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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.
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"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)
Roy Detrice can't seem to figure out if it is Kaitlyn or Katlyn (as in previous books). He has little consistency in his voices for characters from previous books and he mispronounces several words. Good story though, despite the shoddy narration, which does make the story confusing.
Very disappointed. Can't believe I listen to the whole thing. This is the last book in the series I get.
Roy would have done better had he kept the voices from the previous books but otherwise he did well. The story itself was well written, however it might have been better if there had been more points of view as in the previous books.
Not an exciting read when compared to the first three books. Often felt like a soapoperah, constantly discussing one character or another's "feelings", but with out the thrilling rush of the decisiveness of a war looming in the background. Last three hours is where all the juice is, otherwise nothing to carry you through the book. I hope everything that happaned in this one mattered in regards to affecting the next book, because lots of it felt like it dint even matter in this one.
I feel like he story is finally coming together, now. A good listen, as always, though this reading has a number of random pronunciation changes/variations that are unexpected, staying with the same and narrator for so long.
By George R. R. Martin, Yes. But not another Series by Roy Dotrice.
If the narrator would have been as good as he was in the first 3 books.
Hope they got their money back from Roy Dotrice.
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cat wait for the next one!
great performance by Mr. Dotrice.
whisked away to Westeros once again & again.
bring on next book of the series
Another great story in the series, but the changes in pronunciation of names and places is jarring, especially when it changes within the same paragraph.
The narration is not up to the same quality of its three predecessors.
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