I don't understand why most of these reviews say that Roy dotrice is an excellent narrator. He is in fact one of the worst I have heard, and I have almost 275 audio books. He pronounces character's names differently throughout the entire book, making you think he's talking about someone else. Another thing that really gets me is that he will continue his character's accent into the story narration. So it'll sound like the character he's speaking for is talking past the quotations. Didn't think mr. Martin would allow an amateur to narrate his triple A titles.
Really enjoyed the performer he made the characters come alive. The story was captivating and held my attention. Found myself sitting in a parking lot waiting for a section of the book to complete.
So long that it's almost painful to get through. I am a huge fan of Game of Thrones on HBO, so I wanted to dive into the books behind the show. My advise to you: If you've seen the show, skip the books. A Song Of Ice And Fire is literally the exact same story, and you probably wouldn't get much more out of it.
While the story is great, the length is brutal and the narration is somewhat monotone, making it a difficult 30 hours to listen through.