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A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Five

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: George R. R. Martin

Narrated By: Roy Dotrice

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: July 2011

Duration: 49 hours 0 minutes

Summary:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • THE BOOK BEHIND THE FIFTH SEASON OF THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES

Dubbed “the American Tolkien” by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers the fifth book in his landmark series—as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.
 
A DANCE WITH DRAGONS
A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: BOOK FIVE
 
In the aftermath of a colossal battle, the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance—beset by newly emerging threats from every direction. In the east, Daenerys Targaryen, the last scion of House Targaryen, rules with her three dragons as queen of a city built on dust and death. But Daenerys has thousands of enemies, and many have set out to find her. As they gather, one young man embarks upon his own quest for the queen, with an entirely different goal in mind.

Fleeing from Westeros with a price on his head, Tyrion Lannister, too, is making his way to Daenerys. But his newest allies in this quest are not the rag-tag band they seem, and at their heart lies one who could undo Daenerys’s claim to Westeros forever.

Meanwhile, to the north lies the mammoth Wall of ice and stone—a structure only as strong as those guarding it. There, Jon Snow, 998th Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, will face his greatest challenge. For he has powerful foes not only within the Watch but also beyond, in the land of the creatures of ice.

From all corners, bitter conflicts reignite, intimate betrayals are perpetrated, and a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skinchangers, nobles and slaves, will face seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Some will fail, others will grow in the strength of darkness. But in a time of rising restlessness, the tides of destiny and politics will lead inevitably to the greatest dance of all.

Praise for A Dance with Dragons
 
“Filled with vividly rendered set pieces, unexpected turnings, assorted cliffhangers and moments of appalling cruelty, A Dance with Dragons is epic fantasy as it should be written: passionate, compelling, convincingly detailed and thoroughly imagined.”—The Washington Post
 
“Long live George Martin . . . a literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language, and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers.”—The New York Times
 
“One of the best series in the history of fantasy.”—Los Angeles Times 

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  • fredy Dejesus

    Haters gonna hate. George R. R. Martin is a god.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

  • Micah D.

    Infinitely better than season 5 of the show. It leaves you wanting to write letters telling GRRM to HURRY UP AND RELEASE THE WINDS OF WINTER!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Kathrina Sharman

    this is indeed long and takes some patience to learn and keep up with all the stories and characters. but once you do, the immersionexperience is well worth it. I've love listening to all of the books and can barely wait for the last. the narratoris also incredible gifted!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Michael R.

    What can I possibly say that hasn't been said already? The entire series of books is amazing and Ray Dotrice's narration brings the characters to life in a way that makes you forget that it's only one dude that's reading the text. My only gripe is that George R. R. Martin seriously needs to get off his butt and write the next book. My hope is that he has only been waiting because he doesn't want to reveal anything that's happening in the TV series. I highly recommend these books to people who love these characters and stories, there's so much insight into who they are and their motives, I just love it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Jodie L.

    Great book, but where in Gods name is the Winds Of Winter?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Derek Brown

    Great. Just really great!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • marc price

    George is a Genius. The story/world he has created is simply incredible. I feel like I have to continually re-read all 5 current books, that's how far I have delved into his story. To me they're more than books. I'm anxiously awaiting for George to finish "The Winds of Winter", but till then I will continue to re-listen to the 5 current books and keep picking up little details that help me understand the story better. everytime I go through them, I find something I didn't catch the previous time or I start putting together certain details that help me predict what is gonna happen in TWOW. I'm just super grateful to George for creating this masterpiece.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • michael shea

    Epic book, a great addition to this wonderful true to life, yet also fantasy series. This is how medieval times (knights,lords,kings) actually were, only this story adds dragons, white walkers, and many other mystical and wonderfully dangerous i things. Go to those other stories of heroes if you yearn for childish stories, this ones for mature adults.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful.

  • Kirk Dunneman

    I am usually a sucker for anything "Dragon", but wading through this endless, incessent diatribe of fictitious persons places and things, was mind-numbing at best. The author is clearly smitten with his own ability to invent characters and their inherent baggage. It often reads like a bible of "who's who", distracting us from following what little there is of a coherent storyline by constantly introducing new and unnecessary characters and their lineage. Give me a few strong heroes and a storyline I can sink my teeth into, "Dance With Dragons" is 49 hours I will never get back.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    I love this book! The narrator is all over the place with character voices which makes it kind of hard to follow.

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