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)
excellent storytelling as usual breakdown of the series love the book a must read this is easy 5 starts looking forward to the next book can't wait
The voice actor has change many of the mannerisms, pronunciations, and voices used in previous "song of ice and fire" audio books. While it didn't completely ruin the experience it certainly is jarring to hear Little finger go from being suave and slower of speech to sounding like everyone else.
I love this version and Roy Dotrice does an excellent job reading. My only complaint, and it may seem trivial, is that there are a couple of characters who change accent from previous books or previous chapters. It's not a big thing and I understand how with so many characters it could happen. However, it was a little jarring to the continuity. Overall though, highly recommend.
I really like the narrator, but... He often changes the names of main characters even in twice in a sentence. He calls Joffrey , Jeffry sometimes.. Sometimes he says it right. He has called Brianne of Tarth about 3 different names. He calls Katlin Stark Kaitlin sometime..
Other than that I very much enjoyed listening.
George R. Martin is the best Adult fantasy wtiter of our time. I have enjoyed every thrilling moment, and cannot wait for more. I started with the HBO series, but when I had heard they were deviation from the initial story of the author, I decided to pick up the books. I haven't been disappointed with my decision yet! Now on to the next one :)
The story itself is top notch as is the recording quality...but I find it inexcusable that Mr. Dotrice and the project manager utterly FAILED to review the previous books in order to keep the voices and names consistent. Very disappointed.
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