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The World of Ice and Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones Audiobook

The World of Ice and Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones

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Publisher's Summary

The never-before-seen history of Westeros and the lands beyond. With hundreds of pages of all-new material from George R.R. Martin. If the past is prologue, then George R.R. Martin's masterwork - the most inventive and entertaining fantasy saga of our time - warrants one hell of an introduction.

At long last, it has arrived with The World of Ice and Fire. George R.R. Martin, in collaboration with Elio M. García, Jr. and Linda Antonsson, has written a comprehensive history of the Seven Kingdoms, featuring the epic battles, bitter rivalries, and daring rebellions that lead up to the events in the bestselling A Song of Ice and Fire series.

Collected within this volume is the accumulated knowledge, scholarly speculation, and inherited folk tales of maesters and septons, maegi and singers, family trees for the Houses Stark, Lannister and Targaryen, and in-depth explanations of the history and culture of Westeros.

This is the definitive companion volume to George R.R. Martin's dazzlingly conceived universe; The World of Ice and Fire is indeed proof that the pen is mightier than a storm of swords.

©2014 George R.R. Martin (P)2014 2014 Random House LLC

What the Critics Say

"Of those who work in the grand epic fantasy tradition, George R.R. Martin is by far the best" (Time Magazine)

"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)

"The sheer-mind-boggling scope of this epic has sent other fantasy writers away shaking their heads … Its ambition: to construct the Twelve Caesars of fantasy fiction, with characters so venomous they could eat the Borgias" (Guardian)

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    Matt Styles 17/10/2017
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    "Not best suited to audiobook format"

    Really great to hear the history and nuances of the world of ice and fire. I really really enjoyed this history but it's not a natural fit for an audiobook.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Alex Goldsmith 31/03/2015
    Alex Goldsmith 31/03/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic"

    Altogether brilliant however... Whilst I adore everything about the mythopia Martin has created I feel perhaps this should have been released after the story has come to a close, because I couldn't help feeling there were concessions and omissions made for the sake of avoiding spoilers. His brain is a marvellous thing and it makes sense to write it from the point of view of a maester of the citadel, because he can blame plot omissions and changes on the maester's ignorance and the point in time he was writing.

    Engaging and well read, if you love game of thrones its certainly worth a listen (or if your like me its worth buying the book too as the art work if astonishing)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    T.C UK 23/04/2015
    T.C UK 23/04/2015 Member Since 2017
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    "Fantastic history lesson"

    As the cover says this is a history lesson for those who have read Ice and Fire. As such it is not suitable for those who are not fans of the series. However for those who are i cannot imagine anyone has ever written as good a fictional history as this!

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    JANE ASHWELL-CARTER 13/06/2017
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    "Awful narration."

    I love GOT books but the narrator is almost unlistenable to. Dire, don't waste money.

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    Ho-Man Yau 15/02/2018
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    "a typical history book of a fictional world."

    this book is only good if you want to read the song of fire and ice series and want to understand how the background of the story before you actually start reading it.

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    Anonymous 07/02/2018
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    "Perfect Book for this world"

    This book was great if you're a fan of Game of Thrones goes into a big history lesson through the eyes of different Maesders*

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    andy 15/01/2018
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    "Amazing"

    A must for throne fans, answers many questions yet to be answered. makes you realise the how the past shaped the course of events.

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    Simon 20/12/2017
    Simon 20/12/2017
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    "Intricate Back History"

    An intricate backstory written as a historical research summary. Enjoyable but not gripping as such. Impressively thought through.

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    Tanya Leanne Traish 09/11/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent!"

    A must read for fans intrigued with the history and world of ASOIAF and GOT

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    DS 02/11/2017
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    "Probably the best story of our time...but very poorly read..."

    I just love the GOT saga, but after having bought all the books I have not managed to keep listening to the first one for more then an hour.... I tried but could not take any longer the character’s voices, the tones etc.

    Nothing against the reader per se, it’s just that after having listened to all the Harry potter and all the Sherlock Holmes both read by Stephen Fry, well it’s totally another dimension...

    I would love Steven Fry’s version of GOT, would surely buy all the books again!

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    26/07/17
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    "splendid piece of work"

    the audio book is great
    now i know more details about the world created by g.r.r martin and better understand his unforgiving story

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  • Conor
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    "Must read for any GOT fan"

    I would agree with some users that it can get a bit dry in certain parts, at very start and towards the end a bit. But for anyone who wants to know what happens to Dunc & Egg, or anyone who has a keen interest in the GOT universe it's a must read.

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