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A Game of Thrones

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: George R.R. Martin

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.

  • T Allen

    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!

  • J Guerra

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

  • C Marco

    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

  • Charles M

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

  • N Hirtle

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

  • C Jackson

    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.

  • Armando C

    All around excellent job.

  • Gayne K

    Love the intricacies of this book. And Ray Dotrice is the perfect narrator!

  • shari l

    Loved the book, plan on listening to the rest of the series.