I'll try anything once.
Better Than Show. I do enjoy the show Game of Thrones but there are some things the show doesn't touch on and things added to the show that aren't necessary.
Bran is my favorite character. I love that George R. R. Martin writes each chapter from the perspective of different characters. Roy Dotrice does a great job of narrating the Bran chapters.
I had not listened to Roy Dotrice before but his performance and didn't know what to expect. Dotrice does an excellent job and I would definitely listen to another book that he did.
Having seen the show beforehand, it took some of the surprise out of listening to the book. I do always chuckle and smile when listening to some chapters, in particular the narratives of Arya and Bran are my favorites.
I haven't read the print version so I can't make that comparison.
Lord of the Rings is the obvious comparison but it's clearly inspired by the War of the Roses.
Tyrion Lannister. He really is the star. Smarter and sharper than anyone else in the story.
Just how nasty Joffrey can be, especially in one key moment that I won't ruin here.
The only downside is something other people have noted - the different pronunciations of characters names. Poor old Joffrey got it bad. But it made very little difference to the overall enjoyment of a well written and well narrated story.
I love the world they live in!
I love that it jumps from character to character perspectives.
The voices for this are perfect you can tell each character apart he's consistent with the voices for each character And brings a lot of life to the story!!
Watched the show before listening to the audio version of the book. Very pleased with the narrator's performance. I thought it would be difficult to listen to one man provide the voices of so many characters, especially since I have seen them played by wonderful actors on television. But the man's narration was excellent.
I hadn't had the time to read what everyone has been talking about - so this audiobook hit the spot! I was blown away by the story and look forward to the next in the series of books
This book is completely enthralling. It took a few chapters to get going, but after that I was hooked. The characters have flaws we can all relate to and their trials keep you wanting to read on. The narrator was excellent aside from situations where multiple people were talking together, as he did not have many voices to use. He does a great job bringing the characters to life.
This was the first time ive ever used an audio book. I was very impressed, not only was the narrorator great but being able to listen to a book was pretty cool. I am a huge fan of the Game of Throne series and have watched all of the shows. I am now in the process of reading/listening to all the books. well worth the time.