It is neither better, or worse.
Like most good reads like _Harry_Potter_ and _The_Name_of_the_Wind they start off dreadful, but if you give it a chance it becomes a real thriller.
Yes, but not its main character's voice.
The Life of a True Assassin.
Glad I gave this series a chance. I'm a big fan of violent action. Like Joe Abercrombie. But this series has very little, but I fell in love with the characters and wanted to see what happens next. Excellent story telling with a competent narrator.
I guess it would depend on the friend and what they liked.
I had so many and don't want to give anything away.
I love the way he did all the different voices; everything was extremely well enunciated and spaced. Wonderful narrator! I wish all my books were narrated by him.
Yes, but sometimes it's nicer to make it last longer, the pleasure of exploring a story, not rushing to the end and being so bereft that it's over. Especially if you don't have another credit yet! Plus you want to share it with others, just like anything wonderful.
This is my first experience with Robin Hobb, but rest assured, I'm going to get my hands, or ears on everything she writes!
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.