Really frustrating and a struggle to get through. I switched from the paper books to audio books as a feast for crows and a dance with fashions are terrible. George RR Martin had run out of ideas and it's no wonder he's dragging his heels releasing the following books. I think he's more than happy to let HBO finish the story for him. I don't think I have ever said it before bit the TV show is much better than the books. And I started with the books.
I loved the story and the reading was great for the most part. Some of the characters did not sound the same through the whole series. Like in books 1 and 2 little finger was exactly the he should sound. Then sounded like a brute of a man. But over all a definite buy if you have the other 4 books.
I loved the cliffhanger endings to Jon and Dany. If I didn't finish this book half way through this season, I might feel differently, but Winds of Winter can not come out soon enough.
I find George RR Martin's writing is a significantly different then most other fantasy writers so I can not personally comment on this.
His range of voices was good. His performances in the first and third book were probably his best of the series but I'm not the most picky about his performance.
Since I listen to these books while I'm at work it does make some of the more questionable scenes awkward to listen to even over headphones, but the climax of the book definitely caught me off guard and did have to get up and walk around a bit before finishing the book.
I just wish the sections matched up with the actual chapters better since My friends and I love the fan theories regarding the series it would make it a little bit easier to make cases when the books are not on hand.
Jean M. Halsey
too much dialog and sex not enough action boring a big let down after the other excellent books of the series
The narrator destroys this book, I'm afraid. Danearys sounds like an old crone, and few of the other characters are treated any better. Extremely distracting and a great disappointment.