Yes! I am sure I missed things of significance by rushing through to find out what happens next.
Daenrys was my favorite character. I loved her transformation and growth from a scared little girl into a woman who knows and owns her own power.
I liked that he attempted to give each character a distinctive voice. I don't think he succeeded, but the attempt was valiant. After a while, I could almost tell which character was supposed to be speaking in a conversation, just by his voice.
When you play A Game of Thrones, you win ... or ... you die.
Not for a very long time because it was soooooo long but I will be listening to the next few books in the serious which are also long! Great book though!
No books but the HBO show A Game Of Thrones is about 95% accurate to the book.
Aria was the best because her parts were the most fun, exciting, sad, and etc.
No I just couldn't. The chapters were 25-55 min long average of 30 min. 4 parts of about 9 hours each. Way to much but it doesn't mean I didn't like the book because I loved it.
The first chapter is the hardest to overcome, after that the book is just so amazing and detailed!
Just wanted to provide an update that my book was recorded flawlessly, no errors, no repeats. Nor did I take notice of variations in pronunciation by the author...only once did I notice a variation in intonation of the author's British accent when I realized it was not "milk of the Puppy" but "milk of the Poppy" referring to a medicinal potion... I had to laugh at myself for missing that one! Read other reviews for the content etc... It's a masterful story, beautifully read! I could not stop thinking about these characters and cannot wait to start the second book! ENJOY!
I took me a while to get all the characters straight. But my biggest complaint is it could have been cleaner
I would have liked the story to move along with more intrigue
When I purchased Audible Book, Amazon said it would work with WhisperSync. Since my purchase, they've changed the listing to say it doesn't work - AFTER my purchase and multiple UNHELPFUL contacts with Audible Customer Service (a joke).
The characters, of course, are even better in the book. I got hooked on the show and turned to the books when the season was over. A lot more happens in the book than in the series, but the theme is just as dark and unforgiving.
I'm not crazy about Roy Dotrice's narration, but am getting used to it. I will definitely be moving through this series.
Although I have not read the print version my hunch is this is much better: like listening to well-acted theater.
My favorite character was Denarius because she grew from a timid and fearful girl into a stong woman afraid of no one and willing to follow her destiny.
Roy Dotrice had very definite shifts in voice from character to character that kept the listener's attention.
A novel of fine character development with black kings and queens battling white kings and queens in an age long gone with dragons and black magic.
Do not start this unless you are willing to fall head first into this fandom! I can't wait to start the next book!
I would listen to another. The story and narration were both excellent. I'm just unsure when I'll be ready to commit another 34 hours of listening time to one story.
I love this story and if you have watched the TV series then you will see that they dovetail amazingly well. I did read the books before watching the series and I am very happy with both which I find is rare in most book to TV/movie conversions
I would compare the Song of Ice and Fire to the Sword of Truth or Wheel of time series but without the same heroic quality of characters and a MUCH more gritty world that sadly enough makes the books very palpable and realistic feeling
Poor Roy, the narrator, he has talent but after listening to him for 5 books and thousands of characters they all start to sound the same and get confusing. The narration should have been performed by at least two readers like the wheel of time did which was very pleasing to listen too
The end... wow, I have never been so surprised and emotionally effected by a book, lol.
If you need a hero then... "Move along, these are not the books you are looking for"