This is the first audio book i've actually listened to. The readers voice was a little tough at first, but I quickly came to enjoy his cadence and character voices.
It's similar to a Lord of the Rings universe, but way more 'modern' of a fantasy tale (if that's possible.) It's vulgar, people die often... LotR was much more 'vanilla.'
I have not. But like I said, at first it was strange, but I really think he did a great job overall. I'mon the second book now, and I'm not sure I could imagine anyone else doing it at this point.
I had watched the show beforehand so I had an idea of the plot.
No, the author is a very gifted narrator, but the story line progresses throughout the series as though just keep the story going, and characters killed off as if on the whim of the author's mood. The details are very gory, and unnecessarily so, and the female characters are all beneath respect in some way.
I think what I like most about A Game of Thrones is the unexpected directions the author takes. It's not the often overdone hidden twists found in some books, but rather a logical storyline that you just didn't expect to happen. At least, that was my experience.
I also love the dialogue and wordplay. I'm often replaying a part of the story if I think I missed some witty comment or jest.
I really enjoy Roy Dotrice's reading. His voice seems to fit the genre. However, it is occasionally irritating when a character's voice takes on a different tone/sound than what you have been hearing earlier in the book. But then, they can't all be Jim Dale (Harry Potter series).
Yes, best book I have listen to or read in a long time.
Lord if the rings. They both deliver a new world to learn and love.
A classic story of the good and evil in all men. Mixed with a little magic.
yes I would because I really enjoyed the story
probably... after you get accustomed to his cadence the story flows well
I'm only 8hrs into this one so far. The narrator is excellent. He changes up his voice and accent to differentiate between characters which makes for a more interesting listen.
Most definitely at the top. The story and descriptions were easy to follow, yet are deep and captivating. I am embedded in the story and I could almost feel and smell the surroundings.
I like how each chapter focuses on a single character. I also simply love the eminent feel of doom that is hovering over the horizon. You can almost feel it in your bones that while everyone is busy fighting each other, a much darker force is creeping in and that just makes you eagerly anticipate what will happen next.
Impossible! 33 hours in one sitting is just not possible. I do love listening to it while driving and just get lost in the story while stuck in traffic. I find myself resisting the temptation to listen while working on something just to make sure i dont miss anything in the story. its just THAT powerful.
Very easy to become engrossed in this story.
Fly or Die...
Incredible performance by Roy Dotrice. Clearly one of the best ever. Great story and detail in character decsriptions and of the surrondings. Combination of fictious place and abundant amount of characters requires more attention than most audible presentations. Found buying the HBO series DVDs (after reading the book) was very helpful just for the map and family trees. Editing a bit to be desired. Numerous places of repeated lines , most likely at break-points, is disconcerning as it asks the questions, is anything missing.
The Imp. His ability to survive in a land of Knights and violence using wit and cunning
Too many to pick from. Any time a wolf came to the owners rescue and the description of the fight to determine the Imps guilt or innocence with the corresponding open air dungeon descriptions
The line repeated several times: When you play the Game of Thrones, you win or die
Looking forward to comparing the DVD set to the book. Than on to read (listen) to book II
I was familiar with the story from the HBO series but the books were even more detailed and descriptive.
His performance, was the best example of what audiobooks have to offer. The voices for the characters gives you an experience you can't get from a print version!