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

Version: Unabridged
Author: George R.R. Martin
Narrator: Roy Dotrice
Genres: Fantasy
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Published In: April 2011
# of Units: 28 CDs
Length: 28 hours, 13 minutes
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Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

From a master of contemporary fantasy comes the first novel of a landmark series unlike any you’ve ever read before. With A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin has launched a genuine masterpiece, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill the pages of this magnificent saga, the first volume in an epic series sure to delight fantasy fans everywhere.
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 forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. To the south, the king’s powers are failing—his most trusted adviser dead under mysterious circumstances and his enemies emerging from the shadows of the throne. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the frozen land they were born to. Now Lord Eddard Stark is reluctantly summoned to serve as the king’s new Hand, an appointment that threatens to sunder not only his family but the kingdom itself.

Sweeping from a harsh land of cold to a summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, A Game of Thrones tells a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens. Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne; a child is lost in the twilight between life and death; and a determined woman undertakes a treacherous journey to protect all she holds dear. Amid plots and counter-plots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, allies and enemies, the fate of the Starks hangs perilously in the balance, as each side endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.

Unparalleled in scope and execution, A Game of Thrones is one of those rare reading experiences that catch you up from the opening pages, won’t let you go until the end, and leave you yearning for more.

Reviews (103)

Written by Jennifer W. on September 23rd, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This is one of my favorite reads of all time! I've read the actual books than bought the audio books to get a new perspective, boy have I ever!! This is my 7h time listening to the series & I've already caught some new connections & ideas!

Written by Stephen C. on September 17th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Wonderful fantasy novel, only made better by the rangy Roy Dotrice.

Written by Gina G. on July 1st, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Excellent book!

Written by Alex G. on June 12th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

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

Written by David M on April 29th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

this series is addicting. a true masterpiece

Written by Margaret P on April 23rd, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

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!


Written by Jordyn R on April 19th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Loved this book! I’m already listening to the next one.

Written by Victor W on April 4th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

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!

Written by David B on March 12th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

One of the greatest book series of all time and One of the greatest Narrators!! Excellent job and techniques all around.


Written by Sarah b on January 17th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

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

Author Details

Author Details

Martin, George R.R.

George R. R. Martin is the perennial "New York Times" bestselling author of the epic, critically acclaimed, and wildly popular series Song of Ice and Fire.