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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)
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This book has the same narrator as the previous 3, but Dotrice has inexplicably changed the pronunciation of many of the names and given different voices to the various characters.
It's odd, distracting and annoying.
Loved the first 3 books but when Roy changed the voices of the characters and pronounced some of the names differently (like Peter instead of Petyr), it made it harder for me to get into the story. What happened to your character's voices?? Why did Roy change it? Feast of Crows was fine but the narration wasn't.
Horrible! Roy changed the voices in this book. Book 1-3 was awesome but the voices were so horribly different.
The audio edition ensures that I get the names correctly pronounced. It is easier to follow for me when I am commuting and just helps me picture the whole story as it came together.
I enjoy Samual Turley. He seems like a good kid who wants to always do the right thing, but he's even been tempted a few times to ask for what he wants.
His constant changing of his tone and developing an attitude for each character in the storyline.
Don't chose a hero yet.
Please continue with the last books because I would love to learn how the story ends.
Why change great?
The writing style takes a change in this book, it could be due to the 5 years between when a Storm of Swords (2000) came out to when this was published but the flow of the story just feels unnatural.
Still a great series with amazing characters and story line, but you can tell that GRR Martin has evolved as a writer.
Martin gives great power to his characters and sucks you in to where you are rooting for some and despising others. I even care about the swords!
Listened to his recordings of books 1-3. Pronunciations and character voices changes and it is like getting kicked in the stomach every time you hear them speak.
I have read the first 3 books on paper, and thought the audio book would be spectacular. The narrator's voices for characters was cartoonish/childish/HARD-to-listen to.
After reading the previous books, I found myself wondering: What happend? Where are the main characters? Who are the new ones and why? 34 hours of nothing. Chapter after charper waiting for something worthy to arise and very few good things happen.The events from this book could have been condence in five chapters.Very disappointed.
As the previous books Mr. Dotrice did a great job. I didn't care of the different pronunciation of names, I knew who he was talking about. I was more upset about the story.
Like I said before, the events of this book could have be done in five chapters.
I was annoyed by the lack of action, too much talk, talk, talk. I didn't care for most of the characters. I was bored, and couldn't wait 'til the end and no because it was good; I just want to put it aside and never listen ever, ever ever again. I just want my wasted time back.
Yes on George R. R. Martin, HELL NO on Roy Doltrice
Cersei gets caught and has to answer for all of her crimes
The change of character voices from book to book, the change of the pronunciation of characters names from book to book. All of the young women's voices sound like 100 year old witches out of Ireland. These books aren't cheap, the least we should get for our money is a professional quality product. Not something that wasn't checked for accuratness or quality. I have no problem with the story, it's great and I love it, which makes it even harder to listen to Doltrice butcher it.
Yup, I have it on BluRay, DVD, and Ultraviolet Digital Copy
Not to be mean, but I think it's time for Doltrice to retire, before he does anymore damage to this great series.
Yes. By this point I'm too invested to stop reading and have already picked up the 5th book in the series. I also enjoy Dotrice's work for the most part but the way that all the voices randomly changed from the previous was also a big let down.
By following some of the more interesting characters that I truly cared about. Many of the characters that had big cliffhanger moments or suffered an interesting turn of events in the previous book were all but left out to dry in this one.
Yes, I enjoy the life he brings to the characters. It's still a shame that he was unable to recreate consistent voices that he used in previous books that I had come to know and identify with.
I have a hard time feeling like it was. In retrospect I would have rather read a summarized collection of plot points. It's certainly not a book I would be interested in reading a second time.
It was good to continue with the story, but Roy changed the voices of the characters and even how he pronounces their names. It was strange to have the familiar voice perform in such an unfamiliar way
None in this book, he changed them all up...
The pace of this book was so slow, by comparison. The narration was on pace, but off base.
Absolutely, this book is in no way a stand alone. It is almost the prologue to book 5. There are parts that feel like George is starting over completely.
I would rather have read this than listen to the audiobook. The narrator changed the pronunciation of many of the characters names and many of the voices of the characters changed as well.
I grew accustomed to hearing Sam Tarley's voice a certain way and there was a personality in it that help build the characters. When his voice became different in this book it became evident that I would be let down.
This was the same for many of the major characters left living after the first 3 books (Jamie, Arya, Petyr, etc.)
ehhh. I was more impressed that 3 of the main characters were no where to be found in the book.
Roy Dotrice but have him do his homework and make sure that he gave continuity to his performance.
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