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A Clash of Kings Audiobook

A Clash of Kings: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. And from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war.

It is a tale in which brother plots against brother and the dead rise to walk in the night. Here a princess masquerades as an orphan boy; a knight of the mind prepares a poison for a treacherous sorceress; and wild men descend from the Mountains of the Moon to ravage the countryside. Against a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and murder, victory may go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel...and the coldest hearts. For when kings clash, the whole land trembles.

©1999 George R.R. Martin; (P)2004 Books on Tape, Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • Locus Award, 1999

"A truly epic fantasy....The novel is notable particularly for the lived-in quality of its world, created through abundant detail...for the comparatively modest role of magic...and for its magnificent action-filled climax....[Martin] provides a banquet for fantasy lovers with large appetites." (Publishers Weekly)
"Fans of epic fantasy should appreciate this lavishly detailed sequel to A Game of Thrones." (Library Journal)
"Dotrice's range of vocal tones, from gravelly and commanding to silkenly dangerous, creates a mood of insistence that holds the listener captive throughout the epic story." (AudioFile)
"Grabs hold and won't let go. It's brilliant." (Robert Jordan)

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    Donald S. 04-24-15
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    I thought it was good. Not great. Close to great. Very good. B+ material. Needs moar pictures

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    Raynaldo 04-22-15
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    So much better than TV!! The narrator kills the dialogue to the story! I love it to the most higher power!

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    AniAko 04-21-15
    AniAko 04-21-15 Member Since 2016

    Love to learn, love to be entertained, and with a commute like mine, audio books are a godsend!

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    "A great followup to the first book"
    Have you listened to any of Roy Dotrice’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to Roy Dotrice's performance of the first Game of Thrones book, and this one is comparatively the same: A good performance.


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    Gaurav B 04-21-15
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    "Decent story.... Designed for Hollywood "

    Some good twists.... Some neat dialogues.... But also lot of crass sex and violence geared towards increasing sales i guess....

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    Amber 04-19-15
    Amber 04-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing book!"

    Loved it!! So well read and narrated. Couldn't put it away. It kept me entertained on all my night shifts.

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    Erich Auckland Park, South Africa 04-18-15
    Erich Auckland Park, South Africa 04-18-15

    Speaker, Leader, innovation consultant, kilt-wearer, South African.

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    "Brilliant narration. Twist in final five minutes"

    Just basically brilliant. I'm a writer and u sometimes get demoralized by the brilliance of this writing. It evokes all the senses and creates a sense of place like very few books.
    But I guess you know that because you're also a fan :-)
    Roy dotrice is an unbelievably good narrator. It's good to hear a trained actor at the top of his game

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    Ramiro 04-14-15
    Ramiro 04-14-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Captivating continuation of an amazing story"

    A clash of kings is exactly what this chapter in the series is. Sovereignty over the seven realms is in dispute as claims are made, fealty is sworn and blood is spilled. Victories are won and lost both on the field of battle and within council chambers. Heroes lower themselves to depths from which there is no return and villains find redemption through actions made public and those kept discreet.

    Roy is a decent enough narrator, I only wish he would never narrate a female again. It is difficult to imagine a beautiful maiden or lusty harlot through the throaty, rumbling reverberations of Roy's attempt at breathy seductive voice.

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    Raider Rodney NC 04-13-15
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    "Fantastic story telling"

    Great book with a great narrator. I love these books and the show! Anxious to hear the rest of them.

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    Carrie B. Irwin Grand Rapids, MI 04-13-15
    Carrie B. Irwin Grand Rapids, MI 04-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    I love the complexity and plot lines of these books. Great for a long "read". The narrator grows on you.

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    Michael C. Salazar LA,U.S.A. 04-12-15
    Michael C. Salazar LA,U.S.A. 04-12-15 Member Since 2016

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    makes my 1.5 hour commute a breeze. sometimes I even stay in my car after I get home to finish off a chapter. true story!

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