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.
Anne is not the narrator to use
Other Fools series
Love Robin Hobb books have read the books and listen to some while traveling.
The story is great, the narrator is terrible. She does this bizarre extended breathy exhale in the last word of every senteeeeence. So everything sounds like thiiiiiis. The more dramatic the scene, the more she does iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit. It's super annoyiiiiiiiiiing.
Not a book to read today, forget tomorrow. Three compelling stories weaving in and out. Characters fascinating and real. Settings compelling and rich. What more could one ask? Why, a sequel of course!
It took me several times to get past the first few chapters of this book.But, I am so glad I did. The story opens to a magical world, and a great spin-off series. But, I will say I could go with less chapters of serpent conversations (they are relevant to the plot).
The book cover caught my attention and so I tried listening to this book. Sadly, the first chapter did not hook me. I tried to keep reading but couldn't enjoy the story. I can't recommend this.
Increasing the playback speed slightly reduces the aggravating effect of the narrator's slow dramatic enunciation of every single sentence, and had the overall effect of making her speech pattern sound more natural. It made an otherwise unlistenable book enjoyable for me - and I'm very glad I can now listen to more books by Robin Hobb!
I love the multiple storylines and how they intertwine. An interesting and unpredictable story with well rounded characters. I know some reviewers hate the narrator, but I can't imagine anyone else doing it. She just fits, and the voices she chose for each character somehow added to their development. I'll definitely be listening to the next book in this series.