I love this series. Roy Dotrice was a bit of a disappointment. He pronounces some of the names wrong and does a poor job of getting into character. That being said, i listened to this book from start to finish and would do so again.
"A Game of Thrones" is an epic tale. George R.R. Martin's writing is so descriptive that you can't help but to feel as if you're dropped into the Seven Kingdoms. Throw in a phenomenal performance by Roy Dotrice and you're in a dream-world of fantasy. Even if you've seen all of the television series, you owe it to yourself to expand the story by experiencing the book.
I became a fan of the show because most people assumed that I was that well read. I, admittedly, hadn't "read" the books. I still haven't. Even after the show caught the books, I am locked into the stories. I'm honestly shocked that this book existed as I was just completing some after high school studies, yet I had know idea. Consider me enlightened.