LISTENER

Angela Zamora

  • 1
  • review
  • 29
  • helpful votes
  • 2
  • ratings
  • A Game of Thrones

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106,254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92,193
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 92,098

Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King's Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert's name. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse - unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season. Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review of First 5 Books

  • By DCinMI on 09-12-13

Ruined by horrible narrator

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-18

EVERY character is made to sound like a drunken goblin, old woman, or caricature of the author’s vision. Women are given a falsetto voice. The result is that serious scenes are portrayed as comedies. There is no difference of intensity from scene to scene. It’s awful. I was looking forward to listening the entire series, but I’m stopping after the first book.

29 of 33 people found this review helpful