No. I would have rather read it in print first. While Roy Dotrice is good at voices. I feel that he is a poor narrator. Middle aged women sounded like old crones. And he would often mix up the voices of characters. I feel like the characters would have been more vibrant if I had read the print version.
I would compare a game of thrones to Tolkien's lord of the rings series with a more modern writing style. The characters are rich and vibrant. You get so absorbed in the fantastic story.
Literally anyone. I hate to sound cruel, but Roy Dotrice distracted from the stoy far too much. He mumbles at times and it took a while to get used to his voice. Even then he would often mix up the voices of characters. At times he would even continue to use a character's voice after they had finished speaking. I constantly had to rewind the story just to figure out what was going on.
A Game Of Thrones: You're welcome - George R R Martin
Roy Dotrice was terrible. But the story was so vivid and truly amazing that I still couldn't stop listening.
The imagination is free to run with the story. The detail in the characters and how they are developed is very exciting. Makes your appetite hunger for book Two
Of course I was lead here by the HBO series. But the books are even better, if only because they provide some needed backstory and explanation of character motivations and loyalties. Excellently written and well performed, this book is a wonderful (if lengthy) story. A perfect companion to the series, either before or after.
I listen to a variety of audio books constantly in car and gym. My reviews remind me what I’ve read & are hopefully helpful to you as well.
Review of 1st two books. I have bought the 3rd & 4th but not yet read them. I guess you get your credit's worth with these long books, but for me it's a chore to keep listening. Narration is OK, but a better narrator might make the whole book better. Story is good, but it's long an a lot of characters and things going on to keep track of. I haven't seen the show.
Sweet Ninah D.
The actors voice would have been fine for certain parts but not for hours of listening.
Too raspy for all of the characters.
The story was great. I downloaded the audio book for my children to listen to during a road trip. We couldn't get past the voice actor's voice. I'm sure he's a fine actor, but a story like this needed a variety of voice actors.
I had a hard time getting into it at first because there are so many chsracters, but once I got them all straight I really enjoyed the book and the narrator really brought the story to life. It ended in a cliffhanger, so I am about to check for a volume 2.
I can't wait to read the next book in the series. There is a little bit of everything in this book, romance, intrigue, drama, fantasy...