To begin, I love the Game of Thrones and everything that goes along with it, but the narrator of this book destroyed it for me. Of the things I can't get around, were mispronounced names, how when trying to create a different voice for each character women somehow ended up with deeper voices than men, and some characters were given a jerky, almost Christopher Walken type cadence to their speech.
This was a great story to go to sleep to, except for the terrible narration that makes screaming children on a plane sound pleasant.
We have way too many characters and the overall story is boring as hell. Sansa and Arya are the only interesting storylines. Every other one could have been dealt with in two chapters, except for the end. It takes about 60 chapters to get interesting.
For a series as complicated and rich as these, I listen and read the books at the same time. I miss the complexity of the details if I just listen to the book. Listening and reading allows me to fully appreciate works like A Song of Ice and Fire.
The characters and the incredible vastness of the world he has created. I can't imagine what it's like to be inside the mind of Martin. He's a genius.
Dotrice brings a lot of color into the hundreds of his voice characterizations. Sometimes the female characters make me wince but I'm happier if I just let go and allow him to take me along for the ride. I've listened to Books 1 and 2. He is perfect for the series.
Impossible. It takes me weeks to finish these books.
The immense size of these books made me hesitate years ago to start reading this series. I regret that decision. I could have already been on my second reading! This work is inspiring. When I grow up I want to be George R.R.Martin.
This reading by Roy Dotrice was really annoying. I wish he would have just read the words without trying to do different voices. He's an old guy and his version of a child's voice was really irritating to me. I couldn't finish this version but I did enjoy the actual book. I wouldn't get another of this series read by this actor.
This is the first series of this genre I have ever attempted so I don't really have a comparison for it.
I'm watching the HBO series now. It's very good.