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A Dance with Dragons (Part Two): Book 5 of A Song of Ice and Fire | [George R. R. Martin]

A Dance with Dragons (Part Two): Book 5 of A Song of Ice and Fire

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....
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Publisher's Summary

This is Part Two of A Dance with Dragons, the fifth book of the Song of Ice and Fire series.

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. Among them are the dwarf Tyrion Lannister, who has escaped King’s Landing with a price on his head, wrongfully condemned to death for the murder of his nephew, King Joffrey. But not before killing his hated father, Lord Tywin. To the north lies the great Wall of ice and stone – a structure only as strong as those guarding it. Eddard Stark's bastard son Jon Snow has been elected the 998th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, but he has enemies both in the Watch and beyond the Wall, where the wildling armies are massing for an assault.

On all sides, bitter conflicts are reigniting, played out by a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skinchangers, nobles and slaves. The tides of destiny will inevitably lead to the greatest dance of all.…

©2011 George R. R. Martin (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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    Matthew CANBERRA, Australia 08-15-12
    Matthew CANBERRA, Australia 08-15-12
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    "Gaining Momentum at Last!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would recommend it. If you've stuck with the story this far, then stick around for this part. Things are finally starting to pick up, as you see characters finally starting to make up their mind, and take action. I also felt that this audiobook was very good value for money (less than $1 per hour as compared to some others titles that are as much as $5 per hour).


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Dance with Dragons (Part Two)?

    The dragons are finally starting to do something!


    What about Roy Dotrice’s performance did you like?

    The fact that many of his voices from previous books have remained distinctive from one another (as in, it is easy to know which character is speaking at any given time, even when names are not mentioned very often).


    Any additional comments?

    Roy Dotrice has done very well with this series of audiobooks, especially for someone who is now in their late 80's, so I do not want to be too harsh when commenting on his performance.My main comment was that some of the voices of main characters have markedly changed in this book (namely Melisandre and Daenerys). I'm bearing in mind that he may have changed the character's voices for reasons other than forgetfulness (e.g., George RR Martin wanting more consistency with the voices on the TV show). Besides, even if Roy Dotrice did forget some of the voices, it's hard to blame him; after all, he holds the record for most number of characters voiced in an audiobook as a result of this series!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Colleen D. Stevenson Sydney, Australia 08-05-12
    Colleen D. Stevenson Sydney, Australia 08-05-12

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    "Where is the next book."
    What did you love best about A Dance with Dragons (Part Two)?

    I didn't like the ending as it still isn't finished. When is the next book out?


    What other book might you compare A Dance with Dragons (Part Two) to and why?

    None


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

    No. I really enjoyed his rendering.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When John was stabbed.Hu


    Any additional comments?

    Hurry up George..

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dean Mackenzie, QLD, Australia 10-31-13
    Dean Mackenzie, QLD, Australia 10-31-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Wow, just..... wow! I NEED the next book!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It was such a well written story and so well performed by Roy Ditrice, he returned to his A game after some of the middle books.

    I really didn't want this book to end.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The plot twists and surprises, the characters and language used to illustrate the world were all just amazing.


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

    This one was probably his best, I could not fault it.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I don't want to spoil it but I will hint to the surprise at the wall near the end left me stunned.


    Any additional comments?

    George R.R Martin, you are amazing. Roy Dotrice is also amazing, this series has just been the best fiction I have ever read (listened to).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    M. C. Behenna C.T. RSA 07-18-13
    M. C. Behenna C.T. RSA 07-18-13 Member Since 2013

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    "Great story line. addictive!"
    What made the experience of listening to A Dance with Dragons (Part Two) the most enjoyable?

    Engrossing. Full of surprising twists and turns. Exciting story line, which takes you into a different dimension...and yet feels convincing and very real. A rich tableau of places and characters.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Dance with Dragons (Part Two)?

    when Dani mounted the dragon for the first flight!


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

    Dotrice is a superb narrator and he maintained that ability. Barely a slip in the voice of various characters.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Totally enchanted. Even felt compassion for the queen in her walk of shame.


