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The Ice Dragon

Narrated by: Maggi Meg Reed
Length: 47 mins
Categories: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
4 out of 5 stars (783 ratings)

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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.

The Ice Dragon is an unforgettable tale of courage, love, and sacrifice by one of the most honored fantasists of all time.

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

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  • James
  • United States
  • 01-27-12

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.

18 of 19 people found this review helpful

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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.

Any additional comments?

Wish it were a longer story

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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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.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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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.

14 of 17 people found this review helpful

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  • Jonathan
  • ORCHARD PARK, NY, United States
  • 05-19-15

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.

17 of 21 people found this review helpful

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not worth a credit... but good short story.

the symbolism is good. it's just too short. I could see a whole novel based on this.

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not the best

not the best grrm and very short. doesnt belong with the universe of got. I would not listen. very incomplete story.

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Fun short read.

This was my first time reading George R. R. Martin, as I am soon to embark on The Game of Thrones. It's a glimpse into his mind and world of humans, dragons, and kingdoms. The idea and premise is imaginative, entertaining, and wonderful. I wish there was more detail and depth; I realize this is a shorter story. I'm looking forward to GoT!

The performance was appropriate for this story.

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short yet strangely satisfying.

sad but sweet. I couldn't say what liked about it, as most stores. I love the cold as well so it spoke to me in some way. the cold and alone being comforting somehow

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Seems amateur for a Martin story

Short. Not very interesting. I've read/listened to many of Martin's works and this one was by far the least satisfying.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful