Realms of the Elderlings
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  • 1
    Assassin’s Apprentice: The Farseer Trilogy, Book 1 | Robin Hobb

    Assassin’s Apprentice: The Farseer Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Great book but the narrator is all wrong!

    I really love this book and the series. I was thrilled to see that an audio book was available. But I am disappointed because the narrator's voice is ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 11 October 2012 by Lucy Clarke (London, UK)
  • 2
    Royal Assassin: The Farseer Trilogy, Book 2 | Robin Hobb

    Royal Assassin: The Farseer Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Disappointing

    I loved reading the first book in the trilogy, and still think Robin Hobb a good author. While the story here is inventive and I was looking forward ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 21 July 2016 by Bundoodragon ()
  • 3
    Assassin's Quest: The Farseer Trilogy, Book 3 | Robin Hobb

    Assassin's Quest: The Farseer Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    unsuitable voice for this book - but

    This series of books is one of the few of the best books that I have ever read. I have read the series about 3 or 4 times and love them. There is noth..Show More »

    Reviewed on 04 November 2015 by C. Elliott (Carmarthenshire, Wales)
  • 4
    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
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    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)
  • 5
    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
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    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 Kusameh (Shrewsbury, UK)
  • 6
    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
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    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 ()
  • 7
    Fool's Errand: Tawny Man Trilogy, Book 1 | Robin Hobb

    Fool's Errand: Tawny Man Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Nick Taylor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Bring back Paul Boehmer!

    Having just finished listening to Paul Boehmer's narration of Robin Hobb's The Farseer Trilogy (which I found absolutely epic) I excitedly bought The ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 22 March 2013 by Loubytee (Ireland)
  • 8
    The Golden Fool: The Tawny Man Trilogy, Book 2 | Robin Hobb

    The Golden Fool: The Tawny Man Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Nick Taylor
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    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.

    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 t..Show More »

    Reviewed on 07 April 2013 by Ellen Lingwood (London UK)
  • 9
    Fool's Fate: The Tawny Man Trilogy, Book 3 | Robin Hobb

    Fool's Fate: The Tawny Man Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Nick Taylor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Loose yourself in this amazing story!

    I have not lost myself so deeply in a story since I was a child. Robin Hobbs intricately woven story of Fitzchivalry Farseer and the Fool Fate was so..Show More »

    Reviewed on 23 May 2014 by Redwing (Uk)
  • 10
    Fool's Assassin: Fitz and the Fool, Book 1 | Robin Hobb

    Fool's Assassin: Fitz and the Fool, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Lee Maxwell-Simpson, Avita Jay
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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....

    Pity about lee and avita

    Good book to set the seen, but narrators lacking in Quality, past narrators have made these books amazing - everyone sounds the same in these :(

    Reviewed on 23 February 2016 by kdsshrub ()
  • 11
    Fool's Quest: Fitz and the Fool, Book 2 | Robin Hobb

    Fool's Quest: Fitz and the Fool, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Lee Maxwell-Simpson, Avita Jay
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    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.

    Narration

    I think someone got a name wrong on this and tried to fix the mistake by badly re-recording the word and editing it into the final piece. Its terribly..Show More »

    Reviewed on 12 May 2016 by Jack C ()
  • 12
    Assassin's Fate: Fitz and the Fool, Book 3 | Robin Hobb

    Assassin's Fate: Fitz and the Fool, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Avita Jay, David Thorpe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Narration is disjointed, changing characters
    Reviewed on 18 May 2017 by Vincent ()
  • The Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince | Robin Hobb

    The Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Rachel Atkins
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    Internationally-bestselling, critically-acclaimed author Robin Hobb takes readers deep into the history behind the Farseer series in this exclusive, new novella. One of the darkest legends in the Realm of the Elderlings recounts the tale of the so-called Piebald Prince, a Witted pretender to the throne unseated by the actions of brave nobles so that the Farseer line could continue untainted. Now the truth behind the story is revealed through the account of Felicity, a low-born companion of the Princess Caution at Buckkeep.

    A great short story

    Another excellent story from Robin Hobb. Shorter than the other books, and self contained. I'm not sure if it's set before or after the other books, b..Show More »

    Reviewed on 04 February 2015 by Mrs. B. A. Leatham (UK)