I'd seen this series floating around on audible, but could never make up my mind to try it. Then, last week when it went on sale, I saw that Niel Gaiman did the intro and figured it might be good after all. Besides, for that price, I could live with one that wasn't so great.
If you are a teenage boy, this book is probably brilliant. Lots of sword fighting, beautiful women and naked slaves. Don't get me wrong, it's not x-rated or anything, but there is a lot of innuendo and all the things that are right up a young boy's street. It's no wonder Gaiman liked it. I don't think I know a single male who wouldn't. As for me, I thought it was OK. I got through it, but, being female and not so enamoured with beautiful women and naked slaves, I won't be reading it again, or buying any of the other books in the series.