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A Feast For Crows: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Four

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: George R.R. Martin

Narrated By: Roy Dotrice

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: December 2011

Duration: 33 hours 54 minutes

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.

It is a time when the wise and the ambitious, the deceitful and the strong will acquire the skills, the power, and the magic to survive the stark and terrible times that lie before them. It is a time for nobles and commoners, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and sages to come together and stake their fortunes . . . and their lives. For at a feast for crows, many are the guests, but only a few are the survivors.

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  • Katie C

    I absolutely despise this narrator. This is the fourth book in the series and he is still changing the main characters names. Caitlyn for Catelyn...Really? Tyrell tirell?? Who cares how anything is pronounced. And that was only a few hours into it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Michael Jackson

    Exceptional book, but the narrator randomly decided to switch voices for every single character halfway through the book, as well as change the pronunciation of a few names. I realize this is a small problem, but it was confusing at first and annoying in the long term

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Jessica White

    I'm convinced that this is the first book in the series that the narrator recorded as he changed voices and pronunciations that had been consistent for the first 3 books. It's super annoying.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • oodeluph

    I have read reviews decrying this later entry from George R.R. Martin's "Game of Thrones" series. After reading and listening to this book I think they aren't thinking straight! This novel, "A Feast for Crows" is wonderful and a VERY worthy continuation of the series. It expands the world we've been given and adds characters. It keeps everything from becoming stale! I cannot wait for receipt of the next set, "A Dance with Dragons"! Mr. Martin has taken the fantasy genre to a whole, new level; this "reads" like real life...

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

  • J Noyes

    The narrator really botched this one. I enjoy the fact he uses the different voices but he changed those voices for several characters during the readings which threw me off while listening. He also changed the pronunciation of several characters names. The "Peter Balsish" character was the biggest noticeable change both in voice used and name pronunciation followed by the "Sam Tarley" character.

  • Justin B

    The narrator does an amazing job of bringing this series to life. This was the first audio book to which I have listened. I was always worried about the presentation of the story, but my expectations were were beyond surpassed! I have always enjoyed having the actual book in my hands to read, but now that I've become on-the-go and seem to be on the road much more than I'd like, this has proven to be a great alternative. The book itself was tremendously detailed, and continued the story well! I cannot wait to read (or listen to) the next installment!

  • Dan R

    Story was great. The audio was not that crisp at all. Audiobooks customer service and let me know the issue was fixed but I was already finished with the book

  • Simon C

    For those upset about the narrator change, remember there is a 7 year difference between publications.

  • Cory L

    This series is legendary and this book gets the job done, but the way Sam's chapters are written bore me to death. I realize this isn't the production's fault, so I don't hold it against them. However, it was anticlimactic during every one of Sam's chapters. In contrast, Arya's chapters are so suspenseful. I'm looking forward to book five.

  • Jeff Everette

    I love the series and Roy Dotrice does a decent job at delivering...there are so many voices that it is nearly impossible to recycle accents, that I get, but it drives me crazy when he changes the characters' voices from book to book. You get used to hearing a voice for a person and it is frustrating when the voice and accent change. Other than that, I have no complaints and have truly enjoyed the experience.