The narration of Roy Dotrice takes a proverbial shit over his own previous work. Is there any possibility that this could be re-done. I mean book 4 was bad enough and the change painfull enough. But all the changes transform its beautiful pace and rhythm. So sad
Arya, yet the voice Dotrice gives her now seems like a massive accident in a worl deemed for perfection.
He destroyed my grand memories about the characters voices
Well, when winds of winter comes along I dont care anymore about Dotrice's appearance. Bring John along, whatever. Maybe he will remember the voices. Or a full cast deal would be awesome.
Yeah, tell Dotrice that if he wont take the decency of taking his work seriously we fans for sure won' t have the determination to ask for him anymore. An artist is only as required as his last work Roy, dont you ever forget that.
John Snow leading his men
John Snow died... wtf?
and what happens to Aria and the other sister....???
I haven't even listened to the entire book yet.
Changes to character's voices were egregious. Daenerys sounding like a irish troll made me stop listening immediately and come here. I won't listen to the rest.
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Roy did drop the ball on this one. i read a lot of reviews on how bad Roy did. to his defense it was not that bad. mainly voices where mixed up.
This book was not what i expected,story kind of bragged.like it was just thrown together. book 4 an 5 were just kind of a let down. hopefully book 6 makes up for it
If you have preserved through all the previous books, you are like me. You hope something will be resolved before YOU die. But no, characters just die and everyone else???? What happened to Roy Dotrice. He have a big brain fart and forget the voices he used for each character in previous books? I agree with others that I always thought the women sounded like stupid little girls or hags, not royal, purposeful women. What a disappointment! Is Martin really going to write another book and when? I'm sorry but I was hoping for something better.
Love the story and am completely hooked. But the narration is maddening. Many people have commented about the change of character accents from books 1 - 3 to books 4 & 5. How did anyone think that was a good idea??!! In his quest to give every character a different voice/accent, Roy Dotrice goes from absurd to bizarre. In the first three books, at least Arya and Daenerys were voiced somewhat normally. In books 4 & 5 they both become old Scottish women!! Some of the minor characters are almost intelligible as he apparently feels compelled to make everyone sound different by lisping, putting marbles in his mouth, etc. This is such a travesty!!!
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This is truely a 10, but do not like the outcome of my favorite people.
Who has time for that?
Did any of you people consider actually Reading the book instead of Listening to it? Because you know when you read a book you can create the voices in your head. Stop complaining. You think you can do better well have at it. Go write five books, each of which has close to a thousand pages each and see how well you do. I doubt anyone would read them. Books are meant to be read, not listened to. I'm done
No unless the author learned to develop characters and either simplify plots or give a better picture of scenes and events.
No it made me aware of how an author can have good ideas but if they are A.D.D. the author can't communicate to the reader allowing the reader to follow authors thoughts.
clear, attuned t the event o action taking place. He was the one that gave me the belief that there would be clarity.
Cutting wasn't the issue it was development of each like author did with John Snow.
A tie between Jon Snow and the imp
Roy changes the voices of Dany, Arya and several other characters that really yanks you right out of the experience, especially Dany witch sounds like a low born crone instead of a high born 16yr old girl.
If Roy is still alive for book 6 this needs to stop, at least run threw book 1-2 and know what voices go with that character.
Yes but 40+ hours is a little hard
Dany is way over rated GRR Marten needs to stop writing her like a Christ character.
I'm only growing to hate her and Roy's voice changes are not helping.