©2003 George R. R. Martin; (P)2007 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
"Fans, genre historians, and aspiring writers alike will find this shelf-bending retrospective as impressive as it is intriguing." (Publishers Weekly)
This is good for short stories some very very engaging and others were hard to site through but I think that had more to do readers than the writing.
Loved the pear shaped man, very funny story.
I like the timeline but have been unable to finish listening because it is now 'unavailable'. Why was I able to listen to ten hours or so and then it not be available?
I am a D-Bag.
There is something for everyone here. I really liked the Sand Kings and the stories of the genetic animal space stuff. I also liked the religion stories and the odd twists it takes in space and in the future. But I hated the hard science stuff. I could care less about a lot of the stories. All but one of the horror stories where good. Can't complain.
The parts read by Martian are also good but god what a geek this guy is. I could just see him getting his @ss kicked all over school as a kid.
Even though I skipped a dozen or so storys at 50 plus hours I still found it well worth the credit.
Reader of things.
I looked forward to the potential of more George RR Martin works, since he is an outstanding author. However, I was sorely disappointed by the majority of the tales.
Since this was a collection of short works, the endings depend upon the individual story, but for the most part, they were rather uninspired
The narrator was a bit tiresome, so I think that I would not seek him out for fantasy/sci-fi works.
Not on a bet.
This did not live up to any of my expectations at all. Maybe I had hopes of more Storm of Swords, etc.
I just did not care for this ...I love his other books.
Would try another book
Too many "F" bombs for my sensibilities. I can take cursing when it's necessary for the story but I felt that the F word was used too many times when there was no reason for it. I like George R R Martin's later stories and even though Song of Ice and Fire had many curse words, I considered them necessary to the story and fit the characters. Many used in Dreamsongs did not. I skipped through half the stories because I did not want to listen to more such use of the f word as a sort of punctuation mark.
The narrators are great for the stories
None but I would have liked to curb their language.
If I would have expected less from such a large sellection it would have been better.
I am sure there is a reader out there unable to predict the outcome of almost every story.
I liked the Scott's accent. But no one was outstanding.
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