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A Game of Thrones book#1 Audiobook read by Melissa and produce by ademtyssare.galow us: ademtyssare.ga A Song of Fire and Ice: Game of Thrones Book 1 – An Audio Book Review. Author: George R.R. Martin; Narrated by: Roy Dotrice; Length: 33 hours and A Game of Thrones: Book 1 of A Song of Ice and Fire (Audio Download): Get the Audible audiobook for the reduced price of £ after you download the Kindle.
As part of her wedding event existing, Daenerys 3 fossilized dragon eggs as well as a lot of other things, yet keep your eyes on those dragon eggs. Khal Drogo is odd and terrifying, initially, but Daenerys adapts to the Dothraki way of living and more than happy. Additionally, she obtains expectant. At the same time, Viserys stays focused only on his sensations and continuously be a jerk.
Viserys even threatens Daenerys as well as her unborn child, but Khal Drogo will not have that and kills Viserys in a manner that is both poetic and also terrible. Other than maybe Viserys. But while doing so, Drogo obtains wounded less romantic. Daenerys asks the assistance of a wise woman called Mirri Maz Duur to attempt to recover Drogo. In reaction, Daenerys regrets by melting Mirri alive on a pyre.
Take that. As well as to think, he is just one of our favorite characters. But Jon stops being such a jerk and also makes some buddies, consisting of fat, afraid Samwell Tarly. On the other hand, Jon likewise makes one adversary from their dealing with educator, Alliser Thorne, so he requires all the close friends he can get. A Video game of Thrones occurs for one year on or near the imaginary continent of Westeros.
The story starts when King Robert goes to the northern castle Winterfell to ask Ned Stark to be his right-hand aide or Hand of the King. The previous Hand, Jon Arryn, passed away under suspicious conditions. Robert includes his queen, Cersei Lannister, as well as his entourage, which consists of some Lannisters.
She tells Ned, who accepts the placement as Hand to protect Robert from the Lannisters. Everyone assumes Bran simply dropped while climbing around the castle. While Bran is still subconscious, Ned leaves Winterfell as well as flights southern with Robert. Tyrion Lannister, a little person that is a sibling to Cersei and Jaime, takes a trip with Jon to the Wall surface to see the substantial structure.
At the same time, on a continent eastern of Westeros, Daenerys Targaryen marries the warlord Khal Drogo, one of the leaders of the Dothraki people. Daenerys and her sibling Viserys are the last making it through family members Robert beat to become king, the Targaryens. They are an old household claimed to be descended from dragons, as well as Viserys believes he could take back the throne. Daenerys gets three dragon eggs as a wedding celebration present and ends up being promptly interested in them.
Though Sansa understands Joffrey prompted the fight, she will not tell on Joffrey because she loves him. At the same time, an assassin attempts to remove the subconscious Bran and also falls short. Ned tells Catelyn he will undoubtedly try to establish who killed the previous Hand, Jon Arryn, as well as tried to kill Bran.
Bran finally wakes from his coma, yet he does not remember exactly how he fell. Tyrion sees him on his method south from the Wall surface to provide a greeting from Jon. Tyrion proceeds southern as Catelyn starts back north when their paths go across Catelyn has him taken for attempting to eliminate Bran. Through a spy, Robert finds that Daenerys Targaryen is expectant.
The following day, Robert renews Ned as the hand. While Robert is gone hunting, Ned orders the execution of a rogue knight devoted to the Lannister family members who have been pillaging villages. Lysa accuses Tyrion of organizing the murder of both Jon Arryn and also Bran.
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I understand that there are to be 7 books in this series, but as of this writing there are only 5. I listened to them all, one right after the other, so it is difficult for me to review them separately. Besides, I think anyone new to the series should know what they're getting into right up front. However, there are no spoilers here. I'm going to use the word "read" instead of "listen" because it's all the same to me and "read" is shorter.
My sons, both of them "men grown," have been nagging me for at least two years to read these books. Recently, they both accosted me about it from different parts of the country on my birthday, so I grudgingly agreed to try the first book. I have now read them all, as I said. My sons have been disinherited several times during the reading process. They had better hope that the last two books come out before I die.
I have read a number of reviews comparing Martin to Tolkien. This might be true if Tolkien had been a warped, sadistic bastard who enjoyed tormenting his readers. During the course of reading these books, I have called Martin everything but a good guy. Lucifer, Beelzebub, and Spawn of Satan top the list, along with accompanying adjectives.
But I read all the books and am biting my nails waiting for the next one. True to his nature, however, Martin is making no promises about when that will be. Judging from the spacing of these first 5 books, I may have no fingers left by the time book 6 hits the presses.
This would help me relate better to some of his characters, I guess. So, for those of you who have not yet begun this series: If you are very squeamish, you'd better not start.
There is a lot of torture, violence, explicit sex, and explicit violent sex. Even worse, there's some really bad language. It is set in a world that seems to be based on Medieval England, but is not England nor any other place on this earth. The number of characters and story lines that are converging on each other seems daunting at first glance, but I was surprised at how easily I could keep the major ones straight in my head.
There are some characters that you will love and others that you will love to hate, and still others that you will hate to love. Some of them you will hate and then come to love or pity, and the other way around, too.
Some of them, mostly Tyrion Lannister, are very witty and humorous no matter what the situation, so that provides a little relief sometimes.
Some of them you will forget about entirely, as a whole book might go by before they pop up again.
