A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One

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 (121)

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Written by Woodie H. on October 11th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Guess I just don't get it, not a fan

Written by Luke H. on August 21st, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

really good book. narration was decent as well. the book is pretty similar to season 1 of the tv series

*****

Written by Tomasz W. on July 14th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Book is fantastic, narrator is not.

Written by Holly Friedman on July 13th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Wonderful blend of detail without making you feel like you are reading a Stephen King book. The only complaint I have is the narrator. Listening to him read the intimate bits of the book made me cringe.

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Written by Lisa S. on July 10th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

So good! I had watched the series before I purchased the book, so was wondering if I would enjoy it as much s I should......and I did! Very well narrated and the book lends insight into the characters thoughts you don’t get when watching the series. I highly recommend it.

Written by Levi K. on June 30th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

The books are better the last tv season blew it.

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Written by Joanna R. on June 20th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I'm not sure how I feel about the narrator. He does an excellent job creating so many different voices but some of them aren't so pleasant to listen to. But once I get into it, I don't notice it much. The book of course, is excellent & worthwhile.

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Written by Rod M. on June 10th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I'm so glad I missed the series. It's all new to me. I'll probably watch the series after I listen to the 4 books.

Written by Jeannie K. on June 4th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Wasn’t my thing I guess. I wanted to read before watching, sorry I wasted a credit.

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Written by Alonzo K. on April 5th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I mean it's Game of Thrones. Great book. The narrator isn't for "first timers", Roy Dotrice could've punched it up just a little bit. Despite this I enjoyed this book thoroughly. Definitely going to listen to this again.

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.