I like these books, and am so thankful we can play these at faster speeds. The reader is so slow, I must play at 1.25-1.5. Otherwise the odd pausing is just so gratingly slow.
So far in the series this has been my least favorite book, mostly because my favorite characters aren't as prominent, but that is mostly just a matter of personal preference. The real problem with this audiobook though, was Roy Doltrice's change in narration! He does the voices of several characters differently (Aria, Sam?!) and also, he pronounces people's names differently than he did in the recordings of previous books. It drives me nuts and frankly made listening to this book more annoying than entertaining. I still love Roy Doltrice's narration style, and voice but the inconsistency is just a mystery.
Every female character sounds like the same 80 y/o toothless fishwife. Danerys,Arya, Brienne (or Bryeeeene as the reader keeps painfully pronouncing it) - all the same. Seriously it's distracting. I often had Rostov listening because it just made me so mad.
The narrator changed the voices of Aria and Petyr Baelish from the past three books. this was very annoying if you are listening to them in close sequence. Also changed the pronunciation of Petyr and Catelin.