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Publisher's Summary

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

Critic Reviews

"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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T?

where's T? kept waiting and waiting and waiting some more... and waiting and waiting and waiting

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Problems with streaming

The book is well written and read, but I had a lot of problems streaming it. It stopped streaming when in forth part of the book and a message came up saying I needed to delete file and upload in high quality. When that did not work I tried normal quality again, that did not work either. After a while I figured out how to download only the fourth part of the book. Luckily I knew exactly where I was because audible could not find it. Other than that a great book!! I love George rr Martin!

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loved it

love this book and narrator is very easy to listen to. so freaking awesome it is

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  • Lisa
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  • 10-12-16

Great story

I love this series. I don't understand why in the fourth book the narrator would change his pronunciation of the names of two main characters. Extremely distracting.

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I Quit!

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

I don't think so.

What do you think your next listen will be?

I'm looking for a new long sci-fi/fantasy novel.

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

Books one through three were excellent, and I couldn't wait to listen to book four to find out what happened to the characters. What a major disappointment! The voices are all off - the names are mispronounced, the characterizations are all wrong, and many of the new characters all sound alike. How could a publisher allow this to happen?

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

None.

Any additional comments?

I think I'll just leave it at books one through three and imagine what might have been.

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Not Dotrice's best

Inconsistent pronunciations, and the occasional character voice mix-up. If you're going to read one on paper, this might be the one for you.

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Change all voices and pronunciations? Story is still great of course

Talk about a complete shattering of the 4th wall. I loved Roy Dotrice until this book. Until I saw how he didn't bother to listen back at himself on the previous 3 full books at how he pronounced word, names, cities, and even events or what voices he used for the most main of characters if not all of them. The story was great of course but it took me half the book to get over how different everything was.

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Better As You Progress

In the beginning I was a little uncertain about the direction of the book when I realized the POVs would be mostly secondary characters. However, as the story progressed, I gained a greater appreciation of their stories and how they affect the overall arc of the primary story. I look forward to it continuing.

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Narrator is a little off from previous titles

The narrator often changes the pronunciation of names, sometimes within two minutes. Theres no consistency.

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Everybody sounds Irish

Almost everybody sound Irish. The pronunciation of certain names completely different from the other books. Not a fan of this reader.