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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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    laura carlisle 07-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    Awesome story! Can't wait to start next one in series! I love this narrator he's awesome

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    DecemberRain Utah 07-03-15
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    "There was too much going on in this book"
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    There were so many characters to follow in this book that I couldn't keep track who was in what family a character was from and sometimes even which character it was at all. I was hoping for Dragons and sort of got them but not like I had hoped

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    Kim 07-02-15
    Kim 07-02-15
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    The author does an amazing job of character development and keeping you very enthralled in the story.

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    Stephen Henry 07-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great!"

    Awesome book. Really meshes well with the tv show. They are different in ways but compliment each other very well.

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    T. Lykken Lexington, TN USA 07-01-15
    T. Lykken Lexington, TN USA 07-01-15
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    "So much better than the HBO series."

    I love the HBO series, but this is so much better. Mr. Dotrice is the perfect person to bring these characters to life.

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    SquirlyBarbie 07-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful"

    I read the books years ago and have watched the HBO series multiple times - listening to this in the car was amazing and I'd recommend it to everyone :) great narrator!

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    Brian&Rachel Bellomy 06-30-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Another credit well spent..."

    I typically spend my credits on these books mainly because you can't beat around 33 hours for the price of a monthly subscription. the narrator is mostly awesome, but at times he can be a bit monotonous. His voiceover of female characters is irritating at times. And to be honest the sex scenes sound more like your grandpa trying to tell you a racy story which feels uncomfortable. I've not seen the show but the books are well written and entertaining. I believe this book will be less entertaining than the first but it seems as though it setting up a lot of story line for the series. Overall worth a credit but maybe not as a standalone purchase.

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    Chris Selden, NY, United States 06-30-15
    Chris Selden, NY, United States 06-30-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Another masterpiece by G.R.R.M."

    I liked the storytelling it's done in such a way that I have never listened to not read before. Watching the tv show and reading the book makes me love the Heroes and hate them at the same time.

    For example Cersei to me was an evil character but her background story allows me to understand her better. Coming from a dungeons and dragons standpoint it is a well written book.


    A Song of Ice and Fire takes the path less taken.

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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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