Only discovered halfway through that Roy Dotrice only recorded this after a fan plea since he was initially replaced as he was unavailable when it was recorded. This recording has completely different voices for the characters we spent 120 hours getting to know. Either publishers were in too much of a hurry to check the voices or Dotrice dialed it in. Bring out Ilyn Payne to handle them all. This recording forced me to finish the series in paperback.
I LOVE these books! Everything about the audio versions has been great except for this one, the performance/recording seemed muffled and changed from the previous books for some reason. I also noticed that some of the pronunciations of names/places is different than the first three books. Not sure why but it was off-putting at first. These audio books are a MUST for any GOT fan!!
hard story to follow (major characters are surprisingly missing) though the performance easily makes up for it. Roy Dotrice sells this series!
it made it a little confusing because he changed the voices of some of the characters and the pronunciation of their names changed. eventually it did not make a difference but at first it was a little off-putting.
Roy doltrice has a great voice for narration but consistently loses track of pronunciations for accents he uses for specific characters. it pulls you out of the moment when you have to remember who you are listening to him talk about because he keeps changing accents
I stopped listening to the book after a few hours. So sad that such a good book should receive such a poor performance...