All I can say is that I’m glad I didn’t wait for the Roy Dotrice recording of A Feast for Crows to come out on Audible. Random House are releasing it on 15 December and it will presumably be available via Audible on or around the same date. I finished Feast on Kindle a month ago and am now more than half way through A Dance with Dragons.
Did I miss much? Probably not. I do enjoy Roy Dotrice’s facility with voices and characterisations. He does bring the stories to life, but I don’t love all his characterisations equally and I was less fussed about the Feast characters (Brienne, Jaime, Cersei, Arya, Sansa) than I am about Tyrion, Davos, Danaerys, Theon who inhabit Dance.
I did miss his rendition of Samwell in Feast, which is a shame, but I could more or less hear that voice in my head as I was reading his chapters on Kindle, so familiar has it become. And at least I still have Roy voicing Dolorous Edd Tollett in Dance. Edd is only a bit player but he gets more funny lines than Tyrion these days and Roy has created a wonderful comically deadpan “brummie” voice for him.
The biggest let down voice-wise is Danaerys in Dance who seems to have been converted into a Dublin barmaid. And we are back to Tragaryens instead of Targaryens.