    Any additional comments?

    I felt extremely disappointed that the final book in this series, ended as a cliff hanger once again. Surely the end could be more conclusive ,considering all the many hours, and money, spent on listening to all the books. Not fair! There were also gaps in the story, which were not always resolved satisfactorily. Eg. Thion's attack on Winterfell and his capture. Or did I miss that somehow?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ayliff Alicante, Spain 06-10-13
    Ayliff Alicante, Spain 06-10-13
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    "Still confusing index not available"
    Was A Dance with Dragons (Part Two) worth the listening time?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I cannot follow the sequence of these books and have found certain chapters appear in other parts

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen Waddington Sydney & Perth, Australia 03-04-13
    Stephen Waddington Sydney & Perth, Australia 03-04-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A good production"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Dance with Dragons (Part Two) to be better than the print version?

    In some ways yes, other ways now. The readers voice is fine for the crusty old men and male characters, but I found his range a bit limited for female characters, which tended to make them a bit less believable.


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    veronica Mernda, Australia 01-05-13
    veronica Mernda, Australia 01-05-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Will This Story Ever End?"

    Ok, by now we realize that we are in it for the long haul. We need to know what becomes of all of these powerful and wonderful characters. Come on Mr Martin, hurry up already and write, publish, audiobook this novel. The suspense is killing me, I can't sleep at night. Alright I am slightly (ever so slightly) exaggerating. I simply must find out I eagerly check the books availability on a very regular basis....As you can see, I am well enthralled in this series of novels which have a slightly dragged out story line but you must start and the start and become hooked, lined and waiting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Hugh Shenton Park, Australia 01-01-13
    Hugh Shenton Park, Australia 01-01-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Worth the Iron Price"

    Words are wind, and this is a hurricane, but there is much, and more to like about this latest instalment. I thought that book four was a Mummer's farce - I was wroth to find my favourite characters (and the song "bear and the maiden fair") missing. But they pop up here stronger and more ruthless than ever - books four and five overlap in time and should mayhaps be taken as a whole.
    The narration is amazing (with the possible exception of Daenerys, the Leprechaun) - the distinct accents for each character makes following along much easier.
    Jon Snow knows nothing, and we are no closer to finding out where whores go, but now I am keener than an imp in a brothel for book 6.

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    DIanne Mead, Australia 10-13-12
    DIanne Mead, Australia 10-13-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Too much waffle"
    What made the experience of listening to A Dance with Dragons (Part Two) the most enjoyable?

    I wanted to know what was happening with the characters that I was used to hearing about, but new ones kept getting introduced


    What about Roy Dotrice’s performance did you like?

    Roy is a fabulous narrator - makes you want to keep listening


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Emma Copenhagen, Denmark 01-06-12
    Emma Copenhagen, Denmark 01-06-12
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    "okay"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    but non crazy about the narrator. He disturbed my listening and read to heavy and slow. Loved the book and the story


    Would you recommend A Dance with Dragons (Part Two) to your friends? Why or why not?

    sure


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I prefere more anonymous narrators


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  • Gary
    bridgend, cardiff, United Kingdom
    12/23/12
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    "song of fire & ice"

    my son kept telling me to read this long before i joined audible, but i was already engrossed with other sagas by robert jordan & tad williams.. then i watched the series on tv & was hooked.. but the books, they are truly awesome .. hour after hour disappears, with some excellent narration.. then the narrator messes up & changes all the characters in this book.. but that is the only bad point i can make,.. apart from the loss of sleep.. you just cant turn it off its so addictive.. 10 out of 10..

    gary

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Katherine
    Oxford, United Kingdom
    12/24/12
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    "Poor narration..."

    I found listening to this series of books rather frustrating. The narrator not only changes the accents used for each character from book to book, but even sometimes within the same book. He also switches between several different ways of pronouncing the names of the characters, which is increasingly irritating.



