I really enjoyed this first installment of the series. The narrator did a great job with all of the different characters. I do have to say, as a person who watched the show first, I'm impressed at how little was left out in the screen adaptation. The book still offered some viewpoints lost in the show and I'm glad I took the time on this listen.
Fantastic story with few parallels. Compelling characters with deep and well thought out plots. And it is just as unforgiving with who stays and who goes as the rumors tell. Worth the listen.
only reason I'm giving this one star is cause it won't allow me to rate this book lower. the characters are forgettable, there are far too many of these forgettable characters to keep track of, and the pace bored me to the point I couldn't continue. the only reason I got as far into the book as I did was out of a sense of obligation since I already spent money/credit on this travesty.
GoT is, without a doubt, very long and often difficult to follow. I zoned out a lot, but still grasped the overall story and fell in love with several characters and their lesser plot lines. This is definitely a choice that i will listen to several times. the ending was phenomenal. On a lesser note, the sex scenes all kinda blurred together. This also contains lots of rape, so be warned. I had to skip through some brutal sections for this reason and for gratuitous violence. have fun!!