I think anyone wanting a more biography and less of a comedic book.
The narration was good, and I like her, I just didn't like the book.
Wow, that is difficult. I think the character development and the core writing style. Mr. Martin takes the time to think how the character would see the action and within that character's chapters, he writes as them. I am thrilled by how he can make me hate what a character is doing and then show me the motivation. Also his plot twists are perfect. I read a lot and I normally can see a twist long before it happens. In the case of this series I get tugged along and am shocked and amazed by what happens.
I am impressed with how Mr. Martin has obviously researched history to develop a universe that is recognizable to us, but he can introduce fantasy characters and magic into the universe and it doesn't stand out as incongruent. We are nearly done with the fourth book and I'm very excited. We haven't watched the TV show, I think we'll hold off until we are done with the series so we don't get caught up in all the differences or "hollywood's" version of what everyone looks like.
I did enjoy the book, and when I bought it, it was the only one on Audible. I see that there is another version with a different narrator. I'd buy that one over this one.
I liked Tim Robbin's pacing, but I think as and actor he considered the variations in the characters' volume of speech too much and consequently I had to turn the volume down for some characters like Tom Buchanan, and up for others like Jordan Baker. It may have been more of a sound engineer's issue than Mr. Robbin's but either way it distracted me from enjoying the book more thoroughly.
I think I would see this is someone would only make a movie of it :-)
Really the story was more distracting than the voice but it was all not to my liking
It reminded me of the Stephanie Plum Bounty Hunter reader's voice. In my taste it was not as bad, the recording quality was better, but I really got irritated and just shut the thing off.
I was disappointed, I knew it was going to be campy and silly but I was hoping for something with more activity in the story. It was as though the writer had just read all of the Sookie Stackhouse series and the Twilight series and tried to do as good of a job as those writers but then got distracted by their job or maybe what they really wanted to write about. It felt like the writer did not care about the story either.
I would not recommend it, because the writing is clumsy.
I enjoyed the narration, it was the writing that I did not enjoy as much as most. It felt a bit overworked, like the person writing it was not confident in they're story. The dialog lacked a feeling of true-ness. It was more like listening to a D&D dungeon master describing the steps of a game than a story. I'm not mad at the story, and if I was on a long road trip and was given the next books in the series, I'd listen to them. But I will not buy the other books, I don't care enough to find out what happens to put up with the writing.
I think the reader does a good job acting out the characters and trying to breath life into the dialog. I don't think I would have read past the second chapter if I was reading the book.
That's a tough one, I listen during my commute so my "yes" might not be worth as much. It was better than most morning radio shows :-)
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