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A Clash of Kings Audiobook

A Clash of Kings: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. And from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war.

It is a tale in which brother plots against brother and the dead rise to walk in the night. Here a princess masquerades as an orphan boy; a knight of the mind prepares a poison for a treacherous sorceress; and wild men descend from the Mountains of the Moon to ravage the countryside. Against a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and murder, victory may go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel...and the coldest hearts. For when kings clash, the whole land trembles.

©1999 George R.R. Martin; (P)2004 Books on Tape, Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • Locus Award, 1999

"A truly epic fantasy....The novel is notable particularly for the lived-in quality of its world, created through abundant detail...for the comparatively modest role of magic...and for its magnificent action-filled climax....[Martin] provides a banquet for fantasy lovers with large appetites." (Publishers Weekly)
"Fans of epic fantasy should appreciate this lavishly detailed sequel to A Game of Thrones." (Library Journal)
"Dotrice's range of vocal tones, from gravelly and commanding to silkenly dangerous, creates a mood of insistence that holds the listener captive throughout the epic story." (AudioFile)
"Grabs hold and won't let go. It's brilliant." (Robert Jordan)

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    T. E. Chalker 05-31-16
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    "Great story - awful narration"
    Would you try another book from George R. R. Martin and/or Roy Dotrice?

    I love George R.R. Martin, but i'll probably avoid Roy Dotrice. I think he reads well, but his voice and the "voices" he does are often not distinct enough from each other or fitting to the characters. It sounds like everyone in the book is about 85 and with the same annoying sound and adds absolutely nothing to the story. Honestly, I found it hard to keep my attention - and this is a series where that should be impossible.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Roy Dotrice’s performances?

    Not likely.


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    Jake Reuter Los Angeles, CA 05-31-16
    Jake Reuter Los Angeles, CA 05-31-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Worthy of Kings"
    What did you love best about A Clash of Kings?

    G.R.R.M. continues his epic fantasy series with no remorse, delivering a story that intricately unwinds with an unparalleled ferocity and devotion to the craft. Each character is perfectly introduced and developed, and the entire volume progresses with careful precision, winding action and narrative together in a fury. Entertaining from start to finish, and more than capable of drawing me in as a reader (listener).


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Clash of Kings?

    Daenarys' steady understanding of her power and virtue as future Queen of the Realm


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The Battle of Blackwater Bay


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

    Humor where it counts, dramatic throughout the rest, and thoroughly captivating with each passing chapter.


    Any additional comments?

    The legacy strengthens as all characters face more difficult challenges than before.

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    Kyle Fisher 05-25-16
    Kyle Fisher 05-25-16
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    "Great Series"

    If you are looking for a get away this is the story for you get lost in this epic tale of Knights, Dragons, and Magic.

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    Stabeezy 05-24-16
    Stabeezy 05-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic."

    Obviously the books are great, but to be able to listen to them on my long commute? Couldn't ask for anything better.

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    john42 05-23-16
    john42 05-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "GAMES of THRONES BBK 2."

    a very long audio book. but awesome, a great job of narrative. almost closely by the TV series. sometimes I visualize the scenes. I only wish that the series was as long. never wanting it to end.

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    Amazon Customer 05-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Phenomenal narration!"

    The second book was much like the first: AWESOME! The narrator is second to none. Worth every penny.

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    Phillip 05-22-16
    Phillip 05-22-16 Member Since 2017
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    "great book"

    I can't wait to listen to the next one. the books are all ways better than the show. you miss out on so much back story.

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    Greene 05-21-16
    Greene 05-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great book"

    great book, but I'm not fond of the person narrating. Most of the men sound like old pirates and the woman sounds creepy.

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    Annie 05-19-16
    Annie 05-19-16
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    "AHHH"

    This book has fueled me. The characters are so human, placed in this world of peril. Even though it's so long, it moves right along. Can't wait to start the next one.

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    Markus 05-18-16
    Markus 05-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "great book, tremendous storyteller!"

    narrator roy dotrice does an excellent job with all the voices. only negative thing about these books would be if I started reading them like 20 years ago when they first came out and have to wait for so long for the follow up. then again you can't hurry a good story

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