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.
I rarely give up on a book, but I simply could not finish listening to this one. I will not finish listening to this series.
I might try reading the book at some distant date. I like the story line, although I am finding it difficult to keep track of all the characters, old and new.
It was the narrator's attempt at different character voices that finally did me in. All the men sounded ignorant, all the women sound like they come from the gutter.
I loved the previous epic novels in the Game series but this one left me cold. Could not get into it. After several failed attempts to listen and become engaged in the novel, I gave up.
Excellent performance. He adds another dimension to the story and characters.
Didn't finish it. I new the ending already. This was because book 4 and 5 where reversed in sequence.
He changes to voices of the characters from book to book
No. Too long
I think this should be book 4 and book 4 should be book 5. The story regressed. Very annoying.
ya, how about an ending!!!
Yes but only because I have a sense of humor … and want to here about there feelings on the non ending ending.
My guess is HBO will write my favorite scene, this book jumps all over the place with no sceans even reaching a mini conclusion on its many ongoing mini events. Why it was called dance with dragons is another mystery hinted at but not in the story as told.
not really, to many words, to little story
I enjoyed the earlier books in this series… not this one.