The man reading this audiobook, can't remember his name off the top of my head, but he dos an excellent job conveying the emotion of the dialogue, really getting into character.
Tyrion, definitely Tyrion. Roy Dotrice executed the constant sarcasm and humor of Tyrion's dialogue, both internal and external, perfectly. He was also able to dig into the sadness that is a result of Tyrion's growth defect and his father's lack of belief.
It had everything! It wasn't just a "fantasy novel" it had action, sex, betrayal, it just moved and moved, you couldn't know what was going to happen next and I JUST LOVED HOW IT KEPT ME GUESSING!
He did an amazing job with the female voices, even the children!! Oh and Jeofrey... he did the evil little brat JUST PERFECTLY!!
The scene between John Snow and Aria Stark, when he has Needle created for her. You understand the deep feeling they have for each other. I really hope some day they see each other again!!
I also loved when Dany and Drogo truly fell in love...
I am pretty sure I enjoyed the story; the plot was compelling (I think), as were the characters. My biggest problem was the narration. I had a difficult time keeping focused, and thus, probably lost some of the story. Roy Dotrice's characters all sounded vaguely similar: old, gravely, masculine. Some of the voices he chose were downright difficult to listen to; there is only so much wet-mouth, saliva-sucking noise I can handle. I did find it irritating that he changed up his pronunciation of names too, even in the same sentence (Joffrey was pronounced two different ways frequently, Catelyn 3, among others that were less noticible). Indeed, I had to look up the actual names to write this review as accurately as possible. When I began listening to this book, I was excited at the prospect of engaging in a popular series. Now I have thought better of it. I may read the books at a later time, but I have no desire to listen to further audiobooks in the series.
No, I broke it up in chapters before bed.
Great job, a definite must read!!
Could not decipher a plot over a few hours into the story over the car radio.
not expected to.
I wasn't entirely sure what to expect. Normally I am not a fan of fantasy type books, but this piqued my interest because I do enjoy epic series. I had a hard time getting used to the narrator and must say that I wouldn't purchase a book based on him being the narrator, as I would for some others I have listened to from audible. - but once I got wrapped up in the characters, I was able to move on. I can't wait to read Book 2 (and I will be also viewing the HBO series) as I have become very attached to the characters. My heart wept (as did my eyes) when Joffrey "dispensed his justice" to Ned - and that wasn't the first time in the story where I got emotionally involved.
This book is not one to read if you are looking for something light-hearted. It is very dark and involved and sometimes hard to keep up with what is going on. But the story is good, filled with love, hate, ignorance, honor, and magic.
A reader who ran out of time to physically read the book. I'm into sci-fi, self-help and biography books
Vast. Tragic. Art.
The words have come alive thanks to Roy Dotrice's performance. Each character was recognizable and alive.
Read the book to get into the world of Westeros. There are a lot of details I missed in the 1st season of the TV series that the book expanded on and my Song of Ice and Fire experience is all the better.
No. The reader is hard to listen to. He does not fluxuate his voice enough. It is almost monotone.
Arya - Because she is spunky
I will listen to all of the books in the series but not thrilled by the reading
No - Listened to it twice to get all the characters in my head.
Probably not, The HBO Series covers it quite well. I didn't feel much of importance was lost.
The narrator made all the non nobles sound like stupid old men and all the nobles sound like pompous old men.
Two things, I'm not the best to review this book. I don't like extended stories. Epic is fine but there were so many view points I stopped being interested in most of them. John Snow and Danny were the stories I wanted to follow and had to put up with the rest. I'm not a fan of having to muck through stories I don't care about even if they do advance the over all story.
The narrator is talented but he didn't fit the book. His voice wasn't vast enough for the gobs of characters in the book. Jim Dale, Simon Vance, Nigel Planer, would have, in my opinion been a better choice (and not because they are all English). James Marsters perhaps (though he became famous sounding like a Britt.)
Love the story. The narrator is okay, he does a couple of the voices... differently from how I personally would imagine the characters speaking, but over all it's very well done.