I feel as far as audiobooks go, this one was done quite well. It was immersive and Mr. Dotrice performed it extremely well.
Lord of the Rings seems the most likely comparison due to the epic nature and "similar" worlds the books inhabit.
Dotrice does his best - and he does it well - to bring about the tone of the characters. Moreover, it seems consistent throughout the book and seems to include character backstory. It's had to describe but Dotrice had command of this book and I hope he returns for Book 2.
No. 34 hours is a bit long for one sitting.
I began reading Game of Thrones after watching Seasons 1-5 of the HBO series. Sadly, Book 1 and Season 1 are nearly identical...and by that I mean I got nothing new from the book and hadn't already received from the show. I had heard they were very similar but usually there are ideas and actions that can't be replicated in a series or a movie. I hope the rest of the series doesn't read like the script.
Love the show. The books fill in some great details. I really enjoyed it. Can't wait to get the next one!
G. R. R. Martin does a fantastic job of forming a captivating world in which characters intertwine magnificently and the landscapes come to live. Not to mention Roy Dotrice provides a clear yet captivating reading that gives life to each character and an extra piece of personality to the entire novel.
5/5 all around
This is one of those stories that will have you upset a characters death one moment, but turn around and cheering at the accomplishments of another the next definitely worth the read
it would have to be my top favorite, but this was my first audio book.
Ned starks beheading
different tones of voices for the setting
I'm not a reader. I heard that the books are great, so this was my attempt at "Reading a book." I did have fun with this. I ran the show through my mind while listening. the first book is identical to the first season on HBO. But, there is more information and great detail I got from the books, and not from the show.
I've listened to hundreds of audio books, and this narrator is hands down the best. He does dozens of different voices for different characters which makes it easier to follow. Awesome story as you probably already know.
Best book I've ever listened to and I'm not even a big fan of this genre.
The only other book in this genre I've listened to is OUTLANDER. A good book but after the second in the series I it seems repetitive and relies too heavily on sexual tension. Game of Thrones is so much more diverse in plot and settings!
Hard to pick a favorite. Dotrice is able to give each character their own identity. Not all the women sound the same (difficult for a male voice.) What impressed me the most is his ability to not just read the book but to put INFLECTION into his words, espec in dramatic parts. If a character was in pain his voice reflected that pain so believably that I felt more invested in the story.
It's all good! I'm just over half way thru but am already moved to write a review!
I'm hooked! Will be buying the entire series...I can tell already! Of course I'll still watch the HBO series but I think having listened to the books will make the watching even better!
Mispronunciations, wrong words, inconsistencies with pronunciations, and in general, just bad. He overacts a number of characters to the point where thery're almost impossible to understand.