I didn't read the print version, but I can't imagine otherwise. Roy Dotrice does an amazing job of voicing every. Single. Character. Each one is distinct and recognizable. I don't think I even could read the print version now, I've grown so used to his voices.
I'd like to say Jon, but really it's probably Tyrion. Sure, his family sucks, and he's far uglier in the book than the TV show has cast him, but he has to make up for his physical deformities by being cunning and intelligent. In a world where some characters seem unbelievably stupid (Cersei, Sansa, some of Robb's bannermen), I appreciate a character that practices thinking and skepticism on a regular habit.
Tyrion's battle alongside the Mountain clans. It was great to see a character believed by all to be weak could carry his own in battle.
Yes, but my body couldn't stay awake and attentive for 40 hours.
I just finished Clash of Kings in a week. This series is wonderfully addictive!
No, not a huge fan of the narrator, and there is a lot of repetition/bad editing in the recording.
I think his voice is well suited to the general theme of the book, but he often repeats his accents for unrelated people. It can be disconcerting and confusing.
The plotline was riveting, but there is no way that you could listen to this book all at one time.
I don't own and didn't read the print version but I have listened to this book 4-5 times and enjoyed every minute.
Impossible for me to pick one moment as my favorite.
The characters come alive. They are like real people. I believe I can see their personalities even better with the inflections, accents, stutters, laughs, cries and cheers. I think I can even smell Flea Bottom from here.
YES, YES, YES!
If this book were a woman I would marry it, and I'm already married.
Loved the book and preformance. Fills in so much on the Mini Series ... Books are wonderful ... Get them ...
Bran being pushed from the Tower, The kings Hand after his death. The reality of a imature and inbread King. The Imp as an unsung hero... Logic and not necessarly being a fan of his Brother and Sister. Love and can't wait till book II for Danaries to really grow into her place as Queen.
The Last with Danaries
Danaries losing the love of her life.
There is a reason that this book is always one of the top sellers on Audible. The story is good and reading this book the old-fashioned way certainly would be a delight, but listening the audiobook is truly the best way to enjoy this fantasy universe. Roy Dotrice is truly a master; he is somehow able to give each character in the book his or her own voice, while still having a voice for the third-person narrator as well. He falls in and out of the dialogue flawlessly and allows the imagination to run wild. For members, the only problem with this work is that is requires two credits to purchase. However, it is certainly worth the price, and the length of the book certainly provides a worthwhile value to listeners. For any fans of science fiction, this audiobook is an absolute must-listen.
Game of Thrones is the reason I got an audible account. I haven't regretted it.
Tyrion - the dwarf is the smartest man in the room. He continues to be and will always be my favorite.
I remember Roy Dotrice from the days of Beauty and the Beast on TV where G.R.R.Martin was a writer. How could I go wrong with the both of them together again? I haven't been. Very happy with the Mr. Dotrice brings individuality of character with his voice acting. Very nice.
Not to give anything away, emotion is inundated in this book(and all the forthcoming books) You will laugh, you will cry. You'll wonder,
I would love to give this audio book a 5 stars. It never will until the edits are done in a fashion that makes sense. The parts are cut in spots that take the listener out of the story. They're not done at chapter endings, they're done in mid-sentence! This is absolutely atrocious! It's unconscionable how the kind of poor production makes it this far. Simply terrible.
generally yes, audio takes more time than the printed story but the narrator makes the story come alive.
the character development carried on to the rest of the series
After (listening (reading) the five books, the story is compelling. I've been tied to my ipod for the past several weeks. I have one complaint in that although the books tie together at the end of book five there is a great empty ending. None of the characters are complete, dead or alive. Who does what to whom and why and where are left hanging. There must be a book 6 or a book 7 to complete this tale.Is the author going to give us the end of the story.
Yes, this is my 2nd time. I wanted to re read it before I went on to Book II.
Edart Stark - I will miss him. Now it is Terian Lanaster, his is fun because of his reasoning and fairness.
He gives all the characters their own voice. Just a wonderful listen.
A very adult and real feeling fantasy.
I just loved this story
A wonderfully epic tale. If you enjoy fantasy, you will love this book. The reader took a little while to get used to. He sometimes mumbles and the different voices are sometimes hard to understand, but once you get a few chapters in, it's okay.