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A Clash of Kings Audiobook

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

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.
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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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    I've listened to these books many times. Seem I learn or hear that something new each time. Glad to have the audiobooks. Recommend them highly!

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    Roy is a truly brilliant voice ACTOR and he makes these books come alive. Thank you

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    Great twists and turns! Unexpected plot twists. Kills innocents along with the evil. For me, it had me hanging on every word and sitting in my driveway listening until the chapter ended.





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    I've read many books in my lifetime. This series is in my top 3. Maybe number 1. Excellent narration. Felt like I was in the book with the characters.

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    "Enjoyable book, narrator is so-so."

    I did not enjoy this second book quite as much as the first, but am still a fan The narrator is getting old for me. Some of his character voices are cliche to my ears and used repeatedly for multiple characters (although mostly just the side characters). It also bugs me that some of his voicings of characters seem older than the character in my imagination ( Theon Greyjoy in the first book is an example of this). I still recommend this book and I am looking forward to the next.

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    As good as the first. Picturesque and action pact. The characters grow and become more and more lovable.

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    These books are LOOOONNNGGGG! They are detailed, and character rich, and at times tedious, but they are excellent, and they immerse the reader in another word, full of magic, sex, violence, fear, and hope. sometimes you've got to battle to keep going, truly, but you're always glad when you do. a great reader who brings life to the characters. .. well worth the effort, but it is an effort. ..

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    This book was written for Roy Dotrice to read. I loved every second of it.

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    Whether you've seen the dhows or not this is a great series. Fills in all of the necessary details. I would personally recommend also watching the show as you will have faces to put with the many many characters.

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    "RANDOM HOUSE SUCKS BALLS EVERY 45 MINUTES"

    Thank goodness I don't have to worry about the book being organized by actual chapters. This is divided by 45 minute increments. That way you never know how to figure out where you are. What a ripoff. Production quality is horrible. To hell with the makers of this audio book. The makers clearly are novices. Thanks for nothing you hacks. What a bunch of utter moronic twats. You make terrible audio books. You are clearly not up to the quality of Black Water audio. Shame, this is a good book, but Random House is the dirty diseased whore of audio book makers. What utter garbage.

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