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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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    AkJohn 06-30-15
    AkJohn 06-30-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Serves the series well."

    Started a song of ice and fire due to te HBO show "game of thrones".

    The books are just a bit more fulfilling. With a busy schedule sitting down to read is hassle so the Audiobook version was a treat. Will be continuing the series through the audiobooks.

    Very enjoyable.

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    Kevin Stross 06-26-15
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    "Tyrion Sounds Like A Leprechaun lol"

    The man who reads the story does a very good job overall but I wish this was done AFTER the show came out because some of the voices, most noticeably Tyrions, is so far off from what it was in the show. The heavy Irish accent doesn't make any sense and sounds awful so I always skip the Tyrion chapters and just read them out of the book.

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    rhythmicgoldfish 06-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent reading of an excellent story"

    Roy Dotrice does an excellent job telling the story of the clash of kings. Great to listen to in the car.

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    RayRay21 06-25-15
    RayRay21 06-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing !!!!!"

    Listen to this series straight through couldn't shut off even tho I knew what was going to happen .

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    Stephen 06-24-15
    Stephen 06-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing story"

    Enjoyed the story very much. Plot twists galore. The reader seemed a bit dry for the story line

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    Brenan 06-23-15
    Brenan 06-23-15
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    "Great book, unfortunately annoying oration"
    If you could sum up A Clash of Kings in three words, what would they be?

    Unique Epic Fantasy


    What didn’t you like about Roy Dotrice’s performance?

    This book would go from okay to excellent if the reader didn't alter his voice for character dialogue. Several of his altered character voices are very annoying. Leprichon Tyrian is painful. Varys can't be understood. This is my greatest and only complaint, but it significantly reduced my enjoyment of the audiobook. Not only does this take away from some character's whom I love, but some of the voices give me headaches. Some of the voices change when the character is encountered later. Most of the lesser characters are represented with either "slurring pirate voice" or "very old person voice". Cersei will be given an altered voice at times and the author's narrator voice at others. I hate the voices so much that I wish I could find a different audiobook.


    Any additional comments?

    The Song of Fire and Ice is on the same level as Tolkien. I prefer it to Tolkien because unlike innately "good" or "evil" races that are morally defined by genetics, Martin shows that true evil is in the heart of all men, and what seems evil to one person is the righteous action to another. Additionally, character's whom you love are not invulnerable. Beloved characters die, and you find yourself more afraid of losing a character than with other books.

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    Dennis Schilling 06-23-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing book, amazing reader"

    Highly recommended! I loved every minute. The storyline kept me interested from beginning to end.

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    Christopher 06-23-15
    Christopher 06-23-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great book terrible narration"

    Not a very good narrator hard to understand. Overall 4 stars out of 5 stars

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    Ty Christensen 06-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book"

    I loved this book. It is full of interesting characters and even more interesting plot.

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    lawrence overton 06-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "kool"

    Excellant job by all, and a pleasurable listening experience...thank u...fine job Mr. Dotrice as always

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