It's like eating a delicious meal. You don't want it to end. You can get lost. I found myself continually referring to Wikipedia to keep track of who was related to who. Still it's well worth the time invested. A great listen. Roy Dotrice is masterful! The best performance by narrator I have ever heard. Can't wait for the next book.
As always, Martin includes some interesting twists and turns. Hard to imagine how he will bring the story to a close in the next book, but can't wait for it to come out.
Roy Dotrice is the perfect man for ASOIAF. This is his most error riddled performance, but if you've been listening from book 1 you know enough of his style that it's easy to ignore and forgive. Other than that, sit back and let the most talented grandfather in all the realms tell you a harrowing tale.
The book went into a lot of detail that could be classed as padding. With the series unfinished, however, it may yet be revealed that those details were necessary. They characters are old friends now and I can't wait to have and end to the saga. Like many though, I want to hire body guards and personal trainers for George R. R. To keep him alive long enough to finish this beast. Somebody had better take notes for the resolution to his story lines in the event of the unthinkable.