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A Storm of Swords: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Three

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Roy Dotrice

47 Hours 44 Minutes

Random House (Audio)

March 2004

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THE BOOK BEHIND THE THIRD SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES, AN ORIGINAL SERIES NOW ON HBO.

Here is the third volume in George R. R. Martin’s magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill these pages and transport us to a world unlike any we have ever experienced. Already hailed as a classic, George R. R. Martin’s stunning series is destined to stand as one of the great achievements of imaginative fiction.

A STORM OF SWORDS

Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage as violently as ever, as alliances are made and broken. Joffrey, of House Lannister, sits on the Iron Throne, the uneasy ruler of the land of the Seven Kingdoms. His most bitter rival, Lord Stannis, stands defeated and disgraced, the victim of the jealous sorceress who holds him in her evil thrall. But young Robb, of House Stark, still rules the North from the fortress of Riverrun. Robb plots against his despised Lannister enemies, even as they hold his sister hostage at King’s Landing, the seat of the Iron Throne. Meanwhile, making her way across a blood-drenched continent is the exiled queen, Daenerys, mistress of the only three dragons still left in the world. . . .

But as opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others—a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords. . . .


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  • Mary Shaw

    I loved this book! Though I wish that there was a faster speed than ludicrous, it just goes way too slow for me. Also, some of the voices Dotrice uses are just awful. Luckily the constant character swapping from chapter to chapter, means that you needn't listen to an annoying voice for too long.

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  • Renell Debassige

    These books are great, book 3 is my favourite so far! Roy Dotrice narration grows on me.

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  • Emily S

    Some of the voices made me laugh, which was distracting at first. However, after a while the narration was just entertaining to listen to and easy to follow, especially when transitioning from dialogue to inner thoughts.

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  • Amy S

    Very good. Exciting and shocking read

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  • Timothy R

    Absolutely amazing , George RR does it again and again .... You just know your in the mind of a genius .... Narrated wonderfully , the narrator is brilliant with his voice tones and keeps you HOOKED !

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  • Stephen C.

    Enchanting fantasy novel, only made better by the timeless Roy Dotrice.

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  • James J

    I love these books. I have the hard copy and I read along sometimes or I'll just listen. The voices of the characters, read by Roy Dotrice, can be spot-on. Other times I cannot stand it, and go back to reading because the slobber and his voice is so repulsive. Iain Glen would be my choice to voice the books Mr. Glen read "The Blacks & The Greens" and it was fantastic.

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  • Anonymous

    As always great book! I came to know of the book series because of the HBO show. As usual the characters are what drive everything. If you are up to date with the show, take the time to listen to the books.

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  • Olukayode O

    Very good!

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  • Lisa F

    Roy is a master narrator! I don’t understand how he keeps the voices separate.

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