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  • Assassin’s Apprentice: The Farseer Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    Overall
    (140)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (130)

    In a faraway land where members of the royal family are named for the virtues they embody, one young boy will become a walking enigma.Born on the wrong side of the sheets, Fitz, son of Chilvary Farseer, is a royal bastard, cast out into the world, friendless and lonely. Only his magical link with animals - the old art known as the Wit - gives him solace and companionship. But the Wit, if used too often, is a perilous magic, and one abhorred by the nobility. So when Fitz is finally adopted into the royal household, he must give up his old ways.

    Emma says: "A fantastic listen"
    "Engrossing"
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    Where does Assassin’s Apprentice rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It rates right up at the top. It has become a favourite.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Apart from the main character Fitz I think Chade is my favourite because he is the one that needs the most unraveling. He is the Master Assassin the one character who has the most to unravel,.


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

    I enjoy this performance. The reading is very crisp and clear. I hate it when it is time to stop. Paul Boehmer really does bring the characters alive and takes you right into the story.


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

    The moment when Fitz stabs King Shrewd's knife into Chade's hearth Defiantly.


    Any additional comments?

    Like I said this book has become a firm favourite, I've read it over and over. I love the court intrigue. The fast pace as the story unfolds.

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  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Mark Twain
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (251)
    Performance
    (211)
    Story
    (210)

    A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is both a whimsical fantasy and a social satire chock-full of brilliant Twainisms. Hank Morgan, a nineteenth-century American---a Connecticut Yankee---by a stroke of fate is sent back into time to sixth-century England and ends up in Camelot and King Arthur's Court.

    Ian C Robertson says: "A Classic Yarn"
    "Twice As Nice"
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    Would you listen to A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court again? Why?

    Yes. I already have done so.


    What other book might you compare A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court to and why?

    It is a classic fish out of water, step back in time tale. What you do if you could step back into time?


    Which character – as performed by William Dufris – was your favorite?

    Well I did like Clarence but I also enjoyed the portrayal of "Sandy".


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes and I almost did. It was only 2 sittings anyhow.


    Any additional comments?

    I though Twain was making some big statements against Monarchy and Slavery. I dare say this may have been the motivation for the story. Twain is a great story teller. I do make one comment though that in reading it today not only is the language of Arthur's day antiquated, as Twain points out but the language of Twain's day is similarly so. This kinda is part of the attraction to the tale.

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