Lawyer turned librarian. Interests include librarianship, Hawaiian Kingdom, Cthulhu, and superb coffee. Very eclectic reader.
Yes - it's a good read full of interesting characters and back-stabbing intrigue!
I like both Tyrion and Jon Snow.
Don't start reading this book unless you have HOURS to spend on the entire series. It will suck you in!
The story and reading are fantastic. Highly recommend. However, the editing of the audio is terrible. Multiple sentences and paragraphs are repeated. The audio editors did a terrible job of putting this book together.
Yes. The plot is so detailed that I am sure it would be just as entertaining and I might catch information which I missed the first read.
I loved Arya's training episodes. She and Jon are my favorite characters.
No, he is a new find for me.
Yes. You can't wait to get back to the other characters to see what is happening next.
I was a little lost at first by the way the book switches from character to character. Since it's an audio book and I listen in small bits as I drive and clean house I kept thinking that I had accidentally hit a wrong chapter.
Loved the HBO show so I wanted to read the book and for a good portion the show was word for word from the book. It's a great story if you're into medieval times and fantasy. The narrator makes it though, this guy is good! I'm on to the second book now.
The IMP, Tyran Lanester (spelling) is my favorite.
Roy is AWESOME, he brings these characters to life in his interpretation of how they would sound!
No way it's almost 34 hours!
Definitely. It's a well written story with well developed characters and a talented narrator.
Not really my standard genre.
Having already seen the HBO series, it didn't have that affect, but it probably would have had I not.
This book (and the series) are among the best I've heard.
No spoilers here.
His distinct characters make the story a bit easier to follow - not a simple task with the dozens and dozens of players in the book. I never thought I would hear anything to compare to Jim Dale but Dotrice is very, very close - the only thing I noticed was that his women characters all fall into either the high-born voice he uses or the nasty crone voice. All-in-all, this book has the winning combo of excellent storytelling matched with the exact right narrator!
This is not one to listen to aloud with children present - quite graphic.
It takes a while to get into the story, but once I did the story picks up pace.
Awesome performance by the speaker. He does an amazing job breathing life into each of the characters. Loved his sound effects!
Yes, I will watch the series - but I probably will not go on to the next book simply because of the drawn out nature of the story. None of the "mini" stories ever seem to conclude....
I have loved both science fiction & especially fantasy since a young child & now what a joy revisiting in audio the old & new works here
This book, And the entire series predictably will become known as a classic masterpiece of our time. I totally was enthralled by this entire series couldn't put it down.
I can't compare it to another series of books it's too unique, it is it's own and I couldn't begin to compare it to something else.
This narrator does an excellent job and gives the entire series the feel of actually being there in the world created by this wonderful author
The extreme reaction I had to this book was that I just couldn't stop reading it and couldn't wait for the next book until I was finally finished with the books that were in the series and that left me feeling sad that it was over.
Don't cheat yourself by passing up the opportunity to enjoy this great work, your life will be richer for having experienced it.
Wonderful writing, great story telling, and very addicting to read more about this series.
I liked the dwarf character because he was very funny. He seemed more real than the rest of the characters.
At first, I liked the narration, but after a while he was becoming tedious and distracting. I wished they used a different narrator like Jim Dale that read the Harry Potter series. Since I could not stand the narrator, I stopped listening to it and I read the book myself.
I was moved when one of the direwolves died.
I have recommended this book to my walking partner. We try to stay on the same part of the book. Sometimes we don't listen to the book while we walk, we discuss characters, story line, and how Roy Dotrice becomes so many believable voices.
I have enjoyed all of the characters. My walking partner and I have different favorites.
Roy Dotrice can make me believe that I am listening to a young girl's dialog or an old phlegmy man's. During a conversation between two people (even with one of them eating) it is clear whom is who. I would love to talk to Mr. Dotrice and learn how he keeps all of the characters' voices separate. Also, there is very good production. The transitions between the characters are seamless.
I was moved by the scene when the "imp" was explaining to the "bastard" why they needed to use their heads when they were on their way to the "wall".
Thank you Roy Dotrice!