Connect with us

General

8 awesome audiobooks to tune into starring the Game of Thrones cast

Avatar

Published

on

8 awesome audiobooks to tune into starring the Game of Thrones cast

Game of Thrones which finally airs this Sunday had a long way to go through. As saddening as it may feel, it will come to end in May and all we’ll be left is with some of our favourite cast and moments on the TV series. But, ahead of the new season, here’s some you can venture for during your wait and when the series finally ends.

This venture, as we suggest, is listening to some awesome audiobooks by a few cast members of Game of Thrones on Audible. Some of the performances here include Heads Will Roll starring Peter Dinklage, Harry Potter: a History of Magic – narrated by Natalie Dormer, and others. Let’s dive into some of them.

#Peter Dinklage – Heads Will Roll

8 awesome audiobooks to tune into starring the Game of Thrones cast

Starring our favourite star from Game of Thrones Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Heads Will Roll is an Audible original from Saturday Night Live star Kate McKinnon and Emily Lynne. Airing on May 2nd, this ten-episode comedy series will also star Meryl Streep, Tim Gunn, Queer Eye’s Fab Five, and others.

#Kit Harington – True West

Released on April 4, Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn star as fighting brothers in this 1980 dark comedy by Sam Shepard. The official description reads, “The Cain and Abel conflict is a showdown of sibling rivalry, but also bears witness to a legacy of booze-fueled family brawls. As Harington and Flynn duel it out, they bring a cagey, wiry energy to director Matthew Dunster’s West End revival of this Pulitzer Prize finalist.”

#Natalie Dormer – Harry Potter: a History of Magic

8 awesome audiobooks to tune into starring the Game of Thrones cast

This audiobook narrates some of the histories and secrets behind real-world magic along with magical inventions in JK Rowling’s magical world. Narrated by Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell) and others, the audiobook takes you to 14th-Century ancient China and beyond.

#Aiden Gillen – The Art of War

8 awesome audiobooks to tune into starring the Game of Thrones cast

Containing 13 chapters based on aspects of warfare, the Art of War finds life in world politics, human psychology, and corporate strategy finding valuable insight in its timeworn words. This audiobook stars Aidan Gillen (Littlefinger) from Game of Thrones and Tommy Carcetti.

#Owen Teale – Treasure Island

8 awesome audiobooks to tune into starring the Game of Thrones cast

Treasure Island is a classic tale of pirates, treasure maps and mutiny that stars BAFTA-nominated Catherine Tate, Philip Glenister, Owen Teale (Allison Thorne) and Daniel Mays, amongst others.

#Gemma Whelan – Just One Damned Thing After Another 

Walk through the iconic moments of history ranging from the Cretaceous period to the destruction of the Great Library at Alexandria. The audiobook stars Gemma Whelan (Yara Greyjoy), Ben Miles, Jonathan Bailey and Zara Ramm.

#Gemma Whelan – The Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire

Also performed by Gemma Whelan, the audiobook follows “Elizabeth Barnabus as she tries to solve the mystery of a disappearing aristocrat and a hoard of arcade machines. In her way stand the rogues, freaks and self-proclaimed alchemists of a travelling circus. But when she comes up against an agent of the all-powerful Patent Office, her life and the course of history will begin to change.”

#Gemma Whelan – Nasty Women

Gemma Whelan’s Nasty Women focuses on essays, interviews and accounts based on various women of 21st Century. The book deals with a vast range of issues of women of modern age like pregnancy, contraception, identity, family, finding a voice, punk, role models, fetishisation, power, etc.

Game of Thrones finally airs on April 14th. Till then, why not tune into one of these awesome audiobooks starring cast members of Game of Thrones?






1 Comment

1
Leave a Reply

avatar
1 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
1 Comment authors
Avik Ganguly Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Avik Ganguly
Guest
Avik Ganguly

Also Natalie Dormer in Neverwhere.

