Kept track of past voices.
I've heard this production was rushed, and it clearly seems that way. While Roy Dotrice was fantastic as usual, someone should have kept notes/recordings of earlier books performances. It was jarring to hear familiar characters from previous books suddenly sporting new accents. It was particularly vexing when an accent would change from one sentence to another.
I'm adding my voice to the throng of people disappointed with Roy Dotrice's performance in this book. It's absolutely appalling that he did not go back to check his voices and pronunciations. It took me several minutes to figure out who this Pete-er character in the Eyrie was because in previous books he had always been Pit-ire. I am also fairly sure he misread some words, such as when Asha Greyjoy says she (and other family members) are "craven." That must have been "kraken" in the books (though I didn't find a paper copy to check). Roy Dotrice did a nice job in the other books but this performance just feels haphazard and disrespectful to those who have followed these audiobooks.
He can't even pronounce the names right . He changes them on each book ! Great story but the narrator's voice is ruining my experience :(
Hopefully we'll get a different narrator for the future books
oh my god, sooo many plot twists i ended up dizzy, it was just an amazing listen. OH my god and the last chapter... the epiloge!! it was like making a drunk dizzy man ride a centrifuge!!
the first 2 i have read, but this one was the top of the cake. the first 2 where great, but i feel like they where setting everything up for this one
Tirion is amazing. but the feeling the brings to little finger is superb.
i am still jumping and will need to rest a bit before listening to the next one
Roy Dotrice's performance was on the spot, just amazing. on the first book i really didn't like it but on this one it was superb, way to improve on your craft Mr. Dotrice, i bow at you sir. you make the world of Westeros come alive. please, keep up the good job.
oh and also the horrible editing from book 2 was improved greatly on this one. thanks for that editing team. good to know you listen to your customers
He plays the various characters so well and his voice is very distinct with each role.
This book was actually difficult to stay with because it wasn't as action packed as the third book and not as enthralling as the first and second book. Be prepared... a lot more people die in this book and a lot of characters that you want to know more about don't even get addressed.
Nice even without Tyrion on the book....
I didnt like Roy Dotrice Voices.....
Yeap, but is way to long for that
The narration and some of the storylines
I'm not sure how to answer that.
He lets people know who's who, and describes them in detail
Nothing wrong at all.
Did you just CHANGE the pronunciation of the SEVERAL characters?!?!?!?!?!!!!
No worries thats not distracting.
Good work bud.
How come all the accents start to sound the same after awhile?
Loved the first 3 books but if this was the first one I read it would of been the last. I am buying the next book in the hopes that the excitement of the first three books will return. Roy Dotrice was excellent as always.
Say something about yourself!
The narrator has a really good sense of the theatrical and a good sense for the inflection and moods that are set in the book. The does not however have the vocal range or acuity for a story with this many important characters. Many of the knights are done in the exact same voice and even some of the women. The voice used for a character may change during the course of the book as well. if Roy Dotrice narrated and there were other voice actors in the audio play it would enhance the story. The director for Roy Dotrice does do an exceptional job.