The World of Ice & Fire : Song of Ice and Fire

  • by George R. R. Martin, Elio Garcia, Linda Antonsson
  • Narrated by Roy Dotrice, Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Series: Song of Ice and Fire
  • 21 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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 & Fire.
This volume is a comprehensive history of the Seven Kingdoms, providing vividly constructed accounts of the epic battles, bitter rivalries, and daring rebellions that lead to the events of A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO's Game of Thrones. In a collaboration that's been years in the making, Martin has teamed with Elio M. GarcĂ­a, Jr., and Linda Antonsson, the founders of the renowned fan site - perhaps the only people who know this world almost as well as its visionary creator.
Collected here is all the accumulated knowledge, scholarly speculation, and inherited folk tales of maesters and septons, maegi and singers, including:

Full family trees for Houses Stark, Lannister, and Targaryen
In-depth explorations of the history and culture of Westeros
100% all-new material, more than half of which Martin wrote specifically for this book
The definitive companion piece to George R. R. Martin's dazzlingly conceived universe, The World of Ice & Fire is indeed proof that the pen is mightier than a storm of swords.


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Calm Down, Fanboys

I loved all the other books in the series, but this book was a disappointment. This offering may work in print as reference material. It does not work as an audiobook. Unless you enjoy listening to an almanac, save your credit and buy the print version.
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- Daniel "Daniel"

no audio table of contents?!! AAAARRRRGGGGHHH

Would you listen to The World of Ice & Fire again? Why?

This book is a wet dream and fantastic for a ASOIAF lover, but where are the chapters and the table of contents in this audiobook? What in the world of ice and fire is going on here?
I mean, it's pretty freakin' infuriating that it's ALL one audio file and if I want to listen to the story of the Stark family history again and again, I can't just do that because there's no freakin table of contents in the audio file which is how long?? Oh 21 hours and 22 minutes!!!!! This is really really irritating.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The World of Ice & Fire?

that there's NO table of contents in the audio book!!

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- Hypatia and the Fox-Dragon "We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life, is rounded with a sleep."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-28-2014
  • Publisher: Random House Audio