• Game of Thrones: A Family History

  • Book of Thrones, Book 2
  • By: Book of Thrones
  • Narrated by: Steven Myles
  • Length: 47 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (291 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Follow the fortunes of three of the Seven Kingdom's most prestigious and powerful houses: the Baratheons, the Martells, and the Tyrells.

See how they each conquered and held the rich, fertile kingdoms of the Stormlands, Dorne, and the Reach, and just why it is that the families of Game of Thrones are eager to avenge themselves on one another. Here is the story of how Orys Baratheon founded House Baratheon through fury and the fire of dragons and how that house eventually produced the Kings Robert and Stannis of the beloved series. Why is it that House Martell hates the Lannisters and all of the other Houses fear dealing with them? How did House Tyrell come to command the richest and greatest armies of all Westeros from their lowly origins as stewards?

The second volume of Game of Thrones: A Family History has all of these answers and more!

©2016 Two Sovereigns Publishing (P)2016 Two Sovereigns Publishing

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Enjoyed Book 1, and Book 2 just as good

Having listened to book 1 I was intrigued to try out book 2 - equally good and informative. Thanks for this good background information to the series.

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Strong recommend to those new to the series

I listened to this during a long car journey with my brother. We listened to book 1 and 2 in the series. As mentioned for book 1, my brother enjoyed it since he is quite new to the series, so he found this useful. Those more up-to-date and who have read the books will find part of this useful but also much of it already known. So a strong recommend for those new to the series

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dont like at all

Nothing to do with GOT. I was thinking this was something more indeth but nope...

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it was ok

I'm enjoying the book as much as I can. unfortunately I do not like the reader. it's like listening to Harry Potter read to you.

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great background info

Great info to fill in the history of Westeros and clarify the back story on so many characters and the rains they despise each other

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Not much information

I won't say that this is bad or that it doesn't serve a purpose, but I really didn't find much information that wasn't already covered in the actual books. The performance was alright, but nothing incredible.

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fabulous

love the lore. The working hints at a few theories and shows why some character as as they are.

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Good narration and great story!

Was a very solid listen. Very informative on house history and paints a picture of how Westeros was formed.

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It's a history, not a story

This is a massive history timeline of how the Orys Baratheon founded House Baratheon through fury and the fire of dragons and how that house eventually produced the Kings Robert and Stannis. This isn't THE Game of Thrones stories we have seen on HBO or read with George RR Martin. It's a good refresher and helps you keep track of who is who and in what house and so forth. But, it is quite a bit of information. If you are a big fan of the series and need help reviewing, this is it.

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Enjoyable and Explanatory

More help to the reader who cannot keep all the families, places, and times straight!