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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.

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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)

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    Was very pleased with this rendition. look forward to the rest of the series. the perfect companion for long road trips

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    The story was amazing but the narrator made it even better. This book made me late to work multiple times as I was just sitting in the parking lot listening. Great experience.

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    This book truly is a masterpiece, my first read on audible and i loved it!

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    Great reader! One of the better readers. Haven't made it to the rest of the series but hope its read by the same person!

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    Loved every paragraph of the book. Amazing read. Recommend to anyone who loves these types of books.

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    "best audio book experience I've had."

    Amazing book, better than the shows, Roy Dotrice is a very talented narrator and I loved the whole thing, not a dry moment for me.

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    "Narrator was perfect."

    He really brought the story to life! Can't wait for the next one and the rest.

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    "an amazing series and wonderfully read!"

    i hate writing reviews. Here are my required 20 words minimum, in order, for my score to be put into this AI program , which helps give me suggestions audiobook books' suggestions. as you all know the more info you put in the more refined audible suggestions becomes; therefore, here are my 20 words minimum !

    i only do this for books I love. everything you need to know is in the stars and heading.

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    followed the hbo series. hbo keeps pretty close to the book. can't wait to listen to the rest.

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