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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)

What Members Say

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    Amazon Customer 04-01-15
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    "amazing show amazing story! amazing narrator!"

    I loved it , Roy dotrice is excellent his voice impersonations of each character when speaking is great the story has details that aren't in the show but it very much close to the show I recommend this book

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    PoppaS 04-01-15
    PoppaS 04-01-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Wow"

    Amazing performance. I alternated between reading the hard copy and listening. Roy's voices sang in my head even as I read from my hard copy.

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    Calvin Frizzell 04-01-15
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    "Awesome"

    Book was great, only problem with the voice acting was the eunuch I hated his voice for him.

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    jose 04-01-15
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    "Best Book so far"

    The book is intense, great storyline and outstanding narration. If you like lord of the rings, the hobbit, you'll love this book.

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    Michael C. Salazar LA,U.S.A. 03-31-15
    Michael C. Salazar LA,U.S.A. 03-31-15 Member Since 2016

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    "awesomeness!"

    so happy that I don't have HBO and was forced to listen to Game of Thrones!

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    Eddie D. Moore 03-30-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Speechless"

    A few scenes were a tad to descriptive for my tastes but what a great story! The ending is perfect and leaves you wanting more.

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    Naveen Oak Ridge 03-30-15
    Naveen Oak Ridge 03-30-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Awesome journey !"

    Outstanding plot (of course you already know that from the tv show😀). Equally good narration, sure you are in for a treat.

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    "Awesome!!"

    I wasn't sure if I would like a fantasy story such as this, but it was an awesome story and now I want more!!

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    "I don't see the apeal."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The narrator reads in halting sentences. I could never get the flow of the story.


    What could George R. R. Martin have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I don't know. I just don't see the appeal.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I'm sure he did.


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    Nada 03-29-15
    Nada 03-29-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Once your hooked you can't stop!"

    Amazing story I need to listen to the other books! Once you follow the story it becomes very interesting and you can't stop

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