I have read the first 3 books on paper, and thought the audio book would be spectacular. The narrator's voices for characters was cartoonish/childish/HARD-to-listen to.
After reading the previous books, I found myself wondering: What happend? Where are the main characters? Who are the new ones and why? 34 hours of nothing. Chapter after charper waiting for something worthy to arise and very few good things happen.The events from this book could have been condence in five chapters.Very disappointed.
As the previous books Mr. Dotrice did a great job. I didn't care of the different pronunciation of names, I knew who he was talking about. I was more upset about the story.
Like I said before, the events of this book could have be done in five chapters.
I was annoyed by the lack of action, too much talk, talk, talk. I didn't care for most of the characters. I was bored, and couldn't wait 'til the end and no because it was good; I just want to put it aside and never listen ever, ever ever again. I just want my wasted time back.
Yes on George R. R. Martin, HELL NO on Roy Doltrice
Cersei gets caught and has to answer for all of her crimes
The change of character voices from book to book, the change of the pronunciation of characters names from book to book. All of the young women's voices sound like 100 year old witches out of Ireland. These books aren't cheap, the least we should get for our money is a professional quality product. Not something that wasn't checked for accuratness or quality. I have no problem with the story, it's great and I love it, which makes it even harder to listen to Doltrice butcher it.
Yup, I have it on BluRay, DVD, and Ultraviolet Digital Copy
Not to be mean, but I think it's time for Doltrice to retire, before he does anymore damage to this great series.
Yes. By this point I'm too invested to stop reading and have already picked up the 5th book in the series. I also enjoy Dotrice's work for the most part but the way that all the voices randomly changed from the previous was also a big let down.
By following some of the more interesting characters that I truly cared about. Many of the characters that had big cliffhanger moments or suffered an interesting turn of events in the previous book were all but left out to dry in this one.
Yes, I enjoy the life he brings to the characters. It's still a shame that he was unable to recreate consistent voices that he used in previous books that I had come to know and identify with.
I have a hard time feeling like it was. In retrospect I would have rather read a summarized collection of plot points. It's certainly not a book I would be interested in reading a second time.
It was good to continue with the story, but Roy changed the voices of the characters and even how he pronounces their names. It was strange to have the familiar voice perform in such an unfamiliar way
None in this book, he changed them all up...
The pace of this book was so slow, by comparison. The narration was on pace, but off base.
Absolutely, this book is in no way a stand alone. It is almost the prologue to book 5. There are parts that feel like George is starting over completely.
I would rather have read this than listen to the audiobook. The narrator changed the pronunciation of many of the characters names and many of the voices of the characters changed as well.
I grew accustomed to hearing Sam Tarley's voice a certain way and there was a personality in it that help build the characters. When his voice became different in this book it became evident that I would be let down.
This was the same for many of the major characters left living after the first 3 books (Jamie, Arya, Petyr, etc.)
ehhh. I was more impressed that 3 of the main characters were no where to be found in the book.
Roy Dotrice but have him do his homework and make sure that he gave continuity to his performance.
This book is inevitable, but one must struggle through it to get to the excitement of the 5th book. Most characters that you have grown to attached to are briefly mentioned and new story branches introduced and cut off.
he was ok, i would prefer introducing a additional voice actress to handle the female parts. it seem strange with his voice.
I feel this book should have been cut from the series. It was all filler.
You Know Nothing
Jon Snow, He knows nothing. He was the most likeable character.
Decent Good voice Terrible at names.
When Jon learns about Stanis was killed, then got murdered himself
The narrator freaking changes how he pronounced the names of almost all of the characters making it very hard to listen to and especially when they were all the same in the previous books.
I have listened and enjoyed all of the previous books and this one had it moments, but overall it was just an exercise just so I would know where the story is going rather than actual enjoyment. Some to key characters (Tyrion, Daenerys, etc.) were not even in the book and other characters we care nothing about take up hours of time and we still don't care about them.
Bottom line is you have to listen to it, and the last half is MUCH better than the first half, but getting through it at times will be difficult.
It's been said by many already, Roy changed the voices. It's still good but I am really thinking about picking up the book for Dance with Dragons. In this volume the great voice that Petyr (and Varys) had is gone, replaced by a gruff, deep voice. Apparently in the next volume my favorite character Daenerys gets an awful crone's voice. That simply won't do.