It would be better if it wasn't full of unexpected evil and horror!
As soon as I start to get a feel for a character and get involved in their story line, they are killed. What's the point?
Roy Dotrice does an excellent job of reading a very convoluted story line.
I'm disappointed that it's so difficult to get involved in the story line with all the deaths and dying coupled with all the evil and treachery.
I can't finish listening to this...it's horrible.
I had a hard time with this book on many levels. The narrator sounded like he was salivating over every word. It was so distracting to me. The book itself was hard for me to follow because there were just too many characters and not enough character development for me to be able to follow who was who. Lastly, it got to be a bit "saucy" for my tastes.
No, I don't believe so. I ordered this mostly because of the hype. I truly can't understand what all of the excitement was about.
No, mostly because of the above comments.
I started the series with the TV show, and was skeptical whether it was worth investing the huge amount of time this series requires. I only speak to season 1 vs book 1 - but it's as accurate a reproduction of the book as any tv or movie series I've ever seen. It's almost uncanny.
I do believe that the TV series provided an excellent framework for the characters, watching their development, knowing what's going to happen - that was fascinating to observe subtleties in conflicts that are cleverly inserted.
Overall, this listen isn't required to start reading book 2 - but the depth and backstory and precision behind motives that is communicated is very fulfilling.