This book was fantastic. The plot was exciting and picked you up and didn't let you go until the end. The performance was strong and entertaining.
Fantasy All Day Every Day!
Arya, Jon Snow, The Hound, and much, much more!!! :)
I have watched every episode of the HBO series and it does not do the books justice in my opinion. I watched the series 1st and read the books 2nd. The books are AMAZING!! This is how I do it. I have all the Game of Thrones books at home. I read when I can and I listen when I can't or don't want to. Either way I am always plugging through this Epic Story! Roy Dotrice is the best narrator out there and is right up there with Robert Inglis. If you like the show you NEED to read or listen to the books. I would listen/read. You can't beat Robert Inglis voices. They are so well done! It's hard to put this down.
This is an amazing book. I recommend it to each and every person who loves an outstanding story. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
The reader was okay. He didn't have a large range of voices, so the story sometimes felt like it all blurred together. It was exceptionally annoying that he didn't have a good voice for the female characters. He had 2 or 3 voices in general that he would rotate through.
I struggled to finish the first book and ultimately ended up abandoning this book. I can see how it is a very popular book series but the pacing is a lot like the spy novels where there is a lot of setup in between meaningful plot development points. I'll try the HBO series and I'll probably like it more.