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  • A Feast for Crows (Part One): Book 4 of A Song of Ice and Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    Overall
    (269)
    Performance
    (247)
    Story
    (244)

    A Feast for Crows brings to life dark magic, intrigue and terrible bloodshed as the war-torn landscape of the Seven Kingdoms is threatened by destruction as vast as any in its violent past. The War of the Five Kings has ripped Westeros apart. The bloodthirsty, treacherous and cunning Lannisters occupy the Iron Throne, with allies as ruthless as themselves. Lord Frey was host at the Red Wedding, so called for the massacre of the guests, their screams unheard above the music of the feast.

    Candice says: "Can't get past the narration"
    "Can't get past the narration"
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    What did you like about this audiobook?

    The pov character of Cersei is interesting, she is such an important character in the series it feels like the audience is now privy to some new insights


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    I am sad to say this is probably the least interesting book of the series, it is extremely difficult to connect emotionally with the characters but that's probably because the choice of characters used, being either new characters or secondary characters instead of the primary characters we have grown to love


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    This book is a little off track and probably needs to be edited a bit and perhaps combined with book five


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    I found the narration in this book unbearable to the point that I had to switch to hard cover. I actually don't believe this is Roy Dotrice or if it is then it wasn't him in previous books. I can live with the fact everyone sounds like pirates, I can forgive him for giving siblings different accents even though common sense would tell you that families that have lived together all their lives should sound like they are from the same country, but when I got to arya stark and the voice was the one used for mance Rayder I couldn't listen any more. I never understood why mance sounded like an old Irish peddler woman, I thought that was was pretty bad given his power and presence he is supposed to have but why is arya now Irish? And low class? Would it be too difficult to listen to previous narration and keep some consistency? My recommendation is to listen to the demo before purchasing this audio. So disappointing.


    Do you have any additional comments?

    Overall I love these books, books 1-3 were amazing and I think the last two will be of the same standard

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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