I liked it, but had to rewind and listen to parts over.
Difficult to connect the timeline of each character, and the differing names and different nicknames or titles some are called..
The performer's singing makes me cringe. I thought Moonboy was bad enough. But the "Bear Song" is worth fast forwarding through. Even though you miss part of Sansa's story.
I don't normally read war stories, the barbarian DNA of avenge, revenge sickens me. This story, however, allowed me to get past that by introducing the Giants and Mammoths, Wildlings and "Others". This gave the Storm of Swords a lift off the predictable muddied honor and betrayal scenarios into more of a 'sci-fi' read. I became a fond fan of Jon Snow and Ghost. I unexpectedly enjoyed this book, the mounting tensions in the Realm, the rising power of Daenarys Targaryen, the story of Winterfell, the appearance of the Wildlings and the story of the lands Beyond The Wall...and I especially love the final scene in the epilogue~ it gave me goose bumps.
I won't lie, I wasn't that thrilled with the first book. I kept thinking that the characters were dying to soon for me to care about them. But the ones that have lasted. Oh man. They are wrecking me. This has been the most action packed so far. The epilogue had me pretty confused as they brought in another character that was hard to love but then...the twist...now I am practically forcing my hands to write this review before starting the next book.
This continuation was a joy from start to finish. Mr. Martin certainly knows hire to weave av engrossing tale.
Love to learn, love to be entertained, and with a commute like mine, audio books are a godsend!
I can handle a book being long or boring, but both is too much. The story is largely flat until about half way through, and ends on some fairly solid notes. You might want to consider the abridged version (though I haven't listened to it) if you're on the edge of losing interest. It was a struggle to listen to sometimes.
This one is a mixed bag, in some ways the weakest, and in some ways the strongest I've listened to date. The whole thing is worth the listen, just know your interest might wane like mine did.
Tyrion, but there are many other great character I feel he performs well too.