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Janet

Blacksburg, VA, United States | Member Since 2003

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  • Royal Assassin: The Farseer Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1710)
    Performance
    (1238)
    Story
    (1252)

    Young Fitz, the illegitimate son of the noble Prince Chivalry, is ignored by all royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has had him tutored him in the dark arts of the assassin. He has barely survived his first, soul-shattering mission, and when he returns to the court, he is thrown headfirst into the tumult of royal life.

    Gwen says: "Poeticly Written"
    "Great #2"
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    What made the experience of listening to Royal Assassin the most enjoyable?

    Story line moves really well


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Love Lacy she is such a suble character


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The way of the wolf


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Assassin's Quest: The Farseer Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    Overall
    (1550)
    Performance
    (1132)
    Story
    (1141)

    King Shrewd is dead at the hands of his son Regal. As is Fitz - or so his enemies and friends believe. But with the help of his allies and his beast magic, he emerges from the grave, deeply scarred in body and soul. The kingdom also teeters toward ruin: Regal has plundered and abandoned the capital, while the rightful heir, Prince Verity, is lost to his mad quest - perhaps to death. Only Verity's return - or the heir his princess carries - can save the Six Duchies.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "JUST BECASE A MAN CAN DO A THING"
    "Still Love Robin Hobb"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Assassin's Quest to be better than the print version?

    I thouroughly Loved listening to all of the books in this series


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Assassin's Quest?

    The final confrontation with Regal! Loved what she did with that.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When he was in the skill city


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Scar

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Sergey Dyachenko, Marina Dyachenko, Elinor Huntington (translator)
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (736)
    Performance
    (657)
    Story
    (654)

    Sergey and Marina Dyachenko mix dramatic scenes with romance, action and wit, in a style both direct and lyrical. Written with a sure artistic hand, The Scar is the story of a man driven by his own feverish demons to find redemption and the woman who just might save him. Egert is a brash, confident member of the elite guards and an egotistical philanderer. But after he kills an innocent student in a duel, a mysterious man known as “The Wanderer” challenges Egert and slashes his face with his sword, leaving Egert with a scar that comes to symbolize his cowardice.

    Robert says: "Highly, highly, Highly Recommended"
    "Decent story but falls short of great"
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    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    There was a lot of wordy parts. I know that the author was trying to convey the vast changes but it droned on in many places


    Would you recommend The Scar to your friends? Why or why not?

    maybe, if they were not looking for something to sink their teeth into


    Have you listened to any of Jonathan Davis’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I enjoyed the narration. I do not think I have listened to him before. I do like him better than Scott Brick!


    Was The Scar worth the listening time?

    I would say a weak yes


    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Farseer: Assassin's Apprentice

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2428)
    Performance
    (1743)
    Story
    (1767)

    With unforgettable characters, a sweeping backdrop, and passionate storytelling, this is a fantasy debut to rival that of Robert Jordan. Filled with adventure and bloodshed, pageantry and piracy, mystery and menace, Assassin's Apprentice is the story of a royal house and the young man who is destined to chart its course through tempests of change.

    Jake says: "Great book"
    "A new favorite author!"
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    Would you listen to The Farseer: Assassin's Apprentice again? Why?

    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


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    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


    Any additional comments?

    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 :)

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Discovery of Witches

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9711)
    Performance
    (7205)
    Story
    (7243)

    Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

    Tim says: "True Blood PG13"
    "Suprisingly engrossing"
    Overall

    I typically do not read the reviews. However, when I have they have been more helpful than not. This one had me on the fence mostly because of the negative comments about the reader. I can tell you the books that a bad reader has killed for me but, not now:) This book was suprising in it's expance of history and supposition. It more than kept my attention and actually had me creating time to listen over and above my norm. I like that. I was thoroughly entertained and am looking forward to her next book in the series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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