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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Overview

A NEW ORIGINAL SERIES, NOW ON HBO.
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.
A GAME OF THRONES
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.

"From the Paperback edition."

Reviews (84)

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Written by Gayne K on September 20th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Love the intricacies of this book. And Ray Dotrice is the perfect narrator!

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Written by shari l on September 11th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Loved the book, plan on listening to the rest of the series.

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Written by Lana D on September 11th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Love it

Written by Stephanie P on September 8th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

If you love the show you should know the book will be better! I love the narrator he changed up his voice for different characters which makes it a bit more fun!

Written by Becca E on September 5th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This is how you start a saga! The characters are engaging and compelling, story is fast paced and exciting and the narration is lovely! Absolutely recommend to everyone!

Written by jake s on September 5th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Narration leaves a bit to be desired (it gets better as the series continues). Martin's writing is (as always in the GoT franchise) worth the try.

Written by Trey W on September 2nd, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Love it love it love it love it love it love it love it love it love

Written by Josh N on August 31st, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Watched the show for years, finally started the books which are definitely better.

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Written by Nicholas B on August 30th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I'm so happy to finally be able to enjoy these books!

Written by Jeron V on August 28th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Of course the book is wonderful! I most likely wouldn't have bought it if not for the virtual certainty of the excellence of the story. The narrator is not bad at all. Obviously when one chooses to listen to a book as oppose to reading it, one must accept whichever voice that comes with it. He is talented, is able to differentiate characters well, but something about his accent was a bit too uppity sounding. From that starting point I couldn't get the mental picture or of my head of a British aristocrat reading to a full room.

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.