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Game of Thrones: A Family History

Book of Thrones, Volume 1
Narrated by: Steven Myles
Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
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Game of Thrones: A Family History recounts the epic tales of three of the largest and most important houses in the series: the Targaryens, the Starks, and the Lannisters. Learn how the Targaryens originally took control of the Seven Kingdoms under their great King, Aegon the Conqueror, and how the Lannisters came to be masters of Casterly Rock. Chart the development of the Starks, first as kings in the North then as kingmakers under their popular lord, Eddard Stark.

A perfect gift for fans of the TV series as well as the book cycle, A Song of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones: A Family History serves as both an introduction and accompaniment to the existing media. If you want to find out how the world of ice and fire came to be, this is the place to start.

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  • John
  • 2017-03-09

The description lies

There is no new material in this book like the description states. If you have read the song of ice and fire series and knight of the seven kingdoms you've heard everything stated in this book (and in my opinion, with more structure and better pros.) Not worth 5 dollars in my opinion.

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  • Abigail
  • 2017-01-18

inaccurate information

Mispronunciation of names and small details of inaccuracies on certain subjects. For example hereditary traits of certain families.

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  • Frank
  • 2019-05-02

Mehh

Even though it is true to its description this book does not offer a immersive story. Might as well read a wiki article for free.

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  • Susan
  • 2019-05-03

Need to be a Follower

I wanted to listen to this because I thought it would help me follow the story better. I’m not sure that it did. I might be able to follow it, if I listened to it 3 times and made a diagram.

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  • Willetta
  • 2018-03-25

Must Be a Fan

This is a great tool for a fan of the series. I never have seen the TV series, only ever read the books. still years later love the characters, hesitant to watch the HBO Series because I don't want to ruin the memories..

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-10-03

Helpful in helping understand the TV series

If, like me, you found the family connections complicated in Game of Thrones then check out this book. Marriages, blood connections, family rivalries , its all here. It's a useful book to better understand the TV series.

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  • Luna
  • 2019-10-03

Informative with some good background information

This was informative with nice golden nuggets about The Game of Thrones I did not know about.

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  • Christopher
  • 2019-09-15

History of the Great Houses

After searching for ”books similar to GOT”, I found very little that are actually similar. The Family History kept popping up on my recommendations and I finally dove in and what a fantastic listen. This book fills in a ton of holes that the GOT series only references. This book gives a descriptive and compelling history of the big three; Targaryen, Stark and Lannister families.
The narration is fucking perfect!! No bullshit voice acting; just straight,great reading by Steven Myles. My only problem is that the book is only an hour long. But to my delight, there are more volumes.

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  • Morgan Douglas Haines
  • 2019-06-17

Not as good as it could have been

The Story content was wonderful. Loved learning more about this realm, and its characters. The book its self its a wealth of knowledge about the Targaryen Dynasty.
Unfortunately i think they should have had a better cut final product of the narrorators final read. It was very sketchy sounding. Almost like you could hear where they put in a correction or patched over the audio.

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  • Charles
  • 2018-05-01

Boring

This might be a great book for those very involved in the theme. I was hoping it might get me started in the series. Pass it up.

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