I just finished this one in the series and it was more exciting that the first book. I can't wait to get started on the next and the next and the next. It is a great series.
Before listing to DwD I listened to all 4 other books first since it had been so long. I was very pleased with DwD but not too thrilled with Roy's reading. Actually I like John Lee much better. I agree with the others that Roy changed his characterization for Dany and Melasandre and it was very disconcerting. And he changed the pronunciation of some names. In fact, all of his women's voices are bad. However, the story is so good you get where you don't care. Dany and Arya are my favorite characters and I really didn't get enough of them. I hope we don't have to wait years for the next installment. I want to know what happens to everyone!!!
This was my first GGK novel and I absolutely loved it. Those reviewers who said nothing happened must have been listening to a different book. It held my interest from start to finish. It is well worth the credit.
I am still reading this book - which I am enjoying - but it is hard to beleive that criminals spend SOOOO much time philosophizing about the meaning of life, the meaning of suffering, etc. It's like the author was trying to write the great literary masterpiece of all time. It does give you lots to think about, but it has begun to wear thin for me. The actual story is very good and the narrator is absolutely one of the best I have ever heard - his accents are fantastic and you have no doubt which character is speaking. It's just hard for me to believe that hardened criminals have a profound and philosophical idea that they have to discuss every time they open their mouths.
It's George RR Martin and Robert Jordan combined. The narrator does seem a little over the top at first, as one reveiwer complained, but once you get used to it, you love it. He adds real drama to the words. I can't wait for the next installment and I hope the same narrator reads it. It's definitely worth a credit.
I thought if I heard "little one" one more time I would puke!
I really looked forward to listening to this book, but after 3 long boring hours, I had to stop and delete. My mind wandered as it went on and on. And the narrator's voice was really irritating to me. Sorry I wasted a credit.
This is the first book from Audible in the 3 years I have been a member that I stopped listening because of the narrator. I gave the book 3 stars because I really don't know if it's any good. This is the same narrator that read The Nannie Diaries, which I liked and felt she did a good job. But she is just too American and contemporary sounding to read a historical novel for my taste. Her voice was extremely distracting to me - and I gave it a fair shot but decided to listen to something more exciting. Just listen before you buy.
I am a huge Terry Prachett fan and finding his books in audio was truly exciting! To me, Stephen Briggs is a far better narrator than Nigel Planner (Nigel is too juicy)and he brings each character to life. This book, part of the witches series (which is my favorite)is very entertaining and funny. You won't be disappointed.
I don't read a lot of books in this genre, but I read the reviews and decided to give it a try. At first I was put off by the narrator's voice and the book seemed a little slow. But once the action started, I WAS HOOKED!. It's an exciting, entertaining story. Listening to it I can visualize the scenes it describes and can't wait to find out what happens next. I have now "read" this one and the 2nd one in the series and am eager to start the 3rd.
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