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A Game of Thrones

Unabridged Audiobook

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Narrated By: Roy Dotrice

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: April 2011

Duration: 33 hours 58 minutes


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.


  • 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.

  • Christopher Huerta

    The beginning of the best book series ever, and great narration. Very enjoyable!

  • Kim Riggs

    I have read the books and watched the series. I am glad to be able to listen to it with such a great narrator.

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  • Quinton boast

    Fantastically written and very entertaining. Constantly kept my attention. Narrator was very good. The different voices he does for the characters makes the listen that much better.

  • Anonymous

    Just my own personal opinion, but I thought it was too dark and depressing. And, my 13 year old granddaughter said she thought it wasn't appropriate reading for me.

  • Jessica White

    I love this series and since I listen to audiobooks at work, I thought this would be a nice refresher in case Martin ever graces us with the winds of winter. Let me tell y'all though, this narrator is the worst. I listen to a lot of books, and I cannot stand this man. If you want a chainsmoking maybe British pepaw to read you a book too fast, then this narrator is for you. I personally cannot stand it and will not be listening to the other books if the same man continues to narrate. I don't understand the people who say they loved his narration, but to each his own I suppose. It makes me cringe, I had my husband listen and he agrees. Otherwise these books are fantastic.

  • Summer LaRue

    Narrator was fantastic! Book was good but happy to have finally finished it!

  • Regan Halas

    I thoroughly enjoyed both the book and narration. It saved my life as I was driving across country!

  • Kelley Stirling

    The narrator was phenomenal. This book is great. I haven't watched the show, so this is all new to me. Just fantastic.