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 enjoy hearing the stories and remembering what I saw on the tv show. The go hand in hand well. Great narrator.
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idk what to say other than it was so awesome. staring next book immediately. can't stop listenning, what an amazing story!!!
Give me your tired heroines , your huddled hobbits yearning to breathe free; the wretched refuse of your deleted pages, and I will read.
Like most of us, I adore these stories. So it breaks my heart when, regardless of the character's rank/position or nationality, Mr. Dotrice makes them sound like Disneyland pirates. Brienne (which he pronounces 'Bry-EEne') sounds like she's from Flea Bottom and may have taken too many hits to the head. His performance of Tyrion is also too scallywagged, but Jaime Lannister sounds almost believable. The very worst is Varys. This is an extremely articulate, sophisticated and clever ... uh, 'man,' but the narrator makes him sound like Quasimodo in a pink tutu. When he finally does get around to the pirates (Ser Davos), it becomes completely unintelligible.
As if things weren't bad enough, the sound engineer honed his craft on a RadioShack sound board for his brother's garage band. The mix is all mid-range and bass, which makes it that much harder to understand what's being said. I'm seriously considering text-to-speech software because this is killing me. [Or, I could simply make more time in my day to actually READ the books, right?]
I have read this book several times just for the vivid enjoyment of the downfall beginnings of House Lannister. This book by far has the stunning events in the saga. I have read all of the 5 books published so far and I love this one the best!
It's sometimes difficult to follow all the characters, so complex is the multi-threaded plot line. A visual companion book might help you get the most out of this truly epic story. Can't wait to listen to the next book.
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