Liveship Traders
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  • 1
    Ship of Magic: The Liveship Traders, Book 1 | Robin Hobb

    Ship of Magic: The Liveship Traders, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (35 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (199)
    Performance
    (164)
    Story
    (164)

    Wizardwood, a sentient wood. The most precious commodity in the world. Like many legendary wares, it comes only from the Rain River Wilds. But how can one trade with the Rain Wilders, when only a liveship, fashioned from wizardwood, can negotiate the perilous waters of the Rain River? Rare and valuable, a liveship will quicken only when three members, from successive generations, have died on board. The liveship Vivacia is about to undergo her quickening, as Althea Vestrit's father is carried on deck in his death-throes.

    great story, disappointing narration

    I love Robin Hobbs books, I have read them all and Ship of magic is no exception. However, the narrator does not do it justice. Maybe its a technical ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 15 November 2012 by Eli (stockholm, Sweden)
  • 2
    The Mad Ship: The Liveship Traders, Book 2 | Robin Hobb

    The Mad Ship: The Liveship Traders, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (165)
    Performance
    (135)
    Story
    (134)

    Althea Vestrit has found a new home aboard the liveship Ophelia, but lives only to reclaim the Vivacia as her rightful inheritance. However, Vivacia has been captured by the pirate 'King' Kennit and is acquiring a keen bloodlust. Bingtown becomes embroiled in a violent political upheaval against the corrupt Jamaillian leader, while the fading fortunes of the Vestrit family lead Malta deeper into the magical secrets of the mysterious Rain Wilds Traders.

    Love the story, not sure about the narration

    I knew I would enjoy the context of the story from looking at the description, reading other reviews and talking to a friend. What I found particularl..Show More »

    Reviewed on 13 April 2013 by Amazon Customer (Shrewsbury, UK)
  • 3
    Ship of Destiny: The Liveship Traders, Book 3 | Robin Hobb

    Ship of Destiny: The Liveship Traders, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (160)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (130)

    The dragon Tintaglia has been released from her wizardwood coffin, only to find that the glories of her kingdom have passed into ancient memory. Meanwhile, Malta Vestrit navigates the acid flow of the Rain Wild River in a decomposing boat, accompanied by the Satrap Cosgo and his Companion Kekki. Against hope, a ship appears in the alien waters, but does it mean rescue, or a further nightmare, for Malta? In ruined Bingtown, the citizens are at war against the Chalcedean mercenaries besieging the harbour.

    brilliant!

    The story is as compelling as I remember but I think the narrating of it could have been a great deal better. Spoilt it a bit for me

    Reviewed on 26 March 2015 by Amazon Customer ()