    As far as the book itself goes, I think the series started off really well, but as it has progressed, seems to have lost a clear focus and the story-line has become a bit jumbled. I think the TV adaptation of the series is better than the books, as it takes out a lot of the long-windedness! It almost seems like the author is just writing more for the sake of it, rather than to further the narrative. I really only continued to listen this far through the series because I wanted to find out what happens in the end. And there are still 4 more parts to come!

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Matt
    London, United Kingdom
    12/23/12
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    "Great book, looking forward to the next one"

    Can't fault the story, absolutely incredible in scope and characters are very well written. My only criticism is with the narration. If you listen to all the books one after the other, the narrator changes the voice of many characters from book to book. Strong Belwas being the most obvious, goes from a big swaggering pirate like voice to sounding like a little girl!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • simon
    derby, United Kingdom
    9/22/11
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    "A Dance with Dragons"

    Great book (series), I enjoyed the narration, didn't want it to end. Can't wait for the next instalment

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
    9/14/13
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    "Poor editing"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have enjoyed all the books in this series and have been listening to them one after another. As the next book is not due out for quite some time I shall have to listen to them all over again.


    What didn’t you like about Roy Dotrice’s performance?

    Other reviewers have commented on Roy Dotrice's performance and I have to agree with them. The accents of each character change regularly and this becomes irritating. Daenerys started off as you would expect but now appears to have turned Irish! Nothing wrong with an Irish accent but some consistency throughout the series would have enhanced my enjoyment.


    Any additional comments?

    The production of the third part of this book leaves a lot to be desired. It is obvious that the narrative has been edited as there are sundry beeps on at least two occasions. The edits also appear to have been stitched together in the wrong order. Following Daenerys we first hear one set of events which clearly occur after the events narrated in the second set. This is frustrating.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Karen
    Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
    1/31/12
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    "Can't wait for the next installment"

    These books are not stand alone stories, but part of one big epic tale, therefore the end of the book always leaves you in suspense.  There are hundreds of characters, who's accents seem to change from book to book, a bit confusing.  I love these novels but there are so many different characters, I think Geroge RR Martin will be writing forever to come to a conclusion.  I can't wait for the next installment. 

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Beccameriel
    London, United Kingdom
    3/7/14
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    "Bit of a slog to be honest"

    I've finally finished but it was an effort of will. As before, I think GRRM really REALLY needs a more forceful editor. I think it could really do with some small moments of joy or humour now and again which would add a little light and shade to the narrative as opposed to just relentless misery for all concerned. It would be nice if there was a mini story arc within each book that reached some kind of resolution within the major story because this just stops everyone's narrative very abruptly.

    Anyway, I have lots and lots of theories about what will happen but obviously won't be airing those here because that would be rude and spoilery.

    I would not be unhappy (polite euphemism) if another narrator was found for the final 2 books should they ever arrive. Roy Dotrice sounds a bit tired and his range of voices seems to be getting more and more limited.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Karl
    LEICESTER, United Kingdom
    2/10/14
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    "Bad character voice continuity"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I've been listening to the books all in one go and the character voice changes from book to book have really started to get on my nerves and spoilt the experience. Little Finger and Daenerys have wound me up the most but even a flash back voice of Eddard Stark in book 5 was enough to start my teeth grinding.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sam
    Blandford, United Kingdom
    12/1/13
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    "Very good!"
    What made the experience of listening to A Dance with Dragons (Part Two) the most enjoyable?

    The narrator is very good, he gives each character an identity & illustrates their emotions very well. The story is also brilliant & flows very well.


    What other book might you compare A Dance with Dragons (Part Two) to, and why?

    Lord of the rings, however it has much more depth & is more of a book for adults.


    What about Roy Dotrice’s performance did you like?

    Great voice & emotion.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Who will be victorious in the GAME OF THRONES!!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait to listen to the next title in the series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Phil
    Upper Beeding, United Kingdom
    6/27/13
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    "Better than a Feast of Crows"

    The story is a return to form for Matin, and of my favourite characters. I've never minded the Roy Dotrice voices like some people do - but in this book I noticed the voices of characters had changed from the previous books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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