I normally never watch a TV series (or movie for that matter) that I know is based on a book/s until I have read the book/s. This time I was swept up in the TV series and I just had to watch it. Reading the book after didn't hurt how much I absolutely love the book more. The groundwork has been laid out just right so that the rest of the story can be fleshed out without having to go back to explain. I am so excited to read the rest of he books.
Chapter 46 Eddard Stark also has the following chapter, Daenerys in it. I so wish the chapter names included the number and the name, a la "Chapter 46, Eddard". I refer to a cheat sheet to recall which character the chapter is about if my mind wanders.
Enjoyable, gripping story. Can't wait to start the next one. I listened almost everyday, more then twice most days. The auther is skilled at character development and presents a compelling story. You can't go wrong.
This book is great, it gives you more of what the characters are feeling and gives you a better understanding of their relationships to each other.
This is the first book of the fantasy genre I have ever read/listened to. I chose it because of the many rave reviews. I was not disappointed. The author is an astonishingly gifted storyteller, and the narrator...I don't know how much they paid him, but they got their money's worth from him. He gave distinct voices to every character, and there were dozens of them. What a writer George R.R. Martin is. It's hard to believe all of this came solely from his imagination. Highly recommend.