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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.

  • jake s

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

  • Benjamin F

    Great book in Martin's series. Roy Dotrice is mostly great; however, a few of his voices left a little to be desired (i.e. Daenerys Targaryen).

  • Alex A

    Well read and the pace and character voices are appropriate and pleasant

  • mitra k

    Wonderful book. Great narrator!! Absolutely loved it

  • David B

    Great book, they continue to get better. The narrator can be difficult to follow at times. His impressions could use a lot of work.

  • Kelly Ann M

    I absolutely love this series and the narrator makes it even better, if that is possible. He adds voice an life into and already extraordinary story. Highly recommend it!!!

  • Stephanie Idelson

    I am just starting with the series and it is absolutely wonderful. Roy Dotrice is a wonderful narrator but sometimes his pronunciation of names may differ, but other than that, I love it!

  • Mugdha Goel

    The book is well narrated, in spite of the extra explanation it has, it really captured my attention.

  • Jeff Everette

    The story was fantastic and I was sad for it to end.