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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: 24 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,632
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,838
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,862

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

Required Listening for Performers

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-13

What made the experience of listening to A Feast for Crows the most enjoyable?

The change in pronunciation by the reader is ridiculous and distracting. If you are reading one book in a series you should have listened to the previous books !!!!!

  • A Storm of Swords

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 47 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 49,785
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,747
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 42,729

As opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others, a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow.

  • By Magikarp Salad on 12-22-07

Required Listening for Performers

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

Reviewed: 04-05-13

Would you try another book from George R. R. Martin and/or Roy Dotrice?

The change in readers here was a HUGE error!! I would suggest that previous books in a serious are REQUIRED LISTENING for a new reader in a series. The changes in pronunciation of names and places are distracting and ridiculous!

Unfortunately also the weakest story in the series but still good.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The Queens part makes it worth the read

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

Not a bad reader.. in fact but the performance poor.

  • Wild

  • From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Oprah's Book Club 2.0)
  • By: Cheryl Strayed
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,656
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,462
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,516

At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than “an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise.” But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I Took the Trip

  • By FanB14 on 04-08-13

You don't read it; you experience it

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

Reviewed: 01-21-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

If you want a book that takes you away from your own life and makes you live someone else's experience this is a great one.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Gone Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47,538
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,362

It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!

  • By Theodore on 01-20-13

Great ride

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

Reviewed: 01-21-13

What did you love best about Gone Girl?

Great ride; never dull!! Well read. Drags on a little at the end but this is my only complaint. Well worth reading.

  • The Thirteenth Tale

  • A Novel
  • By: Diane Setterfield
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato, Jill Tanner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,378
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,995
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,009

All children mythologize their birth... So begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter's beloved collection of stories, long famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale. The enigmatic Winter has always kept her violent and tragic past a secret. Now old and ailing, she summons a biographer to tell the truth about her extraordinary life: Margaret Lea, a young woman for whom the secret of her own birth remains an ever-present pain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Amazing Story--2 missing chapters

  • By J. Elliott on 01-28-10

Very Good

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-16-10

Usually a fan of historic fiction, I read this because of its Audible rating and it truly is worth the 5 stars. Intriguing story that pulls you in quickly with wonderful readers.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mirage

  • Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt
  • By: Nina Burleigh
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

Little more than 200 years ago, only the most reckless or eccentric Europeans had dared traverse the unmapped territory of the modern-day Middle East. Its history and peoples were the subject of much myth and speculation: and no region aroused greater interest than Egypt.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A lesson in history

  • By Shari on 01-05-10

A lesson in history

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-10

The perspective of this novel is fascinating. It contains an encyclopedia of information woven together well. Little cumbersome at times but definately worth the trouble.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Throne of Isis

  • By: Judith Tarr
  • Narrated by: Grace Conlin
  • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9

Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, heir to the throne won by Alexander the Great: she was the most powerful woman of the ancient Mediterranean, and the only person standing between Rome and its dominion over the world. She was wife to Julius Caesar, and bore his only son. After his death she took Mark Antony, Caesar's greatest general, as lover and consort, and as her partner in a vast political enterprise. Together they strove to unite Egypt and Rome under one throne.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, bad narration

  • By justin black on 03-26-06

Easy listen full of content

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-10

Very good example of enjoyable historic fiction

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Zeitoun

  • By: Dave Eggers
  • Narrated by: Firdous Bamji
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,169
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 705
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 715

When HurricaneKatrina struck New Orleans, Abdulrahman Zeitoun - a prosperous Syrian-American and father of four - chose to stay through the storm to protect his house and contracting business. In the eerie days after the storm, he traveled the flooded streets in a secondhand canoe, passing on supplies and rescuing those he could. A week later, on September 6, 2005, Zeitoun abruptly disappeared.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Something bold, ebullient, yet quiet

  • By Darwin8u on 10-08-13

Excellent and unexpected

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-10

Excellent historic with very little fiction. Full of surprises and a unique view of a well publicised disaster.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Micah

  • Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 13
  • By: Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Rey Colette
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 495
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 292
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 299

"There are lots of reasons to raise the dead - some private, some public. In this case, the feds have a witness who died before he could speak on the record. They want him raised so his testimony can be taken. So here I am, on a plane to Philadelphia, flying off to do my job."

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Anita Blake As Read by Marge Simpson

  • By Martin on 02-14-11

Micah

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-27-08

Shorter than most in the series. A quick read. Good with background into focal character. More story than multiples

1 of 1 people found this review helpful