I love Robin Hobb and this is a great book but the reader is making it almost impossible to listen to. Anna Flosnik puts dramatic emphasis on the last work in every sentence as if she's making a royal proclaimation and it's making me cringe. I'm not sure I'll be able to get through the whole book with her reading it and I most certainly won't be using my credits for the next two books, I'll read those the old fashioned way.
Anne Flosnik would make a fine childrens book narrator... Loved the Farseer trilogy... won't be able to listen to this one though.
I loved this book when I read it years ago and I love it now. I am looking forward to hearing the rest of the trilogy. I'll just have to satisfy my self with listening to her other selections offered here. I really like the narrator. Her voice is lovely.
...not as great as the Farseer trilogy. It took me a while to get into the story but eventually I got caught up in it. The lady reading the story was ok. There were times her voice annoyed me. She drags out the last word of most sentences, it was very eye roll inducing. Overall, I got past that and started to care about the characters near the middle of the book. This series isn't crucial to the Fitz trilogies (I read the Tawny man trilogy before reading this one). But it was a good book, I don't regret the purchase.
This narrator's accent, pronunciation, and rhythm required me to concentrate to understand her. After a while I got somewhat used to her voice, but she narrates soooooo slowly I found it annoying. In addition to the slow narration, the author dragged out the story well beyond my usually high tolerance level. This needed a different narrator and some disciplined editing to fix what would otherwise have been a fine story.
I'll probably skip the rest of this series and move on to Golden Fool books.
I would have to really want to follow the story to put up with another of her performances.
I loved it! The reader is a bit dramatic but you get use to it. :-) And the story is a great read.
I have read the Assassin's Apprentice trilogy and liked it much, much, much better than this book! That's why I thought I'd try this one!
Certainly not the next in this series! Maybe the tawny man series, or fool's assassin.
I think she did a good job; there were so many characters, you can't help that some end up sounding like others.
I don't think this is a good question to ask as it will be a spoiler no matter what scene you say.
What is the magic? It's called the ship of magic; I understand wizardwood, but there just didn't seem to be magic in this book. Who is the protagonist in the book? There seem to be many which makes it confusing. I didn't feel that most characters were very fleshed out and I didn't really care about anyone, especially enough to continue reading the next books. Very disappointed by the author's attempts compared to the characters in the Fitz books! Wasted hours on this one!
Story keeps jumping around and is hard to follow in a audio book
I like a lot of Robin Hobb's books... Just not this one
If your personality doesn't clash with the narrators (i think she's awesome) and your an audio fantasy book junky (like me) you WILL love this book.
Robin Hobb produces excellent material. Anne Flosnik should be a greeter at Walmart, with duct tape over her mouth.
Sing song voice. Terrible inflections. Drawn out speaking. Makes the mature characters sound immature.