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A Game of Thrones Audiobook

A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1

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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential: A favorite of Audible listeners, the first book in Martin's series introduces a world of deep intrigue, dark fantasy, and varied characters. It might prove overwhelming, were it not for Roy Dotrice. With a voice so seasoned and gripping that he may have stepped from, well, a George R. R. Martin novel, Dotrice gives each character their own persona and regionality, helping to anchor the listener throughout the action and intrigue. —Ed Walloga

Publisher's Summary

In a time long forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons off balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As the cold returns, sinister forces are massing beyond the protective wall of the kingdom of Winterfell. To the south, the king's powers are failing, with his most trusted advisor mysteriously dead and enemies emerging from the throne's shadow. At the center of the conflict, the Starks of Winterfell hold the key: a reluctant Lord Eddard is summoned to serve as the king's new Hand, an appointment that threatens to sunder both family and kingdom. In this land of extremes, plots and counterplots, soldiers and sorcerers, each side fights to win the deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.

©1996 George R.R. Martin, (P)2003 Books On Tape, Inc., published in arrangement with Random House Audio Group,a division of Random House, Inc.

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What the Critics Say

  • Locus Award, 1997

"Martin's trophy case is already stuffed with major prizes...He's probably going to have to add another shelf, at least." (Publishers Weekly)
"The first volume in Martin's first fantasy saga combines intrigue, action, romance, and mystery in a family saga." (Booklist)
"Grabs hold and won't let go. It's brilliant." (Robert Jordan)
"This novel is an absorbing combination of the mythic, the sweepingly historical, and the intensely personal." (Chicago Sun-Times)

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    Londyn 02-17-16
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    "Addicted!"

    This book was amazing! Can't wait to start the next one! All hail the Queen of Dragons!

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    O. Fernandez Ft. Lauderdale, FL 02-17-16
    O. Fernandez Ft. Lauderdale, FL 02-17-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Amazing!"

    Incredible story and extremely well read by the narrator. Even after watching the show, it felt like I was hearing the story for the first time.

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    Jeanna Carlisle 02-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Game of Thrones book 1"

    I love everything about this book. The voices were great and the story was enthralling. I can't wait for the rest of the books!

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    Cheyenne L. Texas 02-16-16
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    "Great story..."

    But I was very disappointed with the narrator. He's got a great voice, but he doesn't put much personality into the story or characters and pauses at strange times in the sentences. I don't believe I'll finish this on Audible and just continue to read the physical book.

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    BaadBoy80218 Denver, Co 02-16-16
    BaadBoy80218 Denver, Co 02-16-16
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    "A Great Read"
    What made the experience of listening to A Game of Thrones the most enjoyable?

    This series develops almost exactly as the movie series.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Game of Thrones?

    They were all good


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

    They were all great.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Already done


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    snowdrop NY 02-15-16
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    "Great book, audiobook riddled with mistakes"

    This is a great book and I've previously enjoyed reading the print copy, but the audiobook performance is terrible. The speaker frequently and inconsistently mispronounces words and names from sentence to sentence. Some of the notable mistakes involve basic character names: "Anya" instead of Arya, "Jeffrey" instead of "Joffrey", and "Various" or "Vary" instead of Varys. I've never heard an audiobook with so many mistakes, I actually wonder if everyone involved in producing this was drunk.

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    Eric Tuvell 02-15-16
    Eric Tuvell 02-15-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Fantastic energy"

    Fantastic book and series for that matter. But Roy Dotrice does an outstanding job of giving each entity life and character. Great energy

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    NKM 02-13-16
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    "A Good Dub"

    The voice actor(Roy Dotrice) does a great job with voices and word comprehension, I had a great time listening to this book

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    Ian 02-13-16
    Ian 02-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Fire and Ice!"

    Moments that brought me to near tears, others I laughed out loud.

    Exceptional bone - chilling story.

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    Tanisha 02-12-16
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    "Whoa"

    Slow start but what an exciting finish!!!
    I haven't watched the series, so the back story was needed

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