This is a great book and I've previously enjoyed reading the print copy, but the audiobook performance is terrible. The speaker frequently and inconsistently mispronounces words and names from sentence to sentence. Some of the notable mistakes involve basic character names: "Anya" instead of Arya, "Jeffrey" instead of "Joffrey", and "Various" or "Vary" instead of Varys. I've never heard an audiobook with so many mistakes, I actually wonder if everyone involved in producing this was drunk.
I thought that this series was more like a soap opera with a little magic and some swords but that is not the case at all. It is a well thought out story with rich, full, characters and I am so glad that I gave it a try. If you are hesitating for any reason I suggest that you give the first book a chance and I believe you will become a Game of Thrones convert just like I did!
I blew through this book. I was hoping that, for how these are priced, there would have been more than one person narrating. Even though, I still listened to this story in a span of 7 days and will probably listen to it again to get a better grasp on the story after completing the other books.
thank god for audible! i travel for work and this is the best way to read books! i am up to date on the hbo series now going back to read the books. excellent and well written its cool to have a "face" with the characters!
I really enjoyed watching the TV before the book. this allowed such ease to put a face to a name and really let this story be lived in my minds eye. if you like fantasy, then I highly recommend you pick this one up....but dig in, once you start the journey it is almost Impossible to stop.