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A Storm of Swords: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3 | [George R. R. Martin]

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

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.
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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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    Teresa Aurora, SD, United States 05-10-12
    Teresa Aurora, SD, United States 05-10-12 Member Since 2014
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    Where does A Storm of Swords rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I really liked A Storm of Swords, although it is not my favorite of the Song of Ice and Fire series it was still very good. I tend to listen to a wide variety of books but really enjoy this series.


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

    This book will take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions, as in any war there are victories and defeats on both sides, no matter what side you root for.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Janelle Albuquerque, NM, United States 05-10-12
    Janelle Albuquerque, NM, United States 05-10-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Great fantasy book!"

    George RR Martin certainly can weave a story, and A Storm of Swords is no exception. Roy Dotrice, the main reader for the series has a wonderful cadence and I like his pronunciation of the names. Thrilling installment.

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    Sara Anchorage, AK, United States 05-08-12
    Sara Anchorage, AK, United States 05-08-12 Member Since 2009
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    "I want to live in this fantasy world."

    I listened to A Storm of Swords after I listened to Game of Thrones because I had to find out what happened to each of the characters. I became so engrossed that I ordered the other books and listened to them.

    I journeyed with the characters and lived in the vivid descriptions of the scenes and the story kept me engrossed. The entire adventure is well written, very exciting and when I finished the fourth book, I spent days pondering the fates of several of the characters as if they were living beings.

    This will be in my top ten of my favorite books of all time. I had to listen to all of the books and wish there was a fifth book. Love them.






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    tania Atlanta, GA, United States 05-07-12
    tania Atlanta, GA, United States 05-07-12 Member Since 2014

    A some time listener.

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    "Wonderful...."
    If you could sum up A Storm of Swords in three words, what would they be?

    Good yet tedious.


    What other book might you compare A Storm of Swords to and why?

    It compares to the rest of the series. Tolkienesque perhaps but LOTR had its tedious moments too.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Don't want to spoil it for anyone.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes. Many but again, don't want to spoil it for anyone.


    Any additional comments?

    It's worth listening to. A great performance for a really good story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cupcake WENTZVILLE, MO, United States 05-05-12
    Cupcake WENTZVILLE, MO, United States 05-05-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Love-Love-Love this series"
    Would you listen to A Storm of Swords again? Why?

    I've read all 5 books and this is the second time to go through the series. Its amazing what you can miss the first time around.


    What about Roy Dotrice’s performance did you like?

    to have anyone else read these books would be a travesty.


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    Dan 05-04-12
    Dan 05-04-12 Member Since 2012

    I'm a horror nut! Zombies in particular! Epidemics, end of all things! Also enjoyed Game of thrones very much!

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    "More more MORE.. I want more!"
    Would you listen to A Storm of Swords again? Why?

    Yes, actually I may because there's bound to be points I've missed!


    What did you like best about this story?

    All of it! The world you feel you get pulled into! The imagination of the writer


    Have you listened to any of Roy Dotrice’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


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

    Made me instantly download the next book!


    Any additional comments?

    If you gotten this far you already know!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brian L. Manley Oklahoma, USA 05-03-12
    Brian L. Manley Oklahoma, USA 05-03-12 Member Since 2012

    I'm in my early to mid-thirties and I live in the mid-west. I have two wonderful children and the perfect wife. My profile pic is of my APBT, named Jasper. I like epic sic-fi type books. Some of my favorites are The Story of Song and Ice series, The Way of Kings, Theft of Sword series, and

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    "A Bit of a Dip..."

    This was a well-above average book, but as far as the series goes - it's the beginning of a decline that doesn't end until the 5th book. You start to learn a little more about the other country and the Dragon Queen. 4-stars

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    marcia 05-01-12
    marcia 05-01-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent Series"
    What did you love best about A Storm of Swords?

    I really love this story. This is the third book in the series and it just keeps getting better. Everyday I look forward to hearing what is going to happen next.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I started out in the first book with Ned being my favorite character, but he was quickly replaced by Arya.


    Have you listened to any of Roy Dotrice’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have only listened to Roy Dotrice perform the two previous books in this series. I like the fact that I can tell which character is which just from hearing the different voices that he uses. The only two that sound relatively the same are Jamie and Tyrion, but I guess since they are brothers that could be possible.


    Any additional comments?

    I agree with a few other reviewers that there is to much singing,(I don't think Roy Dotrice is known for his singing) but since this is unabridged that is the way the book was written so we just have to deal with it. Otherwise this is a excellent series!! Really enjoying it.

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    Gerald Rio de janeiro, Brazil 04-30-12
    Gerald Rio de janeiro, Brazil 04-30-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A great Listen"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Storm of Swords to be better than the print version?

    Really enjoyed the book ,.. it allows you drift off into the mystical, brutal ,magical & beautiful world of George Martin.


    What about Roy Dotrice’s performance did you like?

    Does a super job!


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    Carlos Xavier Guayaquil, Ecuador 04-29-12
    Carlos Xavier Guayaquil, Ecuador 04-29-12
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    "great!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Excellent narrative! exciting story! awesome characters!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The consequences of war


    Have you listened to any of Roy Dotrice’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    well it's kinda rough... but the books get better and better


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    oh yeah! but it's impossible


    Any additional comments?

    A song of ice and fire series are awesome!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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