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A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin Review

Hello everyone!

Today I am bringing to you a long awaited review for A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin.

I’ve been listening to this book on Audiobook for what feels like many many months – and I’m very excited to finally be done.

I hope you all enjoy this review!


Goodreads Rating: 4.45/5
Pages: 848 Pages
Published: August 2005
Publisher: Bantam
Genre: Fantasy

Plot:

Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.

As Warden of the north, Lord Eddard Stark counts it a curse when King Robert bestows on him the office of the Hand. His honour weighs him down at court where a true man does what he will, not what he must … and a dead enemy is a thing of beauty.

The old gods have no power in the south, Stark’s family is split and there is treachery at court. Worse, the vengeance-mad heir of the deposed Dragon King has grown to maturity in exile in the Free Cities. He claims the Iron Throne.

My Thoughts:
I have watched this show already, and have been for a while, so I knew most of what was going on in the novel. Despite that, I enjoyed listening to this novel very much.

It was read by Roy Dotrice and he did such a wonderful job reading this novel and creating a great atmosphere for me on all of my drives.

This novel provided me with a lot of information that I had managed to miss when I was watching the show, as well as some things that weren’t mentioned in the show itself.

I also thoroughly enjoyed listening to the book from all different points of view. Being able to hear what all the characters are thinking, and what they’re ideas on what is going on is such an interesting part of the novel.

Additionally, I really enjoyed being able to go along with all the characters stories, and being able to already have a visualization of everyone (from the show) so I could enjoy the book more without having to try to additionally imagine what a character or place looked like.

All in all, I really think that if you’re a fan of the show Game of Thrones, you should definitely look into reading the book as well. This show has such a vast amount of information and back stories that having another source to find your information makes it a lot more enjoyable.


That concludes my review for A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin. I hope you enjoyed it.

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6 replies on “A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin Review”

I read the books back before the show started in anticipation of the first season. I’m going to try to go back and re-read them before the final season airs (I would say I would wait on the next book, but, well).

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Congratulations on finishing! That must’ve taken a lot of drives to finish 🙂 I’m curious, do you know if the audiobook was abridged in any way? Martin likes to go into long (but very interesting) asides about the history of his world and I wonder if they cut some of those for the audiobook.

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I’ve just completed the first book and am a third of the way through the second. I think I’ll wait till I’ve finished the series before I watch it. I’ve heard it’s hard to keep the characters straight just having watched the shows. I’m good with the main families, it’s all those lords and knights I get confused. But, I’m really enjoying it. It’s kind of a much more intricate Once and Future King. So, in reverse from your review, I’m a fan of the book and looking forward to the show! 🙂
Great Review!

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