Having never watch the television show, I thought I could listen to this book and learn what everyone is talking about. I guess you have to be familiar with the show to understand the book.
It seems to me that the charactors in the book are not explained enough to those of us who haven't watched the show.
Yes, it has it all intrigue, action, war, a great story line.
When Ned gave up honor for family.
This story is truly amazing and involved. Even the chapters that I wasn't too crazy about, which happen within every book, still had me interested and entertained.
I am a fantasy fan through and through, magic, dragons, swords, sign me up.
Yes, the tone of his voice requires that you pay attention and enjoy every word.
Either one of the various imp chapters or Jon, as everyone I am sure.
My only complaint is one mirrored by others, the narrator creates several inconsistencies in pronunciation, and keeping with charter dialects. Also, I noticed at certain times it sounded like he was speaking into a tin can, there was an echo. Granted I listen for the majority by headphones so maybe my clarity in noticing the tin can effect is more noticeable than others, but that does not excuse simple character dialect consistency issues. Every time he speaks as either Theon Greyjoy or Gendry he uses a different accent. Now that I have listened to part of sea of swords I can tell future listeners that it only gets worse. If Stephen Fry can hit a home run with the harry potter series Roy Dotrice has no excuse.
This is a great storyline, you just want to keep listening.
Some characters are very very hard to understand, so hard that you have to go back and listen to them a few times to get all that is being said. That is something I don't like to do. I want to understand what is being said the first time.
Say something about yourself!
I absolutely love everything about this story. I wasn't sure at first because I heard that the story was complex and there were 1,000,000 characters (of which I thought I would loose interest after the first chapter). But, not true at all. The story IS complex but is engaging. I don't think I have ever loved a story so much that entails so many spiteful and easily hate-able characters. But their stories keep you going and rooting for the under dog. The narrator is the icing on the cake - he brings the characters to life and makes you believe the story is real. Five stars for the narrator. Actually TEN stars. He does a superb job - probably the best I have ever heard. I would recommend this book to anyone trying to decide what to spend their credit on. Its a long read but keeps your attention the whole way. Definitely worth your credit!
And so my Watch begins...
This was my first audiobook from Audible, and it was phenomenal!! I had been wanting to get into the television series for some time now, but decided I would read the book first (because honestly, the book is always better).
I am so glad I did.. outstanding! I was hooked from the start, listening to it on my drive to and from work. I didn't want to leave my car at times it was so captivating.
Over a whopping 33 hours of reading, I definitely got my money's worth. Excellent narrator, does a good job making the voices sound different and uses the tones/emotions behind the character's words.
Definitely recommend this book to anyone!! Looking forward to starting Book II next.
What's not to enjoy? Loved the book and now I can watch first season of the series!! I am definitely of House Stark! For Winterfell!
Very long book, definitely got my money's worth for the month.
Winter is Coming!
First book, first time hearing Roy Dotrice, but I really enjoy his reading. He put life in to each character and made his voice and tone reflect the moods, anger, fear, sorrow. His narration helped bring the book to life for me and I look forward to hearing him do the other books in the series as well.
Spoilers! Bran's fall. Lady's fate. So many different scenes got me on edge of my seat and heart pounding. The entire ending.
So many powerful and moving scenes, I am nervous to see how they are done in the series, but I've heard the show is just as awesome. Definitely looking forward to it!
I used to be an avid reader in my youth, but as I got older, I never really had the time to sit down and relax into a good book. Audible got me back into worlds I'd long forgotten. Thank you.
If you like fantasy books, I highly recommend this book (and the rest of the series most likely). You will not be disappointed.
Definitely near the top. It's not for everyone though. The book is intricate and the narrative is deep and involved. You'll grow to love some characters and hate others.
The introductions of the characters and their status within the world of Westeros
He was masterful at creating not only the voice of a character, but their persona and personality as well.
Give it a couple hours and you'll be hooked.
Tell us about yourself!
This is in my top 5 that I've listened to so far
Not to spoil anything, Let's just say the youngest daughter is my favorite
This actor seems to really get into what he is reading
Game well played
I had not watched the TV show so I was not prepared for the level of violence in this book. Now that I am into the book series, I know what to expect but I don't listen to this with kids in the car!
Mary Dean RN, BSN, Health Sciences Teacher. Member since March 2010.
I would recommend this to a friend, yes. There are numerous characters in this book, but once you learn who the characters are and their relationship with each other, the story is nothing short of fabulous. The pictures painted in the listeners mind are limited only to the listener. With the help of George R. R. Martin and Roy Dotrice, I can only imagine how life was in those times.
Roy Dotrice brings the accents and enunciations of the times and origination of each character. His performance is remarkable, especially since there are so many different characters.
Who will win the Game of Thrones?
Killer, Sex, Sweet
The Narrated keeps me listing the hole time the story was something the best.q
Daenerys the Mother of Dragons she gets off her butt and takes controls of her life.
When they take off the Wolfs head no cool man not cool
Nope the book was good i like it a lot I need to read the rest when I get more time