Game of Thrones

Version: Unabridged
Author: George R.R. Martin
Narrator: Roy Dotrice
Genres: Fantasy
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Published In: April 2011
# of Units: 28 CDs
Length: 28 hours, 13 minutes
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Here is the first volume in George R. R. Martin's magnificent cycle of novels that includes "A Clash of Kings" and "A Storm of Swords." As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill these pages and transport us to a world unlike any we have ever experienced. Already hailed as a classic, George R. R. Martin's stunning series is destined to stand as one of the great achievements of imaginative fiction.
Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom's protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens.
Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne; and a determined woman undertakes the most treacherous of journeys. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.

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Reviews (56)

Written by Summer LaRue on November 26th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Narrator was fantastic! Book was good but happy to have finally finished it!

A Game of Thrones

Written by Regan Halas on November 9th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I thoroughly enjoyed both the book and narration. It saved my life as I was driving across country!

Written by Kelley Stirling on September 25th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

The narrator was phenomenal. This book is great. I haven't watched the show, so this is all new to me. Just fantastic.

Written by Michelle Todd on September 8th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great book! Narrating was perfect! Loved listening to such a fascinating story!

Written by Michael Levitsky on September 2nd, 2016

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Enjoyable , if you follow the series you should enjoy the book. The book added detail and the narrator added background.

Written by Christian Concepcion on August 4th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Loved the book and the narrator really brought each character to life with the difference voices, speech patterns, and accents.

Written by Morgan Lucas on July 28th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Enjoyed every minute and I really appreciate the narrator using different voices for the characters.

Written by Neil Gentile on July 12th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great narration. Listened as a refresher, read the book years ago, and it definitely got me through my morning commute for the month!!

Written by Donna Mekala on July 7th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Narrator is a little slow I listened at 1.25 speed.

Written by Robert Benaroch on July 5th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I have read this book numerous times, but its amazing how many little details and minor characters shine through in the audio version. Excellent.

Author Details

Author Details

Martin, George R.R.

George R. R. Martin is the perennial "New York Times" bestselling author of the epic, critically acclaimed, and wildly popular series Song of Ice and Fire.