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The Ice Dragon Audiobook

The Ice Dragon

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Publisher's Summary

The ice dragon was a creature of legend and fear, for no man had ever tamed one. When it flew overhead, it left in its wake desolate cold and frozen land. But Adara was not afraid. For Adara was a winter child, born during the worst freeze that anyone, even the Old Ones, could remember.

Adara could not remember the first time she had seen the ice dragon. It seemed that it had always been in her life, glimpsed from afar as she played in the frigid snow long after the other children had fled the cold. In her fourth year she touched it, and in her fifth year she rode upon its broad, chilled back for the first time. Then, in her seventh year, on a calm summer day, fiery dragons from the North swooped down upon the peaceful farm that was Adara's home. And only a winter child and the ice dragon who loved her could save her world from utter destruction.

The Ice Dragon is an unforgettable tale of courage, love, and sacrifice by one of the most honored fantasists of all time.

©1980 George R.R. Martin

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    James United States 01-27-12
    James United States 01-27-12 Member Since 2003
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    "G. R. R. Martin and Dragon's make a good listen"

    George R R Martin has alway writen a good story. The Ice Dragon makes another good listen.
    I enjoy longer more involed story lines better than short stories. How ever Ice Dragon is a very fine short listen. Give it a try.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Clarissa 04-19-12
    Clarissa 04-19-12
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    "Too short for the cost"
    What made the experience of listening to The Ice Dragon the most enjoyable?

    It is a nice story, I enjoyed it but was surprised when it ended.


    If you’ve listened to books by George R. R. Martin before, how does this one compare?

    I haven't listened to this author before.


    Have you listened to any of Maggi Meg Reed’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't listened to this narrator before.


    Any additional comments?

    Wish it were a longer story

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Sandy Blanchard, OK 02-22-13
    Sandy Blanchard, OK 02-22-13 Member Since 2013
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    "not worth the price"

    I guess I wasn't paying attention $10 for 45 minutes is not a value.
    not George RR Martins best for sure

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Jonathan ORCHARD PARK, NY, United States 05-19-15
    Jonathan ORCHARD PARK, NY, United States 05-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Cool Hwip"

    The narrator is perfectly fine until she gets to any word beginning with "wh" because she accentuates the H before the W and it is absolutely maddening once you notice it. Hweel, Hwy, Hwat, Hwen, etc. I also downloaded Going Clear on the same day and coincidentally the narrator for that book does the same thing, but not nearly as bad as Maggi Meg Reed. I will be avoiding her in all future purchases.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Tyrion of Tarth Dragonstone 11-24-16
    Tyrion of Tarth Dragonstone 11-24-16 Member Since 2016

    An unhappy wife is a wine merchant's best friend

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    "Will Jon Snow ride the Ice Dragon?"
    What did you love best about The Ice Dragon?

    It is an enjoyable short story.
    If I have hard task to do, I lose my self in the book to get it done.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Ice Dragon?

    Ice Dragons breath ice.
    In ASOIAF, Old Nan use to tell the tales about the wind blowing from the east along the Wall, cold as the breath of the ice dragon.


    What about Maggi Meg Reed’s performance did you like?

    Great


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Are Ice Dragons are the ones who bring winter in ASOIAF?


    Any additional comments?

    Are Ice Dragons in the Wall?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    debra conner 05-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A sad story...or is it"

    As one would expect from the author of "Game of Thrones", the story is a sad/happy one. Only George Martin could write a story with a happy ending while maintaining a sad story. Or is it the other way around? It depends on which compass point you look at it from, north or south.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tiamatzilla 09-17-15
    Tiamatzilla 09-17-15
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    "hope G.O.T. Dragons better fates"

    Nice Dragons, a bit disturbing if you love Reptiles cause George should have been nicer to them with his pen. I'm praying to Tiamat all Dragons survive G.O.T.

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    James 10-22-14
    James 10-22-14
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    "In the lands of Ice and Fire!"

    The Ice Dragon is a brilliant tale that would be an ideal introduction to epic fantasy for children. Set in the same world as his Song of Ice and Fire series, The Ice Dragon tells the story of a Winter child and an Ice Dragon. Together they save their country from the advancing enemy and their dragons. Brilliant narration by Maggi Meg Reed makes the book easy to follow and listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    TERRI 08-20-12
    TERRI 08-20-12

    I knit and listen to audiobooks. I have been a member since 2005, but then I listened at work

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    "OK,but not Song of Ice and Fire still worth it"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    yes- each story adds a facet to the song of ice and fire world


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Davina 11-22-11
    Davina 11-22-11
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    "pointless and not worth the money"

    Story does not have a point. not worth spending money or credits for. A shame compared to his longer works.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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