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Krzysztof

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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
    (274)
    Performance
    (242)
    Story
    (243)

    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?"
    "Save your credits and buy the book instead"
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    A very good/excellent book completely spoiled by terrible voice acting. I tried to force myself and listen for a while, but I gave up after some six hours. This is the first time in five years (since I started listening to audiobooks) when I decided I just could not stand the narrator. I would not believe it if somebody told me before...

    There are plenty of talented people in the voice acting business and I just cannot comprehend how a major fantasy bestseller ended up being read by a leprechaun/old Irish drunk commoner.

    I am a fan of George R. R. Martin saga and this rating concerns the voice performance quality, not the book itself.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Green Rider

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Kristen Britain
    • Narrated By Ellen Archer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (597)
    Performance
    (529)
    Story
    (537)

    Karigan G’ladheon, running away from school, is traveling through a deep forest when a galloping horse pounds up to her, its rider impaled by two black-shafted arrows. With his dying breath, he tells her he is a Green Rider, one of the magical messengers of the King. Before he dies, he makes Karigan swear to deliver the message he’s carrying, and gives her his green coat, with the symbolic brooch of his office.

    crystal says: "an enjoyable read"
    "Unremarkable teen story"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    This book is targeted at teens (very young teens at that) with no previous exposure to fantasy and will not satisfy any true sci-fi/fantasy fan. The story is very predictable, schematic and built entirely on old-school (Tolkien) fantasy clichés. The characters are all black-and-white and do not raise any stronger emotions in the reader, the plot simply boring after a time. I could easily put away the audio book for days and did not feel any urge to continue.


    Have you listened to any of Ellen Archer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    The narrator is a bright point of this audio book. I finished it mostly because I liked the performance of Ellen Archer.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Dance with Dragons (Part Two): Book 5 of A Song of Ice and Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    Overall
    (243)
    Performance
    (225)
    Story
    (225)

    The fifth volume in the greatest epic work of the modern age, 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. Now that her whereabouts are known, many are seeking Daenerys and her dragons....

    Matthew says: "Gaining Momentum at Last!"
    "Save your credits and buy the book instead"
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    A very good/excellent book completely spoiled by terrible voice acting. I tried to force myself and listen for a while, but I gave up after some six hours. This is the first time in five years (since I started listening to audiobooks) when I decided I just could not stand the narrator. I would not believe it if somebody told me before...

    There are plenty of talented people in the voice acting business and I just cannot comprehend how a major fantasy bestseller ended up being read by a leprechaun/old Irish drunk commoner.

    I am a fan of George R. R. Martin saga and this rating concerns the voice performance quality, not the book itself.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful

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