I enjoyed this book a great deal. Some people seemed bothered by the meandering nature of this story. I enjoyed it all the more for it's breadth. The interludes did confuse me a bit at first, but once I realized they were tributaries off the main story to provide more backgrounds, I just went with it. I would say this book is like a relaxing float down a river. If you want to just get to the end by speed boat, this may not be the story for you. If you want to just follow a story where ever it leads, this is a good one.
The narration of this story was brilliant. The voices were spot on and I was not the least bit distracted by them. In fact, I forgot at times it was not presented by the original cast.
I listened to this book twice in a row and I am sure I will return to it on my next long drive. I found this much more satisfying than the audio books which are a blend of narration and tv show audio.