I love these books. My only regret is that I didn't start reading them earlier. I haven't watched the shows and I probably won't. Martin is a fabulous writer and there is no way TV can capture his true genius. Roy Dotrice is a great narrator. This is a must read/listen book!!
Well, that would be a little but of a spoiler don't you think? Let's just say, the wedding scenes.
It was definitely my favourite so far. The pacing was much quicker and more dramatic. From the Red Wedding, to the Purple Wedding, to the deaths of the Hound and Tywin Lannister, the shock factor just kept driving, again and again, boom boom boom. I loved it.
I'm listening to the rest of the Song of Ice and Fire series, but I don't plan to listen to him again. Ever. He's inconsistent with pronunciations, doesn't even pronounce names properly, and is sometimes almost impossible to understand. I don't care for him at all.
Audible has convinced me that accessibility and enthusiastic narration of audiobooks is way too convenient to miss out on. This third installment of Game of Thrones was even better than the show!