Hello, My name is Levi Brousseau. I'm on a life long mission to find stories that blow my mind.
Roy did drop the ball on this one. i read a lot of reviews on how bad Roy did. to his defense it was not that bad. mainly voices where mixed up.
This book was not what i expected,story kind of bragged.like it was just thrown together. book 4 an 5 were just kind of a let down. hopefully book 6 makes up for it
If you have preserved through all the previous books, you are like me. You hope something will be resolved before YOU die. But no, characters just die and everyone else???? What happened to Roy Dotrice. He have a big brain fart and forget the voices he used for each character in previous books? I agree with others that I always thought the women sounded like stupid little girls or hags, not royal, purposeful women. What a disappointment! Is Martin really going to write another book and when? I'm sorry but I was hoping for something better.
Love the story and am completely hooked. But the narration is maddening. Many people have commented about the change of character accents from books 1 - 3 to books 4 & 5. How did anyone think that was a good idea??!! In his quest to give every character a different voice/accent, Roy Dotrice goes from absurd to bizarre. In the first three books, at least Arya and Daenerys were voiced somewhat normally. In books 4 & 5 they both become old Scottish women!! Some of the minor characters are almost intelligible as he apparently feels compelled to make everyone sound different by lisping, putting marbles in his mouth, etc. This is such a travesty!!!
First book, Ray Bradbury collection of short stories. First series, Dune. Favorite series, Thomas Covenent
This is truely a 10, but do not like the outcome of my favorite people.
Who has time for that?
Did any of you people consider actually Reading the book instead of Listening to it? Because you know when you read a book you can create the voices in your head. Stop complaining. You think you can do better well have at it. Go write five books, each of which has close to a thousand pages each and see how well you do. I doubt anyone would read them. Books are meant to be read, not listened to. I'm done
No unless the author learned to develop characters and either simplify plots or give a better picture of scenes and events.
No it made me aware of how an author can have good ideas but if they are A.D.D. the author can't communicate to the reader allowing the reader to follow authors thoughts.
clear, attuned t the event o action taking place. He was the one that gave me the belief that there would be clarity.
Cutting wasn't the issue it was development of each like author did with John Snow.
A tie between Jon Snow and the imp
Roy changes the voices of Dany, Arya and several other characters that really yanks you right out of the experience, especially Dany witch sounds like a low born crone instead of a high born 16yr old girl.
If Roy is still alive for book 6 this needs to stop, at least run threw book 1-2 and know what voices go with that character.
Yes but 40+ hours is a little hard
Dany is way over rated GRR Marten needs to stop writing her like a Christ character.
I'm only growing to hate her and Roy's voice changes are not helping.
I am enjoying the 5th installment of the Song of Fire and Ice series. And, in general, Roy Dotrice does a fine job of naration. But, the editor, or someone, HAS to pay attention to the accents he is using, especially for the main characters!!! They seem to change from book to book, and even within a book! It is very disconcerting to hear Aria and Donaris sounding like an Irish crone!!
How difficult would it be to have a file of each original voice that can refresh Roy's mind as to what a character sounds like? I hope someone pays attention before the 6th book is recorded!
I am caught up in the story and will listen to the end, but do wish the listening were a little easier with some character consistency!
Once again, Roy Dotrice has blown it with a bunch of character voices and names. The most frightening voice change was Melisandre. She went from a creepy woman to 10 year old Scottish boy. Daenerys was also a shocker in the voice department. I really wish he had the professionality to go back and listen to the voices he had done in the first 3 books. That said, I do hope Winds of Winter is out before Dotrice dies. He is 90, probably hanging by a thread, but I can't picture another voiceover guy doing these books. Outside of the naration complaints, the material itself is significantly better than A Feast for Crows, which I found rather dull. I really enjoyed it, I don't think he will ever top A Storm of Swords, which was amazing, but this was very good and actually helped make a Feast for Crows better as the two books intertwine for a good chunk anyway.
He brought the characters to life. Some of the voices he used made me laugh out loud.
No way, this book took me months to finish.