I will keep it short and straight to the point trom my point of view the reader was horrible, ncharsmatic monotonus tone coupled with terrible sounding characters. For the life of me I couldnt finish the book. My advice is listen to the audio sample.
P.S. All you need to do is see the comparison to "The Way of Kings"
ASOIAF is spectacular. I'd prefer to rate the narration here. Roy Dotrice is excellent and I can only fault him for saying the names wrong from time to time (it's not Jeffery!) and giving the dothraki characters English accents when Drogo was given a non-English one. All in all - 10/10 highly recommend.
if you feel like you wanna give game of thrones a try do it. it's length can be intimidating and its characters and lore very expensive and scary at first but once you get a hold of all the characters and everything its one of the greatest stories you'll ever read
good story and hard to stop listening to. The speaker is great and makes it very entertaining. I would say a minimum age of 18 to read this as it is pretty graphic.
No. I would have rather read it in print first. While Roy Dotrice is good at voices. I feel that he is a poor narrator. Middle aged women sounded like old crones. And he would often mix up the voices of characters. I feel like the characters would have been more vibrant if I had read the print version.
I would compare a game of thrones to Tolkien's lord of the rings series with a more modern writing style. The characters are rich and vibrant. You get so absorbed in the fantastic story.
Literally anyone. I hate to sound cruel, but Roy Dotrice distracted from the stoy far too much. He mumbles at times and it took a while to get used to his voice. Even then he would often mix up the voices of characters. At times he would even continue to use a character's voice after they had finished speaking. I constantly had to rewind the story just to figure out what was going on.
A Game Of Thrones: You're welcome - George R R Martin
Roy Dotrice was terrible. But the story was so vivid and truly amazing that I still couldn't stop listening.