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A Game of Thrones

A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1
Lu par : Roy Dotrice
Durée : 33 h et 46 min
5 out of 5 stars (76 notations)
Prix : 30,21 €
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Avis de l'équipe

Why we think it's Essential: A favorite of Audible listeners, the first book in Martin's series introduces a world of deep intrigue, dark fantasy, and varied characters. It might prove overwhelming, were it not for Roy Dotrice. With a voice so seasoned and gripping that he may have stepped from, well, a George R. R. Martin novel, Dotrice gives each character their own persona and regionality, helping to anchor the listener throughout the action and intrigue. —Ed Walloga

Description

Now the acclaimed TV series Game of Thrones - the masterpiece that became a cultural phenomenon

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. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. 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. Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the lovely but cold Cersei, his son, the cruel, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen's brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister - the first a swordsman without equal, the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind. 

All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms. Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Prince Viserys, heir of the fallen House Targaryen, which once ruled all of Westeros, schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki - whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him: his beautiful yet innocent sister, Daenerys.

©1996 George R.R. Martin, (P)2003 Books On Tape, Inc., published in arrangement with Random House Audio Group,a division of Random House, Inc.

Critiques

  • Locus Award, 1997

"Martin's trophy case is already stuffed with major prizes...He's probably going to have to add another shelf, at least." (Publishers Weekly)

"The first volume in Martin's first fantasy saga combines intrigue, action, romance, and mystery in a family saga." (Booklist)

"Grabs hold and won't let go. It's brilliant." (Robert Jordan)

"This novel is an absorbing combination of the mythic, the sweepingly historical, and the intensely personal." (Chicago Sun-Times)

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Really good

Some minor characters hard to understand for a non native english speakers.
Great history and great voice acting.

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Wonderful !

Great reading, made the characters come to life, can't wait to buy the second book !

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Wonderful

The descriptions of each scene makes you watch it live. The storyline is very catching and unpredictable.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars

Une voix magique

Une voix magique pour un texte superbe. magnifique j'ai eu du mal à lâcher mes écouteurs.

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Excellent

The storyteller was great and obviously so was the book. Looking forward to reading more!

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  • DCinMI
  • 12/09/2013

Review of First 5 Books

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! But I read all the books and am biting my nails waiting for the next one.

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.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • MadXStitcher
  • 02/05/2015

Terrible narrator ruins a great book

What didn’t you like about Roy Dotrice’s performance?

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.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Kristie
  • 09/05/2013

Terrible editing, though...

Great story and fantastic narration. I have nothing to add on that front.

About the quality, however...once an hour a sentence repeated itself. 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...surprising and disappointing that they would let one of their best sellers go out in this condition.

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  • sammysmom
  • 04/05/2015

Why oh why was this guy chosen for the narrator?

Love, love, looooooove this series but good lord-this guy's terrible. I don't understand all the people that like his performance?! His range is horrible. He uses ever so slight variations on the same 2 voices over and over, sometimes inconsistently changing his voice for various parts. His only saving grace, for me, is I recognize he has a nice voice but he would have been better off not trying to change his voice at all and just doing straight reading. Michael Kramer would have been brilliant narrating this series.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Brent
  • 17/02/2004

A fantastic tale!

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." However, these kingdoms are actually ruled by a single King with various Lords under him. 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. There is some profanity, but it's fairly rare and in context. There is some sexual content. I wouldn't recommend this book for children.

Large sections of the plot revolve around the "palace intrigue" of the King, his family and the Lords. This is a book about the nobles of this realm and, as the title suggests, the high stake games they play for power. The characters in the book are deep, colorful and simply splendid. Their lives have a depth to them that few authors accomplish. I confess that, when not reading the book, I actually thought about them during the day and laid awake wondering about them at night. In the audio version, the narrator does a wonderful job of giving voice to these vivid characters.

The plot has numerous twists and turns. Sometimes I think the author intentionally speculates about what the reader would expect in the plot of a fantasy novel, and then does something completely different. I gave up trying to predict what would happen, and decided to just enjoy the ride. However, there is an overall "master" plot that is slowly unveiled in this and subsequent books.

If you enjoy fantasy, this is a must read. Even if you usually don't like fantasy, you may very enjoy this one.

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  • WickedySplit
  • 23/02/2014

Narrator ruins this epic fantasy

What did you like best about A Game of Thrones? What did you like least?

I love this series. I've read it already but decided to go through it again, but this time through audible.

