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A Storm of Swords Audiobook

A Storm of Swords: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage as violently as ever, as alliances are made and broken. Joffrey, of House Lannister, sits on the Iron Throne, the uneasy ruler of the land of the Seven Kingdoms. His most bitter rival, Lord Stannis, stands defeated and disgraced, the victim of the jealous sorceress who holds him in her evil thrall. But young Robb, of House Stark, still rules the North from the fortress of Riverrun. Robb plots against his despised Lannister enemies, even as they hold his sister hostage at King's Landing, the seat of the Iron Throne. Meanwhile, making her way across a blood-drenched continent is the exiled queen, Daenerys, mistress of the only three dragons still left in the world....

But as opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others, a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords....

©2000 George R.R. Martin, (P)2004 Books On Tape, Inc., published in arrangement with Random House Audio Group, a division of Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • Locus Award, 2001

"Richly imagined." (Publishers Weekly)
"A riveting continuation of a series whose brilliance continues to dazzle." (The Patriot News)
"I always expect the best from George R. R. Martin, and he always delivers." (Robert Jordan)
"High fantasy with a vengeance!" (San Diego Union-Tribune)

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    AX 04-14-15
    AX 04-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Prepare to cringe at name pronunciations"
    Would you listen to A Storm of Swords again? Why?

    Probably not, it's really long and not a book that really lends itself to enjoying repeats.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jon Snow is my favorite character because he's freaking Jon Snow.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Roy Dotrice?

    I probably would listen to another book narrated by Roy Dotrice, provided that he were told by somebody how to pronounce names. Pe-tire Baelish, Bri-een of Tarth, Mellisand... just abysmal.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I found it quite enjoyable, I just wish that I'd read it/listened to it, before I saw the show.


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    Seve 04-14-15
    Seve 04-14-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Keeps on getting better and better"

    Roy is the best narrator ever. His voices and emotions make the story flow like nothing I've ever listened to before.

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    Mark Regan 04-14-15
    Mark Regan 04-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent"

    The story is famously good so you don't need me to reiterate that point.
    Roy Dotrice does an incredible job narrating, providing voices for every character that really bring them all to life.
    I truly enjoyed this book and can't recommend it enough.

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    Bonniejane east syracuse, NY, United States 04-13-15
    Bonniejane east syracuse, NY, United States 04-13-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Tearful"

    I used to laugh when my friends said that Martin killed whomever the whim struck him to, but I didn't think I would cry so had when I finally got to reading the books.

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    Linus 04-13-15
    Linus 04-13-15
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    "Astonishing "

    Interesting intrigues, gut wrenching combat and intense clashes of characters makes for a splendid read and Roy Dotrice's performance is awesome as always!

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    Dianna Patterson Williams 04-12-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent Performance"

    The performance makes this an easy "read". With the various voices used for each of the characters portrayed it is very hard to turn it off.

    The switching perspectives by chapter keep this very long book fresh and continually moving.

    Can't wait to move to the next book.

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    Justin 04-11-15
    Justin 04-11-15
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    "Thank God for the tv show!"

    The overall story is amazing. The world and characters that the author creates are among the best you'll find in the fantasy genre. With that said, the writing itself is awful!

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    Joe Marsden 04-09-15
    Joe Marsden 04-09-15
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    "Excellent!"

    So many twists and turns! Can't wait to start book 4 to see who dies and if anyone else comes back to life!

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    David K Manuel 04-07-15 Member Since 2015

    I am a husband, father, grandfather and artisan / illustrator.

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    "great story, narration so so"

    I love the story. The voice of Roy Dotrice is a treat to listen to... until it isn't. I sympathize with him for the need to have variety in his voicing of the characters, but with so many to do, he resorts to a bunch of defaults for secondary and tertiary characters and some of them are grating on the nerves. so many of them seem like exaggerated caricatures, rather than real people. for me the worst offender is the voice of the slave girl that Daenerys frees in Astropor. An over boiled mockery of an Asian accent, it made it tough to get through those sections for me.

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    Heather 04-06-15
    Heather 04-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Entertaining and exciting"

    The reader really gives life to the characters. I read the first two books and struggled somewhat but listening to it made it almost impossible to put down!

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