This story is so grand.
I can't answer this without spoiling the story, but what I can say is that everyone gets what's coming to them in this story.
Yes because I wanted to find out what happened next, but it was incredibly slow and not much really happened.
While I am impressed with Mr. Dotrice's performance of the men voices, he SUCKS at performing Brienne, Danerys, Sansa and Arya. Every woman sounds like an old irish grandmother, which really detracts from the story.
An epic masterpiece.
I have no choice as I intend on finishing the series.
As other people have mentioned Dotrice apparently did not go back and review his earlier work so that he could use the same pronunciations and character voices. It would almost be ok except that many of the voices now sound like the Lucky Charms Leprechaun. It is still an excellent book however and its worth dealing with the bad performance.
No, because Roy Dotrice changed the pronunciation of many characters names and places.
Great actor! I don't know why they changed character voices.
Roy Dotrice is a great voice actor and I loved the first three books he narrated. I don't see any reason to change the pronunciation of places and the voices of major characters after book three.
Librarian, reader, commuter. I got tired of the radio and CDs and switched to audio books. Now I listen to books while I quilt, clean, etc
The fourth book in the Game of Thrones series. The previous book had ended with several "Holy S**T cliffhangers, none of which were resolved in this book! And this one introduced new characters, plots, and complexity.
Westria is in complete disarray with the deaths of kings. Bandits, wars, skirmishes, and new plots arise. We see into the mind of several characters unrevealed till now and it is not at all pretty. Nobility if fast dying, killed by espionage, betrayal, greed, and continuous war.
Fascinating and frustrating, this book also ends in several cliffhangers.
I listened to this as an audio book narrated by Roy Dotrice. His voice and narration has changed somewhat but as soon as I got used to the changes, I was fascinated again.
Roy Dotrice is terrible this time around. I noticed that his voices change for every character. Pirates everywhere... Wht does everybody sound like a pirate?
If it was mainly pirates... Maybe.
I want to cry because it's hard to listen to this audio book.
Pirates!!! If you listened to book 3 in ASOIAF series and wondered why Jamie sounded like Tyrion all of sudden... It would be best if you skipped this audio book. It gets worse.
Hello, My name is Levi Brousseau. I'm on a life long mission to find stories that blow my mind.
he mixed up voices.
this book seemed to be very much slower an less action. seemed to be thrown together just to meet deadline.
The gratuitous vulgar descriptions could have been more tastefully delivered.
Anyone who is better at voices. Possibly the 2 who did the "wheel of time" audio books.
In this book Roy started pronouncing names of people and places completely different from the 1st 3 books. For example Little-Fingers 1st name Petyr is pronounced like "Peter" in this 4th book while it was more like "Pet-ire" in the previous 3. This is just one of many i have found, its very annoying.
Loved everything about books 1-3. Book 4 is painful. The characters and the storylines interest me very little. I painstakingly listened to details that seemed to go nowhere. When it did circle around to a few of my favorite characters Roy Dotrice managed to take the enjoyment out of that.
I really doubted it was actually Dotrice that was reading and went back to check more than once. With so many characters I can fully understanding slipping on some of the accents of the minor characters, but totally botching the major ones is unforgivable. Not only was he completely off on several of their accents, he mispronounced their names!!! Did he not review his prior work before doing this book? Was he drunk? In a hurry? Did he think no one was listening?
I almost feel bad saying these things because I can’t help but wonder if he had stroke or other brain injury that would explain the drastic change. No matter what the case I fear I cannot forgive him for Arya…. why on earth did he transform this young, feisty, girl into a 95 year old witch? I loved Arya and now listening to her is like fingers on a chalkboard.
First let me say for three long books I have been an avid fan of the story and the reader and place the experience at the top of my list. That said, I am sad to stay this book has been a let down for me both in the slowness of story, and more importantly the narration. Don't get me wrong, Roy Dotrice is incredible and pulls you in completely, but after listening to him for three very long books it is distressing that he has significantly changed the voices of some of the characters. How did Aria suddenly pick up a hybrid Irish accent? I use to get excited when Roy would read the chapter title with her name but now I am a bit detached during her part as I keep thinking, "that's not Aria." This is just one example of voice changes but the most significant so far (I hear Danarius is worse but have not gotten to that part yet). So, while the story is epic, this book has been extremely slow and frustrating at times. Sadly based on this experience I am sorry to say I am take a break at the end of this book before starting book 5 unless something drastically changes.