I LOVE the story, I'm not finished with this book yet - and I'm very frustrated with the reading. The narrator has changed pronunciation of places/names/things from the first 3 books to this one. It is very distracting and unfortunate.
His pronunciation of important things in the books has changed from book to book and even the voices he has chosen for characters changes, sometimes in the middle of a passage. It feels like maybe multiple takes were spliced together and it just doesn't work very well.
I grow weary of the pointless subplots. let's be honest, all those characters are just going to die some pointless death anyway. meanwhile, main story lines get zero attention. starting to feel a lot like WoT, which i also gave up on well into the series because the books lost focus.
The performance of this book was disappointing--because of the lack of continuity from the previous 3 in the series. The narrator pronounced several names very differently than in previous books, which was distracting. If it had been a different narrator, it wouldn't have been so bad, but to have the same performer mispronouncing the names of major characters was disappointing.
Love the GoT books! Roy Dotrice is a great reader but not when it comes to female voices. I cringe in the chapters for Arya, Cersei, and Brienne. Also...butchering some of the names like Bry-eene and Pee-tire. He does best when he just reads with his normal voice which is bad ass! Otherwise I envision everyone as an old, flamboyant pirate by the voice he uses.
Forget people's complaints of voice and pronunciation differences between this book and the previous ones, Roy couldn't even stay consistent within the same chapter. Prepare yourself for Brian the maid of Tarth.
I don't care how ugly Brienne of Tarth is. I am searching for her on Facebook and peoplefinders and also hopefully Tinder. I'm hoping for an NSA (no strings attached) GFE (girl-friend experience) in BB (bareback). she has to have some sensuality as a woman, I can just tell by the way she sounds in her speaking parts
Worst book in the series though by no means bad. Disappointed that the reader changed some of the voices of some characters. Petyr Baelish and Arya Stark especially sounded much better in previous volumes.