A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows
A Dance With Dragons
A Song of Ice and Fire is an award-winning series of epic fantasy novels by American novelist and screenwriter George R. R. Martin. Martin began writing the series in 1991 and the first volume was published in 1996. Originally planned as a trilogy, the series now consists of four published volumes with three more projected. There are also two prequel novellas available, with several more planned, and a series of novellas consisting of excerpts of the main novels. One of these excerpt novellas has won a Hugo Award. The series has been translated into eighteen languages and the fourth volume reached the top of the New York Times bestseller lists upon its release.
Overall, the series has sold more than 2.2 million copies in the USA. The story of A Song of Ice and Fire takes place in a fictional world, primarily upon a continent called Westeros but also on a large landmass to the east, known as Essos. Most of the characters are human but as the series progresses other races are introduced, such as the cold and menacing Others from the far North and fire-breathing dragons from the East, both races thought to be extinct by the people of the story. There are three principal storylines in the series: the chronicling of a dynastic civil war for control of Westeros between several competing families; the rising
threat of the Others who dwell beyond an immense wall of ice that forms Westeros’ northern border; and the journey of Daenerys Targaryen, the exiled daughter of a king who was murdered in another civil war fifteen years previously (War of the Usurper) and now seeks to return to Westeros and claim her rightful throne. As the series progresses, all three storylines become intensely interwoven and dependent on each
The series is told in the limited third-person through the eyes of a number of POV characters. By the end of the fourth volume, there have been twenty-five such characters, although these include eight who only appear once. The growing popularity of the series led to it being optioned by HBO, an option which they have now chosen to exercise for a possible television adaptation. There are popular board and role-playing games based on the books available, as well as a collection of artwork based on and inspired by the series. The French video game company, Cyanide, has announced that they have partnered with Martin to create a
video game adaption of the books.
Martin has written so many short stories and worked on so many projects that a complete audio bibliography would be impossible. HOWEVER, I have compiled here, I believe, a complete collection of his works that exist on audio. In addition to the 5 re-ripped A Song of Ice and Fire versions are 3 alternate recordings from that series as well as the complete Tales of Dunk and Egg series which takes place in the same world. I have also managed to find two recordings of Martin’s double-volume anthology of short stories and novellas, Dreamsongs: A RRetrospective. Altogether I believe this to be the most exhaustively complete audio collection of George R. R. Martin’s work offered to date.
This ultimate collection package includes the following:
1996 – A Song of Ice and Fire 1 – A Game of Thrones
1998 – A Song of Ice and Fire 2 – A Clash of Kings
2000 – A Song of Ice and Fire 3 – A Storm of Swords
2005 – A Song of Ice and Fire 4 – A Feast for Crows
Short Stories and Novellas:
1980 – The Ice Dragon
1998 – Tales of Dunk and Egg 1
2003 – Tales of Dunk and Egg 2
2010 – Tales of Dunk and Egg 3 – The Mystery Knight