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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


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.

  • shari l

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

  • Lana D

    Love it

  • Stephanie P

    If you love the show you should know the book will be better! I love the narrator he changed up his voice for different characters which makes it a bit more fun!

  • Becca E

    This is how you start a saga! The characters are engaging and compelling, story is fast paced and exciting and the narration is lovely! Absolutely recommend to everyone!

  • jake s

    Narration leaves a bit to be desired (it gets better as the series continues). Martin's writing is (as always in the GoT franchise) worth the try.

  • Trey W

    Love it love it love it love it love it love it love it love it love

  • Josh N

    Watched the show for years, finally started the books which are definitely better.

  • Nicholas B

    I'm so happy to finally be able to enjoy these books!

  • Jeron V

    Of course the book is wonderful! I most likely wouldn't have bought it if not for the virtual certainty of the excellence of the story. The narrator is not bad at all. Obviously when one chooses to listen to a book as oppose to reading it, one must accept whichever voice that comes with it. He is talented, is able to differentiate characters well, but something about his accent was a bit too uppity sounding. From that starting point I couldn't get the mental picture or of my head of a British aristocrat reading to a full room.