I'm unsure whether or not I want to watch the show now regardless, I'll be finishing the series and hope Roy Dotrice reads them all. His voices are great, he doesn't do the female voices as you would picture them but, they're distinct enough you know who is speaking every time, which is true of all of his voices.
As if you really need convincing, get this book! Even for a person like me that's 5 seasons deep on the television show, this is still worth it!
I've read this book before listening to it, and I'd certainly suggest either or both. What made listening particularly enjoyable is the amount of detail, especially with subtle pacing on Roy Dotrice's part, that lends itself to the immersion of the story.
When Bran and Rickon received the news they knew was coming to them from King's Landing.
Roy Dotrice's reading of the book is fantastic, in all. There are so many characters and so many diverse experiences had by them all that it's a wonder he managed to keep it straight. That said, it can be disconcerting when a character's voice/accent changes or when the voice chosen for them doesn't seem to fit the character's deeper (sometimes implied) meaning in the story. Especially.... HHhhhoooooodOOOOOOOORRRuh.
What a great book! I have waited way to long to read it. can't wait to start the next book. The narrator does a fabulous job!
Update 4/13/16: it is so much easier to follow the second time! I wish the narrator didn't change his voices for the characters on like the 3rd book though, I like the ones in the first two better.
Yes, it was great, narrator was even good.
The narrator was really good. Even being an old british man he still did a good job
all of it
Cliffhangers are the best and worst
long but great
I love listening more than I did reading, beats the TV show in my book all puns intended...
From George R.R. Martin yes, from Roy Dotrice NO.
I can't think of any similar books I've read.
NO. I can't stand the way he reads. He makes everyone sound old and or uneducated. It saddens me to know that he reads the other books in this series and I'll have to listen to him more if I wish to listen to the audiobooks.
It made me want to watch the show because I wanted to get an idea of how the characters should really look and sound.
I don't like the way Roy Dotrice reads these books.
The story is fantastic, but why did they pick this guy to narrate? Government work goes to the low bidder. With as much as they're charging for these audiobooks, they could surely afford someone with better vocal ability.