The Rain Wilds Chronicle finishes with this book bringing the entire life cycle of dragons into context. At times, as was true in Hobb's other tales, the coincidental encounters of characters is very predictable, and the end of the story wraps up a little suddenly. Even so, the conclusion is very satisfying without loose ends to leave the reader waiting for the next book. Anne Flosnik does a terrific performance!
This story has many characteristics you will recognize from the wheel of time: teenagers with powers they don't know they have (yet), an old abandoned city where unknown evil lurks, uncertainty about who the good guys are..... AND with Michael Kramer using many familiar voices. The one problem is that the next part of the story is not yet available on Audible. Oh yes, that is also reminiscent of the wheel of time as we waited and waited for the conclusion.
Overall a really great listen!
The intertwining of multiple events comes together is completely unexpected ways. We can all relate to the people in this story and be surprised by the consequence of actions. You won't really know what is up till the end. Really enjoyed this listen
I enjoy this series for two reasons: the implausible luck reminds me of fantasy and the accurate reference to reality is an interesting blend. The voices and accents were particularly good in the one. The authors comments at the end about reference to true events was very interesting
I really thought I was done with Robin Hobb feeling the writing was too much formula and expected/ But something caught my eye and made me start this series. I will definitely finish it. The Farseer stroy picks up 15 years later and brings together many of the loose ends from the first trilogy. The overall geography and relationships of region in the world are hinted at and I suspect that the whole tale will come together to complete the world. A great listen
The discovery of a new sapient species in a fully plausible future is and engaging tale, but the whole story is a little weak. Even so the book is thoroughly enjoyable
This book is beautifully performed and quickly catches the listeners attention. As the story develops the listener can easily see how concealing events in our own lives can lead to remarkable outcomes. I expect that anyone would relate to some or many parts of this tale which ultimately has an satisfying resolution
The fundamental premise (no spoiler alert here) is a deep consideration of controversial technical possibilities.... And the basic compliance of human nature is surprising.
The performance is excellent. Really a great listen
I loved the other books by Robin Hobb I have read and really wanted more. But this tale drags on and on... I give up less than half way through the book. I suspect he will eventually get to the story
I enjoy historic fiction when it closely approximates actual events as does this book. The author does this in a very unusual way mixing 18th century events with modern events and it totally works! The narrator does the Scots brogue beautifully. All around a great listen, and the listen is much more interesting than the read due to the narrators talent
This story clearly takes place in Chicago some long period into the future.... much of the infrastructure of Chicago has decayed but there are plenty clues to the city's identity.So it seems the story takes place in a post apocalyptic future even though the author never says so. Through this book the character development is great and the notion of innate tendency is taken to almost religious fervor as the people are divided into factions based on their innate drives. Interesting enough to move on to the next......
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