It took me awhile to get into the first book, but now I'm totally hooked. I can't wait to see what happens with all the myriad characters and plot lines Martin has weaved so far.
My only (very minor) complaint is that the narration is a bit weird at times - Dotrice seems to weave between accents at some points, and totally misses the intended inflection of some sentences. I can hardly blame him, given the hours and hours of narration he had to perform, and it doesn't take away from the book. Just kind of annoying and preventable.
All the stories are far from happy and joyful - yet irresistible with superbly drafted cliff hangers.
Roy dotrice is incredible as a narrator, yet you labor with him through every minute. Sometimes very difficult to understand. Though, It will not draw away from the next part:)
Westeros in general is the most extensive and marvelous imagining of a country bathed in blood, war, deciet, and pain. George RR Martin is a genius, and will always be the author of this century.
Book three, because its the sequel.
I love these books. I just need a big poster with everyone's name and families so I can keep it all straight.
this is a book whose performance is so good, I think it's better to listen to it than read the book yourself or watch the show.
These books lend themselves so well to narration you would think they were ment to be heard not read. Roy Dotrice performs the voices so well each with a different accent and cadence. Highly recommended for long listening trips.