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A Game of Thrones

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By:

Narrated By: Roy Dotrice

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: April 2011

Duration: 33 hours 58 minutes

Summary:

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.

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  • oodeluph

    This is the beginning of one of the most complex yet thoroughly enjoyable fantasy/soap operas I have ever experienced. Just when one is tempted to begin questioning their commitment to this epic, a character says or does something completely down to earth, or funny or does something heroic and action packed. You can barely tell the players without a scorecard built, I promise, this is so well orchestrated that the listener will know who everyone is and have them sorted long before the end.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

  • Jill O\'Brien

    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.

  • Joanne Dahlke

    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.

  • lori Olchowy

    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!!/

  • Anonymous

    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.

  • sean parker

    Extremely captivating book, I love the story line.

  • amy BEHAR

    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.

  • August Wade

    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.

  • Tori Williamson

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

  • Kimberly Eisner

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