if you are a fan of Game of Thrones, then you should be reading or listening :) to this series. I've read through it once, but listening on audio book is so much better. audible makes it really easy to listen and maintain several titles.
Book 2 starts a bit slow, but I ended up enjoying it more. I watched the show concurrently. It's a shame they cut out and changed some of the Qarth storyline in the show. The book's scene when Dany enters the house of the Undying moght be my favorite parts of the books so far. The chapters during the Battle of the Blackwater were just as excellent.
everything and everyone pays the Piper. no one is spared. watch out Deaneries!!death to all
I like that the reader engages the audience and uses varied voices. This is tricky at times, due to accents, to hear words used. Also, if you're a fan of GOT, this guy BUTCHERS some key character names as well as places/phrases. I'd like Audible to have the readers reference the material, it's jarring to hear Petyr (Peter) pronounced as Pe-tire. Reader does an outstanding job building drama and adding inflection where needed to aid in plot development.
Each book is better than the one before. GRRM is the king of character development. Also cannot say enough about Roy Dotrice and his ability to bring characters to life. An all around mesmerizing tale.