The great characters, the feel of a real historical era, and the ever twisting plot create a listening experience that sucks you into the book. There is no predicting where the story will go. Main characters die and leave you wondering who will survive each encounter. Characters change and grow. The characters are unique and you care about them, even some of the bad ones.
The book spends a lot of time setting up the main characters without a lot going on. During this slow beginning, the narrator drones. It took me three tries to get past that long slow start. Once the plot gets rolling (not until you are several hours into the book) the narrator is very enjoyable. Both the writer and the narrator add to your suffering with long droning passages that serve to set up the scene but don't have much going on. Don't let the slow start stop you. It's worth it once the plot gets going.
So far Game of Thrones is my favorite in the series, but I am only on the second book.
It made me want more.
if its uber popular, than i'm probly gonna read it. yeah, i'm that guy! sorry. unless its stephen king. DARK TOWER baby!!!
a better reader could've greatly improved this audiobook. every character sounded the same and his accent, while trying to make it all sound authentic, made listening difficult.
all of the characters get cut!!! lol!
Audio places a different perspective on the story that you do not recieve from your own reading. More emotion is placed in each character.
Brian Starck - He is a young lord that is forced to assume his fathers place an lead his peaple He has learned well from his fathers training and is not above listening to the advise of his peaple that are more experenced.
A different emotion from each character.
John Snows final acceptance of his place at the Black Castle and the funeral fire of cule Drogo.
Looking froward to the next book with great antisapation.
I did not read the print but the performance brought the entire book to life for me.
No but I hope that he is the performer on all of the books since I plan to complete listening to every one.
A fascinating book. I'm glad a friend recommended it. I listened 3 times to the first chapter to engage my mind around the names and the crucial details and by the 2nd Chapter I was hooked into an excellent book.
Lawyer turned librarian. Interests include librarianship, Hawaiian Kingdom, Cthulhu, and superb coffee. Very eclectic reader.
Yes - it's a good read full of interesting characters and back-stabbing intrigue!
I like both Tyrion and Jon Snow.
Don't start reading this book unless you have HOURS to spend on the entire series. It will suck you in!
The story and reading are fantastic. Highly recommend. However, the editing of the audio is terrible. Multiple sentences and paragraphs are repeated. The audio editors did a terrible job of putting this book together.
Yes. The plot is so detailed that I am sure it would be just as entertaining and I might catch information which I missed the first read.
I loved Arya's training episodes. She and Jon are my favorite characters.
No, he is a new find for me.
Yes. You can't wait to get back to the other characters to see what is happening next.
I was a little lost at first by the way the book switches from character to character. Since it's an audio book and I listen in small bits as I drive and clean house I kept thinking that I had accidentally hit a wrong chapter.
Loved the HBO show so I wanted to read the book and for a good portion the show was word for word from the book. It's a great story if you're into medieval times and fantasy. The narrator makes it though, this guy is good! I'm on to the second book now.
The IMP, Tyran Lanester (spelling) is my favorite.
Roy is AWESOME, he brings these characters to life in his interpretation of how they would sound!
No way it's almost 34 hours!