I think listening to the audiobook helped get me into it because there were so many different names and locations with strange "spellings" I would have just breezed over everything and been a little lost at the end. Since the narrator knew how to pronounce everything, I was better able to understand the whole picture and by the end of the book, I was hooked.
First off, I never liked the Lannisters or Catelyn, and Sansa bugged me with her naivety. I did absolutely love John Snow, Eddard and Arya Stark, Daenerys Targaryen and Kahl Drago. Of course, they go and kill off some of those and let some of the ones I strongly dislike live, which makes for an interesting relationship between the story and myself.
I finally broke down and started on Game of Thrones by going though the books first. After the first book, I went though the first season and It felt like a summary of the book (with a few changes for the audience) So if you started with the show, it would be like getting an extended version, with extra details and the thought processes that go though the characters heads on their decisions.
Not quite a book, but the parts about John Snow at the wall reminded me of Attack On Titan (shingeki no kyojin) which is about a town walled in from giants outside
Roy Dotrice does an excellent job giving voice to this story. His characters are distinct, and I never had to go back and listen to any missed lines. His tone fits the setting of the series, and even voices the female characters well.
The parts with the dancing instructor were good, the use of the arc words "winter is coming" and the Lannister creed, Sansa Stark was such a lawful-good character it made me angry, which is the point so it was well written and all that
Again, Roy Dotrice does a great job on reading this
Roy Dotrice is the perfect narrator for A Game Of Thrones. Believable and consistent character voices delivered with passion and context. A gold standard - this excellent series is in good hands. Now hurry up with the last two books Mr. Martin!
Easily the most captivating and exciting audiobook I've listened to so far (and I listen to a buttload of audio books). In some the narration can be distracting, but in this I find myself completely immersed in the story as its told to me. I honestly look forward to my hour long daily commute with this series as my companion.
Hello, My name is Levi Brousseau. I'm on a life long mission to find stories that blow my mind.
this was an imaginary vortex. the story drags you in. If i didn't have a job i could have sat threw the whole thing. narration done very well. Anyone who selects this story will not be disappointed.
Not to many other stories compare to Game of Thrones. it has a world you get submerged in. forceing yourself to pause:)
my favorite part is when Drogo gives Dani's Lord brother his gold crown.
Overall i think all wiil enjoy this story.
Game of Thrones is in my top 3 audio books ever.
The story was intricately woven, but well organized as not to be confusing. His descriptive language is incredible and paints a lavish picture.
Absolutely! I found myself driving home at 35 mph just so I could finish the chapter, instead of doing the studying I knew I had to do upon arriving home. :)
Roy Dotrice did an incredible job. His gravel voice matched the story well.
There were so many characters and kingdoms that I got easily lost due to each character and kingdom not being developed I found myself going to the beginning of a chapter; and event or just starting all over to get people and places straight in my mind.
of course left you where things were up in the air to go to the next book
The one that was the most developed
yes to see if I could follow it better
I like fantasy, some sci-fi, quantum physics, psychology, neurology, some horror/thriller books.
The book was good, but the narrator made it even better. I liked his use of differing voices and ascents.
Only in this series. I love his narration and missed him when he wasn't the narrator.
Not all the books in the series are as good. Still waiting for the last book to be released!
Suspenseful, adventurous, and engrossing
Aria Stark - her character has incredible intensity. That combined with her innocence makes her a character with boundless potential to grow, and does she ever!
Roy Dotrice has an amazing ability to bring all of the character's personalities to life, flaws and all. I can't imagine a better choice to read this book.
Yes! I often had to make myself stop so I could go to sleep at night. It is very hard to stop once you start. You've been warned! :)
This book is perfect for anyone remotely interested in fantasy. The violence is intense, so that is something to consider. It's not for the squeamish. This is truly one of my favorite book series ever.
Show me the credits!!!! :)
You get engaged to the characters and grow to love them. Then things slowly get worse, people start dying. Ones that you have invested time to think how awesome they are, and they are gone! The people are individual and not mass molded. Each one has a view, each one has a story and depending on their cunning, the politics or out of sheer luck, you really wonder how anyone survives and wonder if you pray if the author will spare your favorites.
If you want to get addicted to a series and don't have HBO, then you should read this series, because there is a character for everyone and a storyline, plot and scheme that they will conquer or ruin all!