I started the series with the TV show, and was skeptical whether it was worth investing the huge amount of time this series requires. I only speak to season 1 vs book 1 - but it's as accurate a reproduction of the book as any tv or movie series I've ever seen. It's almost uncanny.
I do believe that the TV series provided an excellent framework for the characters, watching their development, knowing what's going to happen - that was fascinating to observe subtleties in conflicts that are cleverly inserted.
Overall, this listen isn't required to start reading book 2 - but the depth and backstory and precision behind motives that is communicated is very fulfilling.
No, I've listened once and that's enough. It's not a deep book, it's simply entertaining. I listen to books while driving or walking. Books keep my mind busy while doing boring tasks. This book was perfect for that. Very entertaining and very long.
Jean Auel's The Earth Children's Series
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
No, but he did a good job of helping me keep focused on who some of the characters were. There are lots of characters to keep up with and the story shifts frequently to different places and groups and you have to stay alert to keep them straight.
No. There was no reaction at all. It was a good "read" and an interesting story. There wasn't anything emotional about it to me.
I absolutely loved the audio book! I've watched the HBO series and was able to vividly picture the speakers scenes remembering the program. I have read books then watched movies, but by far enjoyed watching then listening. I used the audio book for my walks. I really liked forward to getting out their just to hear more.
This is an awesome story worth every second you spend listening to it, and has many twists and turns that always keeps you guessing.