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  • The Mad Ship

  • The Liveship Traders, Book 2
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 33 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love the story, not sure about the narration

  • By Kusameh on 13-04-13

The series come together

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-17

This book you really start to feel the tales of the other Robin Hobb series link together. Cross book and cross trilogy references start to appear and really help you to appreciate the world that is being created around you.

Not my favourite Narrator overall, range of voices and accents not as strong or consistent as other narrators but still tells the story well overall.

Very happy with this series and glad I have another book to go now

  • The Way of Kings

  • The Stormlight Archive
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 45 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,798
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,247
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,232

According to mythology, mankind used to live in 'The Tranquiline Halls': heaven. But then the Voidbringers assaulted and captured heaven, casting out God and men. Men took root on Roshar, the world of storms, but the Voidbringers followed. The Almighty gave men powerful suits of armor and mystical weapons, the Shardblades. Led by 10 angelic Heralds and 10 orders of knights known as Radiants, mankind finally won (or so the legends say).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Philip from Winchester

  • By Philip on 08-06-11

Worth the perseverance

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-01-17

It's hard to follow at first, but the story makes more and more sense as each part passes.

Really well constructed and draws you deep in to the realm created.

I have very high hopes now for this series, but only time will tell as it will be a long, long time to wait to find out what the author has planned out.