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The Golden Fool Audiobook

The Golden Fool: The Tawny Man Trilogy, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

The second in the thrilling fantasy series returning listeners to the Six Duchies and the magical world of the Farseers, from the author of the best-selling Assassin's Apprentice.

Fitz has succeeded in rescuing Prince Dutiful from the clutches of the Piebald rebels, and has returned with him to Buckkeep castle. With Dutiful safe again, Queen Kettricken can proceed with plans to marry him to the Outislander princess, Elliania, but with tensions building among the peoples of the Six Duchies over Kettricken's tolerance of the Wittted, even Buckkeep is no longer safe.

A reluctant Fitz is assigned to protect the young prince, and also train him in the Skill, and in doing so he finally makes contact not only with his estranged daughter, Nettle, but with someone in Buckkeep who may possess a greater Skill talent than Fitz. And who may represent a terrible threat to the Farseers.

Meanwhile, Elliania arrives, and before she will accept Prince Dutiful's betrothal challenges him to undertake an impossible quest. He must kill a legendary Outislander dragon.

©2013 Robin Hobb (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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    "The Tawny Man Trilogy"

    This outstanding trilogy ties up some of Robin Hobb's earlier story threads so characters from earlier books, nothing to do with the main characters the Fool and Fitz start appearing in "The Golden Fool" I am thoroughly impressed with Robin Hobb's literary skills. This trilogy is enthralling! I would recommend it to anyone. My only regret is that there are no more of her books available on Audible. I have listened to them all! But "The Tawny Man" is the best of them all!

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    Steve W 18/08/2016
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    "Tom badgerkock whines like a teenager"

    Loved these books, but this time round I found myself getting irritated with tom badgerlock constant teenage esque angst. Found myself getting annoyed rather than enjoying the plot. Also as a male I found the depiction somewhat sexist.

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    Sophie C Butcher 17/08/2016 Member Since 2008
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    "Better and better"

    This series gets better and better and I'm hooked. I miss night eyes and ache for fitz and the fool.

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    Vonondamac 05/09/2015
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    "Repeating sentences"

    Once again harped Collins audio fails the author and performer - countless instances of repeated text...

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    Paul 24/02/2015
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    "Em, an ending perhaps?"

    A frustrating filler book between parts 1 and 3. Develops characters and story lines have diversified but there is absolutely no climax whatsoever.

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    matthew 24/02/2015
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    "Another great listen"

    Not only is this a gripping, great take but brilliantly narrated too. Robin Hobb is a fantasy genius and I'm quite sad I am coming to the end of the series.

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    "Our Beloved Keeps On Delivering"

    Amazing prelude to the end of the second trilogy. A must read for everyone. Enjoy!

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