If you care what happens to Bryndan blackfish, and other minor characters from the first three, and want to hear hours of descriptions of who was at the battle and what their coat of arms looked like and what they ate at the feast you would be thrilled.
If you want a decent story line, even a little excitement, If you want to know what happened to (excuse my haphazard spelling on all of these) Deaneries and her dragons, Bran and Ricken, John on the wall, any mention of a dire wolf; skip this book completely. There are almost non existent. Remember how the last book ends w/lady Katherine? she shows up two brief scenes in the whole book.
The last five minutes is Martin's explanation that he soon realized he would need TWO books to finish the series. Instead of cutting out the chaff, instead of dividing it so each story half finished, he was going to finish half the stories (of the people no one gives a crap about) and we wait for (and buy) the final (I HOPE) book to figure out what happens to the characters from the first book that I have suffered through the rest of this series in order to hear the end of. Eight credits and over 110 hours in, I think I've given Mr. Martin every opportunity to finish the story. I don't even care anymore.
Also its a new narrator and he changes not only the pronunciation, but also the accented syllable of EVERY SINGLE name in the book, people, places, beasts- I think Jamie was the only one to stay the same. It seemed almost deliberate that he had to pt his own stamp on this reading and make it as different as possible from the previous. It was intensely irritating to try and figure out who he was talking about. There are enough characters in this 120hour mess already- now all their names are changed and we have to figure out who they are? If you do insist on wasting your credits, re-listen to the last one before you start this mess.
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