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)
the books are always better than the t shows, but here you can tell who is who which is hard sometimes when there are many characters to remember... making the audiable even better
I am now listening to Book 2 of the series and will continue with Book 3 soon. The characters are many, in the beginning way too many, however the development of each character and their families is fantastic. I always want to hear more, can't wait to drive somewhere.
Ned leaving is home with his two daughters to serve under his longtime friend Robert, out of respect and duty, not because he had a desire to do so. And all that derived from that.
I love his voices he gives the characters.
Intriguing mayheim, violent killing and sex. With a touch of family love.
This kind of audible takes you back to story time on the radio. I love the way the narrator gives each character personality.
Yes, in fact I plan on it
Character development and intricate storylines
It made me defecate in my pants
Ambitious. Epic. Massive.
Yes, it is an addictive and compelling storing throughout. Unlike later books in the series, AGOT doesn't flounder under the weight of its ambition. George R.R. Martin manages to present us with an imaginative new world, and if it weren't for other biological imperatives; I might have tried to listen to all in one sitting.
For new fans: beware...if you think this story is going to have a happy ending; you haven't been paying attention.
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