It is pretty close to the top. Roy Dotrice does an excellent job of bringing the characters to life. And while the story itself is not the most original (what is?), Martin adds enough twists and turns to the Sword & Sorcery genre to make it a standout.
Yes. This is a long book and the narration was neither too ponderous nor too quick.
Indeed. I have a 1.5-2 hour commute and I had to tear myself away every time I got out of the car.
Roy Dotrice's narration deserves five stars, but I have a hard time giving the overall recording more than three. About once an hour a sentence or two would be repeated; a sign of poor quality control or lackluster production values. Normally this doesn't bother me, especially in a 35+ hour book, but it was so frequent that it couldn't escape notice.
Also, at one point an entire 10 minute or so passage is repeated, yet not immediately. I apologize for not offering specifics: I was driving and could not jot down the location. It was very confusing, because in the middle of a chapter the begging of said chapter just repeated itself. I thought I had accidentally hit the "back" button on my iPhone.
Note: this refers to the recording only, not the story or narration.
This is a fantastic story and I can not wait to buy the next installment.
I loved the character inflections the narrator introduced. It helped distinguish the characters and added flavor to the story. I cannot say that it was better than the print version but in terms of the narrator and how this audio book fit perfectly into my schedule I would say this worked out far better for me. I had tried to read the book but simply did not have the time.
No. I already listened to it.
Terrian Lanister. He is a very complex character. It's hard to figure out if he's a good guy or bad guy.
The narrator did a fantastic job of creating different voices and accents for each character, and there are a lot of characters. He makes it very interesting to listen to.
This is one the best fictional books I have listen to yet. Can not wait to listen to the rest of them!
After many of the chapter breaks, it repeats the last several seconds of the previous chapters. The 4th section is by far the worst. It repeats several entire chapters from section 3.
I am a proud Mexican woman that loves words and reading/listening to books. I also believe that only through knowledge can we achieve progress.
Book I is my favorite book of all of them. The narration in this book is fairly consistent however it does waver a little between pronunciations of some names.
After Larry McMurtry stories.
John Having to deal with secound rate ststus in a family but coping well
yes but way to long
No. But the voice in my head is hard to beat ;) I would highly recommend the audio though.
This is the best series I've found since the "Dark Tower Series".
I love his rich accents.
The whole book is full of twists, turns and surprises.