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.
"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)
Great story and fun narrator. I appreciated that he used different voices for different characters. This book is a bit lengthy, but that is not a bad thing. I chose to listen to it at 1.25 speed. This reduced the overall time by 7 hours, but was not so fast that it took away from Dotrice's performance.
the story did not pull me in. I found myself left uninterested with regret for purchasing.
the story in this book are so much better than the HBO series
the thing i loved best about this book is that it gives you so much back ground information that the HBO series didnt give
absolutely dislike this narrator, he sounds like a drunk who also is a heavy smoker and seems to cough through the book
this is a bit pointless of a question because it has already been made into a tv series
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