©2003 George R. R. Martin; (P)2007 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
"Fans, genre historians, and aspiring writers alike will find this shelf-bending retrospective as impressive as it is intriguing." (Publishers Weekly)
Enjoy reading books, but no time so this is an amazing alternative.
I very much enjoyed Dreamsongs. It is interesting to hear the history what was happening in an authors life at the time certain stories written the influence that caused it to be written and the results of their effort. But perhaps the most telling for me is the fact that I now wish to learn more read more of George RR Martin's work this was a huge time commitment, and not a moment was wasted
My interests tend toward Biology/Medicine and SciFi, particularly post-apocalyptic fiction.
A decent collection of stories, from differing genres.... some better than others. Martin includes some of his very first stories that he wrote when he was little more than a teenage (they are good, foreshadowing what was to come). Apart from the Game of Thrones continuity story (A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, which you can get as a novella separately with a second story). At the bookends, I loved The Skin Trade, though found that Wildcards apparently isn't my thing. Other good ones are there as well. And I found I really enjoyed Martin's intra-chapter narrations about his life and how he progressed in his career as a writer. Of note, this is the version you want to spend your credit on, as it incorporates all of the other smaller collections of the same name that you can order here on Audible. Overall, an enjoyable (and long!) collection of stories (even if I fast-forwarded through a couple of them...) and an interesting diversion for any fans of George RR Martin.
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.
Loved the pear shaped man, very funny story.
If it wasn't a collection of Sci-fi short stories
Yes, it was a decent collection of Sci-fi short stories but it was not the type of writing I had anticipated.
Just a collection of old George R.R. Martin Sci-fi short stories.
I am a D-Bag.
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.
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?
Reader of things.
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.
Since this was a collection of short works, the endings depend upon the individual story, but for the most part, they were rather uninspired
The narrator was a bit tiresome, so I think that I would not seek him out for fantasy/sci-fi works.
Not on a bet.
This did not live up to any of my expectations at all. Maybe I had hopes of more Storm of Swords, etc.
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