If you like your history dry as toast, this book is for you. Overly academic and overly detailed chronology. Narration is definitely NOT thrilling. A real snoozer!
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 often listen to audiobooks on my long commute - this book, I had to stop listening to because I felt myself dozing off. Dry. Boring. Preachy. A letdown to what I was hoping would be a healthy two sided argument of theology.
First I should preface by saying that I've been a King fan for many years. I think he's one of the best story tellers of our generation. There's a difference in my mind of having a good story and telling it well. Fortunately, this book does both. The story is innovative falling under the Sci-fi spectrum of King's writing. I've felt that much of his writing was in a slump over the last 10 years, but this is King back on his A-game. Craig Wasson narrates the story beautifully, allowing me to lose myself in the story. Highly recommended.
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