It turned out to be an ok listen in the end. At first I was a little afraid that it wouldn't get better, but I did enjoy the book. I bought them all at once so I'm glad that it turned out to be a good if predictable story.
I enjoy fantasy books, especially epic fantasy. I love to lose my myself in the pages and imagine the characters!
Absolutely, however I think I'll put the farseer trilogy down.
Fits doesn't seem to be enough of his own man, he has some kind of hidden power that he learns when he was just a young boy and hen never uses agian! Not enough story movement I suppose and I think the book was a bit short for my taste as well
Paul boehmer brought a range a characters to life with his voice! Definetly a strong Narrating talent and probably the reason I chose to finish the story!
This book makes me want to re read the way of kings actully. The assasin there was so much stronger
Don't let m review stop you from atleast trying this book I do think it is very good it is just not my type.
Paul Boehmer did a fantastic job on the books. His superior performance was up to the high level of the story.
The Farseer story is one of my favorite fantasy series. I love the characters and the way the story unfolds. I'm hoping the final three books in the series become available on audio book soon.
Enjoy the adventure
I like this book. As foreshadowed by the Title and book Graphics, this is a medieval fantasy about a young man finding his way in the world. The writing style is exceptional and the characters are well defined.
One of the book’s themes is to “try” to succeed when all hope seems lost. Not trying means accepting a bad ending. While trying against all odds might not prevent pain, dismemberment or a cruel nickname, there is always the chance of good luck or even a decent outcome that was not expected.
For background, my favorite authors are George R. R. Martin, Robin Hobb, Jacqueline Carey, Ken Follett, Bernard Cornwell, Kevin Hearne, Jim Butcher and Margaret George.
Yes I would. I've read many Robin Hobb books in the past and the Farseer series was on my list to read like so many other but my time is limited so audio books has allowed me to get to books I haven't had time to before. This book has the beginning of a story that I look forward to hearing the rest of. The characters were interesting and it made me laugh, cry and wince right along with Fitz. I think the narrator did a decent job of bringing the characters to life as well, his performance certainly didn't distract me away from the interesting story.
Fitz, as the main character you get to see this whole world by his eyes as he learns what it means to be the bastard son of a royal and a King's Man. Hobb's writing easily draws you in and want more but that is how I have always found Hobb's books to be.
Yes there was and I hate to really detail it in any way other than saying it happened during Fitz's Test with the Skill.
If you have listened to or read any of Hobb's other books, you will not be disappointed by this one. If you haven't? Well this is fantasy without a whole lot of magic and what magic that is used is barely talked about. The characters are well developed and the plot is interesting.
Yes, one of my favorite books of all time, hearing it on audio only solidifies my opinion of this amazing story.
OH DEAR GOD PLEASE MAKE THESE BOOKS A FILM!!!
-besides the title? Farseer's or Fitz and the Fool, or The White Prophets Catalyst
Robin please write more.... send fitz to find his fool....
Say something about yourself!
Great Book! Great story, Characters, and Wonderful Narration.
The previous reviews really helped. The narrator was wonderful and the characters were well developed story line and plot. I look forward to reading book 2.
Yes, the story is engaging and has many suble story points that I feel that I would enjoy making sure that I did not miss anything
The relationship between Fitz and his uncle developing was moving to me but it was very subtle although it was apparent that it was going to be a key element in the story
I'm a newish fan of Patrick Rothfuss. I've listened to the books twice and am impatiently waiting for the next one. I was not looking for a new author but this was a GREAT find! SO, if you like Patrick Rothfuss or Brent Weeks you will probably LOVE Robin Hobb, as I do.
Narrator is perfect and after having Scott Brick run me off from some of my favorite authors I am a bit picky about narrators. This is a highly recommendable combo. I hope this narrator is here for the duration. I am looking forward to the rest of this series and would hate to have it ruined :)
This book spends most of the time having a pity part for the "bastard" boy. There is some decent character development and some interesting intrigue. You get some hints that the protagonist is more powerful than he is aware.
I'm hopeful that this book will pick up the pace a bit in the next installment. The stage is set.
There are other books I would advise them to read first, however I am starved for finding a decent fantasy series and anything is better than the last two duds I tried "Name of the wind" and "Sheep farmer's daughter" which are quite possible two of the worst books I ever suffered through.
I have not. The performance and reading were quite excellent. Nothing can sink an audio book faster than a bad narrator and Paul did a great job here.
I would rather see the word and void trilogy or possibly a Dark Tower HBO series.
Its not an Epic setting, or grand scale like game of thrones or lord of the rings but here thats a good thing. It helps focus on the main charecters and build them. Still theres a lot of intrigue and twists and turn. Overall a great book