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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)
He plays the various characters so well and his voice is very distinct with each role.
This book was actually difficult to stay with because it wasn't as action packed as the third book and not as enthralling as the first and second book. Be prepared... a lot more people die in this book and a lot of characters that you want to know more about don't even get addressed.
Nice even without Tyrion on the book....
I didnt like Roy Dotrice Voices.....
Yeap, but is way to long for that
The narration and some of the storylines
I'm not sure how to answer that.
He lets people know who's who, and describes them in detail
Nothing wrong at all.
Did you just CHANGE the pronunciation of the SEVERAL characters?!?!?!?!?!!!!
No worries thats not distracting.
Good work bud.
How come all the accents start to sound the same after awhile?
Loved the first 3 books but if this was the first one I read it would of been the last. I am buying the next book in the hopes that the excitement of the first three books will return. Roy Dotrice was excellent as always.
Say something about yourself!
The narrator has a really good sense of the theatrical and a good sense for the inflection and moods that are set in the book. The does not however have the vocal range or acuity for a story with this many important characters. Many of the knights are done in the exact same voice and even some of the women. The voice used for a character may change during the course of the book as well. if Roy Dotrice narrated and there were other voice actors in the audio play it would enhance the story. The director for Roy Dotrice does do an exceptional job.
A right leaning, open-minded, history science and international intrigue buff.
I throw my lot in with Pi and many other reviewers. In fact, Pi is spot on in his description of the narrators "jarring" changes and the laborious story line. I found this book to be much slower moving with a host of new characters to follow. In some ways I feel like I"m trudging through just to get to the next one.
A dreamer who loves the adventures hidden in every story!!
Roy Dotrice you are amazing! He made this story come to life for me. I partially read this and partially heard, and listening to it sometimes was so much better than reading it yourself. As usual it has taken me forever to get through this book, not because its boring or a drag. I unfortunately do not have the time I would like to dedicate to reading this quickly. Having said that this story keeps getting better and better. I love the intrigue, the uncertainty of not knowing who is good and bad, coz that keeps changing and the best part is as soon as you think you have something figured out, the proverbial ground gets yanked from under your feet and you are back at being left clueless. I am going to start on the Dance of Dragons asap, as I want to know what happens to Daenerys, Jon and especially Tyrion. In this book there are no chapters on these characters. This book concentrates on Cersei, Jamie, Brienne, Sansa, Sam and some other characters. This book is more focused on Kings Landing and the happenings of Westros. I wish I could tell you what happens, I am so happy for the time being with one of the characters situation. Lets just say that they reaped what they sowed, and I hope it stays that way. Just read it and you will know what I mean!
Great story, needs to be re-recorded
The complex plot
I think Roy gave up on this novel. Not only have pronunciations and accents of characters changed from the previous books, but he flip-flops throughout this book.
There is already a TV show
Sooo glad I decided to ignore the negative reviews of the narrator and try the book for myself. I have nothing bad to say about Roy Dotrices' narration. His variety of voices is a pleasure to listen to and the book is riveting as the other 3 before it. Loved it!!!! Would advise anyone to listen for themselves. On to the next book and can't wait to get started. Happy listening all.
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