Librarian, reader, commuter. I got tired of the radio and CDs and switched to audio books. Now I listen to books while I quilt, clean, etc
I haven't read the print version (well, I tried and couldn't keep the characters straight).
There are too many characters to have a favorite, besides if you like them too much, your heart will be broken. Still, the characterizations are wonderful. I like the idea of switching between characters chapter by chapter. It does keep the suspense growing.
I've never listened to his audiobook but I've seen him in film and television. He is an exceptional actor and he made each of the hundreds of characters come alive, and you could remember who was talking.
No too long
This is a very complex interaction of people, political machinations and and many characters. It was easy to follow through Dotrice's voice. It's a tribute to his talent.
I have read Tolkien, Eddings, Brooks, and many others in this genre and finally caved in to the ravings of my friends and tried out this series. I was a bit worried based on some of the reviews that downgraded the book based on the reader as I am very particular about my narrators. I must say this was incredible. The story line is fantastic and Roy brings it all to life. I won't go on and on, suffice it to say I am logging in only to hurry and download the next in the series as I am hooked.
The story is great and Roy Dotrice does an excellent job doing different voices for different people I have no idea how he keeps up with them all.
Arya Stark, I think she will do great things in the future, she has a heart for justice and common folk, I also love Daenerys Targaryen for the same reason but I can't wait to see her and her dragon's on the throne.
He's a great story teller its easy to get emotionally invested in the different characters when they each have their own voice.
The death of Ned Stark was the worst moment I love the Stark family and that was a terrible blow.
I can't wait for Joffrey Baratheon to get what's coming to him, There are so many great characters that I would love to succeed but equally as many perfectly written horrible people I want to fall. This is a perfect opening book to a perfect series.
The twists and turns.
The book starts a little slow but once the characters are all introduced and the story begins, there are twists and turns, intrigue and a need to root for your favorite character. Looking forward to the next book!
Yes! I am sure I missed things of significance by rushing through to find out what happens next.
Daenrys was my favorite character. I loved her transformation and growth from a scared little girl into a woman who knows and owns her own power.
I liked that he attempted to give each character a distinctive voice. I don't think he succeeded, but the attempt was valiant. After a while, I could almost tell which character was supposed to be speaking in a conversation, just by his voice.
When you play A Game of Thrones, you win ... or ... you die.
Not for a very long time because it was soooooo long but I will be listening to the next few books in the serious which are also long! Great book though!
No books but the HBO show A Game Of Thrones is about 95% accurate to the book.
Aria was the best because her parts were the most fun, exciting, sad, and etc.
No I just couldn't. The chapters were 25-55 min long average of 30 min. 4 parts of about 9 hours each. Way to much but it doesn't mean I didn't like the book because I loved it.
The first chapter is the hardest to overcome, after that the book is just so amazing and detailed!
Just wanted to provide an update that my book was recorded flawlessly, no errors, no repeats. Nor did I take notice of variations in pronunciation by the author...only once did I notice a variation in intonation of the author's British accent when I realized it was not "milk of the Puppy" but "milk of the Poppy" referring to a medicinal potion... I had to laugh at myself for missing that one! Read other reviews for the content etc... It's a masterful story, beautifully read! I could not stop thinking about these characters and cannot wait to start the second book! ENJOY!
I took me a while to get all the characters straight. But my biggest complaint is it could have been cleaner
I would have liked the story to move along with more intrigue
When I purchased Audible Book, Amazon said it would work with WhisperSync. Since my purchase, they've changed the listing to say it doesn't work - AFTER my purchase and multiple UNHELPFUL contacts with Audible Customer Service (a joke).
The characters, of course, are even better in the book. I got hooked on the show and turned to the books when the season was over. A lot more happens in the book than in the series, but the theme is just as dark and unforgiving.
I'm not crazy about Roy Dotrice's narration, but am getting used to it. I will definitely be moving through this series.