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 (23)

Written by Eugena Halttunen on July 17th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I thoroughly enjoyed this book I have a 4 to 6 hour commute every day and listening to this book makes it go by fast I\'m almost sad when I get home and have to shut it off I can\'t wait to listen to the rest of the series

Written by traniel pride on July 14th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

everything was awesome. of course there was things within the story I didn\'t like but it still went along very well with the story. book is very good

Written by Lupe Castillo on June 10th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Awesome ..The HBO series was right on for the most part. They elaborate more in the book of course so I learned more about the characters.

Written by Melissa Messer on May 4th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Incredible story and characters. This narrator is outstanding!

Written by Jill O\'Brien on April 6th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Dotrice does an amazing job reading this book. A different distinguished voice for every character, of which there are many. Gripping, funny, terrifying dangerous, this book makes one feel the cold, feel the agony of deceit, feel hate and love, despair...,.it\'s a wonderful listen.

Written by Joanne Dahlke on April 4th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I usually listen to audiobooks while driving. This book made me not want to reach my destination. I was mesmerized by the story. I will definitely listen to the rest of the series.

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.

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.