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Dragon Haven: Rain Wilds Chronicles, Volume 2 | [Robin Hobb]

Dragon Haven: Rain Wilds Chronicles, Volume 2

The dragon keepers and the fledgling dragons are forging a passage up the treacherous Rain Wild River. They are in search of the mythical Elderling city of Kelsingra and are accompanied by the liveship Tarman, its captain, Leftrin, and a group of hunters who must search the forests for game with which to keep the dragons fed. With them are Alise, who has escaped her cold marriage to the cruel libertine Hest Finbok in order to continue her study of dragons, and Hest's amanuensis, Bingtown dandy Sedric.
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The dragon keepers and the fledgling dragons are forging a passage up the treacherous Rain Wild River. They are in search of the mythical Elderling city of Kelsingra and are accompanied by the liveship Tarman, its captain, Leftrin, and a group of hunters who must search the forests for game with which to keep the dragons fed.

With them are Alise, who has escaped her cold marriage to the cruel libertine Hest Finbok in order to continue her study of dragons, and Hest's amanuensis, Bingtown dandy Sedric. Rivalries and romances are already threatening to disrupt the band of explorers - but external forces may prove to be even more dangerous.

Chalcedean merchants are keen to lay hands on dragon blood and organs to turn them to medicines and profit. Their traitor has infiltrated the expedition and will stop at nothing to obtain the coveted body parts. And then there are the Rain Wilds themselves: mysterious, unstable, and ever perilous, its mighty river running with acid, its jungle impenetrable, and its waterways uncharted.

Will the expedition reach its destination unscathed? Does the city of Kelsingra even exist? Only one thing is certain: the journey will leave none of the dragons nor their human companions unchanged by the experience.

©2010 Robin Hobb (P)2010 Tantor

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    Kaaren McGlynn 03-15-14
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    "Too much soap opera for me"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The story, for me, included too many weird sexual episodes. I love fantasy, but don't need to listen to things that distract from the story line.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Robin Hobb again?

    no


    What about Anne Flosnik’s performance did you like?

    Great voice and good performance


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    Sean 12-19-13
    Sean 12-19-13
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    "Disappointing."
    What disappointed you about Dragon Haven?

    I've listened to the first 2 books so far. Will not listen to the rest of the serious. The books may have dragons in them..but they aren't fantasy books. They are gay/hetero romance novels. Bordering on Harlequin.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Robin Hobb again?

    Yes, I love several of her books.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Anne Flosnik?

    No. Horrible reader. Has a tedious tendency to elongate every syllable at the end of a sentencsssssssss. It was almost embarrassing to listen to out loud. My wife even commented, wondering if it was a horror novel and the narrator was trying to sound evil.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The basic premise of the story was interesting and could have been fleshed out more..unless the author intended romance to be the story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Edward VALENCIA, CALIFORNIA, United States 02-05-13
    Edward VALENCIA, CALIFORNIA, United States 02-05-13
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    "Better and Better"

    This story just gets better and better. The story line continues to develop....new characters get added and it makes perfect sense that they are there.....you just don't know what will happen. I recommend this series!

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    Ashley 08-13-12
    Ashley 08-13-12
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    "really good!"
    What made the experience of listening to Dragon Haven the most enjoyable?

    The story is very good. The author manages to make an entire new world but not one that is difficult to understand.


    Any additional comments?

    I wouldn't say the narrator is quite as bad as some other people are saying but I can definitely understand that she doesn't appeal to some listeners.

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    Nicole Brookline, MA, United States 07-12-11
    Nicole Brookline, MA, United States 07-12-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Pleasantly surprised"

    I really enjoyed these two books! Dragons and misfits are both shown in a new and realistic light, with no character unflawed and yet also very few unredeemable. Enticing and suspenseful through the end. Highly recommended.

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    Sons 11-14-12
    Sons 11-14-12
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    "didn't like at all"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    No one that's used to Hobb's other series


    Has Dragon Haven turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not this genre but to the Rainwild seris


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Anne Flosnik?

    She's ok


    What character would you cut from Dragon Haven?

    Most of them


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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