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Dreamsongs (Unabridged Selections) Audiobook

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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    Nathalie 04-17-16
    Nathalie 04-17-16
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    "Kind of all over the place!"

    Interesting overview of a writers career . Don't expect to enjoy all stories, just read( or listen ) to better understand the mind of the author.

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    jolee Mooresville, IN, United States 02-22-16
    jolee Mooresville, IN, United States 02-22-16 Member Since 2008

    Enjoy reading books, but no time so this is an amazing alternative.

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    "Hungry for more"

    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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lars Marshall, MI 02-17-16
    Lars Marshall, MI 02-17-16 Member Since 2013

    My interests tend toward Biology/Medicine and SciFi, particularly post-apocalyptic fiction.

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    "Good collection, thoug they aren't ALL winners...."

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Katelynn Cockrum 12-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "best use of 1 credit!"

    Really enjoyed! so much material for 1 credit! lots of variety. didn't love every story, but liked almost all of them

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    Krillmeister 10-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Amazing"

    Great collection of stories from one of the finest authors of our time. Do listen!

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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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    Pete 01-05-16
    Pete 01-05-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Nothing to do with GOT"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If it wasn't a collection of Sci-fi short stories


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

    Nothing


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Yes, it was a decent collection of Sci-fi short stories but it was not the type of writing I had anticipated.


    Any additional comments?

    Just a collection of old George R.R. Martin Sci-fi short stories.

    0 of 2 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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    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 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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