Kept waiting for a story to develop but it never did. I don't even remember who any of the characters are and I've listened for 5 hours. Read the Assassin's Apprentice series but skip this one.
This is my first read of one of Robin Hobbs' books. The foreshadowing of events is magnificent, as well as the character development. My major issue, is the lack of geographical knowledge, and perhaps that is because I have started with the wrong set of books.
As to the comments about the Narrator, I envision Dragons to have very different voices and pronunciations then we do, so the accent works for me.
If you are debating listening to this one, I suggest you give it a shot. I was unsure at first, and actually for several hours into it. But I couldn't stop. I could see the shadows of the future, but had to go on to see how it all came together. I'm looking forward to the next one.
meandering story with poor character development
not robbut I liked all the fool booksin hobb
good narration but tedious writing
about 30% of them
Most of Mrs. Hobb's stuff is great. This is book sucks. Do not pay for it!
Not have a terrible book. No mystery, no fool
Anne needs to be a guy with more range in character
DO NOT BUY!
While I've read a number of Hobb's books and enjoyed them, I listened to this for over 5 hours and couldn't find any of the plethora of characters I cared enough about to continue with the book. I kept hoping it would pick up, but when I checked reviews on another site, I found many folks felt the same. What were her editors thinking? despite the signature, this review is written by a female reader.
Honestly, I loved(as most people do) The Farseer books by Robin Hobb. They are near the top of the list of my favorite fantasy books. That being said, as far as audio goes, the Farseer narrator was changed twice if not 3 times which is frustrating for the listener. You fall in love with her characters and struggle with the changes. The narrator of The Dragon Keeper has THE MOST ANNOYING affects ever. The way she finishes sentences is intolerable... not every sentence needs to end in a different pitch! JUST READ THE BOOK. Needless to say, I couldn't finish this audiobook, which is a shame because I really do love Robin Hobb.
I have enjoyed other novels/series by Robin Hobb. My only complaint with this one is that it ended too soon - no, I mean, it felt like half a story. Makes me sad that it was written with increased sales in mind more than the enjoyment of the reader. But, it is engaging enough that I will continue with the series.
Book is such a disappointment. Narrator is awful. Every time she says "her" she drags it out for a 4 count. Hhhheeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrr!! Annoying. Gave up and couldn't finish
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