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Ben

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  • Assassin's Quest: The Farseer Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1672)
    Performance
    (1236)
    Story
    (1248)

    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"
    "Coule have been better, but worth the listen"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Overall it was a great trilogy read by a great narrator.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the constant fear of failure throughout the trilogy. Fitz is not perfect by any standard, but his pain is believable and his successes satisfying.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Furies of Calderon: Codex Alera, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4344)
    Performance
    (2998)
    Story
    (3034)

    In the realm of Alera, where people bond with the furies - elementals of earth, air, fire, water, and metal - 15-year-old Tavi struggles with his lack of furycrafting. But when his homeland erupts in chaos - when rebels war with loyalists and furies clash with furies - Tavi's simple courage will turn the tides of war.

    Jim says: "Remastered into chapters from CD."
    "Just ok"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    While there are entertaining moments, this felt largely dull and predictable. It was good enough that I'd consider getting the second one in the series, but I wouldn't buy it for full price.


    What could Jim Butcher have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    This focused too much on the elemental powers possessed by various characters. It could have left that out all together. It seems like something that has been done again and again.


    Was Furies of Calderon worth the listening time?

    I listened mostly while I was going to sleep. It wa fine for that.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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