It is good, great writing, well acted and sad, but keeps you on the edge of your seat and you are sadden when it ends. I was surprised by the length of this book and so sad to see it go because that means that I am almost at an end of the Game. I know that I will immediately restart the series over when I have completed book 5.
roy dotrice was called back to do this narration by his fans. He is in his 90s, so he probably didn't do this for the money, this was a fan service. Things are much different now, the pronunciations and the accents, but they aren't that different. Dornish still sound like they are from Dorne, easterners still have their accents. Many of the characters too, if only a little off. Ignore the angry reviewers, this was a well done book with a great narrator. If you want to blame anyone for the change, blame the director, but remember that recording two audio books of this size would take a lot of time, and at his age, time is precious. Mistakes are easy to overlook. Totally worth it.
only off thing is the Narrator switches voices on a few characters. I'm still trying to decide it is purposeful or if it is an accident...
the whole plot is totally avoided during most of the book and instead filled with worthless dialogue that has nothing to do with the main story. nothing happened and all the most exciting characters were not even in the book. i wish i had skipped on to book 5
Good performance by Roy. Book leaves a lot to be desired. First and last few chapters are the only ones that really move the story forward.
The only problem I have, is how some of the voices for the main characters have changed. Otherwise, it's great!
Roy Detrice can't seem to figure out if it is Kaitlyn or Katlyn (as in previous books). He has little consistency in his voices for characters from previous books and he mispronounces several words. Good story though, despite the shoddy narration, which does make the story confusing.
I fell in love with Ray Dutrice's narrative voices in the first 3 books but when I started listening to the fourth I found that the character's voices were all wrong and that really became a problem because my mind could no longer wrap itself around what was happening. Being confused about the voices really messed with my ability to imagine and I spent a lot of time trying to set everyone right in my head instead of getting lost in the story.
Ray Dutrice is an extremely talented narrator and I have listened to these books twice thru now because I missed hearing him speak (and yes, what a wonderful story it is!). I wish that book 4 and 5 could have a do-over. That being said I will still most likely listen to the entire series again and again even if this does not happen.
Very disappointed. Can't believe I listen to the whole thing. This is the last book in the series I get.