It took two attempts and a lot of skipping to get through this one and It's hard to give this more than two stars when I compare it to the previous novels. Frankly it was too much Cerce and Jamie and nothing significant really happened until the very last pages. I liked it better when all the story lines were addressed in a single book. Martin likes the long novels, but this could have done with some editing.
I love this entire series. The only issue I have is that the reader Roy Dotrice changed the pronunciation of some of the names plus he changed some voices. It kinda through me but other than that, I can't wait for the next one.
Really frustrating and a struggle to get through. I switched from the paper books to audio books as a feast for crows and a dance with fashions are terrible. George RR Martin had run out of ideas and it's no wonder he's dragging his heels releasing the following books. I think he's more than happy to let HBO finish the story for him. I don't think I have ever said it before bit the TV show is much better than the books. And I started with the books.
Many will say that part if the story has stalled I just been amazed about the amount of details George R. R. Martin is able to create to entertain you. I keep loving the series and wanting to have more.
the character development was good. Martin has a way of making the words come to life. I really enjoyed how well he captured the downward spiral of all the main characters. I hope there will be redemption for some but overall it's a darker story and that's good too.
I really love this series. Enthralling storytelling. Great voice work.
I keep harping on Dotrice because the performance has really brought the tale to life for me.
Ok, first of all, the same narrator has done all 4 books. How come he doesn't know how to pronounce names? Every time he said someone's name wrong I wanted to scream!
This book was VERY confusing. I got so tired of going back and re-listening to entire chapters, that I gave up and just kept plowing through. I haven't made it to the end yet. I needed a break. I will finish it because that is my personality, but I'm not going to like it. Book 5 better be better or stamp me DONE.