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How would I know? It bored be beyond belief, and I love fantasy.
No. I hated the narrator too.
Jim Dale. But even Jim could not save this turd.
Yes. It makes a good sleep aid.
Possibly a different narrator
Someone younger as none of the characters in this story are over about 40.
This book is way too detailed to be listened to. There are too many characters, too many shifts in point of view. Trying to keep track of all this while listening and doing something else at the time is impossible. I got most of the way through the first download and decided I just wasn't enjoying it. The book is probably better read since obviously it has been a best-seller. I might consider this in the future but...there are just too many other good books to read.
Ancient History, philology, non-fiction.
Classically, I would describe this a "King Arthur" Knight's of the Roundtable tome. But I love the way Martin built this Universe from scratch, free of constraints, he weaves and incredibly rich story with unique and pleasant "differentness" -It's not quite fantasy, not quite science fiction, it's just brilliant writing in a fresh, unique presentation that features the best of all genres.
I wondered if Roy Dotrice didn't see photos of the Characters that ended up playing the parts, it seems to me he must have, because he sure did nail each character. What an amazing job he did narrating this book, this was easily -the- most enjoyable Audiobook I have listened to. I could listen to him reading a phonebook.
Wanted too, but found myself going back and re-listening to each chapter.
This was an amazing book, doesn't matter to me if people watch the series 1st but if you are going to listen to the audio book, you might as well get he Kindle read along version while you are at it! Enjoy the Series!
The performance was riveting. The story spellbinding!
Could not choose a favorite character if I tried. They were all intriguing.
He is by far, the best I have listened to.
I would recommend this book without reservation!
I would consider the audio edition better than the print version. The Voice acting is amazing and Roy Dotrice has more voices and accents in his repertoire than I have voices in my head (that sentence didn't come out exactly as I'd planned, but you get the idea). This became a much more engaging novel when heard by such an astonishing actor.When a character is called on to laugh Mr Dotrice laugh's in the character's voice. He laugh's, sounds astonished, plaintiff, frightened or angry all in character. His voices are all unique and believable. This is not a simple narrative. This is a masterful performance.I have no experience with the televised version of this novel and now I don't even want to see it. This novel and this performance take me away to a different land and time. I would just be disappointed if I watched the film version.I would absolutely recommend this audio book to anybody who is a fan of this genre.
I LOVE Game of Thrones on HBO....The book was FANTASTIC!! I can't wait to sink my teeth into the next one.....I am even more addicted to the show now that I read the first book. The narration is WONDERFUL....a very talented narrator.
maybe if I had chosen another book
Maybe another Ken Follet
He just did not draw me into this book and I found it a painful listen.
Yes, in the future I will not be swayed by the rating and popularity of a book. I realize we all have our favorites and that's what makes reading so personal!
Most likely not, I'm just not a fan of fantasy.
he was a bit monotone for my taste.
didn't get that far into it.
No. The first half of the book spends way to much time introducing you to all the characters, instead of introducing them as the story goes. The last third of the book was the only good part. I heard the second book is the same way:(
Voice does not change enough to separate characters, which might have helped with first half of the book. And a third of the voices he just gave a speech impediment to.
frustration that i had not downloaded an additional book so i would not have to listen to this one.
I love reading, have since I was very little. Reading to me is fun, relaxation, acquiring knowledge and so much more. No particular preference for a genre or writer, I will read anything well written. Once gripped by somebodies style of storytelling & writing, I am likely to read everything he or she has written.
As I haven't read it in the printed version, I find this a hard one to answer. However, Roy Dotrice is absolutely top notch as a narrator and definitely adds a whole lot extra to the experience of getting acquainted with the "Game of Thrones"!!
The whole book is memorable, its cast is superb, the different story lines are many and sometimes confusing, but always interesting. Naming one or more memorable moments would spoil the book for new readers, so I won't mention any.
I will say however, that I find "A Game of Thrones" a more than worthy successor to that other series I just finished: Robert Jordans "The Wheel of Time"
The tomboy Arya Stark