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A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: George R. R. Martin

Narrated By: Roy Dotrice

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: August 2003

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.


  • abdul a

    the book is just amazing. however the narrators voice is a bit too old it sounds like a maister is reading it haha not bad just not what I expected

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Victor W

    Fantastic book! One of the best listens I have purchased. The narrator, Roy Dotrice, was absolutely amazing being able to make the different voices for a myriad of characters. He is truly talented and makes the book come alive! Now I'm going to "binge watch" GOT on TV! WELL DONE!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Shenel G

    This is great. I am able to envision the television show while listening. The reading is bringing great joy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Carol M

    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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • 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.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful.

  • Sarah b

    Loved it. The audio version takes you right into the Games of Thrones. Will defiantly be listening to the next one.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Gina G.

    Excellent book!

  • Alex G.

    Winter is Coming Definitely enjoyed the book more than the series.

  • David M

    this series is addicting. a true masterpiece

  • Margaret P

    Amazing book! The author has the amazing ability to pull you in with his words, and the narrator helps you continue the story when you just don’t have the time to sit down with the book and read. I love listening to the story on my morning runs, or on my drive to school, and I love to continue reading the story in the evening cuddled up with some tea and a blanket!