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Author: Gardner Dozois, various authors Narrator: Iain Glen, Ron Donachie, Rupert Degas, W. Morgan Sheppard, Janis Ian, Gwendoline Christie, Molly Quinn, Roy Dotrice, George R. R. Martin Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2014 ISBN: 9780553398731
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A thrilling collection of twenty-one 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 #1 New York Times bestselling 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.
 
Featuring all-new stories by
 
Joe Abercrombie • Daniel Abraham • David W. Ball • Paul Cornell • Bradley Denton • Phyllis Eisenstein • Gillian Flynn • Neil Gaiman • Matthew Hughes • Joe R. Lansdale • Scott Lynch • Garth Nix • Cherie Priest • Patrick Rothfuss • Steven Saylor • Michael Swanwick • Lisa Tuttle • Carrie Vaughn • Walter Jon Williams • Connie Willis
 
And an Introduction by George R. R. Martin!


Cast List:
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


Praise for Rogues
 
“Not a single bad story in the bunch . . . The table of contents alone will make fans from all genre aisles salivate.”Library Journal Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Not a single bad story in the bunch . . . The table of contents alone will make fans from all genre aisles salivate. Library Journal
  • A Game of Thrones magus George R. R. Martin and award-winning editor Gardner Dozois preside over this collection of original stories by twenty-one stellar authors. The contributors include Neil Gaiman, Gillian Flynn, Patrick Rothfuss, Cherie Priest, Joe Abercrombie, Connie Willis, and Carrie Vaughn. And there’s a topper: An all-new Game of Thrones tale by the master himself! Editor’s recommendation.”

    Barnes&Noble.com, editorial review

  • “Everyone loves a scoundrel. As themes go, this outstanding collection has chosen one with a generous flexibility and a surefire appeal. Beyond the general setup of characters who are a little dangerous, a little nefarious, and very unpredictable, the stories unfold in a delightful number of directions. Contributions from well-known mystery and thriller writers, as well as offerings from those who are better known for sf and fantasy, are included. The table of contents alone will make fans from all genre aisles salivate.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Martin, of Game of Thrones franchise fame, and Hugo Award-winning editor Dozois assemble a lively collection of original stories across several fictional genres that have in common Conan-like qualities…The biggest draw in this sprawling collection is a new Song of Ice and Fire yarn by Martin, giving backstory to a mid-Targaryen dynasty scamp…Of particular interest, too, are a grandly whimsical piece by Neil Gaiman that begs to be turned into a Wes Anderson film; a shaggy dog tale by Paul Cornell of a Flashman-ish character gone to seed; and, especially, an utterly arresting, utterly surprising tale by Gillian Flynn…Rambunctious, rowdy, and occasionally R-rated: a worthy entertainment, without a dud in the bunch, that easily moves from swords and sorcery to hard-boiled Chandleresque.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A San Francisco Chronicle bestseller
  • One of Barnes & Noble's Biggest Books for June 2014
  • A Barnes & Noble Editor’s Recommendation
  • A June 2014 LibraryReads Pick

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About the Author

Jonathan Peterson, a director of executive communications at AARP, is a longtime journalist who specializes in making complex issues easy to understand. His interest in Social Security began when he covered the political debate in Washington that led to major reforms in 1983. During his twenty-three year career with the Los Angeles Times, he explored the aging of America, domestic policy, and the US economy. He has won numerous awards for journalism and speechwriting. He was on the Los Angeles Times team that won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the LA riots and was awarded the Malcolm Forbes Prize by the Overseas Press Club for in-depth stories about the collapsing Soviet Union.

About the Narrators

Iain Glen’s television credits include Downton Abbey, Spooks, Game of Thrones, Dr. Who, and Law & Order. He has also worked extensively in film and is known for his roles in The Iron Lady, Resident Evil: II & III, Kingdom of Heaven, and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. He won the Silver Bear for Best Actor for his role in Silent Scream and was nominated for an Olivier Award for his performance in the play The Blue Room opposite Nicole Kidman. Other theater appearances include Uncle Vanya, The Crucible, Hedda Gabler, Henry V, Macbeth, King Lear, Hamlet, and Edward II.

Ron Donachie is a Scotish actor who has appeared in over one hundred films and television shows, though he is also prolific in theater and voice-over work. Among his many credits are Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Titanic, Hamish Macbeth, and Waterloo Road.

Rupert Degas, winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards, has recorded the works of Peter Carey, Haruki Murakami, Andy McNab, Darren Shan, and Derek Landy, among others. He has also recorded over fifty radio productions including The Gemini Apes, The Glittering Prizes, This Sceptered Isle, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. He has appeared on film and television in Dead Romantic, EastEnders, Waiting for God, Passport to Murder, Over Here, Fatherland, The Cappuccino Years, Exorcist: The Beginning, Love Soup and Shoot the Messenger. He has also lent his voice to numerous animated films and series including Mr. Bean, Bob the Builder, Robotboy, and The Amazing World of Gumball. Along with several stints in Newsrevue at the Canal Café Theatre and in Edinburgh, he has appeared on the London stage in The Boys Next Door, Are We There Yet?, Becket, Stones in His Pockets, and Patrick Barlow’s adaptation of The 39 Steps. He lives in Sydney, Australia.

W. Morgan Sheppard is an award-winning British actor who has appeared on Broadway and in major films and television shows. His audiobook narrations have garnered several Audie Awards and an AudioFile Earphones Award. He has appeared in numerous films and television series, including Star Trek, Mad Men, and the movie Transformers, among many others, and has won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award.

Janis Ian is a singer, songwriter, and author. She is best known for her 1975 hit single, “At Seventeen,” which won a Grammy Award. She won a second Grammy in 2013 for the narration of her autobiography, Society’s Child.

George R. R. Martin sold his first story in 1971 and has been writing professionally ever since. 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.

Janis Ian is a singer, songwriter, and author. She is best known for her 1975 hit single, “At Seventeen,” which won a Grammy Award. She won a second Grammy in 2013 for the narration of her autobiography, Society’s Child.

Roy Dotrice is a Tony Award–winning actor best known for his Broadway performance in the revival of A Moon for the Misbegotten. He studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art before producing and directing some three hundred stage plays. In 1957, he joined the Shakespeare Memorial Theater, an experience that brought him opportunities in radio, film, television, and numerous Broadway productions.

George R. R. Martin sold his first story in 1971 and has been writing professionally ever since. 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.