I watched the first season and the book follows it almost to a T. This is a great series and I will end up listening to it again in case I missed anything! I highly recommend it!
Tirian. He is a homely character but he is a misfit. He has a kind soul and you feel that through out the series!
It made me laugh and it brought you into it the book...
I love this series and hate it ends with Book 5 as I am ready for more!
I love books, but busy mom that doesnt have time to read them. So having audible has been a blessing to me. Shower or car listening is great
Well where to start.............I think the story it's self is good, but hard to follow along, I've had to reread many times,because I wasn't sure what they were talking about or who was then talking so in that way it was very frustrating. It's defiantly not an easy read and you do need to pay very close attention to it.
The narrator was very hard to listen to and I didn't think he spoke very clearly.... This was also frustrating.
I would have probably done best if I could've had the time to sit down and read it to my self.
I have been told to read this series by dozens of loyal followers of the series , but I really found the entire thing painfully slow and contrived. There were all of 2 vaguely 3 dimensional characters and the entire book just dragged on and on. If you want to hear a book about 15 year olds being in charge of medieval kingdoms with extra doses of grim violence and rapine this is the series for you. Otherwise I would give it a pass.
Thrilling power struggles
The characters are the best part of the story and there are so many to keep track of and rut for. I really love the magical elements of the tale that are not obvious or overused for a fantasy story.
He does a lot of voices that really bring the story to life. I didn't enjoy when he mimiced a crow though, it was really annoying.
"When you play the game of thrones you win or you die"
Ned Strak is the worse detective in the Seven Kingdoms.
It rates very high. I have the book already but wanted to get an audio book I knew I would enjoy and was not disappointed.
The story is thoroughly enjoyable with well developed characters and great pacing.
The performance was of a very high standard. He was able to give each character their particular personality and bring the story to life for me.
This section of the audible has duplicate chapters. The conversion from tape/CD to audible caused the duplication of 3 to 4 chapters. Which equates to about 3 hours. I'm glad I caught it, but it let me know that I was closer to the end than I thought.
OVerall story - FANTASTIC! I've moved over to A Clash of Kings.
George R.R. Martin brings it all - political intrigue, family ties, fantasy, deceit, sex, espionage, treachery, loyalty, dragons, wolves, horses, warlocks, barbarians, swords, magic... and Roy Dotrice voices it wonderfully. If you haven't started this series, just what are you waiting for?
Have loved books and reading since I was a wee one and could not live without books. BUT due to a hectic schedule have found I don't have the time I once did for nightly reading so I've grown to love audio books!
Good story but I'm not real impressed with narration.
He does not do voices. After spending the past 9 months listening to another popular books series and the excellent narrator this just fell flat for me.
It's a good story and it goes a little more in depth than the TV show
He is terribly inconsistent.
Joffre - Is pronounced in at least 3 different ways, Catelyn suffers the same fate
His character voices slip from one regional accent to another. Tyrion for example seems to have slipped from Yorkshire through West Country to Welsh. Why do people from the same family have different regional accents? It's incredibly distracting. Maybe it's not so noticeable if you're not from Britain?
This book rates up in my top ten of the audiobooks that I have listened to, and I've listened to a great many to date.
I have to admit that I kind of did an end around on this book in that it first came onto my radar screen in having watched the HBO series on TV. I was sucked in whole heartedly by the series and thought "if the tv series is this good, then the book must be even better". I was not mistaken. This is the first book in a five book series and they are all as good, if not better, than this one, and this one is phenomenal.
I have not listened to any of Roy Dotrice's other performances prior to this one, though I have listened to the other books in this series that are also performed by him. I find that he does an amazing job and has distinct and wonderful voices and portrayals of all of the characters within the book. I would gladly purchase other books narrated by him. There are a handful of narrators of the audiobooks I have listened to that I feel to be masters of their craft. I count Roy Dotrice among their number.
There are actually several but I don't wish to list them for they would be spoilers for those who have yet to read the book!