Most likely not, I'm just not a fan of fantasy.
he was a bit monotone for my taste.
didn't get that far into it.
No. The first half of the book spends way to much time introducing you to all the characters, instead of introducing them as the story goes. The last third of the book was the only good part. I heard the second book is the same way:(
Voice does not change enough to separate characters, which might have helped with first half of the book. And a third of the voices he just gave a speech impediment to.
frustration that i had not downloaded an additional book so i would not have to listen to this one.
I love reading, have since I was very little. Reading to me is fun, relaxation, acquiring knowledge and so much more. No particular preference for a genre or writer, I will read anything well written. Once gripped by somebodies style of storytelling & writing, I am likely to read everything he or she has written.
As I haven't read it in the printed version, I find this a hard one to answer. However, Roy Dotrice is absolutely top notch as a narrator and definitely adds a whole lot extra to the experience of getting acquainted with the "Game of Thrones"!!
The whole book is memorable, its cast is superb, the different story lines are many and sometimes confusing, but always interesting. Naming one or more memorable moments would spoil the book for new readers, so I won't mention any.
I will say however, that I find "A Game of Thrones" a more than worthy successor to that other series I just finished: Robert Jordans "The Wheel of Time"
The tomboy Arya Stark
it had a very good story
The book does not need to be as long as it is at times I found myself wishing the Arthur would just get on with the story.
I had a hard time getting into Game of Thrones - the reviews were so good, and I have heard good things about the show - but I just couldn't get into the book. Maybe my expectations were too high? I think it's just not my genre - maybe others who like this genre would like the book more. The narrator did a great job, but even so, his performance wasn't enough to keep me going. I didn't finish it.
I wasn't able to listen to the book. I got about 15 minutes in and had to turn it off. The narrators voice didn't grab me at all. Will have to read this one on my nook.
This is a great story, but the production of this audiobook was awful. At several points during the book, sentences are repeated. The end of chapter 126 is missing, and chapter 127 is a repeat of the intro.
There's also a lack of consistency in the pronunciation of names of places and characters. Prince Joffrey is often referred to as "Jeffrey", for example.
The narrator uses different voices for some characters, but unfortunately often keeps that voice when he reads the narration around the dialogue. For instance, if the text were to be: "Ned, said Catelyn, wait a moment", he would read the entire thing in Catelyn's voice, including the "said Catelyn" part. That's jarring and takes you out of the story.
It would have been interesting to have a different narrator for each character's point of view. But that's a matter of taste, I suppose. The poor editing, on the other hand, is inexcusable.
The narrator has about 3 voices, which is unfortunate since the book has dozens of important characters. Everyone sounds like an old man. The story didn't live up to my expectations at all. I love medieval stories and historical sagas about kings and political scheming and battles and castles, but this was a disappointment. There were a few people worth rooting for but they never quite managed to do anything heroic and as the story progressed it felt as if only bad things were happening and no one rose above to cheer for. Left me feeling unmoved and absolutely uninterested in reading more of the series.
The narration was horrible. The narrator sounds like he has emphysema. He's frequently wheezy and short of breath. The narration also repeats. Reminded me of listening to an old record that was skipping.
The story might have been interesting if the narration had been better.
Someone with a much stronger voice and healthier set of lungs.
couldn't get that far into it... I think the story could have been good, but I couldn't get past the problems.
I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Maybe I should watch it on HBO instead.
Loved this story but not too crazy about the narrator. Quite often the beginning of a paragraph got repeated as if he lost his place while reading and started it over again. I will get the 2nd story in the series because I am hooked but I don't think it is worth 2 credits. I will probably just buy it outright. If this was a great performance by the narrator, I would gladly save up 2 credits for it, but it isn't. Audible should put it down to 1 credit like almost everything else is.