About the Author
George R.R. Martin
sold his first story in 1971 and has been writing professionally since then. 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.
[EditorÕs Note: The following is a combined review of DREAMSONGS, VOLUMES I-III.]--George R.R. Martin has covered a great deal of ground in his career. If proof is needed, look no further than this three-volume audio retrospective, which contains unabridged stories in the science fiction, horror, and fantasy genres. Each section of the audiobook covers a period in MartinÕs career and is introduced by Martin himself, who reads a lengthy essay brimming with biographical and story-related details. Excepting his earliest work, thereÕs not a weak story in the lot, and each one is well matched with a top-notch narrator. Some standouts include Mark BramhallÕs performance of the famous science-fiction horror story ÒSandkings,Ó Roy DotriceÕs disturbing reading of ÒThe Pear-Shaped Man,Ó Emily Janice CardÕs just right ÒThe Ice Dragon,Ó and Eric DaviesÕs ÒThe Hedge Knight,Ó which is a prequel to MartinÕs bestselling Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series. S.D.D. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine