love this author! love the plot, love the writing, love the pace, love the history, love the characters, love the action, love the love-story lol, and love love the narrator! can't wait for the next book!!!
Of the five books so far in the series this is the weakest so far. Whether it's because Martin was feeling pressure to publish something or a desire to please his fans it's hard to say. He did apologize for it in book 5. That been said I enjoyed some of the new characters he introduced. They brought new insight to ideas and perspective to belief of old characters. There were a few chapters that were longer then necessary but if you have made it to a Feast for Crows then you have come to expect it. I read the book then before this review listened to it. I do greatly enjoy the series and am waiting, very patiently, for the 6th book
Not the best one he's written.. I can see why do much had been changed in the HBO show now. He took you into too much detail that was not on thr storyline.. It just seemed too much not enough story. Like he ran out of plot and just thought about details.
The women's voices are awful! If you can't take on a feminine tone without making the women sound like a mincing moron, please hire a female performer.
Really disappointed by Roy Dotrice. He delivered a poor performance compared to his previous ones. He kept changing his pronunciations and the characters' voices which made it hard to follow. Otherwise the book is great.
Many people have complained about Roy D's performance of this book, since he did alter some of the character voices. I don't think most people realize, however, that he actually was given a place in the Guinness book of world records for acting out the most character voices in a single performance--over 500 of them so far in the whole series. He still did a magnificent job narrating this extremely long book. Not to mention he is like 90 years old and in ill health. Seriously people are whining so hard about his performance, and it really wasn't that bad!
As for the book content, it was greatly entertaining as usual, although I thought it was a bit slower moving than the previous books. It ended with a bang though!