How could the performance have been better?

In a story that is built off the richness and complexity of characters, it behooves the narrator to familiarize himself with the names, ages, and personalities of at least the main cast. This guy consistently misreads names, puts on an idiotic oaf voice for large and fierce characters, narrates a teenage boy's dialogue in the voice of an old man, and makes practically every other make character out in the same gruff voice. Completely ruins the diversity and dynamics of this great sory.
Further, after 30+ hours of him, I can say his prose and tone at times are just odd. They confuse the meaning of the passages and are littered with random pauses and abrupt continuations. It's like an actor breaking the fourth wall. His performance really jars you out of the story and is completely distracting.

Any additional comments?

It's a crime this guy goes on to narrate several more books in this series. I hope he improves, he's just awful.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Liza115
  • 11/03/2013

Good Story - didn't care for the reader

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The reader made listening very difficult.

What didn’t you like about Roy Dotrice’s performance?

Although I understand that there are many characters, and the timeperiod lends itself to "gruff" characters, I didn't like listening to the gruff and harsh voice of some of the characters. It was a difficult listen for me personally.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Arthur
  • 06/06/2005

Simply Outstanding.

Wow. George R. R. Martin has renewed my faith in the Fantasy genre. I enjoyed this book so much I was pulling my hair out waiting for the month to end so I could download the next 2 books in the series. The writing is excellent. The dialogue is wonderful. The setting is dark, intriguing and original. The narrator, an experienced actor, is exceptional and he easily allowed me to immerse myself in the story. The only thing that I fear would turn people off from this book is the intense violence and certain taboo situations--but such things are expected in a more gritty, realistic medieval setting. So if you prefer your fantasy novels rated PG, than A Game Of Thrones is not for you. Also, those of you who expect all of their fantasy novels to end with shiny, happy people holding hands can just stop reading now and find another book. R.R. Martin isn't afraid to kill characters. So if you're not already squeamish by what I've said above, then read this book. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll shake your fists into the air and seethe with rage. I have found my new favorite fantasy author, and his name is George R. R. Martin.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Megan
  • 21/06/2013

Love the Book, Hate the Narrator

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I've listened to over 50 audiobooks at this point, and this is the first time I have ever had such a negative experience with a narrator. Horrible! The voices are not even remotely aligned with the age or personality of the characters. A 15 year old sounds like a shaking voiced 80 year old. Just awful. So disappointed. So, no I wouldn't recommend the audiobook to anyone, especially people who are sensitive to bad narrators. But i've powered through and am on book 4 at this point- purely because I love the series that much.

What didn’t you like about Roy Dotrice’s performance?

Everything. I am praying that with the renewed interest in this series, they will redo the audiobooks. Tyrion Lannister is the absolute worst though. I almost can't listen to it, it's so grating and annoying.

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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Leslie
  • 06/04/2011

Great book - not so great audiobook

I should start off by saying that my comments will not pertain to the story, plot, characters or descriptions contained within "A Game of Thrones." If you are curious about these things, other reviewers have described them at length and in a far better manner than I ever could. If I was just going to judge this book based on its content, I would have given it the highest score possible.

However, I was sorely disappointed by the quality of this audio book. It is obvious that the producers did not spend a good deal of time reviewing these recordings or they would have noticed several things.

First - The narrator does not pronounce character names the same every time he says them. Within the first six hours, I heard Lady Stark referred to as CAT-LYNN, CAT-EH-LYNN, and CATE-LYNN. I also heard Prince Joffrey referred to as Jeffrey, Theon referred to as both THEE-ON and THAY-ON and the man somehow managed to put an "h" into Sansa's name several times. There are similar problems with some of the place names and words invented by the author. This is distracting, to say the very least.

Second - No less than three times during the first six hours, a small portion of the text was repeats at least twice (either due to a poor editing cut or some sort of glitch with a track break).

Third - When not reciting dialogue, the narrator's voice is fairly flat and monotonous. During scenes of heavy description/exposition (the set-up for the tournament, for example) this slows the pace of the book to a crawl.

IN short, I would strongly recommend this book to anyone who wanted to read it, but I would suggest that they stay away from the audio version. Sadly, the others in the series have the same narrator, so I suspect that they suffer from the same problems. I, however, am not going to spend the money to find out.

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Frank Moritz Ernicke
  • München
  • 16/02/2007

Einfach unglaublich gut!

