the story did not pull me in. I found myself left uninterested with regret for purchasing.
the story in this book are so much better than the HBO series
the thing i loved best about this book is that it gives you so much back ground information that the HBO series didnt give
absolutely dislike this narrator, he sounds like a drunk who also is a heavy smoker and seems to cough through the book
this is a bit pointless of a question because it has already been made into a tv series
I haven't read the print version, but the narrator is absolutely brilliant, the writing is phenomenal, and the story is intense. The TV series is great, the Audiobook incredible, and I imagine the book is even better.
The author is confident and bold. He will kill off your favorite character knowing you'll find a new favorite - he's that damn good.
Everything. He nails it - I listen to a lot of books, and it's rare to find a performance that actually helps you to get lost in the book. Brilliant.
Your days are numbered.
I'm an aspiring writer and it's books like this that give you the motivation to become better, to outdo yourself and reach a new level. Thanks to George R. R. Martin for the spark. I'm pretty convinced that he kills someone every time he gets stuck, and it has worked for me a couple of times now!
Cant stop Listening
Tyrion. He makes a giant impression on every character in a small (no pun intended) but powerful way.
Hodor- Although he is a small part, Roy really gave him a personality. which is hard to do since he only says one word.
I was surprised several times by that actions, words, and thoughts. since I watched the first season on HBO before I listened to the book I have found an extreme depth and emotion.
I'll try anything once.
Better Than Show. I do enjoy the show Game of Thrones but there are some things the show doesn't touch on and things added to the show that aren't necessary.
Bran is my favorite character. I love that George R. R. Martin writes each chapter from the perspective of different characters. Roy Dotrice does a great job of narrating the Bran chapters.
I had not listened to Roy Dotrice before but his performance and didn't know what to expect. Dotrice does an excellent job and I would definitely listen to another book that he did.
Having seen the show beforehand, it took some of the surprise out of listening to the book. I do always chuckle and smile when listening to some chapters, in particular the narratives of Arya and Bran are my favorites.
I haven't read the print version so I can't make that comparison.
Lord of the Rings is the obvious comparison but it's clearly inspired by the War of the Roses.
Tyrion Lannister. He really is the star. Smarter and sharper than anyone else in the story.
Just how nasty Joffrey can be, especially in one key moment that I won't ruin here.
The only downside is something other people have noted - the different pronunciations of characters names. Poor old Joffrey got it bad. But it made very little difference to the overall enjoyment of a well written and well narrated story.