I determine how riveting a book is, if at the end of my long workday and the end of my commute home, I'm not ready to jump out of the car until I listen for just a few minutes longer. Even more so, that I plug in my iphone and set it into the cradle of my alarm clock, setting the timer for just another 15 minute listen before going to sleep. A Game of Thrones is that riveting and more. This "ain't no girly book" by any means and you have to be prepared for a little gore and more than a few shocks.
I'm in love with the saga: A Song of Ice and Fire and I will continue to listen through this book. It's what I do to kill an hour and 15 minute commute to work. Disappointment is the word that comes to mind, not of the story, but in the way it's told. Like all the reviews prior to mine, Roy Dotrice brought the characters to life in my mind's eye. There are so many characters that keeping them all straight can be difficult in identifying who is speaking, but Roy's many voices made it ever so much easier. John Lee might narrate other styles of books with flare, but he has tortured A Feast of Crows. It's a sad day when I can't tell Cersei's voice apart from Jaime's.
Prior to Book V's release, I'll keep fingers and toes crossed that Audible will do everything in its power to ensure Roy is back behind the mic, weaving his magic into the story-telling.
This book was as good as it's predecessor "The Pillars of the Earth", if not better. I wasn't ready for the story to end.
This book entertained me during my long commute to work. It was terrific and the next book "World Without End" was just as good. I didn't want the story to end.
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