Yes. The Song of Ice and Fire series are the only books I have read multiple times in my entire life. Roy Dotrice's performance is captivating and spot on.
There are so many deep, rich characters in this series to pick one would seem an injustice, but Tyrion Lannister grabbed my attention since he first wandered Winterfell. Martin is so adept that I find for the first time I enjoy his characters more for their flaws then for their strengths (although often they are the same).
Again, there are so many and Dotrice's performance is so strong that each one really comes to life with his performance. Each character is given their proper due. Even his female voices are solid and thoroughly believable.
Yes, but realistically its sheer volume would make that impossible.
I do not lightly give this series such a glowing review. I am a huge fan of fantasy and have been for more that 30 years. I have read Tolkien, Leiber, Moorcock, Salvatore, Brooks, LeGuin, Feist, Jordan, the list goes on. From the first page of The Game of Thrones I knew I was hooked. And with my discovery of Audible I know get to enjoy even more as I drive. I would go as far as to say, if you only ever read one fantasy series, make it The Song of Ice and Fire. A daunting collection, I know, but well worth it!
The reader, Roy Dotrice
Just when you think you know, you Don't!!
All five of this series and all of them are awesome
I highly recommend this whole series to anyone who loves an epic saga!
I love this series! Dance left me eagerly (and immediately) searching for the release date of the the follow up. I appreciate how events evolve at a good pace, and the reader is not left (for too long) wondering how a new crisis will end.
** SPOILER ALERT**
when Cersei is man-handled by the Septors to a jail cell to repent for her crimes and sins.
see above... oh, and also anything with Tyrion.
can't wait for his next book!
If there were something I could change it would be that Roy would keep the voices the character voices the same between all the books. It seems that the voices have changed dramatically completely different. I really do not understand why this happened you would think that the director and Roy Dotrice should be able to get that correct. I mean its really really important!
Voices were not correct at all not sure its the narrator's fault!
The chapters don't line up with the breaks on the navigation bar, making it very difficult to keep track of your place or navigate to different sections (and resulting in strange breaks in the middle of chapters). This was the same issue that plagued the third book in the series.
No, i like the series of books but Roy Dotrice's reading ruined it for me. He reads Danyerses voice exactly like Tyrion. He cannot at all do a good range of voices. Lots of other narrators do a wonderful range of voices, but not Dotrice
I was disappointed to find that Mr. Dotrice, for whatever reason, seemed to have forgotten or changed the various voices he had been using for characters since the first book. It was jarring that suddenly main characters were depicted with different accents and cadence to their speech. I've had to put it aside for a while so that I could come back to it with fresher ears.
Yes, I enjoy his work but I probably wouldn't read another long series.
Oh absolutely! The story isn't resolved yet :)
Roy is an incredible reader. The story is so well built - the characters are expressed from the inside out - incredible depth - creating incredible visuals for me. Wow.
My god he has endurance. Excellent voice. Perfect for this genre. I think it would be hard to have to come up with the voices for all the characters, - some of the accents (East Indian, French, pirate etc) were a bit too cliche'. But I'll take this over boring reading any day. I understand it may be very hard to follow without variation in the characters voices as the story is rich and deep, and so are the characters.
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....???