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.

"From the Paperback edition."

Reviews (17)

Written by lori Olchowy on March 20th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This is my first audio book, the first 30 minutes or so was awkward as I forgot I was in public and the narrators female voices were odd but 2 hours in this is awesome!!!! I\'ve read this book many times!!/

Game Of Thrones

Written by Anonymous on January 8th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I have heard great things about this book and TV show, but it was very difficult to follow via an audio book. Couldn't follow the characters.

Written by sean parker on November 7th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Extremely captivating book, I love the story line.

Written by amy BEHAR on October 14th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I have recently been unable to read books, when before I often was carrying around 2 or 3 at a time. I decided to try audio books and jumped on this series knowing if I liked it I had many more in the series to now bring the world of reading back to my life. I have not seen the HBO series, for me I think it made it easier for me to \"see\" the characters and magic right away. There are two options for narrators,I would suggest listening to the samples to see which you prefer. I thought this narrator had more range for all of the characters. If you want to escape to another world this is a worthy series.

Written by August Wade on June 22nd, 2014

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I hate to disagree with the majority, but the narration becomes retching, particularly (and exclusively) for the dialogue parts. All the voices sound much the same and it makes it hard to differentiate. I wish a narrator with a softer, more lilting voice had done the narration. Other than that, the book is beyond fantastic, compellingly complex and endearingly enigmatic.

Written by Tori Williamson on June 5th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Love this story and the narration is wonderful. Truly brings the story to life.

Written by Kimberly Eisner on May 21st, 2014

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I really enjoyed the narrator. He had a voice for each character, which made listening a little more interesting.

Written by Karen McTavish on May 21st, 2014

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I loved this audio book !! I felt like the narrator had the accent down but most characters sounded like they needed to clear their throats.

Written by kyle billiot on May 6th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 5/5

At first, when I heard the sample audio, I thought the narrator was going to be annoying. Boy was I wrong! I'm hooked. Ice already started the second book after finishing the first in just a week! These are great to listen to while I'm at work and they make the days fly by! This is the most in depth story I've ever encountered. Families, religions, histories, cultures, heck he created an entire detailed world! I would recommend this even to people who aren't into "fantasy".

Written by Terry Jones on May 5th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Just epic, I\'m a huge fan of the show but even a bigger fan of the book, I recommend this to everyone !

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.