A Game of Thrones (Song of Ice and Fire, Book One). Apparently a must read. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer.
A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. Roy Dotrice has won awards for his narration, and now that I'm through the first two books I can hear why. Get your money's worth as well, each book is loooooooong!