As with the pervious titles this installment was engrossing and as deep as the wall is tall. If only Roy would remember character names correctly and the voices he's created for them.
Roy did a great job reading this story, however it did seem that he forgot what some of his characters sounded like from time to time. some characters were unrecognizable from earlier installments. otherwise, a very enjoyable experience.
The second half of the book picks up, but the first half is very slow, with overly detailed passages (Do I need to know what color each doublet is of every character in the book? Do I need to know what each plate in the 4 course meal is? The answer is no. Get to Daenerys! ) Shows the steady decline in writing since books 1,2 +3, which were captivating and exciting! Hope book 6 can recapture that excitement!
Roy Dotrice could stand to be a little more consistent with his character voices and accents. I understand it's hard with so many characters but it gets confusing sometimes.
The only thing that bothered me about this book was how the narrator does not use th same voices for the characters as he has for the other books. I wish he would have went back and listened to how he portrayed them because when they all of a sudden have accents and speak differently it can get alittle frustrating. Other than that I love this book and all the others in this series.
Still a great story but clearly not nearly is good as the first three installments.Too many characters now and not much depth.
Will definitely keep reading the series.
The reader makes every character "appear" to be eighty years old and without teeth. Its almost gross. Reader really needs to go. I will not download another book in this series with him. Would be fine I suppose if he did the elders and someone else did the younger character voices.
Hope the coming books improve and become more interesting.