Eine großartige Geschichte, die alles mitbringt, was ein wirklich fesselnder Fantasy Roman braucht. Könige, Verschwörungen, Ritter, Intrigen, Diawolves (riesige Wölfe), lebendige Tote und am Ende auch Drachen.Obwohl die Geschichte zu jedem Punkt spannend ist, kann man dank der Kapiteleinteilung doch zwischendrin wieder einen Punkt zum Aufhören finden - Ansonsten hätte ich wohl eine Woche Urlaub nehmen müssen.Ich habe selten einen Autor erlebt, der sich so viel Zeit nimmt, jeden wichtigen Charakter so umfassend darzustellen, dass man mit ihm mitfühlen und mitfiebern kann. Und der Erzähler schafft eine großartige Stimmung indem er jedem Charakter seine ganz eigene und unverkennbare Stimme verleiht. Dabei nuschelt und näselt er auch gern, was in großartiger Weise die Wesenszüge unterstreicht, aber ein sehr gutes englisches Hörverständnis erfordert.Jedenfalls eines der besten Bücher seit langem, meiner Ansicht nach sogar besser als Eragon.

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    4 out of 5 stars
  • matraque
  • Dresden, Deutschland
  • 06/08/2009

Mittelalterliches Intrigenspiel

Aufgrund der Vielzahl der Personen, Handlungsstränge und Erzählperspektiven ist es zu empfehlen die ersten zwei Stunden am Stück zu hören, oder sich Namen und Stichworte zu Beginn aufzuschreiben, um zu große Verwirrung zu vermeiden. Sehr gelungen ist die Idee die Kapitel jeweils mit dem Namen der handelnden Person zu überschreiben. Mit fortschreitender Handlung schafft es der Autor jedoch brilliant den Leser mit wenigen Worten wieder auf die Gefühlswelt und Charaktereigenschaften der aktuellen Person einzustimmen. Durch die wechselnde Erzählperspektive wird schwarz-weiß-Malerei weitgehend vermieden, man versteht stets, warum die Personen auf ihre Weise handeln.
Abgesehen von gewissen fantastischen Lebewesen, die in Nebenrollen auftreten, handelt es sich bei diesem ersten Buch weniger um einen Fantasyroman, als um einen mittelalterlichen Machtkampf zwischen mehreren Adelsfamilien in einem von mehreren Seiten andeutungsweise bedrohten Königreich. Eine Karte der Welt direkt auf der audible-homepage wäre noch eine sinnvolle Ergänzung zu dem Hörbuch, sie lässt sich aber auch ohne großen Aufwand im Netz finden.
Diese englische Ausgabe, die auch für nicht Muttersprachler gut verständlich und gut gelesen ist, hat den großen Vorteil, dass nicht wie in der deutschen Fassung zwei Bücher gekauft werden müssen, um das ganze erste Buch in Händen zu halten.

Fazit: spannender Mittelalteroman mit Fantasyelementen und brilliant gezeichneten, lebendigen Charakteren, die man schnell liebgewinnt. Gelungener, wenn auch etwas zu lang geratener Einstieg in eine Welt, in der noch viel passieren wird.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Me
  • 15/01/2013

anfangs etwas schwierig

Zu Beginn des Hörbuchs war ich froh, dass mir die Handlung schon aus der TV-Serie im deutschen Free-TV bekannt war. Roy Dotrice liest derartig vielseitig, nicht nur in unterschiedlichen Stimmlagen (zum Glück ohne die weiblichen Stimmen übertrieben "weiblich" zu sprechen), sondern auch in unterschiedlichen Dialekten, dass ich es in der ersten Zeit schwierig fand, der Handlung zu folgen. Sobald ich mich allerdings eine Weile "eingehört" hatte, war ich völlig begeistert, sowohl von der Handlung des Buches als auch von der Hörbuchausgabe.

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 08/04/2017

Der Sprecher ist die volle Enttäuschung

Mit diesem Sprecher habe ich als großer Game of Thrones Fan aufgegeben. Ist nicht so toll

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  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Audiophil
  • 01/11/2015

Spannend und gut um Englisch zu trainieren

Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?

Ich fahre beruflich sehr viel Auto und höre daher Hörbücher um nicht einzuschlafen und damit die Zeit nicht sinnlos verstreicht.

