A Clash of Kings

A Clash of Kings

Audiobook CD - 2011
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THE BOOK BEHIND THE SECOND SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES, AN ORIGINAL SERIES NOW ON HBO.

Here is the second volume in George R.R. Martin magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Game of Thrones and A Storm of Swords . 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 stunning series is destined to stand as one of the great achievements of imaginative fiction.

A CLASH OF KINGS

A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. Two great leaders--Lord Eddard Stark and Robert Baratheon--who hold sway over an age of enforced peace are dead, victims of royal treachery. Now, from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war. It is a tale in which brother plots against brother and the dead rise to walk in the night. Here a princess masquerades as an orphan boy; a knight of the mind prepares a poison for a treacherous sorceress; and wild men descend from the Mountains of the Moon to ravage the countryside. Against a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and murder, victory may go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel...and the coldest hearts. For when kings clash, the whole land trembles.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Publisher: [New York] : Random House Audio, [2011].
ISBN: 9780307987648
0307987647
9780449011102
0449011100
Branch Call Number: SF
Characteristics: 30 sound discs (37 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Dotrice, Roy 1925-

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georgiashaws
Jan 13, 2019

Number 2

A great sequal in every way.

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BrittneyS_Oshlib
May 09, 2018

I enjoyed this audio book - this book is a great book to have read to you.

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joliebergman
Feb 14, 2018

This will tide me over until the final season comes out...

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chriscoleman
Jan 19, 2017

I love the TV series but the novels are too long and filled with the most mundane details. This is the same only worse. Boooooring. Lots of really length conversations that are meaningless. And you're rewarded with the knowledge that he'll never finish book 6 and books 3 through 5 are the same time period from different points of view. Kind of pointless. Stick to the HBO show. The HBO show is 1% George RR Martin and 99% HBO. Martin just can't write very well.

fmacintosh Feb 04, 2015

It would be great if the borrowing-time could be extended on long books like this one - never enough time to get through all the CDs before I have to return it!

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Literographer
Aug 11, 2014

Not the best read in the world, but not the worst either. The plot development lags. I don't think I would have enjoyed actually reading it, but it was interesting as an audiobook, and the different voices for all the characters are amazing. Roy Dotrice definitely saves it!

djeannes1 Jun 05, 2014

I work 3 days a week 12 hour shifts. Just enough time to complete this. Can't wait until Friday to start the next one. Makes your time fly by. To all interested, enjoy.

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nitetraino
Feb 15, 2014

This is the second block in a series of seven. Author Martin's incredible imagination is matched with his ability to put pen to paper with amazing story lines. When you're able to write this well, you are only in competition with yourself. Therefore, this well written second in the series is not quite as good as the first. Still a worthwhile read and onto, "A Storm of Swords." 8 of 10 stars

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maxymaxdog
Jan 15, 2014

The story continues and evolves. So well written and wonderful twists and turns in the story.

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