No I would not. Its very long , besides i have the rest of the series to complete.
Yes - Its a great story could be tedious with the many details but the narrator did a great job modulating his voice for each character such that you could see them
hard to tell he made all of them come alive.
Winter is Coming....
The characters and plot lines hit you right from the start. Its like you can see all the action from hearing the words along. Excellent stuff.
The story is fantastic. While long, you are engaged from beginning to end.
He does incredible voices. You believe him as certain characters. Good reader.
It was way to long to listen to in one sitting as it is longer than there are more hours in a day.
I have not read the print version due to a busy schedule. I travel quite a bit in the car for my job so audio books have become a way to "read".
This book is comparable to Raymond E Fiest's, Krondor books. You get the story from different points of view from the characters in addition to telling you what is going on around them. The characters are very likable or despicable.
His voices some times are a bit strange for some characters. Thankfully he doesn't try to make his voice effeminate like some other voice actors do.
An HBO miniseries
Roy Dotrice delivers one of the best narrations I have ever heard (and having been an Audible subscriber for over 10 years, that is saying quite a lot!). He really sets the mood with his accents and character voices, glad to see he does the rest of this series also!
Don't want to give away any spoilers!!
As I mentioned above, Roy's accents and character voices are all done superbly and really do add to the ambience.
I believe HBO has already done this :)
Get this one, you won't regret it!
You very easily get drawn into the storyline.
Character establishment was handled well. There was also good development during the course of the book.
Needs some work.
All in all a good narrator but he didn't draw me in as much as the story.
Engaging, Sinister, & Adventurous
The most memorable part of Section I was the interaction between Tyrion Lannister and John Snow on the wall. The tenderness that Mr. Dotrice was able to bring to this portion was very touching; so much so, that on my drive home from school I was crying.
Mr. Dotrice does an admirable job with providing a voice to the characters. There are so many characters that at some point giving an individual voice to each becomes an cumbersome task, which does occur throughout the first section. There are also a few instances when the narrator inadvertently meshes a previous character's voice with the current character. His female characters for my personal taste either sound a bit shrilly or off from my perception.
All this aside, Mr. Dotrice brings each character to life. He provides an amazing voice to the older male characters, especially those who are a bit large. (However, for my personal taste the only fail was with the voice of Varys.) I appreciate the voice he gives to Magister Illyrio Mopatis, the Lord Commander Mormont, and King Robert Baratheon.
Considering a series has already started, I am partial to "Winter is Coming."
George R. R. Martin is very descriptive almost to the point of excess. In the written form this could be an obstacle for many readers. However, in the spoken form this makes it easier for the reader to become engaged in the scene. Though at times I had to skip back a bit due to my wandering attention.
The story is wonderful. The deceit, passion, and rivalry is entertaining. With the addition of Dire Wolves, White Walkers, and Dragons it makes a great story, magical.
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies…The man who never reads lives only one.” (George R. R. Martin)
I can't...I tried but came up with nothing.
That's a tough one. Tyrion is probably my favorite. He's got the best lines in the book. Eddard Stark is another great character for the first book in the series.
He handles the characters well for the most part. It might have been better to have a woman reading the female point of view chapters but overall his narration is good.
Not really. I saw the series on HBO before reading the first book in the series.
I'm not a big fan of Epic Science Fiction. Then again, I don't have much experience reading or listening to much Science Fiction in general. However, I highly doubt most Epic Sci-Fi is this good. The books in The Song of Ice and Fire series are some of the best books I've read or listened to period. The scope alone is impressive. I would highly recommend all of the books in this series.
This was a great audio book. Not for the prudish or those easily grossed out. There is sex and violence throughout, but the characters are written well and the book grabs you from beginning to end.
Roy Dotrice gave the book a good quality read. Women's voices were never weak or manly. The only down side is some of the more... gruff... characters were hard to understand due to the gravely nature he gave them.
I have already watched Game of Thrones season 1 on HBO, and I am completely obsessed with the story. It is well developed and captivating, and I really enjoy all of the characters, even the ones I actually hate. I definitely reccommend the book or the show - for adults though, the content is very mature.
I started the frist book after I had seen the whole season, and the show follows the books exactly. That being said, I won't want to read ahead because I enjoy the show so much, but on the flip side the book can be a little boring if you have already seen the show. So perhaps it would be better to read the books first instead, but I guess it is a matter of opinion... and I haven't really decided on mine yet.
I really did not care for the narrator of this book though. His voice was not pleasant to listen to and his performance of the different characters (esspecially the women) was not well executed.
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!