I would, the story is so well told and transcends typical fantasy becoming its own genre. It is a fantastic, political, war, fantasy thriller in many ways. The characters all have a spirit of their own and never seem pointless. Their arcs actually go somewhere and the twists they explore enhance the multiple layers of story. This book may not feel dense, but you can find layer after layer of story being told here. You can tell Martin really planned it out as every connection flows evenly and has meaning. I highly recommend the story.
Dotrice is a good narrator, I never feel bored listening to him, but his voices do not always work. The way he assigns certain voices makes the characters look and feel a certain way in your head. I would have chosen someone a little younger and more versatile in changing their voice. Many characters sound like a rich old member of the British Parliament. This would be a great multi reader cast book. Over all he reads fluidly, has passion and pulls the reader in for sure. Snaps for you Roy.
Buy this book!
Great narration and conatantly captivating! This was good start to finish especially if you have seen the TV series and want more depth.
A working mom that loves to read but has not time to sit and enjoy a good story...so I listen and LOVE stories of ...
NO...The HBO series follows the story so closely that I feel like I have experienced the story twice already.
Typically, books have more intricate and meaningful story lines than anything written to a screen production...I have to say that this story was very very well done ...if you have seen the HBO series, no need to read or listen.
I don't have time to sit down and read the whole book so I figured that the audiobook would be a better fit.
Having watched the first season of the show, I was already familiar with some of the characters and my favorite POV is Jon. The whole night's watch adds so much perspective and shows the pettiness of the realm.
I think the narration really added to the whole listening experience. I see that some people have taken issue of Dotrice's pronunciation of certain names at certain times, and my reaction to this is that if you can't tell that 'joffrey' and 'jeffrey' are the same character, you have greater issues than the narrator of an audiobook.