A different reader.
I have read the first 3 books on paper, and thought the audio book would be spectacular. The narrator's voices for characters was cartoonish/childish/HARD-to-listen, too.
books are great - audio books are NOT
Jim Dale? (the guy who did the Harry Potter series)
I got this book in hardcover first (or paperback I read most of my books first) and then got the audiobook. I've got the whole series and just love them all. I am actually re-listening to the series now.
Dany...I don't want to really write why.. because it would give away too much, but she really shows wisdom in a fall from grace and an admitting it.
as always fantastic
Cant wait for the next two!!!
Ok, overall this book is not as bad as the 4th, but it is not as exciting as the first 3, but that's because GRRM pretty much killed off, maimed, or imprisoned everyone of interest.
I am convinced that the mind of GRRM is sick. We have five books of proof that this man's mind works contrary to all reasonable thought.
And we are even sicker than he is because we are loving every word of it!
I recommend this book only to find out what happens - listen while jogging, so you won;t mind the parts that are just gory and dragged out.
I still want to get to the rest of the story. Less words and more feeling please .R.R. Some of the action and characters are moving along splendidly, and there is great anticipation for some of their successes (So much anguish, here). I get that the times are difficult and trying for the masses. This was the 5th long long book. I think we get it. Let's resolve.
the voices were horrible and screechy
the game of thrones series is doing fine, although I would like them to change a little less.
more care is needed for the voices for the narration. The females sound horrible. The men all sound like they gargle with rocks.
It feels like the story is stretched for the sake of stretching the book, nothing interesting is happening, a big deception compared to the first 3 books, the 4th book being in between.
Pretty high up there. This is a D&D fan's fantasy. It just doesn't want to end!
The British accent is one helpful way sure, but anyone can do that. What Roy does is gives every character his/her own personality and voice and keeps it consistent throughout the books. Very enjoyable to listen to.
To be honest, its so massive and huge, i sometimes get lost in the details and names of people. other than that, there were LOTS of Whowo! moments.
This is a HUGE book! almost 37 hours of listening time! so pace yourself and dont listen to it in small bursts because you might end up getting lost. take time and relax and listen to it.
This is a great book. Much better than A Feast for Crows.
Tyrion. Why? Because he is the coolest smart-mouthed monkey demon there is.
Not well. In Feast of Crows, Dotrice began to switch voices for main characters. In this book he switched them again. Some remain true to the previous narrations, like Tyrion and Cercei, but others like Arya keep changing.
Great book and great series but I just want to say that Roy Dotrice is a horrible reader. He makes everyone sound like either a old hag or a pirate. Plus he doesn't maintain the same pronunciation of names between books. I hope they don't reuse him in the next audio book.
STFU voice actor. Totally killed the listening experience. terrible terrible terrible
the story is perfect, but not when this guy reads it
ANYONE ELSE DOING VOICES
love the text version
The BOOK is fine. But I read the entire series to here and wanted to listen through this while working. This honestly made me contemplate dropping my membership entirely.
If Mr. Martin ever actually brings this story together it will be a miracle. It pointlessly roams from subplot to subplot with no overall theme. The only reason I finished it is because I'd invested so much time in the previous books, it would be a shame not to see it through.
Only if they had already read the previous books.
Roy Dotrice is GOD! Best reader ever, hands down.
DUH. And the follow up better not be like this was!