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A Clash of Kings

Book 2 of A Song of Ice and Fire
Lu par : Roy Dotrice
Série : A Song of Ice and Fire, Volume 2
Durée : 37 h et 12 min
5 out of 5 stars (12 notations)

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One of the most read fantasy series in the world, A Song of Ice and Fire, is here in Book 2, A Clash of Kings, written by legendary author George R. R. Martin and in an unabridged audiobook narrated by veteran British actor Roy Dotrice. This phenomenal series has been the inspiration behind the colossal HBO TV series Game of Thrones. The Seven Kingdoms lie in ruin. King Robert is dead and the boy-king rules as a tyrant. Talk of an immense war is seeping throughout the lands. Available now from Audible.

Description

The complete, unabridged audiobook of A Clash of Kings.

HBO’s hit series A Game of Thrones is based on George R. R. Martin’s internationally best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A Clash of Kings is the second volume in the series.

Throughout Westeros, the cold winds are rising.

From the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding lands of Winterfell, chaos reigns as pretenders to the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms stake their claims through tempest, turmoil and war.

As a prophecy of doom cuts across the sky - a comet the colour of blood and flame - five factions struggle for control of a divided land. Brother plots against brother and the dead rise to walk in the night.

Against a backdrop of incest, fratricide, alchemy and murder, the price of glory is measured in blood.

©2011 George R. R. Martin (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critiques

"A Game of Thrones grabs hold and won’t let go. It’s brilliant." (Robert Jordan)
"I read my eyes out. I couldn’t stop until I’d finished and it was dawn." (Anne McCaffrey)
"Colossal, staggering… Martin captures all the intoxicating complexity of the Wars of the Roses or Imperial Rome in his imaginary world… one of the greats of fantasy literature." ( SFX)

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  • Michael
  • 11/02/2013

If you are up to this, you are hooked

Carries on from 'Game of Thrones' and doesn't disappoint. Some characters have disappeared whilst others develop into excellent characters. What is so good about this story is that the characters are not two dimensional cartoon types. Their motivations, ambitions and fears project them through the story with enough twists and different outcomes you will never see coming. I hope the magic of this series doesn't end.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23/05/2019

Change the narrator

The nagging voice of the narrator is the only downside. It is often too sharp and hurts my ears. But the story is fantastic so you press on.

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  • Canberra Dilettante
  • 23/03/2014

Amazing story,, but a challenge for the narrator

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I'd certainly recommend this to a Game of Thrones fan looking to catch up on the next instalment, but I would not necessarily suggest this is a better option than the hard copy - the narrator has strengths but clearly struggles with some aspects of the text in a way which anyone familiar with these books will find quite irritating.

What other book might you compare A Clash of Kings (Part One) to and why?

I will skip the easy answer of Lord of the Rings (which is not quite true) - I think it is more like Hilary Mantel's "Wolf Hall" crossed with the first two of the Gormenghast books by Mervyn Peake. There's a Gothic nastiness about some of it that is missing from Tolkein.

What aspect of Roy Dotrice’s performance would you have changed?

Eeek. I recognise what a difficult book this must have been to narrate, with so many different characters, and made up names. But some of his pronunciations were infuriating - not just Martin's made up names (Dotrice says "Bry-een" for Brienne; and "P'tiah" for Petyr) but common everyday words, like "litchen" for lichen. Also his use of accents made no sense - why does Tyrion sound Welsh when Cersei and Jaime speak BBC? - and he obviously found it very difficult to know what to do with the voices of women, which is only to be expected of a reader with such a rich, masculine voice - it would have been an attractive voice to listen to, if not for the above.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The Wars of the Roses, with Magic! And Dragons!

Any additional comments?

This is not a stand-alone; it will make no sense if you read it without already having read "A Game of Thrones", and it contains no resolution, either - so I will have to decide whether, for Book Three, to persist with the flaws in Dotrice's narration or download the Kindle version - I'm really not sure which to choose. Audiobooks are my preference, but I don't know if I can bear more of Dotrice's mangled pronunciations and inappropriate accents.

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  • Maria
  • 08/09/2019

Great story, poor narration

Excellent novel, but so frustrating to listen to the narration of Roy Dotrice, who once again mispronounces the names of the characters and places, and makes voices sound toothless and ridiculous. Disrespectful to the fans of the books/series.

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  • Loso
  • 12/07/2019

loved it

I'm hooked on the story after the show, about to start the next book. What's dead may never die!

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  • khalil
  • 25/11/2018

Great

Can't wait to get to a storm of swords, though I fear for the fate of Westeros.

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  • jayesh dharamsey
  • 21/09/2018

awesome

the best epic ever told. this book is no exception either. eager read the next one.

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  • Sarah H
  • 11/09/2018

The Best of Westeros

I really enjoyed this book I felt that Roy Dotrice did a good job on this reading. The introduction to all the key players in this realm and you can get immersed immediately.I really enjoyed this book and eagerly moved on to h the next segments in the series. It is long but engrossing. If you are not prepared for the realities of lifer in a medieval landscape beware as the sexual interactions are blunt at times and the fighting is raw. It could be seen as gratuitous nowadays but in this realm it is realistic and brutal just as you would expect in Kingdoms. The characters are full and well developed- but if you are chiming to this after watching the HBO production you are going to eventually be disappointed. I loved this as much as the television series it is different but in a good way.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15/01/2018

superb!

it is amazing! one ting only, could be better with more than one narrator😀😁 but Roi doitrice is brillant on his own😀

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  • Eleonora
  • 01/07/2017

Winter has come

Sommer went and winter is coming but fire awoke to touch the ice. How and when we will see.