I loved the HBO presentation on Game of Thrones, but the book has made things so much clearer to me. While I wait for Book six to come out I look forward to listening to books two through five. Great listening on long drives or walks.
The Narrator had great accents and even sounded as if he kind of acted things out, like if the book said the character swallowed nervously, you could hear a pause as he swallowed. Those kind of things were occasionally distracting, but I was still very drawn into the story. However, the story is so intriguing that I would have been drawn in even with a less engaging voice. It is a tad slow at first, and it can be hard to keep all the various characters and their stories straight, but once you can, you're hooked. I would think "Oh good, I wanted to know what happened next with this guy!" every time the narrator announced the name of the character we were about to follow. My only reason for taking off a star is the graphic nature of the story. It's known for its incest, especially with the TV show out (which I haven't seen) but I prefer to avoid descriptions as detailed as they were, even when it wasn't incest. :)
I thought it said this s*** was optimal and now its saying at least 20 words so yeah mean book was good but your interaction with book readers as a app is silvery lacking to say the least
Just as amazing as I had expected. I had high expectations for this series based on the hoopla surrounding the series. I'll be honest, I have not seen the television show so I can not compare the two. But this book exceeded my expectations. I am hooked. I cannot wait to get to start the second book!
Whether you've seen the show or not, you should try this book. It is a very good story, and even though I just watched the show a few months ago I still enjoyed listening to it.
Unfortunately the narrator performance is not the best in my opinion. The voices he uses for certain people seems to be inconsistent at times. He also read the narrators part (that should be read with his normal voice) in his last used character's voice multiple times. I'm not sure if he didn't read ahead or just didn't care, but something like that should have been fixed.
With a hit series such as this they should have strove for perfection with the narration.
I loved this audiobook, very well narrated and a great way to experience the book.
Shocking and riveting story line. If your into a story where good always trumps evil then this is not the book for you. Great mix of sci-fi and midevil life. I love Danny and her tail it's by far my favorite. I hope she kicks King Geoffrey right off his high and mighty throne and takes his uncle loving mother's head off her body.
This book is incredible. The man who narrates the book is so good at his job that you quickly learn everyone's "voice" and fairly early on you begin to see the characters in your head. The book is written from each persons perspective of the same situation, both on the good and bad side of the story line. It's suspenseful, happy, sad, and down right scary at times. I can't wait to finish this series on audiobook, then start the show on season 1. I'm not one for long reviews so I will end on this. Do your self a favor and listen to this book.