I's in joyed dis a lot. Da talker was goot. I's liked hem a lot.
On a serious note, this novel has been a fascinating read. I have thoroughly enjoyed it along with many of Mr. Martin's books.
this was the most boring game of Thrones book yet. It was way too much of Cersei Lannister, and all of her dumb politics. the fifth book but I have lots of dragons to make up for this!
Don't get me wrong. Roy Dotrice is a great narrator but he completely forgot the voices he used for the characters in the last 3 books. It was hard to listen to as a result. Jamie Lanaster now sounds like Rob Stark, Aria sounds like Brieen (not sure of spelling). Sir Laurus now sounds like Jamie Lanaster. And the worst one is Lord Petar (little finger) all of the sudden has thick rough accent. Also the pronunciation of names is off. Lord Pet-ar as pronouced in the first 3 books is now Lord Peter. Bri-een is pronouced Brian at times. Heron Hell is now pronouced Heron Hall. I know there is about 5 years between books 3 and 4 but come on where is the professionalism, consistency and quality here? All you have to do listen to the last books to figure out the voices used. Disappointed with the recording company and narrator for missing these details. The book itself is hard to read at times due to the brutality moreso than the first 3 but still I am hooked. On to book 5....
The narrator Roy Dotrice was charismatic and enthusiastic during the entire performance. The only drawback to his performance was the inconsistencies between some of the name pronunciations and character voices (lord Balish) when compared to his performances of the same characters in the other entries of the series.
Love his different voices! He's an excellent reader. My only problem is how he changed names in this book compared to the other books? Petyr, Gilly and Catelyn's names were all different in this book reading by Roy.
I actually read the first three books, but due to time constraints decided to listen to the books 4 and 5. I got 1.5 hours into this book and had to stop. I couldn't take Dotrice's narration any more, he ruined it for me.
I read the reviews of his performances in the first three books and it sounds like he did an amazing job. Not sure what happened here, but he boned it. It's too bad.
I'm returning this book. Guess I'll find a way to make the time to actually read it.