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.
I'm not usually inclined to write reviews, but this one was just great all around. The book is great all the way through, I'll definitely move on to the next one in the series. But even more impressive was the performance by the narrator. There are lots of characters in this book, and the narrator added life and distinction to them all. Really impressive.
I tried twice, got pretty far, but only after I watched a couple episodes did I get the characters down & fell face 1st into this epic tale! Narrator is a genius amongst narrators. Thouroughly enjoyed his talent for variety & nuance; especially with the volume of voices to interpret. The author has incredible insight into human nature & the innumerable paths one can pursue for power and the consequences along the way. Duty to family, country, and love are powerfully portrayed. I'm always stunned how a fiction can harmonize and remind me if not enrich my own values. The battle of good vs. evil of honor, glory and for power are pleasantly depicted in a seamless imagination that seduces the demand for realism to relent.
This book was fantastic! I especially loved how the narrator changed his voice for different characters. I finally figured out that you could speed up the pace of the narrator's reading and I would suggest 1.25 unless you have a billion hours to listen. I highly suggest this book! On to the second!!
I've watched the series on HBO, and I decided to order it on Audible because I'm always on the go with work, school and family life. I started to listen while I was walking at the park, and I honestly walked six miles without noticing. Roy Dotrice's narration was amazing, his is voice captivating.