A Feast for Crows

Version: Unabridged
Author: George R.R. Martin
Narrator: Roy Dotrice
Genres: Fantasy
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Published In: March 2012
# of Units: 27 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
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Overview

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.

Reviews (39)

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Written by Marko N. on August 5th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

When I pause the book for like +5hours it forgets the spot I paused it to. Then the next time I listen to the book I need to find the spot where I left of, which was usually like +/- 2mins.

Written by Micah D. on January 26th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

The darkest book in the series yet. The tone is dark, as GRRM takes the reader through war-torn Westeros. Lots of character development, and dynamic shifts. I’ve read through ASOIAF four times now, and I keep on finding more details and intrigue in A Feast For Crows.

Written by Stephen C. on November 4th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 4/5

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.

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Written by Autumn H. on September 26th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 1/5

The series of books is excellent, but these chapters are long and boring without much pertinent action in the story line. It was a chore to finish this book.

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Written by Dean N. on July 3rd, 2018

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Definitely the slowest paced book in the series so far. I found myself groaning when being dragged away from more interesting parts of the book to hear yet another chapter about Cersei’s escapades, or Dornish politics that were thankfully omitted from the television series. But far worse than that was the narrating. How does Roy Dotrice possibly forget the voices and pronunciations he’s used for a cumulative 100 hours or so in previous books? In some cases he would forget to change his voice so it sounded like one character was talking to himself. In other cases, voices for the same characters would change so drastically (even from chapter to chapter) that they didn’t even fit the character anymore. Very bizarre...I’m hoping he doesn’t narrate the next installment but I think I’ll be disappointed there.

Written by Chanel V on March 6th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 4/5

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.

Written by Ricardo S on February 26th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

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.

Written by Anonymous on February 18th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

As always great book! I came to know of the book series because of the HBO show. As usual the characters are what drive everything. If you are up to date with the show, take the time to listen to the books.

Written by J Noyes on December 15th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

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.

Written by Katie C on September 27th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 3/5

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.

Author Details

Author Details

Martin, George R.R.

George R. R. Martin is the perennial "New York Times" bestselling author of the epic, critically acclaimed, and wildly popular series Song of Ice and Fire.