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What did you like about this audiobook?
The pov character of Cersei is interesting, she is such an important character in the series it feels like the audience is now privy to some new insights
How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?
I am sad to say this is probably the least interesting book of the series, it is extremely difficult to connect emotionally with the characters but that's probably because the choice of characters used, being either new characters or secondary characters instead of the primary characters we have grown to love
Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?
This book is a little off track and probably needs to be edited a bit and perhaps combined with book five
What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?
I found the narration in this book unbearable to the point that I had to switch to hard cover. I actually don't believe this is Roy Dotrice or if it is then it wasn't him in previous books. I can live with the fact everyone sounds like pirates, I can forgive him for giving siblings different accents even though common sense would tell you that families that have lived together all their lives should sound like they are from the same country, but when I got to arya stark and the voice was the one used for mance Rayder I couldn't listen any more. I never understood why mance sounded like an old Irish peddler woman, I thought that was was pretty bad given his power and presence he is supposed to have but why is arya now Irish? And low class? Would it be too difficult to listen to previous narration and keep some consistency? My recommendation is to listen to the demo before purchasing this audio. So disappointing.
Do you have any additional comments?
Overall I love these books, books 1-3 were amazing and I think the last two will be of the same standard
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
What would have made A Feast for Crows (Part One) better?
Narration was poor - which is a shame as the I thought the first 3 were top notch.
Has A Feast for Crows (Part One) turned you off from other books in this genre?
No - this was an anomaly - part 5 got things back on track
How did the narrator detract from the book?
The accents differed from the previous 3 books. Quality was'nt as good.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I'm really enjoying this series, but poor old Roy Dotrice is really losing track of all the accents. I know it's a cast of thousands and nobody expects him to find a completely different voice for each character, but when the apparent age and accent of a key individual changes not just between books, but between chapters, it's really quite distracting. Hate to say it, but I don't think it's good enough.
52 of 53 people found this review helpful
I'm a little bit disappointed with the narration of book four. After listening to book one, two and three, I eagerly awaited the release of book four, which seemed to be the only one, out of the five novels missing on Audible. Roy Dotrice brings the books to life, with brilliant narration, giving each character a different accent so that the listener can easily recognise them, however I think that Roy Dotrice had forgotten the accent he gave the characters in the first three books, because he's changed them completely in book four, for example, Arya Stark goes from sounding like a young girl in the first three books, to sounding like an Irish granny in book four, very off putting.
24 of 24 people found this review helpful
In this, and its companion book, though read by the same person, who'd been reading the *last EIGHT* instalments of this EPIC; I come to two books, where main Characters' names have changes [Cat-lyn is now Kait-lyn]. Main places [Myhr is now Meer] & the list goes on & on. I overlooked the *odd* mispronunciation of words such as lichen, et al, through the first 6 books, but- Really; A few ppl have *not done their jobs*, not just the narrator… this *has* to be edited etc too. It's frustrating, takes away from a wonderful story, & is sloppy work from many, who are making much $$$$. Surely there was a pronunciation guide - & surely it *should* have been used consistently.
Very, Very Disappointed.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
The narrator changed his style - how names were said, and how characters sounded. It was really annoying. Still a good book with a good narrator though.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful