Do you think everything in the show is better? The Qarth plot wasn't even adapted for television beyond the names of things.
I jumped ship from the Avers A Game of Thrones
audiobook as the sound quality was so poor, so now I've switched teams to Roy Dotrice.
His Tyrion is fucking brilliant
. A much closer voice to the one I'd always imagined, and pretty much the opposite of Peter Dinklage's posh accent. Tyrion should talk like somebody the characters would underestimate, like Claudius in I, Claudius
. His other voices are odd though, Arya sounds like an old lady.
Also, after Book 5, this book seems to have somewhat lightning pacing. I'm 150 pages in and a ton of things have happened, with every chapter advancing or developing the plot.