After reading all these reviews I wasn't looking forward to this one. But it turned out most peoples issues were unfounded. Yes Dotrice botches some of the names (Gilly = Jilly, Catelyn = Katelyn, Petyr = Peter) but it doesn't take away from the story.
Arya's voice was a bit like an old woman, but it got better in the later chapters. The only thing that really bothered me was Petyr's voice COMPLETELY changed in the first Alayne chapter.
Otherwise the story was great, a bit slow in places, but it was nice to explore the other characters. Off to ADWD!
I have been so captivated by this series of books, they are excellent. The narration by Roy Dotrice is so masterful it adds much to the book. I felt the others were full of story and adventure, this one left me unsatisfied. This book was not of the caliber of the rest of his series, I felt he had nothing to say, and no direction in this one. The others you got the impression he had so much to tell us we couldn't wait to turn the page, this one I felt he lost the intrigue, the fire. I hope he recovers to add to this incredible story, I can't wait to see who winds up being King/Queen and who gets beheaded!!!
I listen to books while running and walking my dog so on average about an hour day and like books that have a good pace to them.
I, eventually, enjoyed the new characters and the new scope that this book introduced to the series.
Watching some of the major protagonists' plans begin to unravel toward the end of the book was one of the highlights of the series for me.
This was a story i had not been looking forward to listening to as i had already heard that the narrator changed many of the voices i had grown accustomed to over the preceding books. Unfortunately, this proved to be true and i struggled getting used to some of the new voices. That being said the narrator did his usual fine job of differentiating characters from one another.
This is the first book of this series that i had a hard time getting into and at times felt that it was more of a requirement than a pleasure.
this book introduced many new characters and details to the series which, along with narration changes, made this a little disorienting at first. while listening to the story i found myself wondering about characters who were not featured in this book (they reappear in the fifth book) as i found some of the new story lines to be lacking relevance at first. As the book developed these stories grew in relevance and i was drawn into the new characters as i had been the originals.
The editors should have done their job and corrected the inconsistant narration.
I'll give the next book a shot. I don't think this book added anything to the storyline.
He must have been drunk.
Feast of Crows is the least of the series.
It's The Song of Ice and Fire. It's still a fantastic story.
Rough old pirate
I was extremely upset that Roy Dotrice forgot or changed the voice of Aria. It was so irritating that I wrote this review. She changed from a high born girl to a low born wildling toddler. Ruined my favorite storyline. I hope he changes back.
The story, as always with this series, is fantastic.
It's very much too long for one sitting, but I looked forward to every opportunity to listen.
For the first three books, I got used to one pronunciation of the names and places, which are rather difficult. Then, suddenly with this one, pronunciations all changed! It took me forever to figure out who the reader was talking about!
This book keeps the story moving and seems to start to set up an end game....maybe? Most of the favourite characters are here some of whom experience quite unusual circumstances. Much from the previous book is expounded on with many new characters being introduced. Great job from the narrator in what surely must be one of the toughest books to voice.
I've loved reading since I first learned. However, as a victim of motion sickness Audible is a savior. Getting my fix on the go!
I tried reading this on my kindle, but had taken a break after the previous Game of Thrones book. It was hard to get into it and slow to read. With a road trip on the horizon I decided to push through it as an audio book. A good choice.
While I love The Game of Thrones series, I felt that much of this book was setting the stage for future events. Also with the entire thing in Westeros I missed some of my favorite characters. No Dany or John Snow!
But George RR Martin always delivers in the end. And the next book is so worth it....
You know all the really interesting characters who survived ASoS? Well they're not in this book...
Couldn't get the part one to download... ??
Yes.. too many NEW entrys and less finished characters..
The reader kept getting the women's voices confused and made them OLD MEN or GOULie.
NOPE.. Not interested in anymore after the Stark Family was out of the story.