I started with the show and continued with the books, don't expect them to mirror each other since the story is not the same. Respect and cherish both separately and you won't be dissipointed. I love this series and dotrice. I only hope that in the next book in the series he will reprise as narrator. but he does need to be more consistent with which voices he uses for specific charters, as he has changed it from book to book. As far as this book is concerned I would consider in the 3rd best in the series with a Game of Thrones being 1st and a Clash of Kings being the 2nd. Enjoy!
As slow as AFFC, but redeeming in the end. Sets the stage for a HUGE comeback in Winds of Winter. The twists in the end earned this the 4th overall star...
Narration that is consistent with the first 3 books.How could the producers have not pointed out to Mr Dotrice that he changed the pronunciation of major character's names, and most egregiously, changed the voices of favorites like Daenerys and Arya. Who would buy books 5 and 6? People that listened to the first three, and yes, we did notice that Daenerys now sounds like she hails from Ireland.The Lannister men all sound the same. I found it a major distraction and could not get past it.
Always Tyrion. Cunning, witty and very smart. He uses his lifetime of study and his brain to tower over average height characters.
Pointing out the distracting differences in name pronunciation and major character voices to Mr Dotrice. It was AWFUL.
Yes..I enjoy the story just not the telling.
I have become a huge fan of the series and the books. Audio books work well for me for a bunch of reasons but suffering through the same narrator mangling pronunciations, and especially character voices was a major disappointment. When you see the same narrator you expect the same performance. I should have read the reviews.
The audio directors have failed to do their job and the result is the utter lack of continuity in the voice characterizations presented by Mr. Dotrice.
I loved the first two books in this series. The characters were well defined and I cared about them and felt the loss when one went down. The story progressed along and I felt the series was progressing with a purpose.
The last 3 books have just been a parade of characters. Characters die in gruesome ways, only to be replaced with more evil ones. Interesting characters disappear only to be replaced by unknown ones that just barely seem to be part of the overall story.
At times I felt that Mr. Martin was just pulling our names from the phone book. For goodness sakes, you're five books in, start working towards some type of conclusion. Even Tolkien was able to finish his story in 3 books.