I had a hard time getting into it at first because there are so many chsracters, but once I got them all straight I really enjoyed the book and the narrator really brought the story to life. It ended in a cliffhanger, so I am about to check for a volume 2.
I can't wait to read the next book in the series. There is a little bit of everything in this book, romance, intrigue, drama, fantasy...
Very much enjoyed this book as well as the accompanying TV show. The performance was excellent and overall I would recommend this to a friend. My only qualm is that I like to let my imagination run a bit more and Mr. Martin's style of writing does not allow for much of that it would seem.
I got into Game of Thrones through HBO, like so many. But when I got to the end of season 5 I craved more. I don't have the time to read the books, but I do have a lot of windshield time in my car. So I figured I'd put it to use and listen to the books.
I can honestly say that once I started listening to this performance, I rarely stopped unless I was sleeping or with company. I listened while I drove. I listened while I did chores. I listened while I drifted off to sleep, making use of Audible's excellent sleep timer. It's not just Georege RR Martin's excellent writing that made this such a compelling listen. It's also the stellar performance given by Roy Dotrice as he gives life and personality to the characters on the page.
I got my audible account and subscription purely so I could listen to A Song of Ice and Fire. And it's a decision I don't regret in the slightest.
I loved everything about this. The story is epic and I highly suggest listening if you also watch the HBO series as it really helps get all of the characters and story lines in order. Roy Dotrice is a gem! I loved how he varied the voicing for each character and he was so pleasant to listen to. I highly recommend this audio book and can't wait to continue in the series!
I'm a busy person and don't have time to read and this was great! Kept entertained and my ADD self listening through 95 percent of it! Wish my car would never have to fill up cause I wanted keep listening!
Difficult to follow the characters via audio as they move from scene to scene and I couldn't quite figure out who was related to who or who was routing for who.