A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin. 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!
Roy Dotrice, British Actor, born 1923. At the age of 14, his channel home was invaded by the Germans. He and three companions stole a boat and made it to England. Lying about his age, he joined the RAF as a tail gunner and was shot down. He spent the next three years in POW camps in Germany, Poland and Lithuania.