GAME OF THRONES: A NEW ORIGINAL SERIES, NOW ON HBO.
Few books have captivated the imagination and won the devotion and praise of readers and critics everywhere as has George R. R. Martin’s monumental epic cycle of high fantasy that began with A Game of Thrones. Now, in A Feast for Crows, Martin delivers the long-awaited fourth book of his landmark series, as a kingdom torn asunder finds itself at last on the brink of peace . . . only to be launched on an even more terrifying course of destruction.
A Feast for Crows
It seems too good to be true. After centuries of bitter strife and fatal treachery, the seven powers dividing the land have decimated one another into an uneasy truce. Or so it appears. . . . With the death of the monstrous King Joffrey, Cersei is ruling as regent in King’s Landing. Robb Stark’s demise has broken the back of the Northern rebels, and his siblings are scattered throughout the kingdom like seeds on barren soil. Few legitimate claims to the once desperately sought Iron Throne still exist—or they are held in hands too weak or too distant to wield them effectively. The war, which raged out of control for so long, has burned itself out.
But as in the aftermath of any climactic struggle, it is not long before the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters start to gather, picking over the bones of the dead and fighting for the spoils of the soon-to-be dead. Now in the Seven Kingdoms, as the human crows assemble over a banquet of ashes, daring new plots and dangerous new alliances are formed, while surprising faces—some familiar, others only just appearing—are seen emerging from an ominous twilight of past struggles and chaos to take up the challenges ahead.
©2007 George R.R. Martin (P)2011 Random House
"Of those who work in the grand epic-fantasy tradition, Martin is by far the best.... [He] is a tense, surging, insomnia-inflicting plotter and a deft and inexhaustible sketcher of personalities.... This is as good a time as any to proclaim him the American Tolkien." (Time)
"The only fantast series I'd put on a level with J.R.R. Tolkein's The Lord of the Rings…. It's a fantasy series for hip, smart people, even those who don't read fantasy…. If you're new to the series, you must begin with Book 1, A Game of Thrones. Once you're hooked…. you'll be like the rest of us fans, gnawing your knuckles until book 5” (Marta Salij, Detroit Free Press)
“THE MOST impressive modern fantasy, both in terms of conception and execution, is George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire.… A masterpiece that will be mentioned with the great works of fantasy.” (Contra Costa Times)
I had a really hard time getting through this book the story itself was boring it focuses on more minor characters and almost nothing of import happens in the whole book. The narrorator also seemed to have forgotten how he read the previous 3 books the voices for so many characters changed it was confusing and annoying. Eventually I'll get book 5 but after this one I need a break from the series
This review comes after the third time through listening and I think that this might be one of my favorite and not because of the progress story as a whole but because of the hints of the story's future.
Struggled through the beginning and middle. Performance was fair. The ending was masterful. It is a story that can really stick with you for quite some time. Thank you
It hasn't been my favorite of the series so far but the narrator is amazing. I will be listening to the entire series pretty much just to hear this amazing entertainer.
Just finished the book. It was great. A nice change of charachters and pace. Interesting twists.
Narration was a painfull and unfortunately something to endure in order to grasp the great story and world of GOT.
In my case I could only listen to book 4 during my commute and reading was not an option at the time. So I suffered through it, almost giving up many times, only to push past the spitting, wet sniffs and unbearable voices, all for the love of the story.
It is not an easy book to narrate, I'll give that much, but this is so FAR from what the book deserves, it just a shame.
Now, if you like to hear hours and hourd of 90 years old toothless men and women with an irish accent, all with flem, cough, rasp and slurps... You will enjoy this.
I will admit one thing, when not doing a character or voice, the normal voice of the narrator is great and sounds like a master story teller... But this book is 80% dialogue...
I will READ the next one and enjoy the like of Pete Bradburry (#demoncycle) when listening to an audiobook.
Note to Audible: I will PAY for all 5 audiobooks in a heartbeat at full price if this series is re-issued with a new narrator!
Last but not least: thank you Mr Martin for the world you created!
Idk why the voices changed for many of the characters. Listening back to back and all of sudden the pronunciations of many of the names is different and the characters voices are different. Was a bit off putting but it's k
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