An 18 year old female character shouldn't sound like an aged coal miner. Nor should a young boy have the rasp of a fifty year old with smoker's lung.
From what I could understand of the plot, I enjoyed it. However, the lack of dynamism in Dotrice's voice made the many characters undistinguishable, leading to utter confusion.
Anyone with more voice acting experience. A story with this many characters demands a narrator with significant range.
The story is fine, but the inconsistency in pronunciation of names and character voices was almost unbearable at times. Whether it was a case of Dotrice getting old, or they couldn't re-record parts, I was so lost from the story when characters, like Arya for example, suddenly had a thick accent in her early chapters and then none all of a sudden near the end of her story. The pronunciation of 'Tyrell' changed twice in the same chapter! Someone had to have noticed all the inconsistency when they recorded these. You can also hear him turning the page in this book as well. The other ones were better-not perfect, but seemed more polished than this was. NOT an example of professional recording at all.
Mr. Dotrice does well when it comes male voices, but his female voices are very hard to accept. Every female character sounds like an old hag! It was especially distracting with Daenerys, and Arya.
I love the story it is awesome. From a Song of Ice and Fire to a Storm of Swords Roy was great and consistent but in a feast for crows and this however its like you forgot how to pronounce all of the names and character voices the story is so good that you can generally overcome this issue though
Yes!! Finally finished the audio books! And I'm hating I can't immediately pick up the next one!! Damn it George R R Martin, finish book six already!!
And FYI for anyone who is into audio books, but even if you're not, this series is a great one to check out. Roy Dotrice is absolutely amazing!! He really brings the books to life. Tip of the hat to you, Sir.
how do people keep ask these facts straight in their story telling? George, you are a genius. I am hooked on your stuff at the age is 55. I never imagined that this style would pull new in so.
This book is a joy in itself, but with Roy Dotrice adding his well crafted character voices, it is a masterpiece. Even at 92 years of age, Mr Dotrice is s truly amazing and thoughtful narrator.
Be prepared for a long ride, that you will be loath to put down!