I tried twice, got pretty far, but only after I watched a couple episodes did I get the characters down & fell face 1st into this epic tale! Narrator is a genius amongst narrators. Thouroughly enjoyed his talent for variety & nuance; especially with the volume of voices to interpret. The author has incredible insight into human nature & the innumerable paths one can pursue for power and the consequences along the way. Duty to family, country, and love are powerfully portrayed. I'm always stunned how a fiction can harmonize and remind me if not enrich my own values. The battle of good vs. evil of honor, glory and for power are pleasantly depicted in a seamless imagination that seduces the demand for realism to relent.
This book was fantastic! I especially loved how the narrator changed his voice for different characters. I finally figured out that you could speed up the pace of the narrator's reading and I would suggest 1.25 unless you have a billion hours to listen. I highly suggest this book! On to the second!!
I've watched the series on HBO, and I decided to order it on Audible because I'm always on the go with work, school and family life. I started to listen while I was walking at the park, and I honestly walked six miles without noticing. Roy Dotrice's narration was amazing, his is voice captivating.
Although I love the HBO series, I love the story more!! I got to get inside of the heads of the main characters and learn some history of Westoros, the First Men etc. Very happy with My purchase
the story was fantastic. The narrator's voice was very hard to listen to for 33 hours. His high and whiny female voices and the ones he uses for the eunuchs and Petyr had my innards curling. I love the story so I will continue, but I can't stand his gross voice.