These books should not be read out of sequence but if you liked the first three you will not be disappointed by this one. It delivers consistent character growth and interesting plot development, in keeping with Martins style.
Dotrice is an excellent reader who captures the style perfectly.
Don't touch it until you've seen the other 3.
I strongly recommend this series for lovers of complex and highly developed narrative and characters. Anyone who does not love political drama or extremely long narratives and a lot of moral ambiguity should avoid it.
While this book did not move with the same quickness as the first three, I am still quite a fan of the series. I think Mr Martin is doing something a bit different or expected with the storyline and the characters. I have read many reviews from disappointed readers of the book and do not agree that the book is not up to par with the previous ones. I think it is simply different. Mr Martin has gotten us very used to a thrill ride, this one is a bit slower though no less useful if we want real characters. I look forward to listening to the fifth installation as well as those to follow.
All of these books are long and when you have two toddlers, it's next to impossible to sit down to read these tomes. I love the story though, so I decided to try listening. I did really enjoy the experience.
George R. R. Martin is an excellent writer. He does a great job of putting you into each character's own world. He has created brilliant characters.
Roy Dotrice did a pretty good job with the third book (I don't know if he narrated the previous books, I read them as opposed to listening) but he was lacking in this fourth edition. There was one character in particular that I couldn't listen to; I had to read his chapters. He also mispronounces many names, and pronounces names differently than he did in book 3. It's almost like he forgot?
All Men Must Die
Overall a good listen, but I would recommend having the book nearby if you have difficulty understanding what the narrator says, as I did.
Very Enjoyable and you never know who will be done in and who will switch sides! Fun!
I am a proud Mexican woman that loves words and reading/listening to books. I also believe that only through knowledge can we achieve progress.
I had a great time listening to this story! George R.R. Martin has a way with words that is remarkable. However I do believe that Roy Dotrice has a hard time pronouning the names/places in the story the same way twice...
stunning & surprising action-drama
Difficult: the author mixes several genres into his own style.Overall plots are classic thriller-drama, but the complexity of detail given the reader is overwhelming.
Once you go Roy Dotrice, you can NEVER go back.
yes, but I could not.
Don't get attached to any of characters though :)
Mid to upper, a good series... but not the best book in the series
While he apparently was not given time to reacquaint himself with his work and chosen character voices from 7 years earlier perhaps...and it is jarring for those of us listening sequentially... he still offers a quality job narrating.
The narration of A Feast For Crows was terriffic. Roy Dotrice is very easy to listen to!
The most interesting aspect to this story was that it's a part of a fantastic series. This, however was my least favorite book in the series. Where the other books leave you on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next, this book does not. George R.R. Martin left you on a cliffhanger at the end of book 3 and then spends all of book 4 on other "lesser" characters, with no mention of what is happening with the characters from book 3.
He uses different voices to distinguish the characters, speaks very clearly and maintains a good pace.
This book left me a little irritated seeing as how I was anxious to continue the story from book 3 and instead he took the tale in an entirely different direction. I am sure it will all come together in the end, but as for book 4....meh.
Yes. The Game of Thrones series as narrated by Dotrice is the single best audiobook experience i have ever had. I have already listened to all the available books and I'm currently on the 2nd listen. Dotrice does an AMAZING job with the narration.
One comment about the narration: Dotrice seems to have changed some of the accents and pronunciations. Most obvious is Little Finger' and Denarys' sudden change in accent that happens from book 3 to 4. I wish the accents had been more consistent, but that is a minor complaint when taken in context with how epic a production this is.
It would not be possible to recommend this book to anyone due to the removal of great story lines and the addition of those that fail to keep my attention. I loved the first 3 books, but I could not honestly even recommend those based on the 4th book.
Stick with the good story lines and characters from the first 3 books. Quit killing off beloved characters.
I was totally put off by the changed name pronunciations and altered voices of several characters. I especially cannot get over Arya's changed voice to that of an old witch.