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)
I am a proud Mexican woman that loves words and reading/listening to books. I also believe that only through knowledge can we achieve progress.
I really love George R.R. Martin's stories and he has a way with writting that has no comparison. I do think that Roy Dotrice has a hard time pronouncing all the names the same way repeatedly but I tried not to let that bother me. All in all a very fun and entertaining way to read/listen to a soon to be classic.
I would highly recommend every book in the series. Roy Dotrice is an excellent narrator who brings each character to life.
I'm an LMT originally from the Caribbean Islands of Trinidad and Tobago. I lived in NYC off and on for 15 years. I decided I had enough of long cold winters so summer of 2012 I relocated and now live in sunny Sarasota FL and loving every moment of it. My favorite thing to do is lay on the beach all day long listening to the waves and a great audible book.
I've never been one for Knights and Savages but now I'm hooked.
I've never before read this type of book, in fact, I'm not much of a reader but I was captivated by the HBO series and couldn't wait for the rest of it.
My heart lept when King Stannis showed up, with his army at the wall, at the 11th hour to save the realm.
Jon Snow holding down the wall against thousands of wildlings and the rest, with just a few men of the Nights Watch.
I talk about it all the time with everyone that will listen.
Roy's the man!
I wanted to, but at 40 hours it would be very hard. lol
The narration makes you feel like you are watching a movie in your head.
This is Book 4, so it's a continuaton.
Yes - he pronounces some words differently and the voices he uses are a bit different for some characters, like Cierce, but he's great.
Yes, except that it's very complicated and over 40 hours!
Dotrice is a great choice for this book. I'd love to hear him narrate the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy!
I've read all five books and am now listening to them (just finished Storm, headed to the Feast). This is the best of the five so far, in my view. Lots going on, but easy enough to follow the characters. You love to hate one former "bad guy" and you feel bad once again for another, and you will be shocked more than you were by what happened to Ned in Book 1. Listen carefully!
I'm quite impressed by the performance. Although some characters sound similar to others, they do not within each chapter so keeping track of who's who is easier than I feared and this is well worth the listen -but make sure to read the Game and Clash first or you'll likely be confused until at least half way through the book.
true crime fan
This book had much more violence and surprises than the last book. Characters that I had enjoyed getting to know were suddenly killed and that was very unsettling but it makes for an exciting story as you never know what will happen next. I enjoyed this book and am anxious to see what happens next in the 4th book
Remarkable Heartbreaking Delicious
Arya, Tyrion, Dolorous Edd, Jaime Lannister
He not only gives a voice to each character, he breathes life into even the most seemingly insignificant of them, makes them a part of your memory, and makes your heart break for them...
Too many. This is 47+ hours of continuous surprise, twists and turns, gut wrenching deception, redemption, horror, heartache, and intense and very real emotion. I have become so attached to these characters, I feel like they are a part of me. There have been several times that I have had to stop and take a break because I am so upset. It's amazing.
Favorite series of all time....so far. I am 2 hours from being done with book 3...and terrified by the reviews I have read for books 4 & 5
Having read the books when I was younger, I wanted to revisit them after having enjoyed the tv-series. The plot and characters are still intriguing, but I do find the prose somewhat drab and full of clichés. Still an enjoyable listen, though, especially due to the inventive narration of mr. Dotrice.
As the other books in this series, the story is very gripping, yet good and bad things often happen to the "wrong" people, i.e. evil folks are sometimes rewardedk and the good are sometimes killed prematurely.
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