I had a high school english teacher who read the Oedipus trilogy to our class with such enthusiasm and intrigue that it made a room full of 16 year olds sit up and pay attention to ancient literature for the first time. That's the gift that Roy Dotrice's performance lends to A Game of Thrones. Fantastic performance enhances and betters the story with spectacular character voices. The story itself is good too. Multiple plot lines could have been confusing being told in audio, but Dotrice does a good job shifting his voice a certain way to let you know the scene has changed. A must-read if you enjoy fantasy/dark ages fantasy.
I love to read but with all the work I have to do listening is so efficient therefore I read with my ears instead of my eyes.
Have listened to all the books of this series and it's a great series. I'm waiting for the next installment, I just know there has to be one...
An epic book to be sure! Can't wait to listen to the next book when i'm done with this one!
Yes great story
Jon snow he's a bastard like me:)
I am so glad he read them all he is a great narrator
Winter is coming
Thanks you George can't wait for last 2 books don't go trying to change readers or read it yourself please
This book started to slow; but once I got into it, I could not put it down. The characters are amazingly developed. Even though the book jumps around from character to character, Martin does an amazing job of keeping the reader interested.
I had to play the audio book at 2x the speed because Dotrice, talented as he is, talked a little to slowly to keep me captivated. He does do an amazing job having voices for so many different characters, though.
Rob, he had a really big messed up situation dumped on him having to think on the run and try to do a job he wasn't yet ready for, that of leading an army into battle.
He did a pretty good job differentiating each characters voice.
No, it's a very long book and trying to do it in one sitting would leave you confused about what was going on, I had to go back several times because I had not caught something and left me puzzled.
The women in this story have very strong character and adapt to their situations well. Being forced into a marriage with someone you had never met, with a different language, culture and customs would leave a normal woman in severe culture shock and having to spend months trying to learn to function in their situation.
The end of this book leaves you hanging so you have to read the next one to find out what happens.
Charters That you will love, and some you will hate Great twist in there story, you can never predict what will hapen next, Really Adictive listen, Some start out good, and turn evil, some start out evil and and turn good.
I'm looking for reasons to get in my car and drive; to get on the treadmill; to iron clothes and bedsheets and to do all the things that allow me to listen to audible!
Not since Pillars of the Earth has a book about kings and knights and Lords and Ladies been THIS captivating!
I'm soooo happy that there's 4 more books (and almost 200 more hours) for me to look forward to!!
Favorite Audible book!
Great enjoyable voice, kept me engage throughout and easy to listen too!
Yes, but not practical.
An impressive and amazing performance and story; left me wanting more! Flew by, and really enjoyed the book, Dotrice's performance was entertaining and brought the characters and story alive. Brilliant!
I normally do not read fantasy series books, I stick to the cyber punk world and more non-fiction. I started this series after seeing a few things around the internet talking of how great it was and the urging of a few friends. I have to say the reading by Roy Dotrice is phenomenal and goes really well with the writing. I do not want to spoil the books for anyone but I will say that just when you think you know what is going to happen or what is going on Mr. Martin throws in a twist and that makes you keep reading or in this case listening. If your thinking about checking this series out I highly recommend it.