Second listen after watching HBO TV drama of the same title. Book is a much better story. I've read the entire series so relistening to book one has been even more fun with all of its foreshadowing. It also makes my even less of an HBO fan. The TV drama has gone way way off the the rails in season five. Stick to the books.
Everyone knows how great the story ASOIAF is. The narrator does a great job at transporting you to the world within. I've already read all the books so far, but listening allowed me to pick up on things I either missed or forgot.
the author doesn't slow down for you. doesn't take the time to explain things that should be able to be infered from the text. You have to be an adult and figure stuff out for yourself.
Narrator pronounces some words oddly and changes pronunciation of character names which c can be very confusing. Often he pronounced a character name differently in one sentence than in the immediately previous. Mostly is just a slight annoyance bit can be confusing and takes away from the immersiveness of the performance.
Title says it all. Reader is ok but I've heard better. But still definitely worth getting
The story was excellent I love George R. R. Martin's descriptive words. Definitely a master of fantasy.
My pet peeve with this story is the narrator changes how he pronounces the names every other time he says them. It's only a little thing but it got under my skin.