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  • Still an excellent book

  • By Barbara on 26-02-19

Still an excellent book

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

Reviewed: 26-02-19

This book is still as good as it was when I first read it 35 years ago, in some ways even better. It's absolutely worth listening to just for the story.
There have been a few reviews that didn't like the switching between the narration / dramatised cast reading. I honestly didn't notice it too much because the story is so captivating. It's so well done.

  • A Game of Thrones

  • Book 1 of A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,997
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,054
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11,059

The complete, unabridged audiobook of A Game of Thrones. HBO’s hit series A Game of Thrones is based on George R. R. Martin’s internationally best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A Game of Thrones is the first volume in the series. Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story, Difficult Narration

  • By R. Moorhouse on 10-06-12

Frustrating Narrator

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-04-12

Loved the story, but got really frustrated with the narrator, which is very distracting in an audio book. Everyone sounded drunk and weak. Decided to read the rest myself and am enjoying them a whole load more.

41 of 43 people found this review helpful

  • Acts of Violence

  • By: Ryan David Jahn
  • Narrated by: John Guerrasio, Lauren Lefkow
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16

In 1964 Kitty Genovese was murdered on the street near her apartment in New York. As many as 38 people may have witnessed the attack, and yet not one of them came to her aid. In Acts of Violence, Ryan David Jahn has fictionalised the events of that night, crafting a series of stories about the victim, the killer, and the bystanders: the terrified Vietnam draftee; the woman who thinks she’s killed a child; the former soldier planning suicide and the man who saves him.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Acts of violence

  • By Steven on 28-06-11

Depressing

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-07-11

Probably the most depressing book i have ever read / listened to. I wish i had read the reviews before buying!