no, because it's so long and takes a lot of time and committment.
All of George RR Martins books are dark, intense and very detailed regarding battle scenes and emotional struggle.
He was very good at individualizing the voices for each character. He made it easy to get lost in the story.
I liked it, but had to rewind and listen to parts over.
Difficult to connect the timeline of each character, and the differing names and different nicknames or titles some are called..
The performer's singing makes me cringe. I thought Moonboy was bad enough. But the "Bear Song" is worth fast forwarding through. Even though you miss part of Sansa's story.
I don't normally read war stories, the barbarian DNA of avenge, revenge sickens me. This story, however, allowed me to get past that by introducing the Giants and Mammoths, Wildlings and "Others". This gave the Storm of Swords a lift off the predictable muddied honor and betrayal scenarios into more of a 'sci-fi' read. I became a fond fan of Jon Snow and Ghost. I unexpectedly enjoyed this book, the mounting tensions in the Realm, the rising power of Daenarys Targaryen, the story of Winterfell, the appearance of the Wildlings and the story of the lands Beyond The Wall...and I especially love the final scene in the epilogue~ it gave me goose bumps.
I won't lie, I wasn't that thrilled with the first book. I kept thinking that the characters were dying to soon for me to care about them. But the ones that have lasted. Oh man. They are wrecking me. This has been the most action packed so far. The epilogue had me pretty confused as they brought in another character that was hard to love but then...the twist...now I am practically forcing my hands to write this review before starting the next book.