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Dreamsongs (Unabridged Selections) | [George R. R. Martin]

Dreamsongs (Unabridged Selections)

Dubbed "the American Tolkien" by Time magazine, number-one New York Times best-selling author George R. R. Martin is a giant in the field of fantasy literature and one of the most exciting storytellers of our time. Now he delivers a rare treat for listeners: a compendium of his shorter works, collected into two stunning volumes, that offers fascinating insight into his journey from young writer to award-winning master.
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Publisher's Summary

Dubbed "the American Tolkien" by Time magazine, number-one New York Times best-selling author George R. R. Martin is a giant in the field of fantasy literature and one of the most exciting storytellers of our time. Now he delivers a rare treat for listeners: a compendium of his shorter works, collected into two stunning volumes, that offers fascinating insight into his journey from young writer to award-winning master.

©2003 George R. R. Martin; (P)2007 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Fans, genre historians, and aspiring writers alike will find this shelf-bending retrospective as impressive as it is intriguing." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Michele HARTFORD, CT, United States 03-17-13
    Michele HARTFORD, CT, United States 03-17-13
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    "multiple stories some good some i turned off"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    This is good for short stories some very very engaging and others were hard to site through but I think that had more to do readers than the writing.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Loved the pear shaped man, very funny story.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by the narrators?

    I have.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    J.D. Davis Oklahoma 04-01-14
    J.D. Davis Oklahoma 04-01-14

    White Raven

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    "Listening problems."
    Where does Dreamsongs (Unabridged Selections) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I like the timeline but have been unable to finish listening because it is now 'unavailable'. Why was I able to listen to ten hours or so and then it not be available?


    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    daniel Hamlin, WV, United States 09-21-14
    daniel Hamlin, WV, United States 09-21-14 Member Since 2012

    I am a D-Bag.

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    "Good, Bad and ehh"

    There is something for everyone here. I really liked the Sand Kings and the stories of the genetic animal space stuff. I also liked the religion stories and the odd twists it takes in space and in the future. But I hated the hard science stuff. I could care less about a lot of the stories. All but one of the horror stories where good. Can't complain.

    The parts read by Martian are also good but god what a geek this guy is. I could just see him getting his @ss kicked all over school as a kid.
    Even though I skipped a dozen or so storys at 50 plus hours I still found it well worth the credit.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Thinker 12-15-13
    Thinker 12-15-13 Member Since 2014

    Reader of things.

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    "Not worth the money"
    What did you like best about Dreamsongs (Unabridged Selections)? What did you like least?

    I looked forward to the potential of more George RR Martin works, since he is an outstanding author. However, I was sorely disappointed by the majority of the tales.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Since this was a collection of short works, the endings depend upon the individual story, but for the most part, they were rather uninspired


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of the narrators?

    The narrator was a bit tiresome, so I think that I would not seek him out for fantasy/sci-fi works.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Not on a bet.


    Any additional comments?

    This did not live up to any of my expectations at all. Maybe I had hopes of more Storm of Swords, etc.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer LOVELAND, OHIO, United States 12-02-13
    Amazon Customer LOVELAND, OHIO, United States 12-02-13
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    "way too scatttered"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I just did not care for this ...I love his other books.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Nora Roberts


    What three words best describe the narrators’s performance?

    just ok


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Dreamsongs (Unabridged Selections)?

    unsure


    Any additional comments?

    Would try another book

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    George 02-25-13
    George 02-25-13 Member Since 2003
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    "I'm no prude but"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Too many "F" bombs for my sensibilities. I can take cursing when it's necessary for the story but I felt that the F word was used too many times when there was no reason for it. I like George R R Martin's later stories and even though Song of Ice and Fire had many curse words, I considered them necessary to the story and fit the characters. Many used in Dreamsongs did not. I skipped through half the stories because I did not want to listen to more such use of the f word as a sort of punctuation mark.


    Has Dreamsongs (Unabridged Selections) turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrators are great for the stories


    What character would you cut from Dreamsongs (Unabridged Selections)?

    None but I would have liked to curb their language.


    1 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Rosemarie 02-20-13
    Rosemarie 02-20-13
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    "An unremarkable journey into science fiction."
    What would have made Dreamsongs (Unabridged Selections) better?

    If I would have expected less from such a large sellection it would have been better.


    What could George R. R. Martin have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I am sure there is a reader out there unable to predict the outcome of almost every story.


    What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?

    I liked the Scott's accent. But no one was outstanding.


    What character would you cut from Dreamsongs (Unabridged Selections)?


    0 of 5 people found this review helpful

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