One of the best books I've read this year.
Reminded me of The Stand, or Lonesome Dove. A sweeping epic with many characters to learn.
His accents and voices bring the characters to life.
Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum
This was not what I expected. This is on of the few books I've gotten that actually put me to sleep.
I have always read the book 1st, then watched the "movie". Not this time~ Great narration and insight into the characters! Even if you have already seen the HBO series seasons 1 & 2 so far, I highly recommend getting the book. I was not disappointed! Epic!
We're looking forward to hearing the other books in the series!
Ned Stark - he was the most righteous
The one where the rude Targarian was killed when bubbling gold was poured over his head.
It did make us gasp in horror a couple of times.
Very engaging book!
I have recommend this book to friends. I have purchased the entire series to date, and at the time of this review, I am halfway through book 2 (and loving it). However, take heed of the reviews when purchasing this series. This is a great EPIC in the medieval/fantasy genre. It contains graphic depictions of rape, murder, sex, incest and more political intrigues than I can keep track of. HBO, not Disney turned it into a serious, yet some listeners were expecting Harry Potter.
The massive story does start off a little slow, but it is laying the ground work and introducing a vast ensemble of characters. Once the story takes off, it kept me glued to the edge of the throne until the very end. I can honestly say, I have never read a book with this many central characters in my life. On of the complaints I have noticed in some reviews is of main characters dying off. The beauty of these books is that no one is safe.
The narration of this book was also very impressive. For the 5% of the listeners that gave
Roy Dotrice a less than favorable review, image trying to a voice to such a vast array of characters. Mr. Dotrice does a tremendously outstanding job of giving a voice to 7 main characters and countless minor characters.
This audiobook lives up to it's great reviews
I enjoyed the narrator . It is a compelling story .
This book was great for my commute.
very enjoyable read
reminds me of the lord of the rings
this is the first time I have heard him read, but really enjoyed his acting performances. So knew he would be great!
no really just enjoying the entire series
The performance by Roy Dotrice was absolutely amazing. He really brought life to all of the characters.
This book is incredibly long, but if it were possible I wouldn't have put it down until it was finished.
I started the audio book after watching the show. I've done that with other books before, and sometimes if the performance isn't very good, it can completely ruin the book, especially if the show or movie set you up with high expectations. In this book I was never dissapointed by the life brought to every character by the performance. It was a pleasure to get the full story with all the details that couldn't fit into the show. I'm now absolutely hooked on this series.