Do not start this unless you are willing to fall head first into this fandom! I can't wait to start the next book!
I would listen to another. The story and narration were both excellent. I'm just unsure when I'll be ready to commit another 34 hours of listening time to one story.
I love this story and if you have watched the TV series then you will see that they dovetail amazingly well. I did read the books before watching the series and I am very happy with both which I find is rare in most book to TV/movie conversions
I would compare the Song of Ice and Fire to the Sword of Truth or Wheel of time series but without the same heroic quality of characters and a MUCH more gritty world that sadly enough makes the books very palpable and realistic feeling
Poor Roy, the narrator, he has talent but after listening to him for 5 books and thousands of characters they all start to sound the same and get confusing. The narration should have been performed by at least two readers like the wheel of time did which was very pleasing to listen too
The end... wow, I have never been so surprised and emotionally effected by a book, lol.
If you need a hero then... "Move along, these are not the books you are looking for"
I love the audio version because I can listen to them while I'm working.
There is no comparison!!! But I will take suggestions!
I really don't think I have. I'm sure I would remember wonderful voice!
It's a pretty emotional story and I watch the show so I already had an idea of what was coming up.
Great book. Love the story and the structure. The narrator, in my opinion, was a little slow. I found myself having to turn up the speed of the playback in order to get through the already lengthy book in a timely manner. Also some of the voices he gives to some of the characters I thought were annoying and unnecessary. With that being said I did enjoy the book and the overall narration. A must listen.
Characters and plot line. Everything was believable.
Arya, she's smart and courageous. I can't wait to listen to the next book to find out what happens to her.
No I haven't but I thought he did a very good job.
Yes and no. It is a very long book, it was definitely heavy at times but it was also exciting and interesting.
I am a pharmaceutical rep. who does a lot of driving which leads to a lot of book listening!
The tv series is amazing, but the actual audio book it just WOW! I am a pharmaceutical Rep. so I drive around a lot so I have plenty of time to listen to this book. Sometimes I do not want to get out of my car because this book is so good.
Imagine two columns, Column A headed "yes, please" and Column B headed "no, thanks." When you think about what you enjoy in an audiobook, into which column would you place each of the following?
—knights and swordplay
—ritual barbarian sex
—animals with preternatural powers
—fantastic buildings with inconceivable supply and waste-removal systems
—teenaged and pre-teen heroes and heroines in adult roles
—wenches and whores
—blood, LOTS of blood
I had thought I was up for all of the above. In my youth, my Tolkein paperbacks were limp from exhaustive rereading. More recently, I've been a fan of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. However, 33 hours of irony-free fantasy proved too much for this listener. Around hour 25, when bastard Jon Snow saves Lord Jeor from a midnight attack by a wight assassin, he is rewarded for his courage by being given the sword of Valyrian steel (whoo-hoo!) that has been passed from father to son in Jeor's family for five centuries. While part of me was busy noting the emotional significance of this gesture for Jon and calculating its implications for the plot...I also found myself giggling at the sword's name (for the record: Longclaw). Am I the only person who finds this epic story a bit silly?
Fantastic content! Great twisting story of betrayal and uneasy alliances.
nothing is like this that I've read.
Hodor-- not that he is a complex character, but I chuckle nearly every time he speaks Hodor's "dialog".
The scenes leading up to a major character not faring well... it was painful to listen to knowing where it was going (I had seen the TV show first).