It took a little while to get used to the narrators voice (He has a British-English accent, I'm from Canada), but it ended up making it better in the end.
The narrator tried really hard, sometimes his voice acting was a little distracting.
Overall it was really well done and a very good story, I can see why it was made into a television show.
I've been reading since I was 3. I've always been a book worm. This series is my favourite so far. The narrator is great too. He occasionally is inconsistent with voices, but the amount of characters in these books is overwhelming and I can't fault him too much for an occasional misstep
The story is very good, though slow at times. Roy Dotrice does little to make it more enjoyable. His voices are not very good and sometimes I found him hard to understand.
the narrator does a great job of "creating"the characters by giving each one their own voices, which I think is just great.
the book itself is also a good read. george rr martin is one for the ages
The voices Roy Dotrice has for each character are incredible. This book definitely made my long commutes bearable.
I've seen the whole tv series before I started listening to the books (I know so shameful), however I did enjoy getting inside the minds of the characters, and hearing what they were thinking in certain moments. The story was just as fun the second time around, and hearing the details Martin include only made the world that much more believable.
I do wish there was more chapters that focused on different POVs, perhaps in the next books. There is definitely a more whimsical aspect of the stories that even the TV show cannot capture. If you love the show I definitely suggest reading the novels. Some people are mentioning that the editing is poor, however I did not notice any issues.
Sex, violence, and intrigue
Daenerys waking dragons from stone. Fire and Blood.
No, this is the first. Mr. Dotrice is not only an accomplished actor, but he is also a terrific story teller.
Not much in the way of laughter, but there were many moments that can bring tears to the eyes of a grown man.
George Martin's written words, as spoken by the famed veteran actor Roy Dotrice. It does not get any better than this.
What an incredible tale. Loved it completely! The reader was excellent and the best I've ever heard. really kept me captivated and his performance was top notch. Incredible!
Since I'm a very avid viewer of the television series I decided to purchase at once all of the audiobooks of Game of thrones, hoping to quench my sad addiction between tv seasons. Sadly, I've tried to listen to the first book at least 4 times already, and I've come to the conclusion that this isn't a book that can be easily adapted to audio narration. I won't blame Roy Dotrice like others have done. He tries the best he can to make subtle distinctions between each character, but there are too many of them, so eventually they all start to sound the same. I know of other books that have been adapted using a full cast of narrators and I'm not sure why the same hasn't been done with this series. I've recently bought the ebook version of A Song of Ice and Fire, and I've found it much easier to follow than the audio version. As it's often said, the book is much better than the movie/tv adaptation, so I definitely recommend reading the original novel.