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A Game of Thrones Audiobook

A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1

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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential: A favorite of Audible listeners, the first book in Martin's series introduces a world of deep intrigue, dark fantasy, and varied characters. It might prove overwhelming, were it not for Roy Dotrice. With a voice so seasoned and gripping that he may have stepped from, well, a George R. R. Martin novel, Dotrice gives each character their own persona and regionality, helping to anchor the listener throughout the action and intrigue. —Ed Walloga

Publisher's Summary

In a time long forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons off balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As the cold returns, sinister forces are massing beyond the protective wall of the kingdom of Winterfell. To the south, the king's powers are failing, with his most trusted advisor mysteriously dead and enemies emerging from the throne's shadow. At the center of the conflict, the Starks of Winterfell hold the key: a reluctant Lord Eddard is summoned to serve as the king's new Hand, an appointment that threatens to sunder both family and kingdom. In this land of extremes, plots and counterplots, soldiers and sorcerers, each side fights to win the deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.

©1996 George R.R. Martin, (P)2003 Books On Tape, Inc., published in arrangement with Random House Audio Group,a division of Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • Locus Award, 1997

"Martin's trophy case is already stuffed with major prizes...He's probably going to have to add another shelf, at least." (Publishers Weekly)
"The first volume in Martin's first fantasy saga combines intrigue, action, romance, and mystery in a family saga." (Booklist)
"Grabs hold and won't let go. It's brilliant." (Robert Jordan)
"This novel is an absorbing combination of the mythic, the sweepingly historical, and the intensely personal." (Chicago Sun-Times)

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    "One of the best stories ever written"

    Fantastic story with few parallels. Compelling characters with deep and well thought out plots. And it is just as unforgiving with who stays and who goes as the rumors tell. Worth the listen.

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    Sean Carey Portage, IN 05-10-15
    Sean Carey Portage, IN 05-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Narrator"

    I loved the narrators voice, and the way he switches voices back and forth during conversations. He makes it immersive.

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    "Not worth the buy."

    only reason I'm giving this one star is cause it won't allow me to rate this book lower. the characters are forgettable, there are far too many of these forgettable characters to keep track of, and the pace bored me to the point I couldn't continue. the only reason I got as far into the book as I did was out of a sense of obligation since I already spent money/credit on this travesty.

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    Mathew United States 05-08-15
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    "great book"

    great listen, some characters aren't voiced that well, however, with so many characters that's not surprising.

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    Zane 05-08-15
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    "Amazing"

    Can't wait to start the second one!!! As good or better than the show. Roy Dotrice is a fantastic voice actor.

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    Joshua Kimball Author Arizona 05-08-15
    Joshua Kimball Author Arizona 05-08-15 Member Since 2015

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    "pretty good"

    It had a slow start. But it is understandable considering how many characters the author had to set up for the reader.

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    "I'm hooked"

    An almost complete match to the show. Far more character building! If you've watched the seriesthebooks are a must. Plus they are a great value. 33 hours for 1 credit

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    Casey Decatur, GA, United States 05-08-15
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    "GoT Teen"

    GoT is, without a doubt, very long and often difficult to follow. I zoned out a lot, but still grasped the overall story and fell in love with several characters and their lesser plot lines. This is definitely a choice that i will listen to several times. the ending was phenomenal. On a lesser note, the sex scenes all kinda blurred together. This also contains lots of rape, so be warned. I had to skip through some brutal sections for this reason and for gratuitous violence. have fun!!

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    Livia Arruda Snoddy 05-07-15
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    "Wonderful!"

    I normally never watch a TV series (or movie for that matter) that I know is based on a book/s until I have read the book/s. This time I was swept up in the TV series and I just had to watch it. Reading the book after didn't hurt how much I absolutely love the book more. The groundwork has been laid out just right so that the rest of the story can be fleshed out without having to go back to explain. I am so excited to read the rest of he books.

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    Tyisha 05-07-15
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    "Expect the UNexpected!"

    This is not your usual boring knights in shining armor tale. The is just enough fantasy to make this story fantastic!

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