A thrilling collection of 21 original stories by an all-star list of contributors - including a new A Game of Thrones story by George R. R. Martin!
If you’re a fan of fiction that is more than just black and white, this latest story collection from number-one New York Times best-selling author George R. R. Martin and award-winning editor Gardner Dozois is filled with subtle shades of gray. Twenty-one all-original stories, by an all-star list of contributors, will delight and astonish you in equal measure with their cunning twists and dazzling reversals. And George R. R. Martin himself offers a brand-new A Game of Thrones tale chronicling one of the biggest rogues in the entire history of Ice and Fire.
Follow along with the likes of Gillian Flynn, Joe Abercrombie, Neil Gaiman, Patrick Rothfuss, Scott Lynch, Cherie Priest, Garth Nix, and Connie Willis, as well as other masters of literary sleight-of-hand, in this rogues gallery of stories that will plunder your heart - and yet leave you all the richer for it.
TOUGH TIMES ALL OVER, read by Gwendoline Christie
WHAT DO YOU DO?, read by Julia Whelan
BENT TWIG, read by Phil Gigante
TAWNY PETTICOATS, read by Ron Donachie
PROVENANCE, read by W. Morgan Sheppard
ROARING TWENTIES, read by Janis Ian
A YEAR AND A DAY IN OLD THERADANE, read by Gwendoline Christie
BAD BRASS, read by Gil Bellows
HEAVY METAL, read by Scott Brick
THE MEANING OF LOVE, read by Conleth Hill
A BETTER WAY TO DIE, read by Roy Dotrice
ILL SEEN IN TYRE, read by Gethin Anthony
A CARGO OF IVORIES, read by Ron Donachie
DIAMONDS FROM TEQUILA, read by David Greenlee
THE CARAVAN TO NOWHERE, read by W. Morgan Sheppard
NOW SHOWING, read by Molly Quinn
THE LIGHTNING TREE, read by Rupert Degas
THE ROGUE PRINCE, read by Iain Glen.
©2014 Random House (P)2014 Random House Audio
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3 out of 5 stars
By mark on 12-12-14

Just ok..

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Only a few stories that were worth the listen, it felt like George R.R Martin threw a lot of them in as filler.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Best thing about the book was the Lightning tree story by Patrick rothfuss, which is all about Bast from the kingkiller chronicles. Which was awsome by the way!
Which to be fair was one of the main reasons for me buying Rogues.

Did George R. R. Martin do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

George R.R Martins spin off story from the world of game of thrones felt more like a timeline then an actual story, rather disappointed.

Do you think Rogues needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

I feel it was a good idea, but the majority of the stories didn't quite cut it. Maybe if it was all spin off stories from a particular genre it could work.

Any additional comments?

Yes more Patrick rothfuss stories please

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Meatslicer on 29-01-15

Could do better

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

Probably suit someone eager to get some sleep,

Would you ever listen to anything by the authors again?


What three words best describe George R. R. Martin’s performance?

Heavily accented American

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Rogues?

Most of the first few stories, too rambling with too much unnecessary swearing and mysogeny.

The promise of a game of thrones/ice and fire side-story did not make up for the long winded and irritatingly performed stories. I don't need to hear a biog of the author, or the constant reference to the prizes they've been awarded. The stories should speak for themselves and not raise expectations.

Any additional comments?

I had hoped that the 30 hours of audio would last me a month or so but ended up skimming through them to try to find something to justify buying it.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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4 out of 5 stars
By gerry on 31-08-14

A fun way to sample Authors- More Rothfuss Please!

Over all this was a good experience and I would like to see more such compilations. Here are my thoughts and ratings out of 10. Pardon my spelling - not familiar with some words/names - as it's audible:

1 Tough Times all over - Joe Abercrombie (6) Good narrator. About a stolen package that everyone wants. A bit convaluted.
2 What do you do?- Gillian Flynn (8) A unique female rougue and good female narr ator- twists in the story kept me interested.
3 Inn of the 7 Blessings- Matthew Hughes (8) Roy Dotrice is great and was good story about outsmarting wizards.
4 Bent Twig - Joe R Landsdale (7) Different modern day intrigue with fun texas accents about a PI searching for lost stepdaughter
5 Tawny Petticoats - Michael Swanwick (5) Dogman & zombies - strange tale in futuristic New Orleans. Its about a simple con game but if you like weird - this is it.
6 Providence - David W Ball (7) Long story about how painting was lost in WW2
7 Roaring Twenties - Carrie Vaughn (3) Boring and narrator is janis ian who is dull and has weird accent
8 A year and a day in old Therradain - Scott Lynch (7) Weird female characters/monsters and very wizardy. Good female narrator same as #1
9 Bad Brass - Bradley Dendon (8) Well read and fun story about down and out teacher.
10 Heavy metal - Sherie Priest (7) Odd hero story about a big imposing PI protecting us from nasty things.
11 The meaning of love - Daniel Abraham (7) Interesting and unique topic - a bit predictable - but well done.
12 A better way to die - Paul Cornell (5) Roy could not save this one. Odd story about 18th century man meeting his younger self through time travel.
13 Ill scene in Tyre - Steven Salor (6) Historical mystery genre set in Ancient times. fun story
14 A Cargo of Ivories - Garth Nicks (8) Master and puppet -strangely appealing if you accept that his sidekick is a puppet.
15 Diamonds from Tequila - Walter John Williams (9) Innovative ideas mixed into a good murder mystery. Good listen.
16 Caravan to No Where - Phyllis Eisentein (9) Gripping and good character development - I want to read more of her stuff.
17 The Curious Affair of the Dead Wives - Lisa Tuttle (8) Slow start but gets better
18 How the Marquis Got his Coat Back - Neil Gamon (9) Marquis de Carabas - Very compelling story
19 Now Showing - Connie Willis (7) Weird Movie saga
20 The Lightning Tree Patrick Rothfuss - (10) Awesome - Bast is profiled and he is wickedly lovable.
21 The Rogue Prince or a Kings Brother - George RR Martin (7) Too much geneology - Not Game of Thrones quality and Roy does not read it.

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5 out of 5 stars
By april franklin on 28-08-14

Loved It!

Where does Rogues rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 10

What other book might you compare Rogues to and why?

I don't have a comparison given that it is short stories but they are largely well written and compelling stories that are entertaining and well narrated. I absolutely LOVE Gwendoline Christie's narration! Can't get enough of her!

What does George R. R. Martin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

A depth of characters and fullness of story

Any additional comments?

More Gwendoline Christie!!! She is a fabulous narrator with a soothing voice, excellent diction and pronunciation, and that beautiful accent! She has a wonderful talent and brings the story to life.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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