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Portland, OR, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28178)
    Performance
    (21806)
    Story
    (21891)

    In a time long forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons off balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As the cold returns, sinister forces are massing beyond the protective wall of the kingdom of Winterfell. To the south, the king's powers are failing, with his most trusted advisor mysteriously dead and enemies emerging from the throne's shadow.

    DCinMI says: "Review of First 5 Books"
    "Roy Dotrice is terrible."
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    More than once I grabbed my ears and suppressed a shout of irritation. The voices he comes up with frequently make no sense when they aren't causing me to set my teeth on edge. Young women frequently end up sounding like old women and everyone else's degree of cockney affect seems dependent on the weather. The "differentiation" might be helpful it were at least consistent. But it's really when he hits that high pitched monotone of his "old crone" voice that I want to scream. I honestly don't know if I want to listen to another book if it means listening to him for another minute. I'd rather find a paperback on Amazon.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (49 hrs)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14192)
    Performance
    (12473)
    Story
    (12521)

    Dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the number-one New York Times best-selling author delivers the fifth book in his spellbinding landmark series - as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.

    J. Cano says: "A tale of two publishers:"
    "Strange choices"
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    Roy Dotrice makes the story really legible by choosing voices for his characters, but often the exaggerations he chooses are strange and obnoxious and deeply distracting. For some reason, he's taken to using the voice he used to use with Ygritte for Daenerys in this book. I don't know why, and I don't think it works. It doesn't sound terribly dignified.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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