I've enjoyed Roy Dotrice's performances so far and this is certainly no exception. However, I'm a stickler for uniformity and continuity, so I found that slight change in voices just a tiny bit annoying. I hadn't read/listened to this book before seeing the southpark episodes. They make more sense now.
The narration as with the rest of the series is nearly impeccable in this volume. however this book is not as action-packed as some of the predecessors. that being said it seems like George Martin is doing a lot of setup work for finishing up the series . between this book and a feast for crows I perfer this 1.
No. The narration ruins the whole thing
The publisher could have hired somebody else, like Jim Dale, or ANYBODY BUT Dotrice who seems to have been drunk from Vol 2 onward. When he started "Channeling" Winston
Churchill for "Big Daddy Lannister" I threw in the towel and asked for a refund.
Well, watching the HBO series.
The first volume came our with a different narrator and it was excellent. That seems to have disappeared when they got a "name" to do it. Unfortunately, the "name" seems to have either sleepwalked through it or showed up four sheets to the wind. He's sloppy with the names, pronouncing them differently throughout, and the voices he chooses for the characters all sounded the same to me! For some reason, he picks "rustic" for everybody. What's that about? I really wish the publisher would plow some of the huge profits from this into redoing the whole audio series.
I'm dying ova here! To be honest, it took me hours to get a feel for the narrator in book 1, but you learn to love and need him. I got some fire and ice history and it is so irritating listening to 2 narrators. This last story leaves us all bleeding on the floor, our last breath nearing, but greatful that, at the very least, Jon Snow is still alive...
This was a long book but continued the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series very well. Can't wait for book 6 (Winds of Winter) to finally be published
Another great novel in an awesome series. I wasn't quite satisfied with the ending and I hope there's a follow on book to tie everything up. Roy did a great job in the first three books but lost it in the last two. Was it really a bridge to far to go back and listen to the voices you did in the 1st 3? How do you mis pronounce names? A female character who is 1 and 10 should not sound like the crypt keeper. You got lazy Roy.