As many people have said before the narrator had too much of a break and forgot the right voices. He was able create new ones but it took a while to figure out who was who with out prompts from the text. Still, all in all it was done very well and if you enjoyed the previous books you will enjoy this one.
Roy was excellent in the earlier books but in Dragons he lacked the charisma and individuality of the characters voices. I know he is older now and was not in the best of health during the reading but please, time to find someone new.
art impresario, wonder afficianado and avid reader.
Am determined to read the entire series before watching the show. However I am tiring of the dreadful voices given to the characters by the reader. If he just read it all in one voice it would be less irritating than his insurance that all women's voices squeak.
I would highly recommend this series to a mature audience. Not for teens
An incredible read, and an incredible listen, as well. George Martin is a modern genius. The entire series is exquisite.
Roy Dotrice does an admirable job with a monumental task. I'm not a huge fan of some of his vocal choices for certain characters, but it's still a quality performance.
If this is a second, or third listen, I highly recommend looking up the chapter arrangements for "Feast Dance" from Boiled Leather's blog site. It really puts the two books together well, and chronologically at that. AFFC does lack a bit, but when properly mingled with ADWD, it is awesome.
Definitely better than the 4th, but really slow moving plot. Worth listening to with some great narration, but I'm not sure I'd have enjoyed taking the time to read it.
Hopefully the next book is better than these last two.