Yes, if a competent reader were assigned the task. The book is amazing, but i had to buy the written version, I cannot STAND the way Roy Dotrice turns the book into a gurgling, hissing cacophany that is an assault to the ears. I literally had to turn it off at times because of his ludicrous "accents".
My favorite character was Tyrion. I felt he was the most complex character, both villain and hero, but Mr. Dotrice turns him into a cockney-ish halfwit with his dismal portrayal. Bad enough the accents did not fit, but they changed from chapter to chapter on the same character.
HIs accents were mostly ficticous and atrocious, everyone sounded like a dying old man or a guttersnipe old crone, his abysmal attempts to act out the dialogue rather than reading it ruined EVERYTHING, at times making you skip forward just to get away from some offensive or unintelligible accent. I suffered through the first three books, but gave up with Feast of Crows.
I could not, the story was over-shadowed to the point of distraction by the unforgivable performance of Roy Dotrice. He may have won a record for the most accents, but that in no way means they were appropriate or good.
PLEASE remake the series with a decent reader, someone who will narrate the immense and rich story without trying to interject themselves and their interpretations. There are so many amazing narrators available. I am convinced if you did the series again, people would throw away the Dotrie versions and purchase the saga anew.
I *HIGHLY* recommend this audiobook to anyone who has read the first three books. If you are a fan of the series and have yet to listen to Roy Dotrice read the series, you are missing you.
I would definitely read all in one sitting if I was able to do so, but it is far too long for that!
this book really focus' on developing all the main plots with a view sub ones. Some big things happen but he really uses this book to set up another 'Storm of Swords' blowing of the mind.
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A previous reviewer mentioned that Mr. Dotrice must have had a long break between recording Book Three; Storm of Swords and this book, Four; Feast for Crows, because he forgot some of his pronunciation choices, and when it came up, oh gosh is it irritating! Every time he 'mispronounced' something it made me cringe, and eventually yell at my tablet (didn't help...).
The first books in this series had me hooked and excited, but for the first time (and considering the sheer volume written in the series thus far, that's astounding) I got bored. There have been too many main characters killed off, too many changes in direction...it all gets bogged down a bit in this one...Though not enough to give up altogether!
The performance from Roy Dotrice is great as all his work is. The story starts out very slow, not like Martin's other works. Keep with it though, the story gets really good towards the end!
The first 80% of this entry to the Game of Thrones series is very boring. It doesn't get good until the final few chapters.
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This is not the Roy Dotrice from the first three books. He changed some of the characters' voices. High born people sound like street urchins and others sound like a drunk Winston Churchill. The story continues but is definitely feathered out into many unfinished subplots. Of course, I will buy the next book the see the story come to a conclusion; and that's what this book feels like: just a teaser and a bridge book to the next one.
Yes, but I personally enjoyed reading the other books in the series more than I did listening, but still wasn't bad. Mainly because it is easy to get lost since it is sometimes difficult to understand what is being said because of the jargon.. Sometimes I had to read the chapter summaries online in order to keep up, especially on the chapters where George Martin introduces whole new plot lines and characters. It can be difficult to understand what is being said.
Yes, but it was annoying how he pronounced many of their names incorrectly.
That is pretty impossible with a book this length Amazon.