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Dragon Haven Audiobook

Dragon Haven: The Rain Wild Chronicles, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

The dragon keepers and the fledgling dragons are forging a passage up the treacherous Rain Wild River. They are in search of the mythical Elderling city of Kelsingra, and are accompanied by the liveship Tarman, its captain, Leftrin, and a group of hunters who must search the forests for game with which to keep the dragons fed.

With them are Alise, who has escaped her cold marriage to the cruel libertine Hest Finbok in order to continue her study of dragons, and Hest's amanuensis, the Bingtown dandy Sedric.

Rivalries and romances are already threatening to disrupt the band of explorers, but external forces may prove to be even more dangerous. Chalcedean merchants are keen to lay hands on dragon blood and organs to turn them to medicines and profit. Their traitor has infiltrated the expedition and will stop at nothing to obtain the coveted body parts.

And then there are the Rain Wilds themselves: mysterious, unstable, and ever perilous, its mighty river running with acid, its jungle impenetrable, and its waterways uncharted. Will the expedition reach their destination unscathed? Does the city of Kelsingra even exist?

Only one thing is certain: the journey will leave none of the dragons nor their human companions unchanged by the experience.

©2010 HarperCollins Publishers (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Anonymous 11/02/2015
    11/02/2015 Member Since 2011
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    "Shame"

    While I was getting hooked with the 1st book was then left diss interested with the change in narrator? Saskia Butlar was excellent why why why book two with Jacqui Crago seemed a completely different Book. Ruined the whole book

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Suzanne Martin 11/05/2011
    Suzanne Martin 11/05/2011 Member Since 2010
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    "A satisfying conclusion"

    What an excellent sequel to Dragon Keeper! This continued in the same vein - excellent writing, excellent narration and so vivid I feel I would recognise Kelsingra myself.

    The writing is so evocative I feel as though I am right there with the characters, sharing their experiences. The characters are well rounded and completely believable, even the dragons! The conclusion to all of their individual arcs feels natural and not contrived. The narration, while different from Dragon Keeper, is still excellent, although it is a little jarring at first.

    This book is definitely more adult than the first, and while not explicit I would advise caution for those with young ones in the house.

    My only criticism is that the series is too short - I would have loved to listen to more of these books! Also, Robin Hobb has written many other books based in the same world, and a reading of these would make this later series a lot easier to understand than diving straight in as I did at first.

    A highly recommended listen, although it is very addictive so allow more time than usual!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Steve 12/06/2010
    Steve 12/06/2010
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    "Good story about t'dragons ;)"

    I really liked it, a good continuation of the previous book - if you haven't read/heard number 1 I doubt you will get the most out of this one - but I agree with the other reviewer, why did they change the narrator?? This narrator is good, but the change was disconcerting. One of the characters went from sounding like Ray Winstone in book 1 to Alan Bennett in book 2! Although I personally wouldn't let it put me off a third installment as if the narrators had been the other way round I might still have flagged it as a problem. You do have to pay attention though as it can be a little tricky to tell which character is talking, though I am undecided if this is a fault with the audio process or some decision the original author took. Bottom line if you loved the first one they get this now! If you only liked the first one maybe wait till you can get it cheap, if you didn't like the first one then this won't turn you around.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jeremy hawes, north yorkshire, United Kingdom 10/04/2010
    Jeremy hawes, north yorkshire, United Kingdom 10/04/2010
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    "Changed!"

    While the book is very good, the story flows well and the characters develop believably, the narrator has been changed from the first book, and its not a good change, the original narrator was very good for the series, and expressed the characters well, so that you knew who she was portraying without needing to be told, but this narrator has ruined the book for me, if she is narrating the next installment, I doubt I will get it, shame.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 15/02/2018
    15/02/2018 Member Since 2018
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    "Love the book shame about narrator"

    I don't know why this narrator was used. It sounds as if she has breathing problems.

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    Abigail 03/12/2017
    Abigail 03/12/2017
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    "Great book but the narrator was really off putting"

    The lady that reads this book sounded alternately like she needed to blow her nose, clear her throat and worst of all; take a drink so her mouth didn’t sound claggy and clicky and dry. So horrible a sound. I only persevered as I have listened to every other book in the series, and this was next. Just hoping she only reads this one!!! Yuck!

    The book otherwise is fantastic as always for this series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dave Watts 18/10/2017
    Dave Watts 18/10/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Much better than Book 1"

    The plot and interaction between the characters is much more engaging than Book 1. You want to keep listening to find out what happens next! It's well narrated too. Recommended.

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    Keren 27/09/2017
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    "Very good narrator"

    I enjoyed Jacqui Crago's performance as narrator. She very effectively brings the characters to life.

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    GarethHanraha Cork 13/07/2017
    GarethHanraha Cork 13/07/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book, annoying narrator voice"

    Loved the story. Thought the narrator did a good job of differentiating characters. However wasn't a fan of her accent choices in all cases. Also, she needed to drink water! There was a constant dry mouth clicking sound that was very off putting and she often sounded as though she had a cold.

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    Charis 16/06/2017
    Charis 16/06/2017 Member Since 2018
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    "Narration was poor - story was excellent"

    This has been the only time any narration has sounded like an amateur, no individual voices to distinguish.

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  • M. Froisland
    Oslo, Norway
    11/08/13
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    "A love stor where every woman is unbelievabl naive"

    Hardly anything happens in this book. Almost all the plot has to do with one or another love story. To make it even more frustrating the female characters are unbelievable naive.

    This book was a disappointment after the great start of the series.

    Also the narrater should have listened to the first book and kept similar pronunciation of names as the first narrator. Very confusing when a city and people "change" name from on book to the next.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Justin
    Whangarei, New Zealand
    30/05/13
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    "Definitely not Robin Hobbs best series"
    What would have made Dragon Haven better?

    Characters that are not superficial, naive and most of the time plain stupid. Characters not having to be force feed the obvious facts in front of them to understand simple concepts.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Ok but hampered by the material


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment - I have read many of Robin Hobbs' books and enjoyed them. This was weak and the homosexual threads added nothing to book and were poorly written. I found myself cringing because of the absurdities as I listened.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Daniel
    02/12/17
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    "Really worth the effort i think. "

    Good book with interestingly moral problems so make desicsions on. I liked it alot. Good buy

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hieng
    Sydney, Australia
    11/03/14
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    "Change of narrator is difficult to get accustomed"
    Where does Dragon Haven rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Id say in the top 25 percentile. Great book from an awesome author.


    What other book might you compare Dragon Haven to and why?

    The clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel comes to mind, both books featuring strong young female characters growing up in adverse environments and harsh settings.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration isn't bad and the readers voice grow on you after a while. The change of narrators between books is always difficult to get accustomed to with some varying discrepancy in pronunciation, especially in names.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Greff is a dickhead but I also felt sorry for him. No satisfaction for me in his end.


    Any additional comments?

    Peace.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Judith
    Worcestershire, United Kingdom
    13/08/12
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    "Wonderful"

    Robin Hobb is a brilliant writer and it's a real joy to listen to her stories. If you enjoy fantasy fiction this is one you must not miss. This is the second in a series of 3.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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