I am a SciFi/Fantasy and anime geek, with a smattering of radio show enjoyment. Likely you will only see things here that correspond to that
I started reading GoT before ever viewing the television series, but it was confusing and dropped it. After watching the series, I tried again via this audio book. This time I was familiar with the characters and the story made more sense, however the POV chapters still made me slightly confused. The narration itself made this easier, however the Narrator himself was not pleasant to listen to in this long format. Some of his voiced characters were much better than his narrative voice. Despite that, getting to the end initiated the need to get the next book, which in my opinion made it a great story.
I started as a fan of the HBO series and decided I should start exploring the books. While I believed the show was incredibly detailed, the books have shown me otherwise. Phenomenal book and amazing lore and back stories you can't get from the show.
I found my way to the books after HBO. The audio book is great, and it leaves me thinking they did a great job with the show. the extra context of the book is wonderful. Roy does a great job with the character voices, and makes the dialog easy to distinguish between characters.
I started listening to this after becoming hooked on the show. The book offers more insight than the show and provide details of things that slipped past me in the show. While it differs in some ways, I found it very interesting.
I suppose my critique of the narrator is primarily because I am familiar with the on-screen characters. I wasn't overly enthusiastic with some of the impressions... and there were a few mis-pronunciations.
love this author! love the plot, love the writing, love the pace, love the history, love the characters, love the action, love the love-story lol, and love love the narrator! can't wait for the next book!!!
I watched the show before starting this and there was so much I had forgotten. Little to no mention of genitalia which is quite different from the show. Goes quite in depth about so much.