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.
Interested in history, war, and Russia
I listened to the first 3 audiobooks rather quickly after getting addicted to the HBO show. I read the reviews for this book, the fourth, on this site and came away with the idea that a) the book is boring and b) Dotrice's performance ruins the book. I actually put off buying it for a month and listened to another book instead, but after that was finished I realized I missed my Song of Fire and Ice series so I went for it and purchased A Feast for Crows.
I don't know if it was the low expectations going into it, but I found myself pleasantly surprised and just as interested in this volume as the previous ones. Yes, Dotrice does pronounce some names differently, like Peter instead of Petar, or Catelynn instead of Catlyn, and Aryas voice is different, but you get used to it really quick. I might not have even noticed the change in Aryas voice unless it had been pointed out by other reviewers. As far as the names go, I still know who he is talking about and to be honest if I was reading the books, I would probably never have figured out the correct pronunciations of most of the names unless I heard them in the show.
Yes, Tyrion, Dany, etc are missing from these books. I thought that would bother me since I adore these characters as does anyone who watches the show. I also thought the introduction of so many new characters would be confusing without having the show for a reference. However, I really ended up liking the narrators and the plot of the book. I didn't think it was as slow/boring as other readers have suggested. Getting different points of view (Cersei) and meeting new people and cultures was more refreshing than I thought. I really started to appreciate the tension- where is Tyrion? What is happening to him? Are these little hints we get about him clues? I really like the mystery of the Margery character as well. What is she really up to?
I usually don't write reviews but I felt the need to throw in my two cents about this audio book after I saw so much negativity and let it get to my head to the point that I almost did not listen to it. If you are a fan of the series, what the hell, you are already in pretty deep and you might as well go for it. Dotrice's narration takes nothing away from the story. He is still on point with most everything and any little changes he has made are easily overlooked as the story develops and you get more invested in it.
If this is the "boring" book of the series, I can't wait for the next one.