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A Clash of Kings

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: George R.R. Martin

Narrated By: Roy Dotrice

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: October 2003

Duration: 37 hours 19 minutes


In this sequel to A Game of Thrones, George Martin pursues the embattled Seven Kingdoms through a bitter 10-year winter in which good and evil contend for power. When cruel Queen Cersi's son takes the Iron Throne following the death of its king, Robert Baratheon, the Queen's sons and Robert's brothers battle for control of the realm. Eddard's young daughter, Arya Stark, flees the kingdom disguised as a boy, as the exiled last heir of the former ruling family tends to his dragons. Meanwhile, the guardians of the realm's Wall dwindle in numbers as menacing barbarians gather their forces. Set in a glittering fantasy world enriched by 8,000 years of history, this baroque jewel captivates with its believable characters, deftly realized magic, and intricate plotting.


  • oodeluph

    This is nothing short of a wonderful series. Each volume is so long one wonders that George R. R. Martin never lost sight of his nation of characters or their doings but he doesn't. And neither does Roy Dotrice, the book's reader! He (thankfully) is the voice behind all of the books and even has a part in season two on the HBO production. I have read and watched and heard books one and two. Long as they are, the tale still isn't flagging. If anything, it has picked up steam and I can't wait for the third book to be sent to me. The books being read to me are the best.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    As always great book! I came to know of the book series because of the HBO show. As usual the characters are what drive everything. If you are up to date with the show, take the time to listen to the books.

  • Nina G

    George R.R. Martin wrote a great story. And HBO's version of the book is very good, but the books are a little different, and Roy Dotrice does a very good job bring the story to life. Can't wait to get to the next book. Makes driving to and from work go by faster.

  • Timothy P

    exactly what I wanted out of an audio book! if o nly there was a speed control..

  • Amy S

    Great book, well written and hard to stop listening.

  • Kristin T

    I don't like this narrator at all. His voices are distracting and sometimes super nasal and just weird. takes away from the story in my opinion

  • brenna p

    This is a great book in series . Lots of battle and action .

  • Becca E

    These books just get better and better! I can't think of an author who has done a better job head hopping between characters or making me feel truly connected.

  • Bradley B

    Good read. Narrator does a good job with the many characters in this series.

  • jake s

    Narration is better than the first installment and Martin's writing is superb as always.