• by George R. R. Martin, Lisa Tuttle
  • Narrated by Harriet Walter
  • 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Before Westeros there was Windhaven....
On the stormy planet of Windhaven, flyers are idolised as the vital link between its disparate islands. The common people rely on this elite class to support their way of life. These 'land-bound' can only dream of what it must be like to take to the skies. For Maris, dreams are not enough, and through an unlikely twist of fate, she has a taste of what life as a flyer is like. Maris was born to fly; as her raw talent blossoms into peerless skill, it appears her childhood fantasies have come true. However, just as it seems that she has found her true calling, the hereditary dogma which rules the skies sets out to strip Maris of her wings. Birthright - not ability - has always governed the right to fly.
Maris' rebellious crusade to change this inequality, and earn back her wings, has deeper consequences for Windhaven than anyone could have possibly imagined.
In a unique collaboration from two of the 20th century's greatest imaginations, George R. R. Martin and Lisa Tuttle, Windhaven is fantasy at its best.


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Customer Reviews

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Windhaven By George R. R. Martin , Lisa Tuttle

I'm not quite sure how much George R. R. Martin was involved in this book, it doesn't feel like its his writing style to me, but I have to say it is still extremely well written. Beautiful detail and descriptions and a compelling story you just have to finish. If this is all Lisa Tuttle's work I will be looking for more in the future. If I have any complaints, its that there is not enough back story of how they came to be on Windhaven, it is talked about but I felt it needed a bit more.

The narration is very good, Harriet Walter's use of accents is superb, you can lose yourself in the book and know exactly which character is talking, they feel just right.

Hope this helps whoever is planning to read it, I enjoyed it very much.

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- Ginge

Interesting but no distinguishable plot.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

With odd jumps in time this book seemed to be more the story of a life rather than a novel, however it was an interesting listen

Would you be willing to try another one of Harriet Walter’s performances?

Not keen on the voice but a good performance.

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- Jonathan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-10-2012
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton