Even though my iPod Shuffle shuffled part of the story, I have enjoyed re-listening to parts I enjoyed the first time.
Performer does a very, very good job with a huge number of characters. Occasionally I get some of them confused, but I think he differentiates them well.
I drive about 8hrs a day for my work so I go through A Lot of Audio books.
This book would be much better if read in book form not audio. The usual maps of the kingdoms with castle names is missing in the audio and it is hard to keep track of all the families and where their castles are in the seven kingdoms. Poor character development in the first book as well.
I did like the character development of the Stark children and Tywin Lanisters character was well developed.
His voice! this man must be a 3packs a day smoker... every time he did a laugh in the story it sounded like he was hacking up something. A lot of his character voices were hard to understand. There is no way that he can pull off any female character voices either.
any that were insignificant to the story being told. There were just far too many characters to remember all of them and the connections to each family and castle. Some of the characters either need better back story or just to not be mentioned. It gets too hard to follow in audio version.
This would be a good READ ....but not great in audio format. This coming from someone who listens to about two books a week and hardly ever had time to sit and read a book in paper form. But in this case if would have been worth it.
Inspiring. Detailed. Exciting.
Daenerys Targaryen. I love how the character has changed so much in the book. She went from being a scared girl to becoming a brave woman, and a strong leader.
I loved Roy Dotrice's performance. The way he changes every characters voice really brings the story to life. Tyrion's voice is my favorite.
Winter is Coming.
yes, its an amazing book
the scene when with the Hound and Sansa when she sings to him
His voice has an amazing range
The Hound and Sansa
If you aren't very picky about your voice acting and enjoy the Game of Thrones series or other fantasy novels, you may enjoy this more than I did.
Obviously it fits right in with the other GoT books of the series, I think it's pretty similar to the Wheel of Time in the that are both long fantasy series with so many characters it's hard to keep everyone straight :)
The narrator overacted the parts he played in my mind. A lot of the characters were just hard to listen to for extended periods of times. Also some of the characters he played he did not enunciate very well, so it was difficult to understand what was being said during dialog at times.
If you really want to catch up on the Game of Thrones series but can't find the time to read, this is probably worth getting to listen to in the car, but if you have the opportunity to read the books instead, I recommend that instead.
GRRM is the best fisherman ever! Just enough of each character leaving you wanting more - then on to the next character answering questions and giving you more questions!
Lord of the Rings - but I did not "listen" to the books, so the comparison is not fair.
Not until Game of Thrones.
the building of relationships
In my opinion, no.
Broadening, deepening of the main characters, adding new main characters, furthering the twists and plots.
Well worth listening to or reading.
I won't go into further detail about the greatness of the story or performance, there are plenty of other reviews that will be more eloquent than I. This is a great audio version of an amazing book, provided you don't attempt to switch back and forth between print and audio versions.
Listening to this via the Audible Android app, the book is broken up into 48 'chapters'. I put that in quotations because although they are presented as chapters to you, the user, they have no correlation to chapters in the book itself. In fact, each chapter is almost exactly 46 minutes long, leading me to believe that they simply took each disc of the CD version and called it a chapter. If you plan on only listening to the book, this isn't a huge deal, but if you want to switch between listening and reading, coordinating position is an absolute pain.
From a company that is starting to expand and push a 'sync with your e-reader' system, I would think that a little more detail would be put into the product beyond simply ripping audio discs and streaming them to customers. However, it is possible this is simply a symptom of an immature offering, and I hope to see these kinds of issues with the technical aspects of the product gradually get fixed.
Say something about yourself!
Can't put it down! OK, that's four words but it's so very good!
Arya Stark. She is so strong in this book. She looses so much and is so young, but still strives!
Yes, and I have.
Terian the Dwarf. Not sure if that is the right way to spell his name or not but I always seem to like the sarcastic underdog.
A warm voice, soothing and comfortable to listen to.