General

See Tormund and Gendry enjoy a game on Nintendo Switch in Game of Thrones behind the scenes photo

Avatar

Published

on

See Tormund and Gendry enjoy a game on Nintendo Switch in Game of Thrones behind the scenes photo

Game of Thrones had the ultimate face-off in Season 8 when the Army of the Dead faced the living folks in Winterfell. The Battle of Winterfell saw a lot of people uniting to take down the Night King, and among them were Tormund Giantsbane, and Gendry (now Baratheon). A new behind the scenes photo from the sets shows the two enjoying a nice game on a Nintendo Switch. Read on!

The picture, posted on the Game of Thrones subreddit, shows Joe Dempsie, who played Gendry, and Kristofer Hivju, who played Tormund Giantsbane, still in their costume and the bloody makeup, just sitting down to play. Take a look:

[NO SPOILERS] Gendry and Tormund playing games in Winterfell after The Battle of Winterfell from gameofthrones

As we all know, the Battle of Winterfell sequences took a gruesome 55 nights to film, and have been described by the stars as some of the roughest times they have had filming for the show. So it’s no surprise that they would have at least some way to relax on the sets in between takes or appearances.

Nintendo consoles are also famous for being the best for the local multiplayer experience, so that’s probably why these two seem so engrossed in the game. If only we knew which game they were playing!

What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






Continue Reading

General

Take a closer look at “A Song of Ice and Fire” and “The Book of Brothers” from the Game of Thrones finale

Avatar

Published

on

Take a closer look at "A Song of Ice and Fire" and "The Book of Brothers" from the Game of Thrones finale

The Game of Thrones finale was packed with a lot of things going down, but there were two very important props that we could have used a better look at – the books! “A Song of Ice and Fire” and “The Book of Brothers” made brief appearances in the finale. Now, thanks to HBO, we have a better look at both the books. Read on!

HBO’s Game of Thrones behind the scenes blog, Making Game of Thrones recently featured both the props, in a batch of photos that give you a good look at them. We saw “A Song of Ice and Fire” shown off to the small council by Samwell Tarly, who reveals that Archmaester Ebrose compiled it, with the title being his own suggestion. Take a better look at it, below:

Take a closer look at "A Song of Ice and Fire" and "The Book of Brothers" from the Game of Thrones finale
Take a closer look at "A Song of Ice and Fire" and "The Book of Brothers" from the Game of Thrones finale

We had seen The Book of Brothers, also known as “the White Book”, before in the show, and we saw it in the finale, with Brienne filling in the pages for Jaime Lannister. Take a better look at it, below:

Take a closer look at "A Song of Ice and Fire" and "The Book of Brothers" from the Game of Thrones finale

Take a closer look at "A Song of Ice and Fire" and "The Book of Brothers" from the Game of Thrones finale

What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






Continue Reading

General

Game of Thrones gives us a closer look at some of the amazing costumes from the series finale

Avatar

Published

on


The costumes on Game of Thrones have always been more than just clothes, weaving in symbols and meanings from the story being told on screen. It is but natural, then, that the Game of Thrones series finale will have costumes that speak volumes even on their own. The Game of Thrones blog recently delved deep into three such costumes, belonging to Sansa Stark, Brandon Stark, and Ser Brienne of Tarth.

Why these three, out of all the characters that we encounter in Season 8 episode 6 ‘The Iron Throne’? Probably because all three went up significantly in their respective power ladders – Sansa became Queen in the North, Bran became King of the Six Kingdoms, and Brienne became the first Lady Commander of the Kingsguard in Westerosi history. Their costumes reflect this shift in power, along with their personal histories.

Sansa Stark, Queen in the North – Coronation Gown

got-costumes-finale-sansa-bran-brienne

Sansa’s coronation dress is the epitome of power dressing, with all her loyalties and history displayed in full glory. It also follows Sansa’s habit of borrowing elements from other power women she has been close to. Game of Thrones costume designer Michelle Clapton breaks it down in an Instagram post.

