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A Feast for Crows Audiobook

A Feast for Crows: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 4

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.
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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

What the Critics Say

"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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    Danielle Brampton, Ontario, Canada 01-05-14
    Danielle Brampton, Ontario, Canada 01-05-14 Member Since 2013
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    After having followed this series from book one with Roy Dotrice as its reader, I was disappointed to find he suddenly changed the pronunciation of several characters' names (sometimes he uses different pronunciations in the same chapter). He has also been very good about giving the many characters distinctive voices and accents. In this book, however, some key characters sound very different (Jaime Lannister suddenly sounds just like Tyrion, and Aria Stark is completely changed). These are relatively small complaints, I suppose, but it's distracting.

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    Gregory LOS ANGELES, CA, United States 01-04-14
    Gregory LOS ANGELES, CA, United States 01-04-14
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    What did you like best about A Feast for Crows? What did you like least?

    I love these books, but I had to stop listening to Mr. Dotrice. I cannot understand why someone was not proofing his reading of this book. Pronunciations changed dramatically from the last 3 books, and characters didn't sound anything like what he had previously created. After 3 hours of correcting him every time he reinvented the way Petyr Baelish or Catelyn Stark was pronounced, I gave up. I blame the engineer, and the production house, not Mr. Dotrice.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Consistency book to book.


    Any additional comments?

    I had invested a lot of time listening to the first 3 books and was absolutely appalled to hear how this was handled.
    Bad.

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    marianne United States 01-04-14
    marianne United States 01-04-14 Member Since 2010
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    What disappointed you about A Feast for Crows?

    If I wasn't lost before I was now. I don't know how many times I started all over and still lost. I got basic concepts but only a few characters were really developed to be able to not only remember their strife but their relationship with others.


    What was most disappointing about George R. R. Martin’s story?

    Character and scene development. Great plot but it was like he got confused in his own developments.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Roy Dotrice?

    Narrator was great.


    What character would you cut from A Feast for Crows?

    Danny and her whole ordeal.


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    Randi United States 01-04-14
    Randi United States 01-04-14 Member Since 2014
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    "I felt a little lost at times"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, it is a continuation of the series.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Feast for Crows?

    Finding out Kaitlyn was still alive but disappointed on her manner.


    Have you listened to any of Roy Dotrice’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is the 4th one I have listened to and the performance is just as good as before.


    Could you see A Feast for Crows being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I have no idea who would be who!


    Any additional comments?

    This part was a bit scattered and would have liked it not to have been so long in certain parts.

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    Daniel 01-03-14
    Daniel 01-03-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Roy needs to learn a little consistency"
    Would you listen to A Feast for Crows again? Why?

    Yes this book is good, but its not as good as the previous books especially Roy and the voice changes.


    What other book might you compare A Feast for Crows to and why?

    A dance with dragons


    Would you be willing to try another one of Roy Dotrice’s performances?

    Yes, I like his story telling and the voices he uses for each character but he has a tendency to change the voices, this will take you out of the story.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    40+ hours is a little hard to listen in one setting but it was a book I always wanted to hear.


    Any additional comments?

    Still worth every penny

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    Laci United States 01-02-14
    Laci United States 01-02-14 Member Since 2013
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    Would you try another book from George R. R. Martin and/or Roy Dotrice?

    I listened to the previous books and enjoyed them. This book however, took awhile to get into. In fact I stopped listening, and I am hoping to get back into this series and finish it.


    What didn’t you like about Roy Dotrice’s performance?

    I had to stop listening to this book because the narrator changed the voices! I loved the previous books and couldn't stop listening. Then I started this book and was getting confused because his voice for Aria was different then it was in the previous books, along with other main characters. I will attempt to relisten to this book.


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    Susan L. Stephens Tallahassee FL 12-31-13
    Susan L. Stephens Tallahassee FL 12-31-13

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    "Disappointing narration to a great series"
    What did you like best about A Feast for Crows? What did you like least?

    The storyline is less compelling than prior books and the way the author split up the narratives between books 4 and 5 is less than satisfying. It means entirely too much time spent with Serse and the Iron-Born, not my favorites. But still a good read. However Roy Dotrice the same narrators for all the stories has inexplicably changed the way he voices many of the characters, most notably Arya and Little Finger, and he has completely changed the pronunciation of Katelyn Stark. Rather than getting a better grasp of the characters he seems to be losing it. All the men sound lower class Brits and all the women (except the ones he finds sexy) sound like crones. And his tendency to "voice" action often just makes his words inaudible-- eg a man with a cough or someone he decides needs a stutter or a lisp. Just read!!!!!


    What other book might you compare A Feast for Crows to and why?

    I would compare it unfavorably to books 1 and 2 in this series. His narration there was more even although also irritating (tendency to try to "voice" action like being out of breath just makes it nearly inaudible)


    What didn’t you like about Roy Dotrice’s performance?

    See above.


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    Joe 12-28-13
    Joe 12-28-13
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    "endless genealogies, dreams , & a 10 minute story"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Elevator riders that can escape on the next floor without paying the 34 hour boredom tax.


    Has A Feast for Crows turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Almost


    What didn’t you like about Roy Dotrice’s performance?

    Mr. Dotrice's earlier performances were incredible but something went terribly wrong in this book. No character sounded as they did in earlier books.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Even the 10 minutes of actual story-line came up short.


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    Tiger Lily 12-27-13
    Tiger Lily 12-27-13
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    "The author lost his plot; reader, his voice"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Roy Dotrice created some very memorable character voices that were consistent in books 1, 2 and 3. In book 4 he started pronouncing names differently and had different (annoying voices) for some of his tried and true characters.


    Has A Feast for Crows turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, it's just turned me off to Game of Thrones. I finished 4 and 5 to see if there was any redemption and there wasn't.


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

    I like Roy Dotrice. I couldn't wait to listen to him every day for the first 3 books. I want him to revisit THOSE performances before we get to books 6 and 7.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from A Feast for Crows?

    There are too many to name. There are too many new character POVs, characters that we don't give a fig about. Also far too much 'retelling' of things that are known, not just from other books, but from within the SAME book.


    Any additional comments?

    I was mad about the GoT series, now I'm just mad. I pressed through books 4 and 5 hoping against hope we'd get on to something we cared about. Books 4 and 5 could have easily been edited into 1 single book with a lot more power and a lot less crap.

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    Spencer 12-15-13
    Spencer 12-15-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Continuation but...."
    What made the experience of listening to A Feast for Crows the most enjoyable?

    It was most enjoyable because it keep the story line of Westeros going.


    What three words best describe Roy Dotrice’s voice?

    Roy Dotrice did an OK job on Feast of Crows except he forgot the pronunciation of name of important characters, from previous books, such as Catlyn and Gilly. For the first three books he pronounced them as expected, but book four, it seems he forgot how to saw their names.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no


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