We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Dreamsongs (Unabridged Selections) Audiobook

Dreamsongs (Unabridged Selections)

Regular Price:$63.00
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

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)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.2 (454 )
5 star
 (216)
4 star
 (155)
3 star
 (59)
2 star
 (12)
1 star
 (12)
Overall
4.2 (420 )
5 star
 (205)
4 star
 (133)
3 star
 (52)
2 star
 (17)
1 star
 (13)
Story
4.3 (418 )
5 star
 (213)
4 star
 (133)
3 star
 (49)
2 star
 (14)
1 star
 (9)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Randy Bliefernich 02-10-17 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I COULD NOT STOP"

    From Larrendor to the Stone City, I lived a thousand lives in as many worlds.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    constantgardener 12-03-16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Quantity over quality"
    What would have made Dreamsongs (Unabridged Selections) better?

    Editing. This guy (Martin) seems to never throw anything away, whether it is a bad idea, a bad sentence, or a bad paragraph. His approach is to write it once, then submit and resubmit every rejected story year after year while adding it to a huge collection of similarly unsuccessful stories. Now that Game of Thrones has made him famous, he feels entitled drop all of them on an unsuspecting audience.


    What was most disappointing about George R. R. Martin’s story?

    This is a compilation of stories, most of them very bad, but mercifully short. The real pain exists between the stories when Martin rambles on about how he whipped these gems out like some kind of rapid-fire pulp machine, submitting and resubmitting them over and over again without editing or changing anything. As if the only thing that could be wrong was at the other end of the process. Of course, there is a sympathetic element: I felt very sorry for the people who had to read this stuff, including the readers for the audio version.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The performance by the story readers was as good as possible, given the material.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disgust, impatience, a desire to stop listening.


    Any additional comments?

    I commute an hour each day and listen to many audio books. It usually makes the drive go by much faster. I have to say that Martin's stories made me wonder if the drive would ever end. I stopped about halfway through this long, long, audio book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    keegan 12-02-16
    keegan 12-02-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "An Amazing Journey"

    I never knew Martin's works other than GoT(+untoldstory) this book made him my favorite author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Henry 10-05-16
    Henry 10-05-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Best value audiobook by far"

    This audiobook is many stories for the price of one and contains varied stories from throughout Martin's career. The fact that most of them came from the same universe, gave them more value than they have as individual stories. The early works arent good, but were written by a teenager/young adult, so dont give up on the audiobook until you at least get passed them. Some of the stories were excellent and worthy of purchase individually. My favorite was "A Song for Lya". The stories of people from different worlds give a lot of interesting environments for the listener to explore. The commentary gives a look at what it is like to be a pro fantasy/sci fi writer and is interesting as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Paul Balen 09-01-16
    Paul Balen 09-01-16 Member Since 2014
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    19
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Adrian Paul is horrible ."

    Everyone else did a wonderful job!
    Loved the stories. I immediately started looking for more Haviland Tuf stories and bought a Knight of the Seven Kindoms!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    fsmith16 06-21-16
    fsmith16 06-21-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Fantastic book!!! "

    I loved every minute of this book! all of the stories the different voices. loved it! was so bummed when it was done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Nathalie 04-17-16
    Nathalie 04-17-16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    43
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    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.

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    72
    6
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
  •  
    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.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    13
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
  •  
    Katelynn Cockrum 12-20-15 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    2
    Overall
    "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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.