I loved the story having seen the first season on TV
I did not much care for the performers voice and character dialects. Rather bland and monotonous but was still a good story.
This book did not add much in the way of additional information from the series on television but it did imprint names and places much better. Also the verse Game of Thrones is said several times and the meaning becomes more focused. Good character development and lots of twists and turns. A definite must read if you haven't seen the series and you will get hooked!
I throughly enjoyed this audio book. As a college student I do not have time to sit and read free reading books which is why audio books are the way to go in a busy life style.
This story was very intriguing and kept me wanting to read more. I found myself making time in my day to just listen to the audio book. Also was great when I was driving in the car.
My favorite scene in this book probably had to be when the Starks found the 5 lone dire wolfs and took them as pets.
I was particularly moved by the entire Stark family. They represent such great honor and have many morals I as a reader identify with as I am sure many other readers identify with to,
Epic book and apparently a epic tv show ( I have not yet watched it) . Worth every cent!
I never watched The Game of Thrones on HBO...and I am glad. It was though this book that I was introduced to this new world. I loved the performance of the Narrator. He allowed me to picture each character as it was written and how I have come to envision it for myself. This is the charm of audiobooks. The storytelling was of immense proportions. I compare it to Lord of the Rings. It has it's own map and kingdoms and kings, and queens. I look forward to the next "chapter" in this epic tale . Listening to this book was difficult at first; getting to know all the characters. But it was well worth the effort. I highly recommend this audiobook!
yes. there are so many plot subtleties that it begs to be listed to again.
It kept moving.
He kept the million characters straightened out in my head by the different voices. don't know if that would have happened if I would have read this instead.
No....the plot twists did make me gasp though.
If you skip this book because "everyone is talking about it" and you don't want to buy into the frenzy..... you're missing out. Read it. Just don't tell anyone you did.
Haven't read the print version
I was very invested in the characters.
His performance was fine until book 4.
There were so many, I cannot think of a single moment,
I can only hope the author lives long enough to bring everything to a conclusion.
The narrator has an amazing ability to switch voices and is very consistent. By the time you are an hour in you realize you know who is speaking every time because he has a special voice for EVERYONE! SO GREAT!
All if them. He gets them each spot on.
No. Too long. I commute but when I get home or to work I for sure don't want to stop! I try to at least get to the end of the
Chapter so I will often be seen in my driveway for ten minutes before I come in (better speakers on my audio system than iPhone)
I was worried since I've seen all seasons this far. But SO curious as to how someone could read this and make it believable since the story has such a wide variety of characters. Roy Dotrice absolutely amazes me. He switches characters flawlessly and his voice is so pleasant. He somehow is even able to catch the voice of children and women in a believable way even tho he has a very masculine voice. Obviously he doesn't sound like a girl. But having seen the shows I can picture easily each character. At first I didn't like Tyrian L and Little Finger voices because they don't remind me of the show. Bit I'm almost through first book of five available of book one, and I'm used to it now. In fact got used to it very fast. He is simply amazing! He's the type I wish had been my uncle because I would have loved growing up listening to him telling stories.
Epic fantasy fan
Sometimes I just want to go over to George R. R. Martin's house and scream "WHY!" It's a great book, but don't look for the happy ending or you'll be disappointed.
Accountant addicted to Audiobooks. I was never a reader until I started my Audible Subscription.
Roy Dotrice makes the characters come alive changing voices and does a great job telling the story
The Series on HBO is good, but the books are even better especially read by Roy Dotrice
Ned Stark's death
Middle of the pack. A lot of the book is great as a listen, but the gravity of the major events is a little lost in audiobook format. I loved the performance and the story, but I ended up buying the book and reading the last half.
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He did a really good job with Ned.
A little, not as much as some books.
Dragons, zombies, kings, knights, war and so much drama! What's not to love! This story follows many characters, each chapter is from a different character's point of view. I'm now on the 3rd book and completely obsessed.
I don't know how he does it but he does a different voice for every character. It is very well done and helpful in remembering character names.