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Publisher's Summary

The Ice Dragon is an enchanting tale of courage and sacrifice for listeners of all ages by the wildly popular author of the number one New York Times best-selling Song of Ice and Fire series, George R. R. Martin. In the world of A Song of Ice and Fire, the ice dragon was a creature of legend and fear, for no man had ever tamed one. When it flew overhead, it left in its wake desolate cold and frozen land. But Adara was not afraid. For Adara was a winter child, born during the worst freeze that anyone, even the Old Ones, could remember. 

Adara could not remember the first time she had seen the ice dragon. It seemed that it had always been in her life, glimpsed from afar as she played in the frigid snow long after the other children had fled the cold. In her fourth year she touched it, and in her fifth year she rode upon its broad, chilled back for the first time. Then, in her seventh year, on a calm summer day, fiery dragons from the North swooped down upon the peaceful farm that was Adara's home. And only a winter child - and the ice dragon who loved her - could save her world from utter destruction.

©1980 George R.R. Martin (P)2006 Macmillan Audio

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Throne Starter Kit

I would not have bought this for regular price, but at under $4.00, I think it is worth it. Debra hits the nail on the head when she says Happy or Sad, according to your compass. I personally thought it was sad, but coming from Martin, that is to be expected. It is a good story for adults, not sure about kids? Not sure why it was written, but sometimes a story is just a story.

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Cool Hwip

The narrator is perfectly fine until she gets to any word beginning with "wh" because she accentuates the H before the W and it is absolutely maddening once you notice it. Hweel, Hwy, Hwat, Hwen, etc. I also downloaded Going Clear on the same day and coincidentally the narrator for that book does the same thing, but not nearly as bad as Maggi Meg Reed. I will be avoiding her in all future purchases.

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G. R. R. Martin and Dragon's make a good listen

George R R Martin has alway writen a good story. The Ice Dragon makes another good listen.
I enjoy longer more involed story lines better than short stories. How ever Ice Dragon is a very fine short listen. Give it a try.

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A sad story...or is it

As one would expect from the author of "Game of Thrones", the story is a sad/happy one. Only George Martin could write a story with a happy ending while maintaining a sad story. Or is it the other way around? It depends on which compass point you look at it from, north or south.

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Cheated!

Don't bother. I paid $10.00 for a 20 minute children's book. It wasn't even very good.

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not worth the price

I guess I wasn't paying attention $10 for 45 minutes is not a value.
not George RR Martins best for sure

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Too short for the cost

What made the experience of listening to The Ice Dragon the most enjoyable?

It is a nice story, I enjoyed it but was surprised when it ended.

If you’ve listened to books by George R. R. Martin before, how does this one compare?

I haven't listened to this author before.

Have you listened to any of Maggi Meg Reed’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I haven't listened to this narrator before.

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Wish it were a longer story

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Child’s perspective of Death, Love, War, & Living

Shorter than GRRM novels? Yes. But then, so is childhood. Short enough but not the end of grief. I don’t think this is the same world of ASOIAF but you can see that Martin’s mind was working toward it. There’s still the assumption of 4 seasons in a year, for one thing. But it's almost certainly a building block.

By way of reviewing this as a stand-alone story.. it was beautifully written and narrated. Everything you can say about a fantasy, coming of age story can be said about this. It’s just that the details are a bit darker. Very real, special sort of beauty exists in this character.

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Great kid's book with a bittersweet ending

Although this book is intended for kids, a fan of A Song of Ice and Fire could get some insight of how the ice and fire concept got developed on George RR Martin's mind. I really enjoyed the concept of the ice creatures that the author developed and how it contrasts to the warmth based life that we are used to on this world. I will try to get a hold of a printed copy in order to read it to my 8 year old.

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Fantastic little story

My only complaint would be the way the narrator pronounces her "wh" sounds as "hwh"..

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