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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: 34 hours 0 minutes

Summary:

THE BOOK BEHIND THE FOURTH SEASON OF THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES

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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  • 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

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful.

  • Chanel V

    I have adamantly recommended this audio series because of the narrator, but the reading of this book has totally lost me. I feel the same as most others, the narrator totally changed voices/accents for main characters. Why arya stark suddenly sounds like a leprechaun instead of an English lord’s daughter, I cannot figure out. And she pronounces her own name as Ari-er, what the heck? Plus one of his character voices made me want to puke with the spit slurping, which was not required based on the author, it seemed to be his own artistic choice.

    3 of 3 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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Ricardo S

    Not too sure what was going to Roy Dotrice on this book. He butchers a bunch of names and it’s really annoying. I though it was a different narrator until I decided to scroll back and see who it was. The book is great if you don’t mind listening to butchered names.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • 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.

    2 of 2 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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Luke O\'Neil

    Save your time and find the summary of this book. I couldn't put the first three books of this series down but this one I had to force myself to keep listening to. The previous books moved along with a quick tempo and engaging content but this installment was thoroughly tedious and somewhat repetitive. At best this could be described as a setup book for what is hopefully a better end to the series. Also, if you are a fan of the other series narrations by Roy Dotrice, be forewarned that his voices and name pronunciation are often very different from the previous books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Krista Buynak

    I love this series and typically love Dotrice's work narrating it as well, but I'm getting more and more annoyed as I listen. Has he forgotten how to pronounce EVERY name? I'm pretty sure he's getting there. He has also changed the voices a bit, which I can forgive to a degree. There are a lot of characters and time between books, but it bothers me a bit that the voice he's using for Jon is the one he usually uses for snobby high born men. He also has Sam sounding like a blubbering idiot, which he's not. I'm just not fond of the changes or the implications behind them.

    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.

  • Stephen C.

    Fantastic writing. The narration was great, in a vacuum. However, comparing his work on this book to the previous three left much to be desired. Changing the pronunciation and voices was extremely disappointing. Characters you had come to know know felt different and strange. The variation between books was very disappointing.

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

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