If you like to feel safe and secure when reading a book, this series is not for you. Nothing is sacred, no one is safe. Bad things happen to good people, and vice versa. If I had been reading a paper book, I would have a lot of holes in my walls from repeatedly throwing the books against them. However, reading them has given me plenty of practice climbing the walls. Unfortunately, as a woman, I would still not be able to become a Black Brother. No one is happy in any of the seven kingdoms.
The only joy comes from vengeance or, more rarely, justice. I hate books like that! I have given the series 5 stars because I could not stop reading once I had started, no matter how angry it made me. I would never have read these books if my sons had not hounded me into it.
But wait--no--I have no sons. That was that other woman who lived before she embarked on the torturous journey that is Game of Thrones. Highly recommend this book if you enjoy the television series. There are some differences, but the history is richer in the novel s and I found it easier to follow. However, Mr. Dotrice's narration leaves a lot to be desired. His voice is harsh and gruff, which doesn't lend itself to a plethora of various characters I found the voice of Tywin especially obnoxious - forcibly pompous, uttering 2 or 3 words between lengthy pauses and breaths, like the worst caricature of a fat old British member of parliament.
His interpretation of the pronounciation of the characters' names was inconsistent - "Joffrey" became "Jeffrey" at one point, "Hodor" was used interchangeably with "Hodar," and the Stark matriarch was sometimes "Catt-lin" and other times "Cait-lin," just to name a few. Narration of dialogue in a character's voice sometimes carries over into non-dialogue parts i.
I found myself actually surprised this recording was given the thumbs-up for release, especially for a story so wildly popular as this one. The narration almost ruins the book for me. I so wished for a different narrator for the remainder of the series, but alas - if you want to experience Game of Thrones on audiobook, this is what you're stuck with.
Game of Thrones is an excellently written series, and the books should be recorded with a narrator who does it justice. Roy Dotrice is an absolute legend and his speaking voice is excellent, however he fails to be a good fit for this series. I got through the first two books and gave up somewhere around the third GOT book ,solely because of the narration.
All the characters sound like old men, even the ones in their 30s and 40s.
Many of the voices have that wet, mealy-mouthed, too much saliva in my throat sound and it is SO distracting. Drogo sounds like a poor imitation of a cholo gangbanger. I understand the narrator was elderly when he recorded this, but when he attempts to give the characters voices it is just awful and cheesy. Hopefully audible will listen to the countless complaints about this series and invest in re-recording the GOT books with a new and superior narrator.
May I suggest Ray Porter? He would do a stupendous job with this material and finally the series would get a talented voice to match the quality of the writing. For now, with the current narrator I can't recommend this download unless you truly don't mind bad narration and it won't bother you.
Would you consider the audio edition of A Game of Thrones to be better than the print version? Absolutely not. Somebody should have given Mr. Dotrice a style sheet or pronunciation key.
And perhaps also reminded him that very few of the characters are grizzled old men. Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Roy Dotrice? Any additional comments? I read and enjoyed this book so long ago, I thought it would be a nice refresher to listen. The narration is painfully slow and Mr. Dotrice's inconsistent pronunciation of names and places is maddening. There are so many characters to keep track of in these books, but listening to this might leave you thinking there are three times as many!
I also hated his creepy Varys voice and daft-sounding Tyrion. Is there anything you would change about this book? I think the narrator Roy Dotrice is a poor choice, literally anyone else would have been better. Roy could not pronounce even the simplest names really, who cant pronounce Peter? Was he not coached on names?
Was the Narrator completely clueless about this book when he was cast? Other books I have listened to the narrators at least try to do different voices, Roy isn't even trying.
His voice does not suit the book at all. Roy sounds like he is choking on phlegm when he laughs. It was super off putting when he pronounced names wrong and when he grossly laughs. Its super cringe worthy. With a book and show as popular as this, I would have thought the audio book would have been x better. Literally anyone one else.
He was awful. Dotrice makes a slew of mistakes and errors that should have been caught with editing and multiple takes.
Not only does he occasionally trip over lines, but he doesn't seem to know how to pronounce a single name in this entire book. It's incredibly jarring to listen to Brian and P-tire and Sancha. Not only that, but his voices are frequently distracting. Aftere being spoilt for talent in the show, the caricature voices are either too difficult to understand, like Varys slurring his words disgustingly, or downright insulting, as with the strange Warwick Davis impression he seems to be doing for Tyrion.
I sincerely hope to find other narrators for the subsequent books, because I have no intention of continuing this series with Dotrice narrating. Great story and fantastic narration.
I have nothing to add on that front.
About the quality, however I'm assuming they recorded from a CD where the last sentence of a disc is repeated as the first sentence of the next disc. Also, the last 40 minutes of Audible's Part 3 were repeated at the beginning of Part 4.
Not at all on par with Audible's usual quality Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why? Very much enjoying the whole story. Probably not. Roy is a good narrator to some extent but he is no Jim Dale. His character voices all sound like 3 Pack a day Camel Unfiltered smokers. I read a lot of fantasy and sci-fi, and I can promise you that this series of books is among the best.
This tale takes place in a land known as the "Seven Kingdoms. The history of these kingdoms is expertly blended into the plot, so that you effortlessly become emersed into the world. I can't overstate the skill with which the author draws the reader into his world.
It feels as if this land, with its people, traditions and history is as real as our own. Magic does exist in this world, but it is rare. It is used to color the plot, not to dominate it. There are hints of other races, but varieties of humans are all we encounter.