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.
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.
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