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!!
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.