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The Ice Dragon | [George R. R. Martin]

The Ice Dragon

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.
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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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    Clarissa HARRISONBURG, VA, United States 04-19-12
    Clarissa HARRISONBURG, VA, United States 04-19-12 Member Since 2012
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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

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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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    TERRI NYC, NY, United States 08-20-12
    TERRI NYC, NY, United States 08-20-12 Member Since 2005
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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 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sandy CLEBURNE, TX, United States 02-22-13
    Sandy CLEBURNE, TX, United States 02-22-13 Member Since 2011
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    I guess I wasn't paying attention $10 for 45 minutes is not a value.
    not George RR Martins best for sure

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Davina Riverside, CA, United States 11-22-11
    Davina Riverside, CA, United States 11-22-11 Member Since 2005
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    Story does not have a point. not worth spending money or credits for. A shame compared to his longer works.

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    Jcsmitz1 12-15-10
    Jcsmitz1 12-15-10 Member Since 2007
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    "too short!!"

    loved it!!! wish it were longer! my children and i really enjoyed it

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    gatetraveler CA 01-06-11
    gatetraveler CA 01-06-11 Member Since 2009
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    "very disappointed"

    Not only was it short, but was disappointed with the ending. It didn't leave a good feeling at all. I wouldn't let my kids listen to it. My grandkids where not have like this girls decision. I wasted my credit on this one. I will not recommand it at all.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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