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an awesome tale, awesomely told by the narrator. I look forward to more of such.
Really entertaining narration and a really good story. I look forward to the next installment and am now going to search for other books narrated by Harry Lloyd, his variety of accents and the way he switched from one to another was impressive
Wasn't expecting a "new" George RR Martin book to come out. Therefore, was intrigued when this appeared just as I was finishing the 5th Games of Thrones book! Expecting rants of "why doesn't he concentrate on final installment" (which I've seen for other "epic" novelists who divert temporarily!). However, it appears that these were written as 3 short novellas well before the "real" Game of Thrones.
Therefore, for fans, they're something new to get a short fix of Westeros. For newbies, it's a great intro to Westeros from 2 character perspective... especially if the huge Game of Thrones book set seems too daunting. This is a great was to "put a foot in the water"... see if you like it.
I was surprised how "fully formed" the world is in George's mind at such an early stage. The history is all there... the houses.... it's an exact world, just a 100 years earlier. Had expected to find a more "primitive" back story to the world with some major differences.
So, great self contained book which gives a good view of what to expect from the main set of books!
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
A great side story to game of thrones. Thoroughly recommended. Narrator is different to the one for game of thrones, but that works well and he's very good.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
Upon finishing all the "A Song of Ice and Fire" books, then re-rewatching all the "Game of Thrones" Blu-Rays (including commentary tracks and extras!) and finally watching Comicbookgirl19's amazing "Epic Histories" on YouTube I was feeling extremely deprived, even the Christmas gift of a "Game of Thrones" colouring book couldn't quench my thirst for more Westorosian stories.
Thankfully upon browsing all the George R.R. Martin offerings on Audible I stumbled upon this gem. Now the audiobooks of "A Song of Ice and Fire" somewhat put me off due to Roy Dotrice's narration which I found off putting. Harry Lloyd on the other hand has such a silky, enchanting tone I would honestly buy an audiobook of him reading out every take-out menu ever printed just to hear him speak. I say he should be locked in a room and forced to record all of George R.R. Martin's works and then all other literary works deserving of his soothing tones and masterful delivery. ;)
As to the story, I honestly can't get enough of this world and the history leading up to "A Song of Ice and Fire" is even more intriguing than the series itself. As always Martin has produced engaging, well rounded characters and a well paced story that enriches this fantastic world.
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A welcome return to the world of Westeros, the tale of Dunk and Egg expands on the story of Ser Duncan and Aegon Targaryen originally encountered in A Song of Ice and Fire.
Readers of the series should be mindful that these novellas are nowhere near the size of the series books, but rather are a helpful and enjoyable light supplement to the history of Westeros.
Definitely recommended reading prior to the release of The Winds of Winter and if you watch the TV series, Season 6.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful