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    • Assassin’s Apprentice

    • The Farseer Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 17 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,463
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,294
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,292

    In a faraway land where members of the royal family are named for the virtues they embody, one young boy will become a walking enigma.Born on the wrong side of the sheets, Fitz, son of Chilvary Farseer, is a royal bastard, cast out into the world, friendless and lonely. Only his magical link with animals - the old art known as the Wit - gives him solace and companionship. But the Wit, if used too often, is a perilous magic, and one abhorred by the nobility. So when Fitz is finally adopted into the royal household, he must give up his old ways.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great book but the narrator is all wrong!

    • By Lucy Clarke on 11-10-12

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Assassin's Quest

    • The Farseer Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 37 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,026
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 898
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 901

    The gripping finale to Robin Hobb’s classic Farseer trilogy. Keystone. Gate. Crossroads. Catalyst. Fitz is about to discover the truth about the Fool's prophecy. Having been resurrected from his fatal tortures in Regal's dungeons, Fitz has once more foiled Regal's attempts to be rid of him. Now, back in his own body, and after months of rehabilitation, Fitz begins the painful and slow process of learning the ways of a man again.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • unsuitable voice for this book - but

    • By C. Elliott on 04-11-15

    Regular price: £26.99

    • Royal Assassin

    • The Farseer Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 29 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,053
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 932
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 932

    Fitz dreams of Red-Ship Raiders sacking a coastal village, leaving not a single man, woman, or child alive. Tortured by this terrible vision, he returns to the Six Duchies court where all is far from well. King Shrewd has been struck down by a mysterious illness and King-in-waiting, Verity, spends all his time attempting to conjure storms to confuse and destroy the Red-Ship Raiders. And when he leaves on an insane mission to seek out the mystical Elderings, Fitz is left alone and friendless but for the wolf Nighteyes.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Bundoodragon on 21-07-16

    Regular price: £26.99

    • Assassin's Fate

    • Fitz and the Fool, Book 3
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Avita Jay, David Thorpe
    • Length: 45 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 664
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 616
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 612

    Prince FitzChivalry Farseer's daughter, Bee, was violently abducted from Withywoods by Servants of the Four in their search for the Unexpected Son, foretold to wield great power. With Fitz in pursuit, the Servants fled through a Skill-pillar, leaving no trace. It seems certain that they and their young hostage have perished in the Skill-river. Clerres, where White Prophets were trained by the Servants to set the world on a better path, has been corrupted by greed. Fitz is determined to reach the city and take vengeance on the Four.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not having the same male narrator is SO jarring.

    • By H L O'Doherty on 18-05-17

    Regular price: £26.99

    • Ship of Destiny

    • The Liveship Traders, Book 3
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 33 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 375
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant!

    • By Amazon Customer on 26-03-15

    Regular price: £26.99

    • Ship of Magic

    • The Liveship Traders, Book 1
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 35 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 452
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 398
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 396

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • great story, disappointing narration

    • By Eli on 15-11-12

    Regular price: £26.99

    • Fool's Errand

    • Tawny Man Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Nick Taylor
    • Length: 23 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 673
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 600
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 600

    Return to the world of the Farseers… Robin Hobb’s best loved characters, Fitz , The Fool and Nighteyes the wolf, face new adventures and trials in the first book of The Tawny Man trilogy. When Assassin’s Quest closed, Fitz was living in self-imposed exile. Wracked with pain, he had chosen to discard the magical gifts that had seen him survive the wonders and torments of navigating the legendary city of the Elderlings, and of raising a dragon.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Changes in narrators

    • By julia harrold on 08-01-17

    Regular price: £18.99

    • 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 366
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 315
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314

    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

    Regular price: £26.99

    • Fool's Fate

    • The Tawny Man Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Nick Taylor
    • Length: 31 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 654
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 598
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 601

    The moving end to the tale of the Farseers, in which kingdoms must stand or fall on the beat of a dragon's wings, or a Fool's heart. A small and sadly untried coterie - the old assassin Chade, the serving-boy Thick, Prince Dutiful, and his reluctant Skillmaster, Fitz - sail towards the distant island of Aslevjal. There they must fulfil the Narcheska’s challenge to her betrothed: to lay the head of the dragon Icefyre, whom legends tell is buried there deep beneath the ice, upon her hearth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loose yourself in this amazing story!

    • By Redwing on 23-05-14

    Regular price: £26.99

    • The Golden Fool

    • The Tawny Man Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Nick Taylor
    • Length: 25 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 565
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 511
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 515

    The second in the thrilling fantasy series returning listeners to the Six Duchies and the magical world of the Farseers. 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Tawny Man Trilogy

    • By Ellen Lingwood on 07-04-13

    Regular price: £26.99

    • Fool's Quest

    • Fitz and the Fool, Book 2
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Lee Maxwell-Simpson, Avita Jay
    • Length: 33 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 413
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 375
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 376

    Robin Hobb returns to her best-loved characters with the second volume in a brand-new series. Happy endings never last.... Years ago they freed a dragon from the glaciers on Aslevjal. Then they parted ways, the Fool returning to far-off Clerres while Fitz finally claimed a wife, a family, and a home of his own. Now, betrayed by his own people and broken by torment, the Fool has made his way back to the Six Duchies.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narration

