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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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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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    The only complaint I have is with the performance when he misspoke names once in a great while, like Jeffrey instead of Joffrey and Caitlin instead of Catelyn. Otherwise, fantastic!

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    "Loved it!:)"

    Great book, great story. Sadly characters die like flies.
    English is not my native language so I kinda struggeled when the narrator used weird voices that were hard to understand:(

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    "good book bad narrator"

    love the book itself but, not a fan of the narrator for the most part.

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    "i had to stop a third of the way in"

    he reads most of this pretty well but there's a couple of characters, specifically old man, where he'll out on a unnecessary voice and I can't understand what he is saying. i love the book so far but I had to stop

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    "awesome"

    I couldn't stop listening! I wanted to read the book ever since watching the series but haven't had time, this has made up for that as I listen to it while I drive to and from work!

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    Eliana 11-15-16
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    "Too Slow"

    I just could not for the life of me get in to this book. I think I'll have to pick up a hard copy instead of the audio book.

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    Eddie 11-15-16
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    "the best book"

    the best book I listen to since the Harry Potter Saga I recommend it to everyone who's the fan

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    "Pronunciation"

    I love Dotrice's different voices and the gusto of his performance but I don't like the way he pronounces Petyr (pet-tire? Ugh) and sometimes when he's speaking quickly he'll mispronounce some character names.

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    Cindy Tallahassee, FL, United States 11-12-16
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    "Fire and Ice will bathe the world"

    This is a 20 character review. 9 more words to go. yau, I am done

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    "Awesome!!!"

    I've seen the series and love this book. Roy Dotrice is an amazing narrator and his range of voices is beyond words, even when he's voicing a woman he is not awkward or anything. And I found out he played the alchemist in the second season so that makes the narration even better!

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