I abandoned this book after about five hours. Only the second audio book I have abandoned in three years.
A lot of people, ok, 4, but people..Show More » I respect. Literally a lawyer, a banker, a doctor and an astronomer all loved and recommended this book. The guys I play DnD with twice a month. We all read fantasy fiction, and they highly recommend this book.
I just couldn't get into it. Perhaps I'm an intellectual lightweight, perhaps it's a book you need to read rather than listen to. I found it confusing, heavy on deep detail but narrow on engaging plot. If you like R.R. Martin, Abercrombie and Rothfus but disliked The Decline and fall of the Roman Empire, this book may not be for you.
I would love to rate this book higher given that some very well red guys loved it, but it wasn't for me..