Yes - enjoy the series
I would have another narrator - while Dotrice does a fine job with most of the male voices, the women either sound incredibly stupid or uncomfortable snobby-with no emotion or differential between characters. Was incredibly distracting.
I'll listen to the last book in the series just to finish it out but I won't be looking for him on other complex stories.
OK as background noise...not a real attention grabber.
Needed a narrator with a bit more finesse for the different characters at different parts in the story.
Say something about yourself!
condensing the content with A Dance With dragons
currently finishing WOT
not as good as the first 3
Languishing on interminable details with side characters(one could argue mainly 1 character) really dragged out the book. Not much happens in the book aside from getting an inside peek on some side characters, which in of itself is interesting to an extent, but goes on far too long. Events do occur, but the book feels like it really should have partnered up with Dance with dragons(condensing the first half of that one too) to make a book that could stand up to the first 3. It felt like labor at times listening to it, I can't imagine having tried to read it, it makes the last several Jordan written books, which also felt stuck in the mud and searching for direction, seem exciting. But it's a great story over all, so you have to work through it if you hope to one day experience the whole thing(the possibility of that seems to be debatable).
No, due to my dislike of this narration, print would have presented better for me.
His over the top male characters, poor representation of females. As a fan there is a spirit and understanding of Martin's work and flow that I find lacking entirely in Dotrice's performance
While an interesting saga, I'm not sure I would listen to any of these more than once. What compels me to listen to Song of Ice and Fire is not its writing, but its plot twists. After the first run through, these are gone.
The story of A Feast for Crows provides some insight into characters that appeared or were mentioned in previous books.
Dotrice was great throughout the first three books. I will continue to listen to his performances in hopes that he recaptures his vigor from these.
This book seems to contain more filler, setting up the reader for following books. The characters are spread far apart, and some of my favorites no longer had their own chapters. The world grows more magical, and despite any of my misgivings, I would still recommend this, especially for those fans of Sansa and Arya.The narration took a major step back. The voices for characters that Dotrice created in the first three books seem to have disappeared and been replaced by a smaller, less interesting range. Many of the pronunciations from the first three books are no longer used or are used inconsistently mixed with new ones, the most glaring of which is the pronunciation of Petyr as "Peter."
This is another story line. I don't think I am going to finish it and I am going to wait for "The Winds of Winter"
The reader seems to be performing for a play. I doubt that written would have that many exclamations points.
George R. R. Martin is a good writer but Roy Dotrice stinks as a narrator. He constantly changes how he pronounces characters' names, sometimes saying it with three different pronunciations in 6 minutes. This is very disappointing and annoying. I listen to audiobooks since I commute a long way to work and don't have time to read. Please don't let this man narrate the final two books!!!
If you enjoyed the first 3 books, it might be a good idea to stop there. This fourth book is good, but bittersweet. On one hand I am eager to discover the new adventures of these characters. However, issues with the narrator, some major characters don't appear, and the way to book is structured make it less enjoyable.
The book was cut into 2 books when first published. Half of the characters appear in one, but not the other. So, it stays on one group for a long time and feels stale. In other books, the POV would change more often and give more variety of characters.
It is still good compared to an average book, but unless you have 40 hours to kill, just read a summery.
Roy is just as good as ever, but some of the character voices are a little different. It really isn't a big deal. Still enjoyed his work here a lot.
The plot moves very, very slowly. It would have been helpful to have maps and family trees included with the book. I wonder if the printed book has them.
Roy Dotrice has an old sounding voice. He makes all girls and women sound like an old hags.
Other George RR Martin Game of Thrones series
He was OK but sounded older when characters were much younger. Jaime Lannister, for example, should sound more commanding, young and strong.
The whole series keeps you guessing and provides plenty of unexpected turns!
I immediately jumped into this book after the previous one had me on the edge of my seat the entire ride only to be extremely disappointing and bored. The story covers people I hadn't heard of and to be honest don't really care about. It was painful at times to push thru to the end. A glutton for punishment I suppose or thinking something exciting would happen and I'd miss it if I stopped listening. Not sure if Roy Dotrice didnt get paid enough to follow thru with past character voices but more on his horrible performance for the next audiobook review. If you fall asleep or get distracted during this one dont worry about rewinding..you're not missing anything. You could possibly skip this one all together and be none the less wiser.