The narrator used the same two voices for every character which made it difficult to follow who was saying what at times. But, with that being my only criticism, I'd say I rather enjoyed this reading.
A worthy epic and the first extremely long book I've listened to. This made character recognition harder than if I had actually read the book, but the narrator was amazing and better than my own "voice in my head". I've never seen the show, but loved this version.
I listened to about 11 hours of 33, and could not get it. Returned to Audible for something that I could at least follow.
The story is amazing. I've read all of these books and they are some of my favorites, but the reader is horrible.
This man sounds like he is reading this story with a mouth full of spit. His character voices are laughable at best and completely distracting at worst. He has single handedly made me dislike some of my favorite characters. Never listening to him again! I'll stick to the books.
I read these books up until the 4th in the series when I decided that it wasn't worth my time to read. Since audio versions offer a totally different experience I was ready to try again. And I have decided I just can't or don't care. The production of this audio version is superb. Those who become attached to the characters will find it delightful high fantasy. I just think I asking not invested enough to continue on.
I'm a web developer based out of Sacramento, I listen to books while I work, and love audible.
Well I finally read or rather listened to this book. I must say the writing is quite good, but it's more of a political intrigue book set in a fantasy setting than a real fantasy book, and there was not quite enough happening per page for my liking, yet I didn't want to stop reading it either. If you are looking for larger than life heroes, this is not the book for you, if you are looking for a happy ending, well this book really just seemed like a really long beginning of a story, it seemed more like a chronicle of life than a story with a beginning and an ending.
"To have fallen so far and learned nothing - that is your failing" -Darth Traya
Roy Dotrice is absolutely one of my favorite voice actors of all time and it is a treat to hear him narrate one of my favorite series of novels. It gets a little awkward hearing him read the naughty scenes, but it's completely overshadowed by the rest of his performance. For the most part he is consistent in his voices for the main characters, although he can stray sometimes. I can appreciate this though since the ASOIF series has many many many countless characters. Overall I gave this series a 5/5 on every front. The editing could be a little better, but this is neither the author's or narrator's fault.