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A Clash of Kings Audiobook
A Clash of Kings
Written by: 
George R. R. Martin
Narrated by: 
Roy Dotrice
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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    K VANCOUVER, WA, United States 04-10-15
    K VANCOUVER, WA, United States 04-10-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Yawn"

    This was a great story to go to sleep to, except for the terrible narration that makes screaming children on a plane sound pleasant.
    We have way too many characters and the overall story is boring as hell. Sansa and Arya are the only interesting storylines. Every other one could have been dealt with in two chapters, except for the end. It takes about 60 chapters to get interesting.

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    zach 04-10-15
    zach 04-10-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Very enjoyable"

    The narrator is quite slow i had to listen to it at 1.5 speed but other then that it was good

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    Nina Los Angeles 04-09-15
    Nina Los Angeles 04-09-15
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    "Why did I wait so long?"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Clash of Kings to be better than the print version?

    For a series as complicated and rich as these, I listen and read the books at the same time. I miss the complexity of the details if I just listen to the book. Listening and reading allows me to fully appreciate works like A Song of Ice and Fire.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters and the incredible vastness of the world he has created. I can't imagine what it's like to be inside the mind of Martin. He's a genius.


    What does Roy Dotrice bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Dotrice brings a lot of color into the hundreds of his voice characterizations. Sometimes the female characters make me wince but I'm happier if I just let go and allow him to take me along for the ride. I've listened to Books 1 and 2. He is perfect for the series.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Impossible. It takes me weeks to finish these books.


    Any additional comments?

    The immense size of these books made me hesitate years ago to start reading this series. I regret that decision. I could have already been on my second reading! This work is inspiring. When I grow up I want to be George R.R.Martin.

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    Tekken 04-07-15
    Tekken 04-07-15
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    "Narrator sometimes flat."

    I love the story. Sometimes the narrator is a bit lifeless. He a hilarious does Grand Maester.

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    Clint Simmons 04-05-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Very good read."

    Not quite as good as the first, but still a good read. Good performance by Roy.

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    Larry 04-04-15
    Larry 04-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Audio Listener"

    Yes and the narrater did an awesome job. The story did wonder and kept adventures alive. Highly recommended. Keep going!

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    Kathy W. Colorado Springs, CO USA 04-03-15
    Kathy W. Colorado Springs, CO USA 04-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Game of Thrones is an excellent series but..."
    Would you try another book from George R. R. Martin and/or Roy Dotrice?

    This reading by Roy Dotrice was really annoying. I wish he would have just read the words without trying to do different voices. He's an old guy and his version of a child's voice was really irritating to me. I couldn't finish this version but I did enjoy the actual book. I wouldn't get another of this series read by this actor.


    What other book might you compare A Clash of Kings to and why?

    This is the first series of this genre I have ever attempted so I don't really have a comparison for it.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Roy Dotrice?

    Peter Dinklage.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    I'm watching the HBO series now. It's very good.


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    J. Scott 04-02-15
    J. Scott 04-02-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Another great tale."

    Once again the author delivers a good story. I'm excited to go on Amazon and order season 2 so I can get a visual representation of the wonderful story I just read.

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    Brandon 04-01-15
    Brandon 04-01-15
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    "Epic."

    The old english style of the narrator puts you in the longggggg story and keeps you there. This listen is no easy task but worth it in the end.

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    Donald 04-01-15
    Donald 04-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "captivating"

    The author is renowned in his talent. The narrator Roy Dotrice doesn't just read the story to you, he is a gifted storyteller beyond expectations. Masterful at the art of theatre. The multiple voices he conjures are unique and help separate characters & keep the listener enthralled.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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