A Feast for Crows

Version: Unabridged
Author: George R. R. Martin
Narrator: John Lee
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Published In: November 2005
# of Units: 26 CDs
Length: 26 hours
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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. 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.
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.

"From the Hardcover edition."

Reviews (5)

Written by Alicia Freeman on January 12th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I am only about an hour into this book--listened to Roy Dotrice for the first three--and this narrator is TERRIBLE!! I am considering putting the audiobook down and dedicating myself to reading it instead. Maybe I will get used to his over-dramatized reading of the book, but for now, he's driving me bonkers.


Written by Jonathan Jones on January 29th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

What a wonderful story so well written and the players in the story are so well brought out. cant wait till the next installment of the series

great book

Written by Anonymous from Kitchener, ON on July 6th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great book. I have read all the books in this series and even still they are a pleasure to listen to. However, i would only recommend this book if you have read the others in the series.

Why George, Why?

Written by Big Jeff on June 11th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 2/5

If you've listened to the first 3 books in this series, you will seriously miss Roy Dotrice, the narrator. The narrator of this book does not compare. Dotrice had set a new standard for narration in the first 3 books of this series. Narration is not quite the right word, "voice acting" or performing is more like it. Worse, Martin's series which is on the way to becoming a literary masterpiece really struggles in "Feast". I found myself wondering what the purpose was of certain points of view. Perhaps it was difficult to match the epic battles of "Clash of Kings" and "Storm of Swords", but what was there didn't do it for me. Sadly if you're a fan of the "Song of Ice and Fire" series, you're going to have to put the time in on this book. I'm a huge fan, and I'm sure that better things are coming with "Dance with Dragons".

A Feast for the Discerning Reader

Written by Jo Lindsey on May 22nd, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

A Feast For Crows is a well written and exciting story which captivated my imagination. I was not familiar with this author and did not realize initially that this was the 4th novel in a series. As a result I had difficulty understanding the structure of the story. But this novel so intrigued me I reseached the author and read the background of the previous 3 novels and got myself on track. I will be reading the previous 3 novels and any subsequent novels in this series. I highly recommend this series to anyone who appreciates complexity in character development and great dialogue in a really well written novel.

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.