Der Sprecher hat prinzipiell eine sehr gute Aussprache und bringt die Dramaturgie wirklich gut rüber. Nur bei einigen Charakteren übertreibt er es mit dem Nuscheln dermassen extrem, so dass ich als non-native Speaker dann doch an meine Grenzen stosse - wobei ich das vermutlich auf deutsch dann aber auch nicht verstanden hätte. Dafür ein Punkt Abzug von ansonsten voller Punktzahl

Die erste "CD" habe ich nach etwa zwei Stunden abgebrochen, ich konnte mich einfach nicht in die zuerst sinnlose Aneinanderreihung von Häusern und Geschichten anfreunden. Erst ein halbes Jahr später habe ich mich dann gezwungen es noch mal zu probieren.

Einen Abzug in der Gesamtwertung gibt es, weil kein Booklet / pdf beigefügt ist mit einer Übersicht der Charaktere und Häuser und einer Weltkarte. Wozu habe ich eine Audible-App, wenn ich dann im Internet recherchieren muss um überhaupt der Geschichte folgen zu können?

Und einen Punkt Abzug gibt es in der Geschichte, weil ich wirklich erst nach mehreren Stunden Hörens angefangen habe, die Geschichten wirklich spannend zu finden

Wenn mir nicht Freunde so von dem Zyklus vorgeschwärmt hätten, dann hätte ich sicher aufgegeben

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    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Mitternachtsgeheimnis
  • 20/04/2014

Story gut aber Sprecher nicht mein Fall

Würden Sie gern ein anderes Hörbuch von George R. R. Martin und/oder Roy Dotrice ausprobieren?

Ich finde die Game of Thrones Bücher klasse. Und mit englisch habe ich überhaupt kein Problem. Der Sprecher spricht auch sehr deutlich und gut akzentuiert. Er versteht es den verschiedenen Charakteren Leben einzhauchen. Allerdings finde ich ihn oft ein wenig too much in jeder hinsicht. Er überspielt und das finde ich unsyphatisch.

Welche Figur hat Ihnen am besten gefallen? Warum?

Kann ich nicht genau sagen, da es so viele sind. Ich mag es wie der Sprecher Catelyn spricht. Sehr ruhig und trotzdem nicht langweilig.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 30/11/2009

Die Geschichte nimmt Fahrt auf

Ich habe mir "A Game of Thrones" auf Englisch angehört. Teils, weil ich mein Sprachtalent fördern wollte, teils, weil ich neugierig war.Am Anfang fand ich Geschichte und Erzähler schwierig und hatte mir schon überlegt, dass dies wohl ein Fehlkauf gewesen ist. Weit gefehlt! Die Geschichte ist absolut spannend und in ihrer Tiefe sehr überzeugend. Ich höre das Hörbuch bei langen Autofahrten und ich bin seit dem froh, dass ich täglich über 2 Stunden im Fahrzeug verbringe.Ich kann Hörern, die die Tafelrunde, Herr der Ringe, Star Wars und ähnliches lieben, empfehlen. Ich bin schon verrückt auf die weiteren Teile!

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • avaudebe
  • 15/09/2008

If this isn't Epic Fantasy, what is?

Martin tosses the listener into a world as full of life as our own.We meet the characters in a time of peace, but not long after we join them chaos unfolds...The story is told from a multitude of perspectives, making it hard to determine who is villain and who is hero, or if there are any of them at all. The reading by Roy Dotrice is superbly fitted to the style of the stories and he gives each character it's own voice making it easy to determine who is speaking without being told.I do not know wether the German audioversion is good or not, but it will have a very hard time surpassing this one.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • General_Chaos
  • 18/09/2018

Great book...

... But the narrator fails royally at pronouncing the names. It seems pretty obvious to me that GRRM just uses different spelling for usual names. It kinda bugs me how Petyr is pronounced pe-tyre (like in pyre) instead of just Peter.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • N.S.
  • 21/02/2017

Sprecher schlecht bei Dialogszenen

Halten Sie die Hörbuch-Ausgabe von A Game of Thrones für besser als das Buch?

Wenn es ein Buch ohne Dialoge wäre, wäre der Sprecher gut bis sehr gut zu bewerten.
Aber so? Die Stimmen der Personen, deren Charakter er eine "eigene" Stimme verleihen möchte, sind gruselig.
So hören sich fast ausnahmslos alle Frauen wie Krähen an, aber auch bei Männern bekommt er es nicht hin. Dadurch wirken viele Personen komisch bis unsympathisch.
Das ist das einzige was ich bei allen Folgen dieser Serie zu bemängeln habe.

Wie hat der Erzähler das Buch beeinflusst?

Negativ, durch schleche Intonierung der Personen.

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