seems like the voices and accents of the same characters keep changing. that's the only reason Roy Dotrice didn't get 5 stars from me. otherwise both the performance and the story were excellent.
I enjoyed listening to Roy Dotrice when he narrated and spoke for men and boys, not so much when he spoke for women or girls. His changes of accent and ways of speaking very good though not always consistent to each character across the 5 volumes. Still I became a fan and will look forward to listening to him again.
This was my first foray into fantasy. I enjoyed it more than I expected, though I will probably not pursue it again. Too violent for my tastes. I did enjoy the romantic bits and the fantastical creatures and their cultures. I'm curious to see the HBO characterization of a few of the main characters.
Haven't had so much fun listening to a book (all five) since Harry Potter. Exciting. Well narrated by Doltrice. Easy to follow. Fun to listen and watch series at same time. Looking forward to Book 6!
I've listened to SO many audiobooks, and I can honestly say that this is the only one that has ruined the book itself.
Okay. I tolerated Roy Dotrice's narration throughout this entire series. I know a lot of people think he's great, and even petitioned to replace another narrator's work with Dotrice's for the previous book. I know that, and I tried to deal with it. I thought I was the only one who didn't like Dotrice's take, and I realize that narrating 40-hour books with a zillion characters isn't easy.
I suffered through Tywin Lannister as a really bad Winston Churchill impression; brothers and sisters with completely different accents, even though they were raised together; highborn characters with inexplicable raw cockney accents; every character, male or female, who has ever sailed a ship sounding like a pirate with a throat full of gravel, "Brienne" as "BrY-EEN," and on and on.
But no. Just... NO. I'm done, and I'll bet you all know why, too:
Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of Meereen, Queen of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons is
NOT A F*CKING LEPRECHAUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Goddammit, y'all. I don't think I can make it through this whole book. Send help.
I have no idea. I'm too irritated by the narration.
Anyone know any voice actors? They could read the books and put them on SoundCloud or YouTube.
Just waiting for the conclusion now! Hope it comes soon. Some of the character voices were a little off, but another great narration of a captivating tale.