Despite my thorough disappointment at the first two books, I completed this series on a recommendation. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice...
Needless to say, there was no payoff in the end.
The characters, Ms. Hobb has created a great group of living, breathing, flawed, and unforgettable characters.
Trying to pick a favorite character between Fitz and Fool and Nighteyes is like having to decide which child is your favorite, to pick one is impossible.
He does a great job, he doesn't over power the story with his voice, he brings it to life. Not once I did think about the narrator as anything separate from the story.
Impossible to say without spoiling the story for others
Please bring the Tawny Man series to Audible.
New grandpa. Married 35 great years. Drink Batch 19,Tsing Tao, and Bohemia. Read Card, King, Hobb, Sawyer, Sci-Fi, Historical Fiction.
DOES NOT MEAN A MAN SHOULD DO A THING
This is getting a five star rating, because the first time I read it that is how I felt. I must admit that listening to it after reading it was tedious. Don't get me wrong it had nothing to do with the narrator, he was good. It is just not a good reread.
SHE OFFERED ME NO MORE SOLACE THEN A MAN MIGHT FIND IN HIS OWN HAND.
This just went on to long. Usually in a trilogy the second book is the stretched out book. This time it is this the third book. Most of the book is run across the country, get captured, escape. Once would have been fine, but more then once was over kill. This was like a travel log with no plot.
STOP WHINNING ABOUT IT AND JUST DO IT.
Fritz is a lot more whinny in this and it is pretty long winded. If you have not started the trilogy yet, let me say that I liked the Live Ship Trader series best, starting with Ship of Magic. I am also really liking this Dragon Series that I am three books into right now, but the series is already four books long and may go longer.
It was a good series from beginning to end, although there were one or two things that made me roll my eyes and go "Yes, yes...tortured soul...I got the gist...move on with the plot please". I really wished it had turned out differently at the end, or maybe I just wanted more resolution? I will tell people to check out this series. Do I think it holds up to Robert Jordan or George RR Martin? Not quite, but I enjoyed it all the same. Paul Boehmer is one of my favorite Narrators, so no complaints there at all!
If I was reading the book, I would never have finished it. The second book as well as this are not even close to being on par with the first one. For crying out loud he barely talks about him being a assassin, All that happens really is that he moans, and complains, and at least the ending is plausible to the story. Robin didn't make a huge 180 degree turn and wrap everything up in a nice little bow like some authors do. Anyway, I am disappointed. The best part of the whole series was the Fool. I loved his/her quips. I wish there would have been about eight chapters of dialogue with him in it just having fun.
I enjoyed the first two books but its as if the author didn't want to write the third book and began to hate the main character more and more as the story progressed leaving a boring ending to the series.
Yes. The book is the perfect ending to the trilogy.
I just really enjoyed the whole trilogy. Alot of people bitched about 'not enough action,' ect...but I enjoyed the character development, and the world she created. Also, though I hated to see it end, I am glad she did not try to drag this on and on as alot of authors do. The entire trilogy was perfect.
the wolf...duh; but Regal did remind me of Joffrey from aGOT.
based on this book, I do plan to read more Hobb.
This is the last book, and it was a decent story. I thought this one dragged a little in the middle as they were traveling to the elderlings, but in the end it was ok. I felt a little sorry for the main character as he didn't get his happy ending.
i like Sci-Fi & Epic Fantasy with a little romance mixed in
Yes, it was a good listen but sad at times
the magic and how it was used
I will not put any specifics into this review and I really hope that this isn't a spoiler, but I feel that I have to say it. The first two books were pretty good and it suckered me in right away, but I was disappointed with the third book. The ending was VERY disappointing. I really felt like I wasted all my time listening to the story (and the last one was REALLY long). When you get to the end you say to yourself "okay, what was the point of all of this again?" Additionally, the last book was unnecessarily wordy. It droned on and on and kept saying the same thing over and over again. You really want Fitz to stand up and punch somebody for holding back information, it really does get annoying. I guess if you’re not looking for the perfect ending then the story is good, but I'm a sucker for a happy ending.