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  • Searching for Dragons

  • The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Patricia C. Wrede
  • Narrated by: Words Take Wing Repertory Company
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429

Those wicked wizards are at it again! This time they are draining power from the Enchanted Forest. And that does not sit well with Mendanbar the King. On the advice of the witch Morwen, Mendanbar decides to consult with Kazul, the King of Dragons.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Terrifyingly bad supporting cast

  • By Dan Nikolaides on 12-02-15

Wonderfully funny title

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-11

Patricia C. Wrede's Enchanted Forest Chronicles are an incredibly fun series. I love her wit, and the way she throws so many references to canonical fairytales into her writing in such an off-hand way. The characters that she has created with Mendanbar, Cimorene, and Kazul, not to mention Telemain, Morwen, and the cats, are some of the funniest and pleasantest that I have encountered in children's literautre.
I'm not a huge fan of full cast narrations as quite often they can be rather cheesy. In this case, however, the cast was wonderful. My only complaint is that not all of the character’s voices are the same from book to book. In some cases, this may not be a huge change, but in others (Cimorene and Kazul, for instance) it is very noticeable. Still, they all do an excellent job. I would recommend this for anyone looking for a light, humorous read - especially if you like fantasy or fairytales.

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  • A Feast for Crows

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 31 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,638
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,846
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,870

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • No Roy Dotrice

  • By Aaron on 12-07-05

Five star book, 1 star narrator

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-25-10

First off, I know that this book felt a little incomplete because of the way GRRM decided to split it. HOWEVER, for the characters the story did follow, I felt it did a fantastic job. Now if only he will get Dance with Dragons finished.... Anyway, great story.
That being said, I did not feel that this narrator was appropriate for the story. It wasn't that I disliked his voice; it was actually quite pleasant. However, he reads in something of a monotone and does not seem to be able to vary his voice by character. If he were to narrate a non-fiction title, he would be fantastic. As a fiction narrator, though, he fails abysmally.... Because there was so little variation between characters, it was frequently hard to tell who was speaking. Additionally, he had a strange rhythm...almost as if he were trying to turn GRRM's prose into poetry. Perhaps I am being too harsh, however. Almost anyone coming after Roy Dotrice's awe-inspiring narrations of the series' previous three titles would be at a severe disadvantage....

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