I had to stop listening after 50 min because of the terrible performance so as not to ruin the books. All the voices sound old, tiresome and without their distinctive individual character and energy. Very unfortunate.
This book, as all of them, was full of intrigue and deception, love and loss, champions and cravens. The frustration I feel at the lack of resolution to ANY of the story lines is tempered by the knowledge that I have yet another book to look forward to that will commandeer my every waking moment until I have devoured it.
Unfortunately, the narrator was almost enough to turn me away entirely. Although he has a lovely voice and accent when reading, any time a female spoke he elected to try to sound like a woman. This resulted in Daenerys sounding EXACTLY like a twisted little leprechaun crossed with an old hag witch! And Melisandre sounded sounded like the same leprechaun who sometimes had a French accent. It was so absurdly horrible I almost completely stopped listening!!! The only thing that kept me going was the knowledge of how much I wanted to finish this book and don't have time to sit and actually read it as I did the first four. Please, please, PLEASE do not continue to use this narrator, or at least require he not do any female voices other than old hags!!!!!!! I can't take another books worth...I just won't!!!
Deeply weaved story. Not crazy about the changing chapter names in this volume. Liked consistent names of earlier volumes. Allow some plot lines to come to a successful end. Narrator's performance was good but better in earlier volumes as well. Overall, well done.
After being greatly disappointed with the performance of the fourth book I read the reviews of the fifth and figured I was in for a stinker but I was pleasantly surprised , sure daenaries voice sounds a bit like a wheezy old grandma but who cares ! It didn't bother me one bit . Roy dotrice did a great job and it's back to its best , loved it !
I greatly enjoyed this book the story telling is quite good. If you enjoy writing about the complexity of people and magic this is the book for you.
Well, it was a lot better than book 4, we're at least back to the main characters. There is a lot of retread of story from book 4 even though they were split in half geographically instead of timeline (seriously, where was the editor). It ended well leaving me wanting more so it did its job.