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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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 (95)

Written by David B on March 12th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

One of the greatest book series of all time and One of the greatest Narrators!! Excellent job and techniques all around.


Written by Sarah b on January 17th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Loved it. The audio version takes you right into the Games of Thrones. Will defiantly be listening to the next one.

Written by Anonymous on November 28th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

its awesome! I read along with the narrator which is very easy on the ears! it helps me get through the book faster.

Written by Shenel G on November 14th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This is great. I am able to envision the television show while listening. The reading is bringing great joy.

Written by Tom A on October 21st, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

If you are listening to this than you likely already know the story. Roy Dotrice (R.I.P) does an excellent job of narrating the book and sucking you in. If you have already read it or are reading for the first time, this is worth the listen!

Written by Juan G on October 20th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This is my second time listening to this book, so well narrated.

Written by Carol M on October 20th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Watched 7 seasons of the series before beginning the books. Unlike many novels I read that use beautifully descriptive prose, GOT focuses more on forwarding the plot. Given the depth of the story, I enjoy this approach. One issue I had with narration is the interruptions of the bird in several scenes


Written by Charles M on October 14th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Excellent, couldn't wait to begin the second book!

Written by Nicholle H on October 12th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Definitely worth the time, I started with the show but didn't know the characters until I read the books

Written by Colleen J on October 7th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Amazing book! I'm looking forward to listening the next audiobook in the series! It took a minute to get used to the narrator but many of his character voices are good and fitting if not a little "spitty" with a good measure of "gargle" to top it off. It might have suited my personal preference better if the guy who announced the disc changes actually narrated the book :-) but I want to listen to the series bad enough that I'm making it work.

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.