From George R.R. Martin yes, from Roy Dotrice NO.
I can't think of any similar books I've read.
NO. I can't stand the way he reads. He makes everyone sound old and or uneducated. It saddens me to know that he reads the other books in this series and I'll have to listen to him more if I wish to listen to the audiobooks.
It made me want to watch the show because I wanted to get an idea of how the characters should really look and sound.
I don't like the way Roy Dotrice reads these books.
The story is fantastic, but why did they pick this guy to narrate? Government work goes to the low bidder. With as much as they're charging for these audiobooks, they could surely afford someone with better vocal ability.
Great story and fun narrator. I appreciated that he used different voices for different characters. This book is a bit lengthy, but that is not a bad thing. I chose to listen to it at 1.25 speed. This reduced the overall time by 7 hours, but was not so fast that it took away from Dotrice's performance.