I had to get used to the reader. But when I did he was fine. This saga is great! I read the other books so this was my first audio book, and I am not disappointed. Now I wait for the follow up like so many other....
If the book contained a cohesive story.
If he had kept the story moving. The author doesn't understand the increment of good story telling, or he wrote as though he was paid by the word. He added so much inconsequential detail, and did not keep advancing the multiple story lines he introduced, that I felt it was a total waste of time & money. The only truly interesting character in all five books was the dwarf.
Not a relevant question in light of the quality of the story telling. I would cut the ridiculous descriptive detail and focus more on developing the story lines to hold the reader's interest.
I think the author is overrated. No more fire & ice for me.
I just finished the fifth audio book in the series and it was amazing. I don't know what I will do now because the next book is not finished. I've even watched all the HBO shows four or five times. Please hurry with the next audiobook that follows this one. The reader was fantastic also!
Roy Dotrice is amazing. Hundreds of characters and voices bring The Song of Ice and Fire to life. Listening to him is my favorite way to consume these stories.
I feel like you can tell that the narrator doesn't watch the TV series. I realize this isn't required but it meant that the voices he chose for various characters felt really off to me. Mind you, I read each book before the associated season, but it still woukd have been better if the narrator took more influence from the HBO series (assuming he doesn't). It felt like some chapters were kinda ruined regardless of whether the narrator is fmiliar with the series or not, especially Victarian Greyjoy.
some charcters were absolutely spot on though, especially Roose Bolton in my view. So ultimately I can't give it 5 but I can't give it anything below 3. The variation really made it easy and fun to listen to on say the bus at 2x speed. this story has many many characters and that the narrow or gave each their own flurry did indeed make it an easy relaxing pleasure to follow. That alone warrants a 4. I enjoyed with what time-efficiency I could follow this intricate story and it would have been impossible with a monotonous narrator.