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While this book is quite good, the narrator from the first few books was replaced and this was a rather large drop in quality. Still recommend the book but be prepared to be upset and annoyed at the changes in the characters.
An avid reader of all kinds of books. I love classic science fiction writers like Frank Herbert, Isaac Asimov, and Douglas Adams. But I am, in fact, a "leaf on the wind" when it comes down to it.
An epic scale adventure where the characters must use all of their wits to survive and there is still no certainty of victory. I would caution you dear reader to choose your character attachment carefully, just because they are good does not mean they will live to see the end of this story.
I do like the story overall, but except for the sex scenes it could be a children's story, especially since the main characters are so young. I also like stories that give the different characters' perspectives.
I would recommend it to my sons who are young adults and enjoy fantasy type stories with fighting etc.
I liked it when Ayra's friend told her he knew she was a girl.
Although I like that the reader has an English accent and changes his accent with different characters, sometimes it is difficult to understand what he is saying. For example it sounds like "milk of the puppy" but I think he is saying "milk of the poppy." I also do not know how to spell any of the characters names because I do not have the books.
Everything I think should happen, doesn't because something else happens to change everything you know about the story.
I read a lot of epic quest type books and this certainly isn't that (with the exception of Bran Stark's story). Think of a book in which all you favorite characters die off and that's the book it is most like.
When Rob Stark's Army finally comes down upon the Lannister encampments outside River Run.
If I have time to read, that is always better. However, Roy does a great job with the first three books in this series.
Fantastic story and performance, has kept me an audible user.
George R R Martin not only has a great plot but is very descriptive and paints a great picture with his words.
Roy Dotrice is amazing, I will look for other books narrated by him.
I spend my daily commute listening to this series, often keep listening at home instead of catching up on television shows.
Even though I find the story interesting and compelling, I found the narration impossible to listen to. I finished book 1 and 2 and felt as if my head would explode if I listened to one more sentence that this narrator spoke. I have since purchased the book and finished reading it. Unfortunately the voice of the narrator was hard to get our of my mind. I enjoyed the book and will move on to the next in the series, but not sure if I will do an audible or kindle. I love audiobooks, but if the narration is similar, I will stick to kindle.
It keeps you engaged with all the main characters.
I can't tell you the exact events that shocked me because it will ruin the book.
Roy Dotrice is a master at giving each character their own voice.
The only draw back is the number of new characters that are introduced. It makes it difficult to follow at times.
Absolutely recommend this book, and the first in the series. Several friends recommended the book, and with a few audible credits burning a hole in my pocket and all the positive reviews, I decided to give the series a try. Chapter one of the first book didn't hook me, but I gave it a bit more time and was pulled in. Many characters, many plots that all intertwine. As the story changes characters from chapter to chapter, you can't wait to hear what comes next with the cliff hanger left behind. Sometimes, you get to chapter realize it's been so long since you last heard about this character
The narration is done quite well too, each character with its own distinct voice. A few of the voices grate on me, but typically these are not main characters, and the voice matches the grating personality of who it belongs too.
I love that this book's narration is voices for each character, a plain narration would not have done the book/series justice
We were looking for a book to listen to on a long car trip. This was the best. I made the trip seem much shorter.