When I pause the book for like +5hours it forgets the spot I paused it to. Then the next time I listen to the book I need to find the spot where I left of, which was usually like +/- 2mins.
The darkest book in the series yet. The tone is dark, as GRRM takes the reader through war-torn Westeros. Lots of character development, and dynamic shifts. I’ve read through ASOIAF four times now, and I keep on finding more details and intrigue in A Feast For Crows.
Fantastic writing. The narration was great, in a vacuum. However, comparing his work on this book to the previous three left much to be desired. Changing the pronunciation and voices was extremely disappointing. Characters you had come to know know felt different and strange. The variation between books was very disappointing.
The series of books is excellent, but these chapters are long and boring without much pertinent action in the story line. It was a chore to finish this book.
Definitely the slowest paced book in the series so far. I found myself groaning when being dragged away from more interesting parts of the book to hear yet another chapter about Cersei’s escapades, or Dornish politics that were thankfully omitted from the television series. But far worse than that was the narrating. How does Roy Dotrice possibly forget the voices and pronunciations he’s used for a cumulative 100 hours or so in previous books? In some cases he would forget to change his voice so it sounded like one character was talking to himself. In other cases, voices for the same characters would change so drastically (even from chapter to chapter) that they didn’t even fit the character anymore. Very bizarre...I’m hoping he doesn’t narrate the next installment but I think I’ll be disappointed there.
I have adamantly recommended this audio series because of the narrator, but the reading of this book has totally lost me. I feel the same as most others, the narrator totally changed voices/accents for main characters. Why arya stark suddenly sounds like a leprechaun instead of an English lord’s daughter, I cannot figure out. And she pronounces her own name as Ari-er, what the heck? Plus one of his character voices made me want to puke with the spit slurping, which was not required based on the author, it seemed to be his own artistic choice.
Not too sure what was going to Roy Dotrice on this book. He butchers a bunch of names and it’s really annoying. I though it was a different narrator until I decided to scroll back and see who it was. The book is great if you don’t mind listening to butchered names.
As always great book! I came to know of the book series because of the HBO show. As usual the characters are what drive everything. If you are up to date with the show, take the time to listen to the books.
The narrator really botched this one. I enjoy the fact he uses the different voices but he changed those voices for several characters during the readings which threw me off while listening. He also changed the pronunciation of several characters names. The "Peter Balsish" character was the biggest noticeable change both in voice used and name pronunciation followed by the "Sam Tarley" character.
I absolutely despise this narrator. This is the fourth book in the series and he is still changing the main characters names. Caitlyn for Catelyn...Really? Tyrell tirell?? Who cares how anything is pronounced. And that was only a few hours into it.
George R. R. Martin is the perennial "New York Times" bestselling author of the epic, critically acclaimed, and wildly popular series Song of Ice and Fire.