I would probably read it on my own next time. The voice of the narrator doesn't jive with me for whatever reason. He does mostly a good job with his voices but some of the character's he uses his normal narration voice for and it gets kind of confusing. So glad I listen with the book in my hands.
The story doesn't just throw sex in to have sex. It is important to the plot.
Be careful when you play the game of thrones.
I've just started the books having never read them. The story is great! I like reading the books after seeing the movie or in this case TV show. It's nice to go back and fill in the holes. I prefer that to reading the book first and being disappointed in what's missing in the film version.
It's hard to say who the best character is, but probably Tyrion. He's the classic hard luck hero. Smart but disadvantaged at every turn.
Probably not. I can't bear the books on regular speed. Playing at 1.5x actually sounds "normal". I do enjoy his style, but half the characters he reads with a mouth full of spit, like they all have a speech impediment. It's very disgusting, but faster playback makes it slightly less disgusting.
When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die
out of 4 parts, i really only liked 1 completely. i don't know if it's the odd cadence of the narration or what. i do like the idea of the story line, but much of it was seemed overkill. some of the voices were very similar, but in all fairness, there are a vast cast of characters.
i don't believe i'll buy the rest of the series though, as the plots were too drawn out for me and sometimes i just didn't care for the outcome for the character involved.
Did not read it.
The Dogs and John
I could not tell which character was supposd to be talking.
The story is great, I was following the tv series, but the book is a lot better, and the narration is awesome, Roy Dotrice reads each character with its own voice. Simply great!
Be ready to listen even when you are in the restroom because you'll not want to stop listening.
Violence and swordplay, Honor and dishonor, and planning and deceit. This book had all the things a good period drama needs
This story would have better served by a narrator whose voice is not so distinct. Everyone, I mean everyone, sounds like an old man!! Dotrice seems unable to soften his voice for youth or female. Few charactors are able to stand out for they all sound too similar. A real shame.
Just too many unbelievable scenes. Wolves raised by kids that basically decide what is the correct thing to do. Just too much of a stretch and it keeps jumping from scene to scene. Really boring to listen to.
This is my first--and probably last!
The man reading this audiobook, can't remember his name off the top of my head, but he dos an excellent job conveying the emotion of the dialogue, really getting into character.
Tyrion, definitely Tyrion. Roy Dotrice executed the constant sarcasm and humor of Tyrion's dialogue, both internal and external, perfectly. He was also able to dig into the sadness that is a result of Tyrion's growth defect and his father's lack of belief.
It had everything! It wasn't just a "fantasy novel" it had action, sex, betrayal, it just moved and moved, you couldn't know what was going to happen next and I JUST LOVED HOW IT KEPT ME GUESSING!
He did an amazing job with the female voices, even the children!! Oh and Jeofrey... he did the evil little brat JUST PERFECTLY!!
The scene between John Snow and Aria Stark, when he has Needle created for her. You understand the deep feeling they have for each other. I really hope some day they see each other again!!
I also loved when Dany and Drogo truly fell in love...