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

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
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    (221)
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    (205)
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    (203)

    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. Euron Crow’s Eye is as black a pirate as ever raised a sail, sworn to deliver the whole of Westeros to the ironborn. No less to be feared are their enemies. The Starks of Winterfell and the Martells of Dorne seek vengeance for their dead.

    Simon says: "Whose voice is whose?"
    "Whose voice is whose?"
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    Would you try another book from George R. R. Martin and/or Roy Dotrice?

    After the first three in the series I would have definitely said yes but this is such a disappointment I may not finish the series unless there is a different narrator. It is also worth noting that this is the weakest of the first 4 books - long passages explaining histories of minor houses (I assume they become important later) that just drag along.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Roy Dotrice?

    Rupert Degas, who has done such a terrific job with the Patrick Rothfuss books.


    Was A Feast for Crows (Part Two) worth the listening time?

    Yes, although painful at times to hear different voices for the same characters - not just different to the voices in the first three books but even from chapter to chapter in this book. However as it is part of a series it needed to be got through so the next in series will make sense.


    Any additional comments?

    It actually makes me a bit sad to write this because I thought Roy Dotrice's characterisations in the first three books were brilliant. However in this fourth instalment, the voices are so all over the place that the book was pretty much ruined for me. I actually stopped listening to the book for long periods on two occasions when the voices were so jarringly different to the previous books I couldn't be bothered to persevere. But when Petyr Baelish turned up near the end sounding like King Robert from Book 1 I just burst out laughing. This was so ludicrous and out of synch with the character it made the whole production seem ridiculous. I can see that Roy may have forgotten the voices (given the years between readings) but couldn't anyone involved in the production be bothered to let him know? Do they actually listen to these things before publishing them?

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