Yes. By this point I'm too invested to stop reading and have already picked up the 5th book in the series. I also enjoy Dotrice's work for the most part but the way that all the voices randomly changed from the previous was also a big let down.
By following some of the more interesting characters that I truly cared about. Many of the characters that had big cliffhanger moments or suffered an interesting turn of events in the previous book were all but left out to dry in this one.
Yes, I enjoy the life he brings to the characters. It's still a shame that he was unable to recreate consistent voices that he used in previous books that I had come to know and identify with.
I have a hard time feeling like it was. In retrospect I would have rather read a summarized collection of plot points. It's certainly not a book I would be interested in reading a second time.
It was good to continue with the story, but Roy changed the voices of the characters and even how he pronounces their names. It was strange to have the familiar voice perform in such an unfamiliar way
None in this book, he changed them all up...
The pace of this book was so slow, by comparison. The narration was on pace, but off base.
Absolutely, this book is in no way a stand alone. It is almost the prologue to book 5. There are parts that feel like George is starting over completely.
I would rather have read this than listen to the audiobook. The narrator changed the pronunciation of many of the characters names and many of the voices of the characters changed as well.
I grew accustomed to hearing Sam Tarley's voice a certain way and there was a personality in it that help build the characters. When his voice became different in this book it became evident that I would be let down.
This was the same for many of the major characters left living after the first 3 books (Jamie, Arya, Petyr, etc.)
ehhh. I was more impressed that 3 of the main characters were no where to be found in the book.
Roy Dotrice but have him do his homework and make sure that he gave continuity to his performance.
This book is inevitable, but one must struggle through it to get to the excitement of the 5th book. Most characters that you have grown to attached to are briefly mentioned and new story branches introduced and cut off.
he was ok, i would prefer introducing a additional voice actress to handle the female parts. it seem strange with his voice.
I feel this book should have been cut from the series. It was all filler.
You Know Nothing
Jon Snow, He knows nothing. He was the most likeable character.
Decent Good voice Terrible at names.
When Jon learns about Stanis was killed, then got murdered himself
The narrator freaking changes how he pronounced the names of almost all of the characters making it very hard to listen to and especially when they were all the same in the previous books.
I have listened and enjoyed all of the previous books and this one had it moments, but overall it was just an exercise just so I would know where the story is going rather than actual enjoyment. Some to key characters (Tyrion, Daenerys, etc.) were not even in the book and other characters we care nothing about take up hours of time and we still don't care about them.
Bottom line is you have to listen to it, and the last half is MUCH better than the first half, but getting through it at times will be difficult.
It's been said by many already, Roy changed the voices. It's still good but I am really thinking about picking up the book for Dance with Dragons. In this volume the great voice that Petyr (and Varys) had is gone, replaced by a gruff, deep voice. Apparently in the next volume my favorite character Daenerys gets an awful crone's voice. That simply won't do.
I came late to the Song of Ice and Fire series, after first watching the HBO series. Initially, I tried to read A Clash of Kings, but lacked the patience and instead opted to wait for the 2nd season. Overall, in the series, Dotrice's performance is unfortunate. I appreciate that he voices each character distinctly--this is what makes an audiobook great. However, his choices range from stereotypical to absurd. Arya stark, for instance, sounds like Gollum from the Lord of the Rings. Female characters either sound like men or like goblins. But, that's beside the point for me.
In A Storm of Swords, the story, pacing, and action are all so compelling and excellent that the listener forgets about Dotrice and just enjoys the magnificent ride. Here in A Feast for Crows, the endless parade of names, titles, lands, and the constant negativity of every story and character is so one dimensional that all the listener is left with to try to redeem the book is the performance, which only serves to highlight the fact that this book probably should have remained unpublished. I have heard that Martin intended to include the content of A Feast for Crows as flashbacks in A Dance with Dragons. He should have stuck with that choice, because this is a book that probably should not have been published. Not only is the action included so sparse and uninteresting as to make the tedious reading/listening a waste of time, none of the characters included are as compelling as those left out (or dead).
The time it takes to endure this book is not as well spent as reviewing chapter summaries from other sources, then returning for A Dance with Dragons.
If Roy Dotrice had continued his excellent narration from the first 3 books it would have been great. Instead, he completely destroys the immersion in this one.
The story itself is a disappointment compared to the earlier books. A LOT of time is spent on things that we just don't care about. And I mean a LOT! Half of the book involves who will become king of the Iron Islands. I just don't care that much. What happened to all of the characters that we know and love from the first 3 books?
Roy Dotrice did such an amazing job with the first 3 books, it is astounding that he messes up so completely in this one. It boggles my mind as to why he (or the producers) couldn't figure out that he was messing up the voices. Did anybody care?
I would cut all of the Iron Islands stuff and all of the new Iron Islands characters. I really don't care about them.
It is so frustrating to hear Roy mess up the voices. Sansa and Aria are high-born sisters, so why does Roy give Aria a wretched peasant voice throughout this entire book, while Sansa's accent remains "proper"? It seems that in this book, Roy can only do the wretched peasant voice and the Scottish brogue previously used for Stannis. Many of the characters in Feast for Crows share these same voices and it becomes quite confusing. Also Brienne and Samwell suddenly have the exact same voice, which is similar to Aria's wretched voice. Extremely frustrating.I wish I could get my money back for this, as I want to quit listening and just buy the paperback book.
Has anyone noticed that great chunks are missing from A Storm of Swords that are showing up in A Feast for Crows? Unless Martin suddenly decided to start jumping around chronologically...