The story is alright. Works if you can believe a doctor in his thirties can fall in love with an underage prostitute and risk his life to help smuggle his Lolita out of the Cuba.
I'm a Cubaphile and enjoyed the narrations of the life of the common people. Arellano depictions were easily visualized.
Davis's narration, as always, was excellent.
I feel a little cheated as there were often sentences, important to the plot that were in Spanish. I even tried to enter them in Google Translator, but I couldn't find the translations.
Other than the passion of the two speakers there is nothing of value to be found here.
There's no cohesion to the thousands of random sentences he spouts. I felt I was listening to schizophrenic who hasn't been taking his medications
Based on the negative reviews, I debated whether to skip this one. I'm so glad I went ahead with the purchase.
John Lee's style is certainly different than Dotrice's. However, contrary to many of the reviews on here, I found it very enjoyable. I especially liked his Arya chapter mannerisms. I subtracted one performance star because during a few of the conversations it was difficult to determine which of the two characters he was "speaking".
The POVs of the smaller characters added interesting and enjoyable detail to the overall story. AFFC gave me a closer understanding/feel for the characters and the overall atmosphere of their world.
"No man is free. Only children and fools think elsewise." Tywin Lannister
I've never been fond of the fantasy genre, however A Game of Thrones has won me over. It is exhilarating. Such an enjoyable listen, addicting even. I cannot get enough.
Roy Dotrice is brilliant, as he narrates, I live each character. I so look forward to the rest of the series.
I'm particularly pleased that the prices on audible.com are about half of what they are on Itunes.
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