No and simply because it is difficult to distinguish between internal and external dialogue in the audio version. The ability to do this is crucial to the story.
Wyman Manderly! He is bold and brilliant and I have a soft spot for fat, smart men.
He has a strong speaking voice.
Two Hours Is Not Enough
Roy isn't as bad as everyone makes him out to be. I've listened to him twice now for all 5 books, and while it's annoying that voices and some pronunciations change in books 4 and 5, it's nothing to give horrible reviews over. Honestly, it should have been on the producer and/or publisher to review the old voices with Roy. There were several years between the recording of books 3 and 4. Anyway, great performance by Roy as always. Can't imagine not having him for TWOW, so GRRM better hurry up, or they both might die before its complete!
The voice actor needs to get more voices and even more consistency. He defaults to a leprechaun voice for many of the characters like Dany. even worse done voices changes mid book.
Great book. So easy to get wrapped up in the story. I caught things while listening that I don't remember from reading the book.
I thought the narrator did a fine job except on the female voices. Making Dany sound like a little old women was just so strange. I would preferred he just read her parts in his regular voice.
This is a impossible task, because the book can't be sum up only in three words....
I love the way George R.R. Martin let all the characters with their stories in abeyance. The author didn't wrute a end to Stark's, Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryens, The Night Watch, or Lannisters ... The chapter for each character ends leaving an unexplored world of possibilities.
For me, Roy Dotrice was the better choice to narrate this series.
Yes. Every free time I had, I used to listening this book.
This book needs a sequel.
Having completed the entire audio series of A Song of Ice and Fire, I have edited all my ratings of the narrator's performance. Roy Dotrice ruined my perceptions of the characters with inconsistent character tones.
I would rather have had the books read in a monotone voice free of all inflections than listen to him make manly men sound like some whimpy teenage boy and Danny like some old crone (referencing ADWD narration).
With that being said, the series is still so damn good that I'm listening again for a second go around. I just work harder at dreaming of a world where the actors of the HBO series are providing the voices for the audio series and Dotrice only supplies the narration!
Great book, although we are left waiting for Martin to finish book six. I guess since the TV show is ahead of the book, well be getting the ending before Martin finished :(