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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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    Jeff 06-14-16
    Jeff 06-14-16 Member Since 2017
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    "enjoyable series"

    some of his voice choices are a little bit odd and he doesn't have as much range as Brad he should. Maybe they should consider doing a full cast audio production for the 20th anniversary.

    the pronunciation of some names and words changes when they change authors and it gets a little bit disconcerting. I really wish that every characters game was pronounced the same in between books and between the TV series.

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    ace staton 06-14-16
    ace staton 06-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "the narrator?"

    blah blah blah Yada blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah jibber jabber jobber blah blah blah blah he is terrible

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    Michael 06-14-16
    Michael 06-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I can't get enough"

    Great book, ending was a little dull but great none the less. Downloading part 3 as I write.

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    RE New York 06-13-16
    RE New York 06-13-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Wasted potential "

    This is a wonderful story, part of a wonderful series. This would doubtless be one of my absolute favorites is it weren't for the reader. Roy Dotrice (the narrator) is awful. Just awful. He speaks as though his tongue is too large for his mouth, and that's the kindest thing I can say about his performance. At times you could hear SO MUCH SPIT in his mouth that I've been nauseated and had to stop listening. My love for the story is so great I eventually finished Game of Thrones (part 1 in the series) despite how disgusting this man's speech sounds and I've been trying valiantly to tune it out for A Clash of Kings, but for the THIRD time, I've stopped. George R R Martin should be furious. I can only wish that due to the popularity of this series that the author, or puplisher, or for the love of god, ANYONE would re-release the audio books with a narrator that doesn't render one of the most entertaining stories of my generation completely unendurable.

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    Scott Kirkland 06-11-16
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    "Down down down"

    i love a good story that takes you as far down as it can before a glimmer of hope appears. they come and get dashed away like memories of star fire.

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    travis nieusma 06-10-16 Member Since 2014
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    "a book of badassery"

    a review that requires at least 20 words really sucks because it's limited in the sense of creativity

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    MadtownDeals 06-10-16

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    "The worst reading of any book I've ever heard"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Clash of Kings to be better than the print version?

    No


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    This book is so poorly read by Dotrice, it is infuriating. The voices he has invented for the many characters are obnoxious at best. For nearly every character he slurs as if he we're drunk beyond belief. For many more characters he apparently plugs his nose to create an extremely nasally (and very annoying) voice. He also inserts many "ummmmmmmmm's" and "errrrrrrr's" where they are definitely not written into the book by Martin. Dotrice also has extreme difficulty switching between characters' voices and that of the narrator. Often he will switch mid-sentence. There is absolutely nothing redeeming about Dotrice' performance, and so much is wrong with it that it almost ruins a greats series. If you are able to read the print version, seriously consider doing so, because the reading of this book is simply awful.

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    Librarylegend 06-08-16
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    "Exceptional story telling."

    Loved it. Narration is wonderful. It brings you into their world.
    Can't wait to start the next book

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    Arlene 06-07-16
    Arlene 06-07-16
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    "Great story!"

    Great story, well written, I loved it. Highly recommended, well worth the price. Can't wait for the next one.

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    Ruben Santiago Landa Mexico 06-02-16
    Ruben Santiago Landa Mexico 06-02-16
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    "Sensacional"

    It's hard to improve on a masterpiece such as the first book of the series "Game of Thrones". Nevertheless, the second volume, "A Clash of Kings", is just as good and even better than the first installment of this epic series.

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