What happened to Roy Dotrice between books 3 & 4? While he's great narrating the story and OK with most of the male voices (although even some of the young boys sound age 45), why do the female voices sound like 80 year old women? Very irritating. And what the hell happened to the voice of Arya from book 3 to book 4? Instead of looking forward to book 5 that l just downloaded, l'm dreading it. Hey Roy, forget trying to impersonate the voices and just read it.
Pretty much anybody. How about getting some consistency and accuracy in name pronunciations? Brienne is not probounced "bry-een" or "brian".
We desperately need another recording available with a different narrator. This is painful. If I didn't love the series so much, I wouldn't be listening to this travesty of a reading.
Great narration and easy to listen to. Great way to get through the books quicker.
excellant read,although I noticed that while the reader recognizes characters from the series,there r quite a few new characters.Most of all Book 4 has very little to do with the on going storyline of the series...Interesting !!!
I have listened to each book in this series one right after the other. When I began Feast For Crows I almost quit listening. The whole atmosphere was wrong. The style, tone and accents of the narration were so different it was jarring and difficult to bear. Not to mention the differences in pronunciation. Somehow I persevered and it did get better or I got used to the change or both.
This installment started off much slower as well. Found myself wishing "for a little less talk & a lot more action!" The last third pulls it together in astonishing ways however. This book contains some of the most disturbing scenes I've read/heard/watched.
Now I'm anxious to begin the fifth book and hoping we won't be waiting too long for number six!
If you know the story, skip all the Bran stuff and the Brianne stuff until her last 2 chapters and it's a way better story.
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