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)
written with such clarity. there is so much going on, and the author keeps in step, way ahead of the reader. you'll have to listen or read multiple times to pick up all the clues and references, although the first listen is exciting enough. The reading performer did amazing. Can't imagine a better reading.
I enjoy fantasy, scifi, and some romance books. I'm a total nerd. I love gaming and Anime.
I love the narrator and hope he does all the books! Such a great book to listen to.
I really liked listening to the first book. A friend recommended listening to an audiobook if you are already watching the show. The first book seemed like it could be a hard read with lots of character developing that you are already familiar with. I loved experiencing it this way!
The book really brings out Sansa's struggles and I found myself really feeling sorry for her and impressed by her strength at the same time. All the characters are amazing, though
Its hard to do voices for so many characters. He was no Jim Dale (from harry potter) but he was good. I liked his drunken performances
this is already a fab series so I will say.. All Men Must Die
Life long student of life.
I really enjoy the scenes with Tyriann, Dany and Jon Snow. These characters are complex and ever-evolving in the story.
Roy has amazing range with his voice. He brings the story and characters to life.
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