I found this was a great way to "read" a book I've wanted to read but haven't had the time to pick up the hard copy. I'm very glad I purchased my Audible membership to allow the opportunity to "read" more than just stuff I'd read at work.
This was my first book read by Mr. Dotrice. I noticed numerous people complain about having issues understanding some of the accents used. I disagree and thought it was well done with no problems understanding what was being said (although it was strange not hearing the voices that I'm used to hearing on the TV show).
The authors in depth descriptions of the visual aspects of the story from the surroundings, to the clothing and the battles were thoroughly engulfing.
There were several interesting plot lines that I was always anxious to catch up on as the author brought each one back;
The reader's ability to bring each character to life in his voice and intonation was astounding; it sounded like a troupe of actors not one person.
Some parts were sad;
I enjoy history, biographys, and nerdy/ dorky things.
The deception, the mystery, the magic all work in together to create a great story.
This was my second read through. I read all the books before watching the TV series. If your a fan of medieval stories/ D&D, etc, you will enjoy this book.
He gives every character a different voice, and personality.
Having the TV series give a face to each character has helped. I was worried listening to the book again might be a waste of time. I caught onto so many little teed-bits of information I had either forgotten, of glanced over on my first read.
Switching from scene to scene couldn't follow what was going on, I re started but still no good.
For me I could not follow what charactor was talking. I watched the DVD and immediately went ohhh he pushed the boy out the window.
1 of only 2 audio books I've stopped listening to. I liked the DVD series.
I would have chosen someone else to narrate the book or a couple people. He is good in some roles though not all. I have heard some narrators who can fill all the roles in a book better.
I was glad I had watched the movies first. Example the "dwarf" is much better as the actor. Some of this is the actors interpretation and who they choose to play the role so not totally the narrators doing. So I picture the actors as the characters when the book is read and that improves the experience.
No it is 38 hrs long I believe
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This book started out slow or it could be that I was longing for the last book I listened to. The series has grown on me and I can't wait for the next book. The characters are hard to keep straight but you will be hooked! Very good narration by Roy Dotrice.
an acquired taste. His young males sound like little old men, and his women like caricatures of Irish tavern wenches from the middle ages. Once you get past that and accept the voices for what they are it becomes quite an entertaining audio.
I would due to the story and characters.
I'm not certain to find any comparison.
Excellent narration and accents as well.
Poor Sansa and what happened to her father.
Only one I've heard so far.
Danny-she's very relatable. Even with her nervous breakdown.
Not tried to do female voices. Also he should note not every character is old and a pirate. I really think his reading voice is great-but he has like 4 voices total and when attempts to distinguish characters by using "different" voices I end up a bit mixed up. Not that big of a deal.
Yes. Several. But I don't know that I should say which so as not to give anything away.
This book seems like it would be an awful read for me. Between jumping characters' point of view and super detailed areas as a reader I would get discouraged trying to get back to the plot. As a listener-this is a bonus. It makes for a story easily imagined and the multi-view story ensures I don't get bored. I will be looking forward to the next book!
His voices are mostly distracting and do a disservice to the text and characters. His inconsistent pronunciations of names and places is very confusing and infuriating, "who the hell looks at Petyr and thinks Pe-TIRE, wtf?" He managed to pronouce Catelyn three differnt ways in the course of four pages.
His voices for characters were what stopped me from finishing the book. They are grating, distasteful, thoughtless and inconsistent.