I do not understand how the same person that has read literally hundreds of hours of the same book suddenly starts saying some of the names differently compared to the previous 3 books.
Especially in the very beginning it's clear he is not sure how to pronounce some of the names so they differ from sentence to sentence. It gets better towards the end, but it's still funny that Petyr Baelish has suddenly become Peter for example.
ROY DOTRICE. See Below.
Most of this book is told through Cersei. Which is annoying, because she is such a horrible crazy person. Each new paranoid rambling of hers is worse than the last.
At least one significant character that was featured repeatedly in previous books is reportedly killed "of screen." It's just reported like it had no significance.
Several of the best characters are not featured in this book AT ALL, or almost not at all.
He is possibly the worst reader I have ever heard. Most of it is probably not his fault. A good producer would have caught his mistakes and had him correct himself, but that didn't happen. He miss reads words, and mistakes who is talking. He mixes up the voices he uses for characters and changes pronunciations (of names, places, objects...), not just from book to book in the series, but also within a single book. This WHOLE series needs to be redone with a proper producer.
The story carries on and this is the shortest book by far. I can only hope that the 5th book saves the series.
This book really did a great job expanding characters and filling in spots in the plot but it was very tough for me to get into it in the beginning. about 1/3 of the way into the book I was hooked though (as I am with all of R.R. Martin's books) If you are reading this series and hit this book with the same issues I had don't worry - it is worth it - I'm already half way through book 5... love 'em!!
Inconsistent voices and narrations, full of changing accents - not only varies from book to book but chapter to chapter so characters are poor and often sound the same and when there is dialogue it sounds like a monologue... lazy and shoddy.
I would have to agree with an earlier review that the voice acting changed significantly in this book. Many of the characters has drastically different voices even though Dotrice narrated all of the book. Made things pretty confusing sometimes.
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.