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A Game of Thrones
- A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1
- Written by: George R. R. Martin
- Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
- Length: 33 hrs and 46 mins
Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King's Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert's name. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse - unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season. Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances....
better then the show
- By Jared Miller on 2019-04-17
The narration leaves much to be desired.
First off, the book is incredible, extremely detailed and fleshed out. However, the narration leaves much to be desired. From odd pronunciations to flat out mispronunciations of character names and locations within the world, to the narrators inability to keep character voices the same throughout the book, I can't help but feel the Game of Thrones audio book series would benefit from a better narrator.
In a series with literally thousands of characters is does not bode well that the majority of characters sound roughly the same, be they men or women, though the female character voices are vastly worse than their male counterparts.
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