GRRM redefined the genre of high fantasy with this novel, mixing great characters with war, politics, and intrigue in the opening chapter to the epic Song of Ice and Fire series. But there is little point in contributing a review here since it will be lost among the hundreds already written for Audible. But if, by chance, you haven't yet read A Game if Thrones, I can only suggest that you do so. More so if you've been enjoying the HBO series based upon it. You won't be disappointed.
I would say yes, only because this is the only option for this book. If there were other readings with different narrators I would probably recommend those versions first.
The story is wonderful. The worlds are great.
The story is great; I don't think anyone really expects anything different, but the narrator leaves me wanting. He's wonderful for general narration for the story and the older male characters, but for any of the children, young men, and women... he's absolutely horrible. Since many of the characters are very young and several are female, he's just a bad choice. He always sounds old, weathered, and as if he's smoked all his life. I really wish there was someone a little more versatile narrating this epic story.
No. It's 30+ hours. I expected this story to last me several sittings, which is what I wanted since I listen while I'm doing mind numbing tasks at work.
The combination of the depth of the world and story line and well as the narration makes it a wonderful experience. Roy Dotrice voices for each character is done wonderfully and true makes you forget it is just a story. I became completely immersed.
I'm a huge fan of the television series, and I enjoyed this more in-depth narrative. I had a hard time understanding the narrator at first, but grew accustomed to it after a few chapters.
Mispronounced names and voices that represent a vastly different take on characters than the TV show are distracting. I found myself mentally inserting Peter Dinklage and Ian Glenn over the reader.