Blood, Betrayal, Lies
I liked Syrio Forel the best because he kicked ass and didn't waste words.
They all sound different from each other, with regional accents assigned to families, but they all sound like old men. This book has characters of multiple generations and (not having viewed the HBO series) I could not keep the generations sorted the first time through. The Stark children's dialog makes them sound like children, but it gets confusing when young knights sound like old maesters.
The story is amazing and very close to the tv series which I had seen before. I have not read the book. However, there is no end to the details that shine upon the tail which greatly enhances the experience.
The reader is all right as far as reading the story goes, but the voices are terribly annoying and difficult to understand in some cases. He makes some characters sound terribly old which is quite contrary to the description of the book as in the case of Ser Barristan and Lord Varys was the worse one for me. I do hope they come up with another version because it is a wonderful book.
Sort of. The story didn't involve me as much as other books have. Its possible the problem was the reader and not the story.
Get a narrator that can make the 30 year old knights not sound like they're 60 years old.
I am just finishing the last volume in the Riyria Revelations series "Heir of Novron" and I can't help comparing these two. The Games of Thrones in comparison is a dry history lesson and I couldn't feel for most of the characters. The Ryiria books were full of excitement and suspense and their were tons of people you loved or sincerely hated. I am so sorry to be finishing the Ryria series. I have no intention of listening to Games of Thrones 2.
I am a justice crusader, celiac, crossfitter, mma enthusiast, and derby girl. Lawyer by day, easy reads by night.
Yes. Once you get used to the narrator's style, you're in for a long, adventurous ride.
The Name of the Wind. It's another epic fantasy, filled with a number of characters and action. The difference is the Name of the Wind looks at such stories from the place of the commonfolk, while Game of Thrones (as its name implies) does so from the gentry.
I have not heard any of Roy Dotrice's other books. I am confused as to how he chooses his characteristics. Maybe it's because I've seen the Game of Thrones series first, but his portrayal of the Imp was distracting and upsetting. It's clear even from the writing that the Imp is not slow, and yet his voice is consistently portrayed as such. He does so many voices for the men, but most just seem to be various portrayals of gruffness or buffoonery. I find this mind boggling.
Once the action gets going, I could listen to this all day. The writing style is lovely, filled with symbolism you don't often get in fantasy level books.
Great read along while watching the HBO series clarifies a lot of character background.
Descriptions of places, people, clothing, food.
My favorite scene is when the dire wolf pups are found. Everyone's reactions, Edards Starks first no then let's try. Shows he is scared for his kids to grow up but wants them to live there own lives and remember who they are.
Winter is coming.
Great help in filling in the background that HBO can't or won't put in.
I read the book a long time ago and I like listening while I work. This one is good and long, great for several days of work.
The narration is horrible though, and I wish there was an option for a different narrator. The narrator does okay when he's just reading, but the different voices for the characters is awful and takes me out of the story. Worst of all, he does this gross slobbery voice for Varys and it makes me writhe with disgust and discomfort hearing slobbery saliva slurping. Ugh!
The language and the hard biting outlook of the characters make it a great story especially to listen to.
THE IMP has a way to express his outlook on things..
Yes. good story line and character development. Lots of twists, turns and surprises.
Hard to pick a favorite cause they are all so good. Most hateful character--Joffrey.
The 'dance' instructors sessions with Arya.
The dragons' 'birth'.
Planning on listening to the next books.
It's bad for everyone because it's unavailable for both download and autoplay.
that it isn't, or wasn't available when I wanted to listen to it.
It could have been available, or free since it didn't work and cost me a credit.
disappointment, in Amazon.
wish I could just get the credit back.
I got really sick of all the sexual stuff in the book. If I wanted that nonsense, I would have picked a romance novel! It makes me mad when authors add that crap especially when its not at all important to the story!