I have just finished this first book in the Game of Thrones and I will say sadly, that I will be reading the second one instead of listening. I normally love readers who act as much as Roy Dotrice, but I think I would enjoy some of the characters better in my own mind, then the way he portrayed them. There were times that I was actually taken from the story and thought, “That is a terrible way to depict that line…” He is a very exciting reader whose voice and acting is GREAT for some of the characters, and TERRIBLE for others, which for me equals a fail. I am giving four stars because this is a FIVE STAR STORY, with a reading that subtracted from the experience instead of adding.
I wasn't able to finish, I read about 2/3 of the way through and gave up because I just had zero interest in what was going on.
This book wasn't bad but could have been so much better. I don't want to give things away by using examples, but lets just say there is a lot of repetition and a ton of missed opportunities. Action could have been used to develop the characters but instead just filled up space.
I'll continue on to the 3rd book as I did enjoy the work but hope the 3rd book lives up to the first.
I loved Myst Born but The Way of Kings is setting out to be a more mature and well developed read. I'm in love with the world and the characters and highly recommend this book.
Predictable and uninteresting and unintelligent characters. Boring plot.
I was looking for something lite as I just finished the Dune Series but was let down. For a lite read with worthwhile characters and plot check out the Mystborn series.
I can't believe this is written by the same author as the sword of truth series. The characters are not consistent, the plot is far from strong and the antagonist is extremely generic.
Terry what happened?
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