I read the first four books on my nook. It took over a year because I'd put it down for a few weeks and then go back to it. There are just so many characters! (I've never watched the HBO show but I want to now.). I enjoyed the audiobook so much more. I'm very much looking forward to the next book.
It's hard to review such a popular series, even more so because it's still unfinished, but as I have read all five, and am definitely going to read the last two, it's definitely good enough.
So why am I writing this review?
Roy Dotrice's performance, which fleas been a total fiasco. Trying to make different voices for every character in a books series renowned to have way too many characters, resulting in most of them sounding the same; trying to make different foreign accents for imagined countries and cultures, with the same result. He got one thing right though, in the first book: The old, ugly, evil, toothless, foreign maegi. And when he got that one going so well, he used them for all female voices: The old, ugly, evil, toothless, foreign Cercei, The old, ugly, evil, toothless, foreign Daenerys, The old, ugly, evil, toothless, foreign Arya. A disgrace.
Had this been my first meeting with Audible, it would have been the last too.
Fortunately, I've now heard 70++ Audible books til now, and all of the readings have been a pleasure, so I won't give up on Audible as yet.
I really hope they record these books again with a different narrator. Besides that this is my favorite series and I highly recommend it.
I loved the book but I must admit it was lengthy. It took me over a month to finish but well worth it.
I recommend it to friends.