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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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    thehobbit21 05-01-15
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    "Standing Ovation!"

    Dotrice does a great job again! Enthralling! The book is another great hit by Martin!

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    Tonantzin 04-29-15
    Tonantzin 04-29-15
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    "More than I Expected"

    I don't normally read war stories, the barbarian DNA of avenge, revenge sickens me. This story, however, allowed me to get past that by introducing the Giants and Mammoths, Wildlings and "Others". This gave the Storm of Swords a lift off the predictable muddied honor and betrayal scenarios into more of a 'sci-fi' read. I became a fond fan of Jon Snow and Ghost. I unexpectedly enjoyed this book, the mounting tensions in the Realm, the rising power of Daenarys Targaryen, the story of Winterfell, the appearance of the Wildlings and the story of the lands Beyond The Wall...and I especially love the final scene in the epilogue~ it gave me goose bumps.

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    M. L. Baker North Idaho 04-26-15
    M. L. Baker North Idaho 04-26-15 Member Since 2013
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    going on top the next. long but very good. a little bloody, but engaging story

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    thebrownidentity Kansas 04-25-15
    thebrownidentity Kansas 04-25-15 Member Since 2011

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    "They keep getting better"

    I won't lie, I wasn't that thrilled with the first book. I kept thinking that the characters were dying to soon for me to care about them. But the ones that have lasted. Oh man. They are wrecking me. This has been the most action packed so far. The epilogue had me pretty confused as they brought in another character that was hard to love but then...the twist...now I am practically forcing my hands to write this review before starting the next book.

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    Ramiro 04-25-15
    Ramiro 04-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Another stellar book and a worthwhile performance."

    This continuation was a joy from start to finish. Mr. Martin certainly knows hire to weave av engrossing tale.

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    Lizette 04-25-15
    Lizette 04-25-15
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    "I love all of Roy Dotrice's voices"

    Roy Dotrice brings the characters to life with all of his voices. I felt fully immersed in this ASOIAF tale.

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    Kara Pasco, WA, United States 04-23-15
    Kara Pasco, WA, United States 04-23-15
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    "Great engaging story"

    This book is even better than the show. Engaging story. Highly recommend to fans of the series. Starting the next book today!

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    AniAko 04-21-15
    AniAko 04-21-15 Member Since 2016

    Love to learn, love to be entertained, and with a commute like mine, audio books are a godsend!

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    "It drags for a LONG time, but it ends solid"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I can handle a book being long or boring, but both is too much. The story is largely flat until about half way through, and ends on some fairly solid notes. You might want to consider the abridged version (though I haven't listened to it) if you're on the edge of losing interest. It was a struggle to listen to sometimes.


    If you’ve listened to books by George R. R. Martin before, how does this one compare?

    This one is a mixed bag, in some ways the weakest, and in some ways the strongest I've listened to date. The whole thing is worth the listen, just know your interest might wane like mine did.


    Which character – as performed by Roy Dotrice – was your favorite?

    Tyrion, but there are many other great character I feel he performs well too.


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    Jmcalaster 04-21-15
    Jmcalaster 04-21-15
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    "Long live George RR Martin"

    Not since Tolken has a story teller created a world so vivid and compelling. Storm of Swords continues the story of Ice and Fire revealing the true conductors of the music they all dance to!

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    Amazon Customer 04-20-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Beautiful"

    Loved it. Love them all. On to the next book. I better hurry, winter's coming.

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