Overall a great story, but this book seemed to get a little bit slow. Some of the characters that were really lively and interesting were either killed off or got a bit boring. Nonetheless I will certainly be continuing the story.
No, only becouse of the poor naration
Every character comes across as being 75 year old woman. And he changed the voices and the way he prononces characters names from the previous three novels. I don't even think I can finish lisening to it....
Feast for Crows is a meandering ramble through Westros. The story stalls out a little bit in this fourth book of the Song of Ice and Fire saga. Most of Feast for Crows is setting up action for the next books in the series. Many new characters are developed and many new plot themes are started but for the most part the book feels more like an appetizer than the main course.
This is the slowest book of the series as much of it is not action but character and plot development.
Some of the voice characters have changed in sound. Once you get used to the new voice he stays with it for the rest of the book. One thing that I do not like is when the narrator makes preteen girls sound like old crones.
Only if you plan to listen to/read the rest of the series. There is not much compelling in Feast on it's own.
One of my favorite characters dies in this book and I am not sure what plot is served by the way they died. Of course now that Martin has intorduce resurrection maybe they aren't really gone for good.
The narrator changed pronunciation and voices for the characters. It took me awhile to figure out what characters were being read about.
There are some of the characters that I enjoy hearing about that aren't included in this book.
The change to characters names and voices has been hard to adapt to.
Yes, because I want to finish the series.
The continued politics of the book is interesting, unfortunately the new pov characters are the most boring and/or least likeable.
This is the same guy who read the first three but for some unknown reason he chose to change the pronunciation of some of the characters names and what accent he had which was extremely distracting. For example: Lady Catelyn went from being pronounced Cat to Kate and Arya's accent totally changed.
This recording has one similar problem to the first three which is that they seem to base the part breaks purely on time instead of chapters, so that sometimes it is mid-sentence. It would be better to have the parts be slightly different times and end at the end of a chapter.
Dotrice helps bring the characters alive not just by putting a voice to their name but with the coughing, sneezing, hard breathing etc... He really makes you dislike Gyles!
No, I listen to it on my commute to work.
Please keep narrating these books, Dotrice!
I've LOVED Roy Dotrice's performance in the three previous Game of Thrones books, but I'm not quite sure what happened with this one. Not only is he pronouncing names and places differently in this book - by he completely changes voices on some of the people we have come to love (Arya sounds like Ygritte??)! Roy MADE the other audio books for me and I didn't want to stop listening. The inconsistency in the narration on this book is making for much slower going.
If you loved Roy's narration in the three previous books, make sure to set your expectations quite a bit lower for this one. Bummer.
This book is not as good as the first three but trying to figure out who was who was even worse. The voices for the different characters were not the same as well as the way some of their names were pronounced. What was the publisher thinking when they allowed this huge flaw!
no...different narrator with a different voice and character for the already established characters.
Love Roy Dotrice... loved the first three book anyawy.... the character voices in this book are different...and its terrible. The characters whom are well established and you love completely switch personalities... no good!!
seriously audible... I want my credits back...
Roy Dotrice appears to forget which accents and voices he had used for whom in the previous volumes, this is quite disruptive if you have listened to them consequetively. It is unfortunate as it detracts from the listening pleasure of the books. The story is still great and well worth a listen, shame he didn't keep a tab on something so integral to reading a series of books. The same mistake occurs in a dance with dragons with more characters.