Roy Detrice can't seem to figure out if it is Kaitlyn or Katlyn (as in previous books). He has little consistency in his voices for characters from previous books and he mispronounces several words. Good story though, despite the shoddy narration, which does make the story confusing.
I fell in love with Ray Dutrice's narrative voices in the first 3 books but when I started listening to the fourth I found that the character's voices were all wrong and that really became a problem because my mind could no longer wrap itself around what was happening. Being confused about the voices really messed with my ability to imagine and I spent a lot of time trying to set everyone right in my head instead of getting lost in the story.
Ray Dutrice is an extremely talented narrator and I have listened to these books twice thru now because I missed hearing him speak (and yes, what a wonderful story it is!). I wish that book 4 and 5 could have a do-over. That being said I will still most likely listen to the entire series again and again even if this does not happen.
Very disappointed. Can't believe I listen to the whole thing. This is the last book in the series I get.
Roy would have done better had he kept the voices from the previous books but otherwise he did well. The story itself was well written, however it might have been better if there had been more points of view as in the previous books.
Not an exciting read when compared to the first three books. Often felt like a soapoperah, constantly discussing one character or another's "feelings", but with out the thrilling rush of the decisiveness of a war looming in the background. Last three hours is where all the juice is, otherwise nothing to carry you through the book. I hope everything that happaned in this one mattered in regards to affecting the next book, because lots of it felt like it dint even matter in this one.
I feel like he story is finally coming together, now. A good listen, as always, though this reading has a number of random pronunciation changes/variations that are unexpected, staying with the same and narrator for so long.
By George R. R. Martin, Yes. But not another Series by Roy Dotrice.
If the narrator would have been as good as he was in the first 3 books.
Hope they got their money back from Roy Dotrice.
Another great story in the series, but the changes in pronunciation of names and places is jarring, especially when it changes within the same paragraph.
The narration is not up to the same quality of its three predecessors.