I found this book to be a better listen than it was a read. Martin can be a bit dry at times, as I think most of his readers can agree. However, the narration was hard to get used to, and instead of getting better, it just gets worse.
I have a hard time listening to it because of the constantly changing voices. I feel the narrator would have been better off not doing voices at all. It was hard to follow who was speaking (or thinking, as there was no difference that I could discern) at any time because the voices are all so similar. It gets even worse in book five!
Say something about yourself!
The fact that an entire book was devoted to plot points easily resolved.
Yes, I have to know the ending after 5 books.
Pre-Random House Roy Dotrice.
All of Brienne's quest, since we already know where Sansa was, so there's no payoff to following her.
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!