The Book of Swords by George R. R. Martin audiobook

The Book of Swords

By George R. R. Martin  and  various authors
Edited by Gardner Dozois
Introduction by Gardner Dozois
Read by various narrators

Random House Audio
22.23 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9780525492702

New epic fantasy in the grand tradition—including a never-before-published Song of Ice and Fire story by George R. R. Martin! Fantasy fiction has produced some of the most unforgettable heroes ever conjured onto the page: Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian, Michael Moorcock’s Elric of Melniboné, Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. Classic characters like these made sword and sorcery a storytelling sensation, a cornerstone of fantasy fiction—and an inspiration for a new generation of writers, spinning their own outsize tales of magic and swashbuckling adventure. Now, in The Book of Swords, acclaimed editor and bestselling author Gardner Dozois presents an all-new anthology of original epic tales by a stellar cast of award-winning modern masters—many of them set in their authors’ best-loved worlds. Join today’s finest tellers of fantastic tales, including George R. R. Martin, K. J. Parker, Robin Hobb, Scott Lynch, Ken Liu, C. J. Cherryh, Daniel Abraham, Lavie Tidhar, Ellen Kushner, and more on action-packed journeys into the outer realms of dark enchantment and intrepid derring-do, featuring a stunning assortment of fearless swordsmen and warrior women who face down danger and death at every turn with courage, cunning, and cold steel. FEATURING SIXTEEN ALL-NEW STORIES:  “The Best Man Wins” by K. J. Parker, read by John Lee “Her Father’s Sword” by Robin Hobb, read by Katharine McEwan “The Hidden Girl” by Ken Liu, read by Kim Mai Guest “The Sword of Destiny” by Matthew Hughes, read by Elliott Hill “‘I Am a Handsome Man’ Said Apollo Crow,” by Kate Elliott, read by Steve West “The Triumph of Virtue” by Walter Jon Williams, read by Elliott Hill “The Mocking Tower” by Daniel Abraham, read by Richard Brewer “Hrunting” by C. J. Cherryh, read by John Lee “A Long, Cold Trail” by Garth Nix, read by Nicholas Guy Smith “When I Was a Highwayman” by Ellen Kushner, read by Kirby Heyborne “The Smoke of Gold Is Glory” by Scott Lynch, read by Ralph Lister “The Colgrid Connundrum” by Rich Larson, read by Mark Deakins “The King’s Evil” by Elizabeth Bear, read by Julia Whelan “Waterfalling” by Lavie Tidhar, read by Mark Deakins “The Sword Tyraste” by Cecelia Holland, read by Steve West “The Sons of the Dragon” by George R. R. Martin, read by Ralph Lister   And an introduction by Gardner Dozois, read by Arthur Morey

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Summary

Summary

New epic fantasy in the grand tradition—including a never-before-published Song of Ice and Fire story by George R. R. Martin!

Fantasy fiction has produced some of the most unforgettable heroes ever conjured onto the page: Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian, Michael Moorcock’s Elric of Melniboné, Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. Classic characters like these made sword and sorcery a storytelling sensation, a cornerstone of fantasy fiction—and an inspiration for a new generation of writers, spinning their own outsize tales of magic and swashbuckling adventure.

Now, in The Book of Swords, acclaimed editor and bestselling author Gardner Dozois presents an all-new anthology of original epic tales by a stellar cast of award-winning modern masters—many of them set in their authors’ best-loved worlds. Join today’s finest tellers of fantastic tales, including George R. R. Martin, K. J. Parker, Robin Hobb, Scott Lynch, Ken Liu, C. J. Cherryh, Daniel Abraham, Lavie Tidhar, Ellen Kushner, and more on action-packed journeys into the outer realms of dark enchantment and intrepid derring-do, featuring a stunning assortment of fearless swordsmen and warrior women who face down danger and death at every turn with courage, cunning, and cold steel.

FEATURING SIXTEEN ALL-NEW STORIES:

 “The Best Man Wins” by K. J. Parker, read by John Lee
“Her Father’s Sword” by Robin Hobb, read by Katharine McEwan
“The Hidden Girl” by Ken Liu, read by Kim Mai Guest
“The Sword of Destiny” by Matthew Hughes, read by Elliott Hill
“‘I Am a Handsome Man’ Said Apollo Crow,” by Kate Elliott, read by Steve West
“The Triumph of Virtue” by Walter Jon Williams, read by Elliott Hill
“The Mocking Tower” by Daniel Abraham, read by Richard Brewer
“Hrunting” by C. J. Cherryh, read by John Lee
“A Long, Cold Trail” by Garth Nix, read by Nicholas Guy Smith
“When I Was a Highwayman” by Ellen Kushner, read by Kirby Heyborne
“The Smoke of Gold Is Glory” by Scott Lynch, read by Ralph Lister
“The Colgrid Connundrum” by Rich Larson, read by Mark Deakins
“The King’s Evil” by Elizabeth Bear, read by Julia Whelan
“Waterfalling” by Lavie Tidhar, read by Mark Deakins
“The Sword Tyraste” by Cecelia Holland, read by Steve West
“The Sons of the Dragon” by George R. R. Martin, read by Ralph Lister
 
And an introduction by Gardner Dozois, read by Arthur Morey

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Entertaining throughout . . . This is one of the anthologies of the year. Locus
A great collection for any fantasy fan. Library Journal  
When fine writer and expert editor [Gardner] Dozois beckons, authors deliver—and this surely will be one of the year’s essential anthologies. Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
As you would expect from this editor, each story is different, each a gem. . . . [A] fabulous sampler of writers who know the long and short of epic fantasy. Booklist (starred review)  

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Author

Author Bio: George R. R. Martin

Author Bio: George R. R. Martin

George R. R. Martin sold his first story in 1971 and has been writing professionally ever since. He spent ten years in Hollywood as a writer-producer, working on The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various feature films and television pilots that were never made. In the mid ’90s he returned to prose, his first love, and began work on his epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. He has been in the Seven Kingdoms ever since. Whenever he’s allowed to leave, he returns to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he lives with the lovely Parris, a big white dog called Mischa, and two cats named Augustus and Caligula, who think they run the place.

Author Bio: Robin Hobb

Author Bio: Robin Hobb

Robin Hobb was born in California but grew up in Alaska, where she learned to love the forest and the wilderness. She has lived most of her life in the Pacific Northwest and currently resides in Tacoma, Washington. She is the author of the Rain Wilds Chronicles, the Farseer trilogy, the Liveship Traders trilogy, and the Tawny Man trilogy. Her books under the pseudonym Megan Lindholm include Wizard of the Pigeons, The Windsingers, and Cloven Hooves. She is also the author of The Inheritance, a collection of stories written under both names. Her short fiction has won the Asimov’s Readers’ Award and been a finalist for both the Nebula and Hugo awards.

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Author Bio: Garth Nix

Author Bio: Garth Nix

Garth Nix, born in Melbourne, Australia, is a novelist whose books have won the Aurealis Awards for Best Fantasy Novel, Best Young Adult Novel, and Best Children’s Novel. His books have appeared on the bestseller lists of Publishers Weekly, the Guardian, and the Australian, and his work has been translated in forty languages.

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Author Bio: Scott Lynch

Author Bio: Scott Lynch

Scott Lynch is a writer of fantasy novels. He has also worked as a freelance writer, dishwasher, waiter, web designer, marketing writer, office manager, and prep cook. He lives in New Richmond, Wisconsin.

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Author Bio: various authors

Author Bio: various authors

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 22.23
Audience: Adult
Language: English