Very well performed, and I love the storyline for this book--the author has written so much emotion and physical joy and pain into each character. However, the book would have been just as enthralling without the sexual descriptions. I suppose those were added to appeal to society's baser nature. Overall, however, it is a wonderful story of the strength of family, the sadness of war and treachery, and the oftentimes blindness, of love.
The narrator does a good job of changing his voice for different character.
The story seems to drag on at parts, but it is providing details that will be important in later books.
I love me some Roy Dotrice! The performance is fantastic and the story is really a fantastic, sprawling adventure drama. I love this series. The read / performance is so fantastic that it will ruin audio books for you, because there are few that even come close to the badassness of Roy Dotrice.
I love audio books. As I spend hours a day driving they keeps me going. Thank you great performers and delightful writers.
There are Knights. Queens and kings good and evil. The word pictures are amazing. You feel the brutal cold. See the battles. Addicting.
Sometimes it takes a bit to build the characters and especially as many as there are in this book. After listening to the entire series I now KNOW the characters and it made the second time easier to follow.
Great story and great listen. I agree with other reviews the narrator is definitely annoying. However, it could not have been executed any better! It is this style of narration that is annoying. I would prefer to simply hear the story read with or without an accent but in one solid voice. I'm sure others prefer this more annoying style where the narrator changes his voice and exaggerates every character.
The story is fantastic but the narrator is terrible and detracts from the overall story. His voices for female characters make them sound like they are eighty years old and feeble and his voices for Varys, Baelish, and Tyrion Lannister are just awful. I almost didn't finish the book because of this, but I'm glad I didn't give up because the story is very good.
This service is awesome for people that listen to 70 hrs of books each month while driving. Great deal, I just upgrades to the 2 books a month after trying the free one month trail.