But as opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others, a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords....
©2000 George R.R. Martin, (P)2004 Books On Tape, Inc., published in arrangement with Random House Audio Group, a division of Random House, Inc.
"Richly imagined." (Publishers Weekly)
"A riveting continuation of a series whose brilliance continues to dazzle." (The Patriot News)
"I always expect the best from George R. R. Martin, and he always delivers." (Robert Jordan)
"High fantasy with a vengeance!" (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Probably not, it's really long and not a book that really lends itself to enjoying repeats.
Jon Snow is my favorite character because he's freaking Jon Snow.
I probably would listen to another book narrated by Roy Dotrice, provided that he were told by somebody how to pronounce names. Pe-tire Baelish, Bri-een of Tarth, Mellisand... just abysmal.
I found it quite enjoyable, I just wish that I'd read it/listened to it, before I saw the show.
The story is famously good so you don't need me to reiterate that point.
Roy Dotrice does an incredible job narrating, providing voices for every character that really bring them all to life.
I truly enjoyed this book and can't recommend it enough.
I used to laugh when my friends said that Martin killed whomever the whim struck him to, but I didn't think I would cry so had when I finally got to reading the books.
The performance makes this an easy "read". With the various voices used for each of the characters portrayed it is very hard to turn it off.
The switching perspectives by chapter keep this very long book fresh and continually moving.
Can't wait to move to the next book.
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I love the story. The voice of Roy Dotrice is a treat to listen to... until it isn't. I sympathize with him for the need to have variety in his voicing of the characters, but with so many to do, he resorts to a bunch of defaults for secondary and tertiary characters and some of them are grating on the nerves. so many of them seem like exaggerated caricatures, rather than real people. for me the worst offender is the voice of the slave girl that Daenerys frees in Astropor. An over boiled mockery of an Asian accent, it made it tough to get through those sections for me.
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