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)
Yes, it was great, narrator was even good.
The narrator was really good. Even being an old british man he still did a good job
all of it
Cliffhangers are the best and worst
long but great
I love listening more than I did reading, beats the TV show in my book all puns intended...
From George R.R. Martin yes, from Roy Dotrice NO.
I can't think of any similar books I've read.
NO. I can't stand the way he reads. He makes everyone sound old and or uneducated. It saddens me to know that he reads the other books in this series and I'll have to listen to him more if I wish to listen to the audiobooks.
It made me want to watch the show because I wanted to get an idea of how the characters should really look and sound.
I don't like the way Roy Dotrice reads these books.
The story is fantastic, but why did they pick this guy to narrate? Government work goes to the low bidder. With as much as they're charging for these audiobooks, they could surely afford someone with better vocal ability.
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