Rogues

  • by George R. R. Martin (editor), Gardner Dozois (editor), Gillian Flynn (contributor), Neil Gaiman (contributor)
  • Narrated by George R. R. Martin, Gwendoline Christie, Julia Whelan, Roy Dotrice, Phil Gigante, Ron Donachie, W. Morgan Sheppard, Janis Ian
  • 31 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.
INTRODUCTION: EVERYBODY LOVES A ROGUE, read by George R. R. Martin
TOUGH TIMES ALL OVER, read by Gwendoline Christie
WHAT DO YOU DO?, read by Julia Whelan
THE INN OF THE SEVEN BLESSINGS, read by Roy Dotrice
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
THE CURIOUS AFFAIR OF THE DEAD WIVES, read by Harriet Walter
HOW THE MARQUIS GOT HIS COAT BACK, read by Roy Dotrice
NOW SHOWING, read by Molly Quinn
THE LIGHTNING TREE, read by Rupert Degas
THE ROGUE PRINCE, read by Iain Glen.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

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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- mark

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?

Nope


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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- Meatslicer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-06-2014
  • Publisher: Random House Audio