I love the HBO Game of Thrones series and the book is of course even better. It shows you how close to the book the series really is. The mind of George R.R. Martin is amazing.
I am about to purchase and download book 2, and I really hope it's the same performer. I know the story will be great, but the speaker truly adds to it's enjoyment. EXCELLENT!!
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