    • By Jack C on 12-05-16

    Regular price: £26.99

    • Fool's Assassin

    • Fitz and the Fool, Book 1
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Lee Maxwell-Simpson, Avita Jay
    • Length: 28 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 409
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 373
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 373

    Tom Badgerlock has been living peaceably in the manor house at Withywoods with his beloved wife, Molly, these many years, the estate a reward to his family for loyal service to the crown. But behind the facade of respectable middle-age lies a turbulent and violent past. For Tom Badgerlock is actually FitzChivalry Farseer, bastard scion of the Farseer line, convicted user of Beast-magic, and assassin. A man who has risked much for his king and lost more....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pity about lee and avita

    • By kdsshrub on 23-02-16

    Regular price: £26.99

    • Dragon Haven

    • The Rain Wild Chronicles, Book 2
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Jacqui Crago
    • Length: 20 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 377
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 267
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Shame

    • By Annie on 11-02-15

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Dragon Keeper

    • The Rain Wild Chronicles, Book 1
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Saskia Butler
    • Length: 17 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 413
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 289
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 289

    Guided by the great blue dragon Tintaglia, they came from the sea: a Tangle of serpents fighting their way up the Rain Wilds River, the first to make the perilous journey to the cocooning grounds in generations. Many have died along the way. With its acid waters and impenetrable forest, it is a hard place for any to survive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful 'listen'!

    • By Gabrielle Harvey-Jones on 14-09-09

    Regular price: £16.99

    • City of Dragons

    • The Rain Wild Chronicles, Book 3
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Saskia Butler
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 330
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265

    Return to the world of the Liveships Traders and journey along the Rain Wild River in the third instalment of high adventure from the author of the internationally acclaimed Farseer trilogy. Kelsingra waits for those brave enough to enter… The dragons and their keepers have discovered Kelsingra but so far only Heeby has succeeded in flying over the river to enter the fabled city. The other dragons, with their deformed wings and feeble muscles, are afraid to risk failure and humiliation.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Stop switching narrators.

    • By Pod on 21-06-17

    Regular price: £14.49

    • Blood of Dragons

    • The Rain Wild Chronicles, Book 4
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Avita Jay
    • Length: 19 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 47

    Dragon blood and scales, dragon liver and eyes and teeth. All required ingredients for medicines with near-miraculous healing powers. The legendary blue dragon Tintaglia is dying of wounds inflicted by hunters sent by the Duke of Chalced, who meanwhile preserves his dwindling life by consuming the blood of the dragon’s poet Selden Vestrit.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pronouncing

    • By Amazon Customer on 17-09-18

    Regular price: £13.99

    • Forest Mage

    • The Soldier Son Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Barlow
    • Length: 24 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 123

    The second book in the brand-new trilogy from the author of the Tawny Man trilogy, following on from the best-selling Shaman’s Crossing. The King's Cavalla Academy has been ravaged by the Speck plague. The disease has decimated the ranks of both cadets and instructors, and even the survivors remain sickly. Many have been forced to relinquish their military ambitions and return to their families to face lives of dependency and disappointment. As the Academy infirmary empties, Cadet Nevare Burvelle also prepares to journey home, to attend his brother Rosse's wedding.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • plot extruded to ludicrous length!

    • By KatyJ on 19-12-16

    Regular price: £26.99

    • Shaman's Crossing

    • The Soldier Son Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Barlow
    • Length: 21 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    Young Nevare Burvelle is the second son of a second son. Traditionally in Gernia, the firstborn son is heir to the family fortunes, the second son bears a sword and the third son is consecrated to the priesthood. Nevare will follow his father – newly made a lord by the King – into the cavalry; to the frontier and thence to an advantageous marriage, to carry on the Burvelle name. It is a golden future, and Nevare looks forward to it with relish.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • as good as the Fitz books

    • By Jordon on 19-06-17

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Renegade's Magic

    • The Soldier Son Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Barlow
    • Length: 24 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 117

    The people of Getty's town remember the death of their cemetery soldier vividly. They remember believing him guilty of unspeakable crimes, condemning him, and then watching as other men of his unit beat him until he no longer drew breath. But Nevare Burvelle didn't die that day, though everyone believes they saw it happen. He was cornered by a power far more intractable than an angry mob.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great ending to fantastic trilogy

    • By Duncan on 06-02-19

    Regular price: £26.99

    • Le prophète blanc

    • L'Assassin royal 7
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Sylvain Agaësse
    • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Fitzchevalerie a scrupuleusement rempli son rôle d'assassin royal. Il a fidèlement servi le souverain subtil, puis vérité et sa reine, Kettricken. Mais, en accomplissant son devoir, il a perdu sa femme et sa fille. Désormais Fitz ne désire plus que le repos et l'oubli : il s'est retiré loin de la cour pour vivre une existence simple et paisible avec son loup Œil-de-nuit et le jeune Heur, un orphelin qu'il a recueilli. Or voici que ses anciens amis viennent le voir : Astérie la ménestrelle, Ombre son maître assassin et le mystérieux fou.

    Regular price: £24.39

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