We all know the story line by now and this book while, a slight divergence from the other installments, was quite good. The only real complaint I had was trying to figure out why Roy decided to change his voice representation in this book. We spend 100+ hours listening to Roy represent characters in a certain way, with a particular voice representation in the first three books and then suddently in book 4 he starts over with new ones. Kinda off putting for the first 12 hours or so but as always it syncs up after a while.
If you've listened to the other books, Roy's performance will be a let down in this book. His voices for your favorite characters have changed as well as his pronunciation of the characters names! It's maddening!! If you can overcome your anger it's a fine performance...I suppose.
No, I won't buy any more books narrated by Roy Dotrice, all his characters sound like old pathetic rats. I was kind of expecting him to die of boredom.
I cant really enjoy much the story, I read the 3 books, this is just my second title I listen to, the previous one was the last installment of "I am number four" Series and its splendid, that one has 3 or 4 narrators, women and men and depending on which perspective the chapter is, a man or a woman reads. its wonderful. This one is a piece of crap, I normally switch between audio book and kindle book depending on the situation, with this one I prefer to read it, I completely stopped listening to this old fart.
OF COURSE NOT !!! Fire him !
Yes and i know it has it, the story and the book is not a problem at all, Im a big fan of the book series
Please give me a refund of this crap and the Dance with dragons that I also purchased but not intend on listening to
This book was a little harder to follow based on the new character names and a lot of new characters in general. I'm sure it is setting me up for the next installment which I will download as soon as I'm done writing this review.
I have listened to the ASOIAF series narrated by Roy Dotrice, and I cannot help but notice that his pronunciation of names and character voices has changed so much that it throws me for a loop whilst listening. Roy, please remember how to say Catelyn and change Arya's voice back to the way you read it in the first through third books! Arya now sounds like Brienne! Very disappointed in the differences of your reading styles!
This is my favorite book of the 4 Ice and Fire novels I have listened to so far. The character development really kicks off in this book as the War of Five Kings is at an end.
Roy Doltrice is a fantastic voice actor, and I have enjoyed all of his works so far, but many of the voices are far different than the previous 3 books. In fact, some of the voices changed part way through the book! Littlefinger's voice went from a sly young man to a hardened and gruff northerner mid in the same chapter and stayed that way for the rest of the book. Arya Stark also changed from a young girl to an old lady's voice and stayed that way.
I LOVE these books, so I thought it would be a good idea to read them again, but instead listen. This narrator is a joke, his voices are the worst I have ever heard! It is down right insulting to these wonderful books! He can't even pronounce the character's freaking names correctly! Every time I listen to his voice it makes me infuriated. Read the books instead!
As in the subject line i have to say this was my least favorite of the series. I can't exactly tell if it's because the focus was more on characters that I find less enjoyable or what but I found this one to not be one of my favorites. Of course listening to it makes it easy to lose focus and I constantly found myself a bit confused. Still a great series and will definitely continue but hope for a little more witty banter and plot twists. Also I miss the imp. Definitely favorite character and possibly in all fantasy novels