I will reiterate what everyone else has already said:
Roy Dotrice's voice for specific characters and women in general (particularly Daenerys) was terrible. His narration really did differ in this book compared to the first three. I would still recommend READING this book, but I would suggest skipping the audible version. If you cannot read versus listen to the book I wouldn't go so far as to say that the audible book is completely ruined, but rather annoying when he narrates Daenerys as his voice completely changes how one envisions her! However, aside from the female voices, Dotrice's performance is solid.
YES.. BECAUSE ITS AWESOME! Love the whole series. Every character has a great role. and the narrator is also Awesome!
THE WHOLE THING
I have read the four previous novels in this series. I regret the decision to listen to this one. I have seen many positive reviews for the performer. Sadly he has aged over the span of these novels. In this telling he has aged the characters way beyond their years.
I love the story but hate the performance. I stopped after four hours and purchased the e-book. Better to read than listen to.
I will never try another of Mr Dotrice's performances of this series. He does the characters a great disservice. He may have been great when the first novel was read. Now he clearly demonstrates one of the problems with a series that takes as long as this on has. His voice has grown old and it ages the novel badly.
None. The author is doing a bang up job of eliminating characters himself.
I will continue to read this series rather than listen to it. The few hours I spent with this book assure that I will not risk another performance.
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.