By now everyone already knows this is a great story. Too bad the narrator sounds so old and crusty. Even so it is definitely worth a listen to.
I found it to be absolutely fantastic and gripping story. what's the twists and turns of the story I found my imagination or Mind's Eye running rampid. getting to know the characters and see their faces when I close my eyes . it was very hard to stop . hair loss quite a few hours of sleep with enthusiasm. definitely have a need for the next book. Clash of Kings.
This was a wonderful reading of this book. Roy Dotrice does amazing voice work. Each character comes alive with a voice full of character and personality. you feel immersed into the story.
I absolutely love this story. I read it a year ago, and was so overwhelmed with the sheer intensity of the story, I couldn't read the second one. I've never watched the show.
I had my faveoite character's points of view, particularly Dany, Tyrion, Arya and Sansa. I came to dread Catelyn's chapters, nor did I care for Eddard's or Jon's. I was neutral with Bran. So this time around, I had both the book and the audiobook, so I could read my favorite chapters and listen to the chapters I had a hard time reading on my own.
Best decision ever. I already have the second audiobook and hard copy, and will be starting it while I do laundry and dishes. The audiobooks are great. I don't have to choose between chores and reading. My boyfriend really likes this as well because it means chores actually get done without too much whining on my part.
The narration was okay for me. I didn't particularly care for his gruff voice. I could hear the way the characters sounded in my voice and really didn't care for most of his interpretations...however, it's kind of like watching the movie based off of your favorite book. It can never live up to your total expectations. Also, the narrator kept good pace and DID have distinct voices for the many, many characters so that it was distinguishable and recongizable, which is something amazing considering how many different characters are introduced in the first book alone.
Can't wait to start A Clash of Kings!
at first I didn't care for the voice .... by the end I was sad to hear it end....
I haven't watched the show and I have no intention of doing so until I get through the books. I understand now, why the story is so popular.
this series needs a full cast. Mr Dotrice's preformace was done well but with so many characters both male and female young and old .....they all sound the same with slight variation here and there..... overall it is a great story and I look forward to the rest in the series .