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    Yeah, decided to get the audio books after realizing that I have no time to read. I think hearing the audio while I'm working is a better option. Gonna start with book 1 tomorrow.
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    I have heard good things about the audio. Enjoy your expanded version, but it will be a tough choice when you finish up book two. I would almost say you should keep watching the show first if you like getting to see it on screen first, experiencing the surprises that way, and then getting the more detailed versions later from the books. The third book is the best, and thankfully the producers of the show are going to spend two seasons on it. I still think the first season could have benefitted from being 13 episodes long and the season season 20, but 10 episodes of HBO is miles better than a three hour movie or a cheap crappy syndicated show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ecktore View Post
    Yeah, decided to get the audio books after realizing that I have no time to read. I think hearing the audio while I'm working is a better option. Gonna start with book 1 tomorrow.
    Enjoy the audio. There are some sizable differences with Danearys and John Snow between the show and Books.

    Anyone else notice any changes made between TV and Book?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingInTheWest View Post
    I have heard good things about the audio. Enjoy your expanded version, but it will be a tough choice when you finish up book two. I would almost say you should keep watching the show first if you like getting to see it on screen first, experiencing the surprises that way, and then getting the more detailed versions later from the books. The third book is the best, and thankfully the producers of the show are going to spend two seasons on it. I still think the first season could have benefitted from being 13 episodes long and the season season 20, but 10 episodes of HBO is miles better than a three hour movie or a cheap crappy syndicated show.
    That's going to be a tough decision indeed. I'm enjoying the audio much much more than I expected. And after hearing that Book 3 is going to be split into 2 seasons, I'm not sure I can wait 2 years to get started on book 3.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fropitar View Post
    Enjoy the audio. There are some sizable differences with Danearys and John Snow between the show and Books.

    Anyone else notice any changes made between TV and Book?
    Yeah, quite a difference. For instance, I never knew WHY his last name was Snow, until the first few chapters of the book. I don't think it's fully explained in the show. Also the significance of the dead Dire Wolf in the woods when they found the pups. and another thing, I can't believe how young the characters really are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ecktore View Post
    That's going to be a tough decision indeed. I'm enjoying the audio much much more than I expected. And after hearing that Book 3 is going to be split into 2 seasons, I'm not sure I can wait 2 years to get started on book 3.



    Yeah, quite a difference. For instance, I never knew WHY his last name was Snow, until the first few chapters of the book. I don't think it's fully explained in the show. Also the significance of the dead Dire Wolf in the woods when they found the pups. and another thing, I can't believe how young the characters really are.
    Yeah, you are ****ed son...you will be posting in the OTHER Thrones thread(SPOILERS/basically for the book readers) in no time. No possible way, once you start, that you can stop reading the books. I see it this way...I don't lose a thing knowing what happens going in. I get the gutpunch of seeing it in my mind(which is always stronger than any image on tv) and then I get to see them try to recreate that. Enjoy the books.
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    here is the link to that other thread

    spoilers:Game of Thrones:The BOOKS...SPOILERS!!!!!!

    DO NOT go there until you are all the way through the books. There are MAJOR book only spoilers here. You have been warned.
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    Jon Snow STILL knows nothing. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    Yeah, you are ****ed son...you will be posting in the OTHER Thrones thread(SPOILERS/basically for the book readers) in no time. No possible way, once you start, that you can stop reading the books. I see it this way...I don't lose a thing knowing what happens going in. I get the gutpunch of seeing it in my mind(which is always stronger than any image on tv) and then I get to see them try to recreate that. Enjoy the books.

    Agreed with the punch of the twists having a greater effect when reading over viewing.

    An example I can use without spoiling much is when Bran was pushed out of the window in the first book. I was FAR more invested in his character and it felt like such a huge blow. But when it happens in the show it feels they just blazed right by it. You also get more of a feeling of who the characters are, and their thought process. Including changes they go through. Stuff you can't really get on the show.

    I would really recommend reading ahead of the show.
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