The fabric used in this dress is the same as the ‘Dark Sansa’ dress – which Sansa wore during her stay in the Vale. It symbolized her shift from a naive young girl to a player in the game of Thrones. The dye used in the coronation dress, on the other hand, is the same as Margery’s wedding gown, symbolizing the friendship between the two of them.

The embroidery and detailings predictably include the Stark Direwolf, but also fish scales, which points back to her House Tully roots, from mother Catelyn’s side. Her crown also follows this pattern of Direwolf heads melting into fish scales. The red Weirwood leaves in the train symbolize her territorial power – the wintry North in all its glory.

Brandon Stark, King of the Six Kingdoms – Royal Doublet

got-costumes-finale-sansa-bran-brienne

Bran has finally let go of the heavy fur coat that accompanied him throughout the series and embraced velvet. This is the first time we see him in this fabric, which symbolizes his royal standing. But he is not just a king, he is also the Three-Eyed Raven – the most significant part of his identity now. That identity is clearly depicted in the dark grey colour and feather detailing of his doublet.

Ser Brienne of Tarth, Lady Commander of the Kingsguard – Golden Armour

got-costumes-finale-sansa-bran-brienne

Serving as a Kingsguard is the highest honour for any knight in the realm, and Brienne makes it right to the top of even that motley crowd. Her skill at arms and rock-solid moral compass combined made her a force to reckon with. Her new golden armour reflects her glory and power – every inch of which she deserves.






Continue Reading

Latest

Sophie Turner discusses the Game of Thrones scene that had the "most embarrassing moment" of her career Sophie Turner discusses the Game of Thrones scene that had the "most embarrassing moment" of her career
Interview22 hours ago

Sophie Turner discusses the Game of Thrones scene that had the “most embarrassing moment” of her career

Game of Thrones has had a lot of on-screen awkward moments, but some stick more to the stars than others....

See Tormund and Gendry enjoy a game on Nintendo Switch in Game of Thrones behind the scenes photo See Tormund and Gendry enjoy a game on Nintendo Switch in Game of Thrones behind the scenes photo
General23 hours ago

See Tormund and Gendry enjoy a game on Nintendo Switch in Game of Thrones behind the scenes photo

Game of Thrones had the ultimate face-off in Season 8 when the Army of the Dead faced the living folks...

John Bradley discusses Sam's ending and how he became the Grand Maester John Bradley discusses Sam's ending and how he became the Grand Maester
Interview23 hours ago

John Bradley discusses Sam’s ending and how he became the Grand Maester

Game of Thrones was brutal towards a lot of brave character, but the character that was introduced to us as...

Joe Dempsie (Gendry) says he expected backlash over Game of Thrones finale Joe Dempsie (Gendry) says he expected backlash over Game of Thrones finale
Interview24 hours ago

Joe Dempsie (Gendry) says he expected backlash over Game of Thrones finale

Game of Thrones was everybody and their mother’s favourite show for a decade, so it’s no surprise that when it...

Take a closer look at "A Song of Ice and Fire" and "The Book of Brothers" from the Game of Thrones finale Take a closer look at "A Song of Ice and Fire" and "The Book of Brothers" from the Game of Thrones finale
General2 days ago

Take a closer look at “A Song of Ice and Fire” and “The Book of Brothers” from the Game of Thrones finale

The Game of Thrones finale was packed with a lot of things going down, but there were two very important...

"I wanted a better death for Cersei", says actress Lena Headey "I wanted a better death for Cersei", says actress Lena Headey
Interview2 days ago

“I wanted a better death for Cersei”, says actress Lena Headey

Game of Thrones has never really gone for fairness. We saw the most honourable man on the show, Ned Stark,...

Game of Thrones horse mistress Camilla Naprous discusses her work on the show and the prequel Game of Thrones horse mistress Camilla Naprous discusses her work on the show and the prequel
Interview2 days ago

Game of Thrones horse mistress Camilla Naprous discusses her work on the show and the prequel

Game of Thrones has had great CGI, no doubt, but the show also has had some really well-coordinated stunts. Not...

Trending

Subscribe To The Citadel Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from the Citadel.

You have Successfully Subscribed!