A Game of Thrones AudioBook
The first book in the epic fantasy series entitled A Song of Ice & Fire by American author George R.R. Martin, the Game of Thrones follows the story of the families in the Seven Kingdoms located in the fictional land of Westeros. It was first published on August 6, 1996 and has since become a series of five books and has even spawned a miniseries produced by HBO. The novel itself has won the Locus Award in 1997 and has been nominated for many other accolades since it first came out. The books, which start with The Game of Thrones is followed by A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows and the most recent one of them all, A Dance with Dragons.
A Game Of Thrones Story (Spoiler!)
The story opens with Robert, who is already King by this time, asking Eddard Stark to become his second in command. This was brought about by the recent death of the former Hand of the King, John Arryn, who was also the adoptive father to both Eddard and Robert. Lord Stark reluctantly agrees to his new assignment and proceeds to move to the capital, Kings Landing. It is here where the plot thickens as the politics begin to play out amongst the major characters who all want to consolidate the power and take the throne for themselves.
About the Audiobook Narrator:
A Game of Thrones Audiobook featuring the unabridged version is also made available by Random House Audio as read by the respected British actor Roy Dotrice. It was offered as a cassette as early as January 2004 and is as much enjoyed as its written version. Best for those who are regularly in transit or who simply do not have the time to sit down and read, the audiobook is presented in such a vivid manner that it truly does capture the essence of the story the way the author intended.