When I first started the book series, I was okay with all the voices and pronunciation of the names considering that the audio book probably came out before the TV Show. The voices for Brienne and Tyrion were a little jarring at first but I got used to it and was grateful that he used high born voices for characters like Catlyn, Arya, Sansa, etc... But when I started listening to this book I was so confused because he was using a weird leprechaun voice for Arya and started changing the pronunciation for the names like Catlyn and Brienne and Petyr. It's very weird that he would decide to change all of this after 100 hours of listening to the same voices for each character. I thought it was impressive at first that he could remember which voice belongs to which character, but now it just seems strange and I still don't like Briennes weird old man voice. I mean.. She's high born basically and sounds like Hordors twin sister.... I just wish he would have been more thoughtful is all :/
I am having trouble with a feast for crows. The name pronunciations do throw me off, but beyond that there is so much more new content. New characters to meet. I get bored and wish we could get back to the plot I was interested in. Where is everybody? And how will this book ever end? We are following more new characters and though it's fascinating how the author can so realistically give more depth to other places and side plots, it is a bit harder to keep interest. I do plan to stick with it though as I am pretty invested and hopefully after seeing where we were going toward through all of this I may enjoy a re-read more than the first time through. I hope G.R.R. Martin finishes the books soon!
The narrator is great! I love his British accent! George R. R. Martin rocks!!! I listen to this all day: washing dishes, doing laundry, on the toilet (lol! It's that good!), and in the car. You won't be disappointed.
the two new story lines are a big slow and off putting compared to the stories we're already enthralled in. but it's just an early investment so we'll have new things to look forward too. so this book takes a while longer to get good.
this is had some large and significant (irreconcilable) deviations from the tv show. at it also seems to get well into (buy not quite ahead of) parts of season 5, which surprised me.