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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)

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    Brian 03-08-15
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    "excellent!"

    loved the HBO series so started the books... glad I did well worth the time

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    Susan San Antonio, TX, United States 03-07-15
    Susan San Antonio, TX, United States 03-07-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Loved it! !!"

    since I am an avid watcher of the HBO series, listening to the books helps give you a better background into the characters and what is going through their heads.

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    nancy Topeka, KS, United States 03-07-15
    nancy Topeka, KS, United States 03-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Answers questions the series does not."

    Those who like to watch the series Game of Thrones should take the time to listen to the audible books, Game of Thrones. There is a lot of information that the series does not have a way of portraying.

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    L.Belcher 03-07-15
    L.Belcher 03-07-15
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    "Better then the series."

    The narration paints a vivid picture. the series is awesome, but it does not cover as much of the story. Can't wait to start the next book.

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    Cody 03-06-15
    Cody 03-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Every bit worth the hype"

    Excellent story, allows you to really dive into the characters and the complexities of their world. Roy Dotrice gives an excellent performance with his numerous character voices and flawless narration. Could not have put a better recording of A Game of Thrones together.

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    Katherine v morales 03-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "awesome story telling"

    The book kept me entertained the whole time. I can't wait to get book two.

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    Anne Tye 03-06-15
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    "Fun story. A lot to keep track of!"

    I was utterly confused about the use of "the milk of the puppy" as pain relief. About halfway through I realized he was saying "poppy". ;)

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    Nathan 03-06-15
    Nathan 03-06-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Epic story"

    Top notch fiction with fanatic followers that rival the story. Kudos GRRM! Can't wait to listen to the next read by Mr. Dotrice.

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    CHERYL 03-06-15
    CHERYL 03-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    What did you love best about A Game of Thrones?

    I really enjoyed listening to the book, and the narrator of the book is awesome ! He can change his voice into so many characters. I would definitely listen to the books he reads. The book is really well written, you do have to pay attention do to the fact that their are so many characters and they have such great personalities that you can actually see them in your head what they are doing and how they are acting. I think that it has to do with the way it was written and the way Roy Dotrice speaks when he is in that character. I Loved all of the books that George R.R. Martin wrote.


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    Alex 03-05-15
    Alex 03-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic."

    The voice of Roy Dotrice is expertly paced, with the deep almost gruff voice of a controlled campfire. This, paired with George R. R. Martin's excellently crafted, easily accessible story makes this an excellent part of any person's collection. Simple enough to thoroughly understand while doing something complex like driving, but nuanced and interesting enough to keep you fully engaged while exercising or even just listening to the story itself.

    Would recommend to anyone who's contemplating picking it up.

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