I wouldn't mind listening to another reading by Mr. Dotrice, but Mr. Martin's storyline is centered on politics and sex and I am not going to bother with another of his books.
This book mad me feel tired and depressed. Amidst all the scheming and violence in the book, the goodness of humanity is thoroughly obliterated.
I came to these books through the tv show Game of Thrones. The story is of course magnificent but the voice of Roy Dotrice brings the story to life as no other could. That a 90 year old man could portray the voice of Jeor Mormont, Tywin Lannister, and Ned Stark as easily as Dany and Sansa Stark is wondrous to behold.
The character development is done well and the story moves quickly. Some of the story gets a little silly and unbelievable even for a fantasy novel. overall it is an enjoyable read.