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  • A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (49 hrs)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16484)
    Performance
    (14415)
    Story
    (14459)

    Dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the number-one New York Times best-selling author delivers the fifth book in his spellbinding landmark series - as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.

    Dianne Houston says: "OH NO ROY!!!! NOT DENARIS!!!!!!!"
    "I wish I had better things to say"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    If I had a friend who was a fantasy junkie and was looking for a new series I would recommend it. For a the normal reader, probably not. So many of the character names were the same/similar or changed that is was hard to keep track of them all. Also the author seems to have a fixation with bodily fluids and their vivid description. The bodily fluid descriptions and the word "rape" are over used. This is going to be one of those rare occasions where the T.V. series is better than the book.


    Would you recommend A Dance with Dragons to your friends? Why or why not?

    If I had a friend who was a fantasy junkie and was looking for a new series I would recommend it. For a the normal reader, probably not. So many of the character names were the same/similar or changed that is was hard to keep track of them all. Also the author seems to have a fixation with bodily fluids and their vivid description. The bodily fluid descriptions and the word "rape" are over used. This is going to be one of those rare occasions where the T.V. series is better than the book.


    Did Roy Dotrice do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Roy Dotrice took a lot of flack in the reviews I read; to the point I almost did not download the book. In truth he does a fine job. Some of the voices are a bit off but not so much that it deters from the book. Roy caught a lot of flack for some of the character name changes. The criticism is not warranted. If you pay attention to the book the name changes fit. If I were to be nit picky....There is a pause between chapters, but in this book there are sometimes long pauses for no reason.


    Was A Dance with Dragons worth the listening time?

    Yes, but only because I had read/watch/listened too the previous books.


    Any additional comments?

    This hard to even type but if I had not seen the T.V. series I probably would never have listen/read the books. There are no transitions between books. It is as if each book ends mid sentence and could not stand alone as it's own book. Total bummer.

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