The wall segments.
Yes- he did the whole series. It seems like he forgot which voice he used for each character though.
I am interested in Religion and History and I hope that one day I will achieve a BA in History and Religious Studies. Love Fantasy & SciFi!
For those of my friends who lead a busy lifestyle but do love to read books, listening takes the hassle away from focusing 100% on reading.
The dramatic twists and turns and the ever so maniacal plots involve in this episode is both disheartening and also full of surprises.
One of the best Narrators that I have ever listened to. His great voice and tremendous vocal portrayal of George RR Martin's characters was brought to life.
i do still like the show but the books read by roy dotrice are way better!
So many fantastic characters and plot lines in this book. Tyrion still runs circles around everyone but Arya is catching. She's the only intelligent Stark. How did that family make it this far. Cersei also running the show. But really tired of spending so much time with the dragon queen. Like listening to a teenager whine.
Say something about yourself!
The narrator has a really good sense of the theatrical and a good sense for the inflection and moods that are set in the book. The does not however have the vocal range or acuity for a story with this many important characters. Many of the knights are done in the exact same voice and even some of the women. The voice used for a character may change during the course of the book as well. if Roy Dotrice narrated and there were other voice actors in the audio play it would enhance the story. The director for Roy Dotrice does do an exceptional job.
Had it worked the first or even the second time I downloaded it. I haven't downloaded many books but half the time they haven't worked
Great story, at least the first half that played. The first half moved a little slower than the first and second book. But I love the series, I will listen to them all
I like Roy Dotrice, its not his fault the audiobook won't play
yes. It was a performance issue not a story issue
To echo what many others have said, Dotrice's character voices include some so terrible that I want to cover my ears. I don't care if the ugly "voice" he gives a man with no nose might be realistic... I don't want to hear it! I was very glad when a main character died just because I wouldn't have to listen to his "voice" any more! (And his voice wasn't the most offensive to the ear!) Ugh...
Some of the details in the book(s) get old after a while. Do we really need all the details of what every character is wearing, when it has nothing to do with the story? Maybe Martin is trying to help us visualize, but with an audio, where you can't glance at and skip over such details, it gets a bit irritating.
But those are small things in the big picture, which is that this is a fantastic story, a great book, and a series I can't get enough of!
I can't add much more than other reviewers, but too much of the book left me irritable and wishing he would just get to the point. It felt like pages for pages' sake.
I will be listening to The Mauritius Command by Patrick O'Brian.
Initially Mr. Dotrice was the reason I really enjoyed the first two audiobooks in this series. There were so many different characters but I could still tell exactly who was speaking because of his excellent voice acting. The quality diminished a little bit in book 3, but by this book, everyone sounded like a pirate. Perhaps he got as bored with the material as I did.
I would've cut out all of the burdensome details of irrelevant nonsense. It's hard to pick when it seems like hundreds of pages could have been deleted because they didn't advance the plot one iota.
I can't really express how much I now dislike this series compared to how much I enjoyed it when I read the first book. This series is like the Police Academy movies: the first one was enjoyable but each one afterward was worse and made solely for the purpose of making a few more bucks.
This novel has a sprawling, epic narrative that takes the reader-listener all around a fully realized fantasy world. The story is engaging and the characters are memorable.
While most people would say that the Red Wedding is the keystone of the book, the remainder of the novel after that event is just as engaging.
I will most likely continue to listen to his terrible narration in this series of books, but I will certainly try to avoid him in the future. He has a Shatner-esque stop and go narration style that is extremely irritating, and his voices for the characters all sound like either withered old men or wizened crones.
Good fun, some shocking moments.
Roy Dotrice is an amazing vocal actor. I'm amazed at how many characters is able to portray... and in this fabulous series, there are ooodles. You won't be able to stop listening!