How is this series, full of blood and the meaty thwacking of bastard sword into bone, one of my favorites? One I like so well I've sought it out on CD and listen to it by the hour? There are bits so repetitive that it makes my teeth hurt, and bits which are so hilarious I howl. It works for me, really well. Especially when I'm too grumpy to read anything else, I can listen to this.The narration is mostly wonderful, but Oregon place names are HARD.