With the release of the sample paragraph yesterday, which hardly dulled the pain of waiting for anyone. I thought I would post, in case none of you have read them yet, the sample chapters that have been released by George R.R. Martin himself. As well as summaries of a few chapters which Martin has read, these should be taken with a grain of salt, as anyone who has played the game telephone should know, the story can get distorted when multiple people touch it.
Victarion Greyjoy read by George R.R. Martin
Also just in case you were unaware Barristan I is included with the paperback edition of A Dance with Dragons.