Even though it’s been a year since Game of Thrones got over, the show still remains close in peoples hearts and people still miss the glory days of the show. George RR Martin, the books’ author, is now making the fans happy by releasing exclusive excerpts from the books in audio format. These focus in on beloved characters and a number of the classic moments from the good old days.
Rather than simply offering run-of-the-mill audiobooks of his A Song of Ice and Fire collection, Martin has been sharing audiobooks of particular chapters from the books.
Book readers will know that each of the books from the series, starting with A Game of Thrones, is written from the viewpoint of various characters, which different chapters seeing particular characters telling their tales or their version of events.
There are many POV characters within the books, with essentially the most prominent one being that of Tyrion Lannister, performed by Peter Dinklage in the hit HBO show Game of Thrones.
So, in order for readers to recollect the POVs as they’re written, Martin has been releasing particular audio snippets of every POV talking, asking followers to vote on who they want to hear next.
On Martin’s Twitter account, he wrote: “We’re revisiting some of our favourite scenes from the ASoIaF series through the audiobooks!
“Here’s the iconic confrontation scene between Eddard Stark and Cersei Lannister in “A Game of Thrones” for your quarantine listening enjoyment. @PRHAudio”
Following this, Martin created a number of polls asking followers to vote on whose POV would be included in upcoming scenes.
The subsequent scene to be released was the A Close Shave chapter from Tyrion Lannister’s perspective from A Clash of Kings.
After this, another poll was published, and the excerpt from A Storm of Swords was released which featured Arya Stark and The Hound’s fateful encounter at The Inn at the Crossroads, narrated by Roy Dotrice.
Currently, another poll has been published, with Martin asking: “Who should be featured in the next scene that we release from A Feast for Crows? Let @PRHAudio know your choice in the poll below, and try to guess the scene!”
The selection is between Cersei Lannister, Arianne Martell, Jaime Lannister and Samwell Tarly, and the scene shall be determined by the audio team.
To be a part of this, make sure that you follow George RR Martin’s Twitter account, which is @GRRMSpeaking.
The audio clips are share on Soundcloud for followers to listen to without spending a dime.
We're revisiting some of our favorite scenes from the ASoIaF series through the audiobooks! Here's the iconic confrontation scene between Eddard Stark and Cersei Lannister in "A Game of Thrones" for your quarantine listening enjoyment. @PRHAudio https://t.co/a4YZ1vkGj0
— George RR Martin (@GRRMspeaking) April 25, 2020
The results are in! The next audiobook scene we're releasing for your listening pleasure is from Tyrion's perspective in "A Clash of Kings," narrated by Roy Dotrice:https://t.co/N9SAS4URgx
— George RR Martin (@GRRMspeaking) May 4, 2020
For this week's audio excerpt from "A Storm of Swords," here is Arya and The Hound's fateful encounter at The Inn at the Crossroads, as narrated by Roy Dotrice. https://t.co/yf4Ummcb5r
— George RR Martin (@GRRMspeaking) May 18, 2020