A close second to being the best book in the series so far. A lot of questions were answered and some of the story lines were eliminated, making it less challenging to follow. I was wondering how Martin was going to keep all the stories in line and still be able to finish with only seven. I recommend this book and the series to anyone who is a fan of Harry Potter, LOTR, David Eddings, ect. Great performance by Roy Dotrice! I am looking forward to the next book.
I've read all the Game of Thrones. Books prior to this one and decided to listen to A Feast for Crows. Unfortunately it was a bad decision on my part. I simply could not stand the reader. I'm sure Mr. Dotrice is an amazing performer but on this book found it very challenging to listen to him attempt to read the woman's parts in his voice. I got through 10 hours and gave up. I guess I'll read it on my Kindle.
Roy's many voices make the Game of Thrones books an even greater pleasure to listen to.
The reading was still nice, however, Roy changes his pronunciation of names and use of accents from previous readings. It was a little disappointing and distracting.
Fantasy All Day Every Day!
If you are like me and have listened to A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, and a Storm of Swords and then most likely buy A Feast For Crows you might be in for a initial shock factor. Much of the other reviewers have hit this on the head so I am kind of a broken record but I will say it anyway. I have done some research however and will share it here.
Roy Dotrice read the first three books all around the same time frame. Then 10 years later he did A Dance with Dragons and finally came back and did A Feast For Crows. What happened was during A Feast For Crows he had other engagements and couldn't do the reading. So they hired someone else to do it. People where in love with Roy Dotrice so they complained and complained and he finally came back and did A Feast For Crows. However the voices sound different, the pronunciations are different and the whole feel is different. Now this could be because they didn't care to listen to the old ones 10 years later. Roy Dotrice is now 92 and is old and can't handle it or he found out the correct way to say the names and changed them. One thing is for certain he can't or doesn't hit the range of voices he did in the last three books. You will have trouble in the beginning telling who is who. Eventually though as you get further it, it will grow on you as it did when your first started listening I am guessing. I really like the Feast For Crows but I was shocked at first. Also if you didn't know. A Dance with Dragons and A Feast For Crows where supposed to be one book. So you are not going to see Jon Snow, Tyrion and many other characters in this book. They are in the next book. Also you see Samwell or Breanne in the next book. That is just how George decided to write it. That also might be another slap in the face for you. Honest Opinion: This books still rocks, Roy Dotrice is on fire and I am still enjoying every minute of it. I still recommend this book to anyone!
Samwell Tarly and some others.
Yes, because the story is so great.