The story was quite good and so was the performance. However the pronunciation of names(pet-ire to Peter, Ash-a-ee to Ass-ai etc..)and the sounds of voices diverged from the previous books despite no change in narrator. I was mildly put off.
I would venture to guess there was a delay in production between the two or something. While I find it forgivable and it doesn't take away from the book, it did cause me to lower my rating of performance to 4/5.
That guy you think you know...but don't.
Roy Dotrice was great, but the story was so boring. Too many povs on unknown characters, none for Arya, Jon, Tyrion, Bran, hard to stomach how slow and dull this was.
This is the worst of the series. you can skip it and don't miss much. Far to many words wasted on characters we don't care about.
I've read the entire series in paperback and could hardly put it down the whole time, but listening to this narrator was such torture i couldn't get past a few chapters. Every female character sounds like pompous old hag. This narrator is the worst casting decision since Hayden Christensen did Anakin Skywalker. Don't waste your money.
If you do some research online, you will find a suggested reading order for the chapters for Feast for Crows and Dance with Dragons. reading the books individually is confusing but when you go back and forth chapter by chapter as suggested online, the story flows as well as the previous books.
This book feels long at times but is very good overall. The narrator changes some name pronunciations from the prior book and gives Arya a different voice then he previously used. The inconsistency drove me bananas for the first bit.