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.
The Good: in depth characters, great language, interesting concept, great mystery.
The bad: too many characters. Characters with similar names. Drawn out.
The Ugly: bad narration. Bad narration. Narrator can't read a sentence past the end of the written line. The voices range from good to horribly annoying. Pronunciation is all over the place.
I was disappointed in this, although, it was still quite enjoyable.
San Diego Guy
I just didn't like the narrator's choice for Tyrion, and a few of the female characters. Great and riveting story!