big disappointment is the narration!. After the appalling narration of the Feast for Crows, I was delighted to see that Roy Dotrice was re-instated only to be bitterly disappointed at his making a complete mess of the voices for the main characters, completely destroying their audible chjaracters in my imagination.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Yellow Eyes: Legacy of the Aldenata

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By John Ringo, Tom Kratman
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (249)
    Performance
    (160)
    Story
    (159)

    The Posleen are coming and the models all say the same thing: Without the Panama Canal, the US is doomed to starvation and defeat. Despite being overstretched preparing to defend the US, the military sends everything it has left: A handful of advanced Armored Combat Suits, rejuvenated veterans from the many decades that Panama was a virtual colony and three antiquated warships. Other than that, the Panamanians are on their own.

    Colin says: "Earth is defended and the Posleen are gone"
    "Get to know your enemy"
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    A nice take on looking at the enemy you are fighting on the ground, and then looking at the enemy behind the enemy! Humanisation(?) of the Posleen, (Mano a Mano) as a fighting entity. If you like John Ringo (Redneck American) then you will like this. For Capitalistic jingoism though, also try Ayn Shand, Atlas Shrugged. This is definitely the best anti-bureaucratic treatise ever.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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