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Moz on Moz action

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-08-2015

Blimey, Moz has a fair few gripes to get of his chest, to the point where he just comes across as quite bitter and petty and you can't help but think that maybe the problem is him rather than the never ending list of people who have supposedly wronged him. That said, he was an integral part of the best Manc band of all time so I'll forgive him most things. His penchant for drama and sharp turn of phrase provide plenty of interesting points. Plus I loved the way he described his childhood especially as I'm from the same bit of Manchester so was very familiar with the street names and landmarks he peeled off. Say what you like about Morrissey, but you can't call hm dull. On the narration front, David Moz does a pretty good job.

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Stormin' Roy

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-2015

Plenty of swords to be had here. Plenty of giants, swearing and tits too. Marvellous. Despite Roy Dotrice again making everyone English, Welsh or Scottish; his narration is starting to grow on me. I'll be holding off on 'A Feast For Crows' until the TV show catches up.

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Stormin' Roy

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-2015

Plenty of swords to be had here. Plenty of giants, swearing and tits too. Marvellous. Despite Roy Dotrice again making everyone English, Welsh or Scottish; his narration is starting to grow on me. I'll be holding off on 'A Feast For Crows' until the TV show catches up.

A tale of necessity

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-2015

I'm not sure what the audio equivalent of a page turner is, but it applies to this. Dodgy Scottish accent aside, the narration is pretty good too.

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More of the same

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-09-2014

Carries on where 'A Game Of Thrones' left off seamlessly and is just as enthralling. It's very easy to lose yourself in this complex and detailed world and it's very pleasing to know that there is literally hundreds of hours more to come. As with the the last audio adaptation though, I do feel Roy Dotrice's range could be a bit better but it's a minor criticism and the ample helpings of swords, dragons and tits more than make up for it.

More of the same

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-09-2014

Carries on where 'A Game Of Thrones' left off seamlessly and is just as enthralling. It's very easy to lose yourself in this complex and detailed world and it's very pleasing to know that there is literally hundreds of hours more to come. As with the the last audio adaptation though, I do feel Roy Dotrice's range could be a bit better but it's a minor criticism and the ample helpings of swords, dragons and tits more than make up for it.

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Utterly compelling story, flawed narration ...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-09-2014

Any additional comments?

Was ever there a story with such a vast and rich array of characters and sub-plots? I can't think of one off-hand. Like many others I came to A Song of Ice and Fire from the HBO TV series and I haven't been disappointed in audiobook format as it's just such a wonderful tale. Unfortunately the narration here is not the best. It's not so much the narration as the acting, if Roy Dotrice was just to read straight from the page his voice is fine. However when he embodies the characters (which is what is required after all) his voices are often tedious and the weird choices to add a Welsh or Irish twang to the accent of some characters is frankly just odd, especially when direct family members have completely different accents. That said it is not a big enough problem to ruin my enjoyment overall and the quandary I find myself in now is do I go beyond the TV series or wait patiently for it to catch up? I'll make that decision when I catch up myself, for now it's on to A Clash of Kings!

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Utterly compelling story, flawed narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-09-2014

Any additional comments?

Was ever there a story with such a vast and rich array of characters and sub-plots? I can't think of one off-hand. Like many others I came to A Song of Ice and Fire from the HBO TV series and I haven't been disappointed in audiobook format as it's just such a wonderful tale. Unfortunately the narration here is not the best. It's not so much the narration as the acting, if Roy Dotrice was just to read straight from the page his voice is fine. However when he embodies the characters (which is what is required after all) his voices are often tedious and the weird choices to add a Welsh or Irish twang to the accent of some characters is frankly just odd, especially when direct family members have completely different accents. That said it is not a big enough problem to ruin my enjoyment overall and the quandary I find myself in now is do I go beyond the TV series or wait patiently for it to catch up? I'll make that decision when I catch up myself, for now it's on to Part 2 of this book and then A Clash of Kings awaits!

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Saki Saki long time ...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-09-2014

Any additional comments?

Wonderfully English in the traditional aristocratic sense. There are a lot of stories here and my only criticism would be that despite the wit and invention of them, there is little variation in the style and arc. It's a minor problem though.

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Shines well

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-09-2014

Any additional comments?

Campbell Scott does a great job of making this as scary as it should be. Thrilling stuff.