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.