The story is great, but I'd warn them to put a bib over their speakers or earphones because this narrator likes to slobber and you can just hear him drooling when he does that. Gross.
Not sure. It's gross the way he makes the eunuchs slobber when they talk. He must be wearing a bib when he does those parts. It's really gross and hard to understand. He also makes a few of the really old people mumble and hard to understand. Where was the director?
I liked the book when I read it...but when I got the audio book to (re-read it..i.e listen to it..) I found it quite boring. I kept skipping to the characters I like (i.e Danerys and Tyrion).
No..I actually preferred reading the book..weird.
Now that i have read the books, listened to the audio book and seen the TV show...and I cant believe i am saying this...the TV show is so much better than the three.
I like to read almost anything by Jim Butcher, Terry Goodkind, and George R.R.Martin.
There is nothing like turning pages in a book, but the narrator in Game of Thrones makes you feel like you are sitting in the small council chambers with Ned Stark. The story is a great piece of fiction with plots and subplots. I found that this type of story is my favortie. The story take place in a midevil realm where summer last for years and winter lasts for decades. The king has asked an old friend to the his right hand so that the king can relax. The only problem is that the Hand finds out more things that are kept secret from the king. This causes him some major problems. There are other groups who believe that there family should be king due to how King Robert took the throne in a rebellion. The story goes deeper and deeper with each new charater as it introduced.
Bran waking up. Lady Stark cutting her fingers. Joffery killing Ned Stark.
He makes you feel like you are hearing the intimate conversations and are part of the story.
Winter is coming!
Fantasy & Sci-Fi lover who mostly refuses to read books without their audiobook counterparts. How else can a girl get any housework done?
At the very highest. No audiobook or book has surpassed it. It sets the bar for all other audiobooks/books.
So many! I would say that Ned's demise would be at the very top, along with what happens at the end of the book with Dany. Actually, I found Dany's whole story in the first book to be one of my favorites.
Roy Dotrice's performance was simply amazing! It must be very difficult to create different inflections and accents for so many characters, but Dotrice seems to do it with ease.
Oh yes! Both.
Fantasy and Non-Fantasy lovers alike - If you haven't listened to this book/series, do so right now! Trust me, you won't regret it.
I WANT TO TELL LISTENERS THER ARE 6 MILLION VIEWERS OF GAME OF THRONES PLUS READERS, WHEN LISTENING TO THE BOOK YOU HEAR THE NAMES OF THE CHARACTORS BUT DONT KNOW THE CORRECT SPELLING, I POSTED A COMMENT ON FACEBOOK AND WAS CRUCIFIED FOR MISSPLELLING A NAME. IT IS WORSE THAN THAN THE STAR TRECK? MANIA.
THESE WONDERFUL STORIES ARE BEING BASTARDIZED ON T.V IT HAS POLARIZED VIEWERS AND LISTENERS. . AUDIBLE REVIEWERS SHARE OPINIONS AND GIVE OTHERS A FORUM TO GIVE THIER POINT OF VIEW. MY THANKS TO ALL
My biggest problem is not getting spoiled by the HBO series, which is doing an incredible job with the material. That said, there is a lot more depth in the books, and they are worth reading/listening to.
The narrator is very good, but perhaps not perfect. That said, I'm already into the second book, and will no doubt listen to them all.
The Starks have Dire Wolves! It is an awesome story! Roy Dotrice does an awesome job!
You won't be disappointed with this series!
Mr. Dotrice's alternately phlegmy and spittle soaked narration drove me crazy. Also, I don’t understand why members of the same family sound like they are from different regions. Finally, all of the characters (even the children) sound like they are 80+ years old and drunk.
Unfortunately I bought the first two books from Audible but will be reading the next parts of this spectacular series on my e-reader
It's the little things that you pick up on that you may have missed or weren’t in the TV show. For example, when listening to the book you get a much better feel for how common people's view of current events is skewed by rumors and/or propaganda. The whole book felt like an extended edition/directors cut of the series. If you watched the show and thought that 10 episodes wasn’t enough, this book is for you.
Despite having seen the first season and knowing what was going to happen the book was still a page turner.
I have to admit that at first I was a little put off by the performance. Being someone who does not typically listen to audio books the performance seemed a bit campy at first. Luckily after listening for 2+ hours I almost forgot I was listening to a book, that is to say the performance was so good that it was more like watching a play. Think back to story time as a kid and you’ll get the idea.
No. My overall reaction was intrigue watching the series ruined any surprises which could have caused an extreme reaction.
If you are a fan of the series and have the time this book is worth it.