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)
This has been one of the top 10 audio book series I have listened to.
The broad epic tale
Roy Dotrice takes you to the Seven Kingdoms with his perfect recitation and the rich story of Martin's series keeps you there. Hours gone before you know it
I love this series. The narrator leaves a bit to be desired. Many characters in the book end up sounding like pirates.
This is the third book in the series and I am listening to them in order. Not the usual book genre I normally read but I can't stop now. The story line is difficult to follow. It jumps around so much. The lesser characters are hard to keep up with because their names are so similar and a few of the younger ones are named after older ones. I have found that it helps to borrow a copy of the book from my local library while listening to the audio book. The book has a list of the main characters and families in the appendix. It helps in understanding who they are and to follow the story. Do not get too attached to the main characters. They don't all survive. I was very sad when two of my favorites met a very sad end in this book. It is a great series, just very, very long.
Tierion is a very interesting character and I really enjoy the accent the reader gives him.
There is no way to listen to this book in one sitting.
Expect the unexpected! This book shocks and delights with every turn of a page!
I feel like I missed something between parts five and six of the Audible breakdown. Part six started abruptly; and it seemed as though part of the establishment of the scene was left out.
Not positive, just a suspicion.
The story and performance are five-star, but I want my concerns to be noticed.
I really like it! It had a few surprises. Great follow up to the other two.
i would recomend the story it draws you in till your addicted im not even a fantasy guy but this story is good
the midget kicks ass
a bunch of different voices
no this is a very long story so plan for it
I am stunned and shocked at all of the unexpected events in this book III. OMG sums it up. What can come next?
Amazing, Vivid, Devastating
Well of course I can't help but compare this story to others in the series. A Song of Fire and Ice as well as Clash of Kings
I have only listened to Roy Dotrice during his reading of this series and I am amazed by his extraordinary performance and the life he brings to these characters.
The entire marriage scene between Sansa and Tyrion. I wanted it to end- I was just too angry that this was happening. I've had my issues with Sansa since she put so much of this into motion being a dreamy eyed girl over the vile Joffrey but now I think she's learned her lesson. Enough! Give the girl a break!
Moving on to Book 4- A Feast For Crows!
I am about to finish the third book and that will probably be it. The author has a preoccupation with boring characters like Auria and Sansa Stark. He keeps introducing more characters both major and minor.
The genealogy references get tiresome as well. No wonder this story plays out much better as a series than in the book. The story can be particularly difficult to follow without constantly having a map in front of you. Overall, I am very disappointed with how this story just drags and drags.
However, I will say that the narration is amazing and that has kept me going. Each book averages 33 hours and one can only listen to so many Irish,Scottish and various British accents for so long.
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