I'm a very in-depth reader. I love books more than I like tea. That's saying a lot. Although both are great together. Also a writer myself
The book actually exceeds its predecessors and assures you no one is ever safe. How to describe it: Westeros is ruled with a an assurance that in fact all men must die and only a few will make it to the finale of claiming the Iron Throne. Especially, now in this world, you have to ask who will die and who will win? Maybe not with spears and swords but with a flawed system and power given to those who only exceed in the greatness of a world were hope is needed and fear prevails. A powerhouse of a book and surrounds you with a want to know more.
Roy Dotrice as always is the perfect story teller for George R. R. Martin's world.
Catelyn's character and eventually her plead and what follows after is a an unpredicted wedding, a father's end, and a broken relationship with two opposed forces.
It took me months and listening to other books before I got through this book. It's long and the narrator isn't exactly engaging. I'm not sure how much more of this series I can listen to...
Months of listening but every chapter as gripping as the last, brought to life by Roy Dotrice
At work I learn new things and have adventures while listening to many books and podcast.
I love the way after each chapter the surge leaves a cliff hanger. The reader really cares about this story with his voices and sounds to help guide you threw and visually see everything. I follow along at work and threwout the story I will scream or cry and my co workers think I'm nuts.
In the past couple months I've listened to the first three books in A Song of Ice and Fire. I've enjoyed all of them and intend to continue the series. But this book was a clear favorite, starting strong and only getting better as it went along. I've watched five seasons of Game of Thrones as well, and the differences, whether subtle or pronounced, are a big part of what made this book so enjoyable. The development of the plot and divergence from what the show was able to include made this book, and especially it's second half, a riveting read. Not many books can approach fifty hours and still have the reader/listener immediately wanting to pick up the next in the series without pause.