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Assassin's Quest Audiobook

Assassin's Quest: The Farseer Trilogy, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

From an extraordinary voice in fantasy comes the stunning conclusion to the Farseer Trilogy, as FitzChivalry confronts his destiny as the catalyst who holds the fate of the kingdom of the Six Duchies...and the world itself.

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. But Fitz will not wait. Driven by loss and bitter memories, he undertakes a quest: to kill Regal. The journey casts him into deep waters, as he discovers wild currents of magic within him - currents that will either drown him or make him something more than he was.

Catch up with the rest of the Farseer trilogy.

©1999 Robin Hobb (P)2010 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"An enthralling conclusion to this superb trilogy, displaying an exceptional combination of originality, magic, adventure, character, and drama." (Kirkus)

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    "Loved this trilogy!"

    I often found that my commute had ended too soon while listening to these stories. Going on to The Tawny Man series!

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    Anthony Fowler Rawdon, Quebec. 09-26-15
    Anthony Fowler Rawdon, Quebec. 09-26-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Fits is the worst"

    I have gone from really liking the protagonist, to wishing he would hurry up and die. The series has become an old woman's preaching on the brashness of male youth. unreadable garbage.

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    Michael 09-19-15
    Michael 09-19-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great series"

    I just got through the Farseer series. It is very well written and a fun story to follow. It is easy to fall in love with the characters. The narrator is also quite good. It is a must read/listen if you like fantasy.

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    CobwebLing Michigan, USA 09-03-15
    CobwebLing Michigan, USA 09-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Annoying female voices the only negative"

    Hobbs gives another wookie-cry-face-story witha reasonably settled ending,but I'm thrilled about The Tawny Man Trilogy.

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    1000M Shot 08-11-15
    1000M Shot 08-11-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great book"

    I personally like look better than I feel the writers become more refined over time

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    Deborah Ann Arbor, MI, United States 07-13-15
    Deborah Ann Arbor, MI, United States 07-13-15 Member Since 2004

    I'm a Teen Services librarian at a Public Library. I love fantasy, history, realistic fiction, memoirs, sci-fi, and YA fiction/fantasy.

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    "Assassin's Quest"

    Excellent world building and characterization. This is the best book of the trilogy. It seemed as if the author took a long time to move her characters to their destiny.

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    Melanie Flynn Emmetsburg, Iowa USA 07-07-15
    Melanie Flynn Emmetsburg, Iowa USA 07-07-15 Member Since 2012

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    "Wonderfully Satisfying"

    Having read this series by R Hobb years ago, I was surprised at how much Paul Boehmer lent to the story itself. It is a multi-layered tale given voice by a master narrator. I will look for other books he has voiced as well.

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    Rebecca British Columbia, Canada 07-05-15
    Rebecca British Columbia, Canada 07-05-15 Member Since 2009
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    It's a long book with a very slow and tedious beginning. I don't know how many times I almost returned the book, but I am very glad I didn't give up on it. The last 2/3 of the book is actually really good! A fitting conclusion to the series.

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    Michael Shumate 06-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "The best in decades"

    With so many threads I thought many times that I could see which way the weaving would lead. I was always wrong, but never felt cheated. In so many ways, this trilogy exceeded my hopes in a way no book or set of books ever has.

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    Nancy F. Sierra Foothills, Northern CA 06-27-15
    Nancy F. Sierra Foothills, Northern CA 06-27-15 Member Since 2007

    Live on edge of National Forest with lake, birds & wild animals. No more perfect place to indulge life-long love of reading.

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    "Entertainment At Its Best"

    When you "live" with a trilogy for over 84 hrs and it's wonderfully well done, several things happen: you become almost intimate with the primary characters and you care about them; the narrator becomes the color and texture of your experience; and you find a temporary hole in your day when the trilogy ends. All of these outcomes were true for me with the Farseer Trilogy.

    This is a story of a coming of age for a young fatherless boy. He searches for and finds family, relationships and purpose throughout these books. And just to kick the experience into high gear, it is all set against a fantasy world with real villains (worthy of your fear and enmity) and magic. If you are an animal lover you will be captivated by Fitz's kinship with his wolf. The story is filled with drama and a reasonable amount of action. Not all the outcomes are happy and the protagonists don't always realize their desired outcomes -- which just serves to make the story the more real to the listener.

    None of the books standalone terribly well; the 2nd and 3rd installments definitely need to be heard with the context that is set in the 1rst book. This 3rd book suffers just a touch by a slowness in the middle. However that is more than remedied by fast, furious and magical action in the last few chapters to bring the story to a rousing close. As a tease: I recommend paying particular attention to the dragons in this book.

    Of special note: Paul Boehmer does a superb job on the narration. He is one of the few male narrators that does a great job of giving voice to the women of the story. In my mind, he made this series flow beautifully, I'm sorry that he isn't the narrator of the next series. But will that stop me from immediately diving into the next trilogy featuring these characters? Absolutely not!!

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