The narrator is way off, and character voices are terrible. All characters sounds like old grumpy ladies or men. It is terrible to listen to.
Great book and great story, but sadly a terrible narrator.
I liked the first 3 books and didn't like this one at all.
This one was a tedious read
Great book. Terrible Narration. Narrator can't even pronounce the names the same way in the same paragraph. Very distracting and annoying.
Like everyone else I was very thrown by the changes in Dotrice's narration of this book versus the first three. It's really disappointing when someone invests this much time into a performance and doesn't take the time to review what he'd done before. The changed voices and new pronunciations of names were very distracting and I think took a lot away from the listening experience.
I hope the publishers take all the these reviews to heart and don't let these same mistakes happen when the 6th and 7th books are recorded.
The narrator did well (well I don't love him but he was consistant) in the first three books. All of a sudden he changed the "voices" of each character from previous books. Not only that, but he wasn't even consistent through the entire narration of this book. Voices changed throughout.I haven't read the books, nor seen the show, so I'm not sure how the names are pronounced but the narrator changed his pronunciation of 2 of the names from how he used them throughout the previous three books. That was really frustrating to me.
overall i've really like the narrator for this series, but in this book the pronunciation of the names and voices he uses for the characters are inconsistent with the last three books.
The character development.
The narrator made all the character's voices sound like feeble old women. I really disliked the speaking parts.
The story's still strong and just as good as the rest of the books. My only problem is that Roy Dotrice, now 4 books in, changes up the pronunciation of the names and the voices he does each character with. It's a bit hard to change gears since he's basically just shuffled around how the characters sound. After you get used to that, it's just as good as the others.
I enjoyed book 5 better, but this was an excellent book. I am just more interested in the characters in 5. Oh and the books do need to be read in order, because 5 brings 4 back in at the end.
Epic, Epic, Epic
The voice actor changed the way he pronounced names, and changed the accents of the characters. Mildly disappointing and confusing. Still a great story in the series though!