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A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

Saturday, 10 September 2005 Leave a comment Go to comments

Fiction. Audiobook from Random House Audio. Published in 1996, recorded 2004. Read by Roy Dotrice. 33 hours and 13 minutes. Purchased at Audible.com.

A Game of Thrones is Book One of A Song of Ice and Fire. This is my first George R. R. Martin book, chosen mostly because it was a long book. (I have strange criteria for choosing books, I know.) I was not sure what to expect, but have found it to be a very enjoyable listen. Often when I read a book I can pretty much guess who will be left standing at the end of it all, but this book has kept me guessing. I’m looking forward to listening to the other two books in the series: A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords.

Publisher’s summary:
In a time long forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons off balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As the cold returns, sinister forces are massing beyond the protective wall of the kingdom of Winterfell. To the south, the king’s powers are failing, with his most trusted advisor mysteriously dead and enemies emerging from the throne’s shadow. At the center of the conflict, the Starks of Winterfell hold the key: a reluctant Lord Eddard is summoned to serve as the king’s new Hand, an appointment that threatens to sunder both family and kingdom. In this land of extremes, plots and counterplots, soldiers and sorcerers, each side fights to win the deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.

To buy from amazon.co.uk, click here: A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
from amazon.com, click here: A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)

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