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Dragon Keeper Audiobook

Dragon Keeper

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Publisher's Summary

After many years, dragons have hatched again outside the ancient city of Cassarick. But something is wrong with the creatures; each is inferior or weak in some way, and many die. Tending these stunted dragons has left the people of the surrounding area weary. The Traders Council, the city's leadership, fears that if the Rain Wilders stop providing for the young dragons, the hungry and neglected creatures will rampage and destroy Cassarick. To avert catastrophe, the council rules to relocate the young dragons to "a better location" up river, and residents are recruited to escort the valuable yet fearsome creatures on the arduous journey. Among them are Thymara, an unschooled Rain Wilds girl of sixteen, and Alise, a wealthy, educated, and deeply unsatisfied Bingtown Trader's wife.

Witnessed from the viewpoints of these two very different women, Dragon Keeper tells the story of this disparate band of humans and dragons as they make their way along the toxic and inhospitable Rain Wild River in search of their new home---the ancient, long-lost city of Kelsingra.

©2010 Robin Hobb (P)2010 Tantor

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    David Thurm 04-26-12
    David Thurm 04-26-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Painfully Boring"

    Kept waiting for a story to develop but it never did. I don't even remember who any of the characters are and I've listened for 5 hours. Read the Assassin's Apprentice series but skip this one.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    John D 10-23-11
    John D 10-23-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Interesting..."

    This is my first read of one of Robin Hobbs' books. The foreshadowing of events is magnificent, as well as the character development. My major issue, is the lack of geographical knowledge, and perhaps that is because I have started with the wrong set of books.

    As to the comments about the Narrator, I envision Dragons to have very different voices and pronunciations then we do, so the accent works for me.

    If you are debating listening to this one, I suggest you give it a shot. I was unsure at first, and actually for several hours into it. But I couldn't stop. I could see the shadows of the future, but had to go on to see how it all came together. I'm looking forward to the next one.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    chaz Moultonborough, NH, United States 10-11-14
    chaz Moultonborough, NH, United States 10-11-14 Member Since 2016
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    "muddled"
    What disappointed you about Dragon Keeper?

    meandering story with poor character development


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    not robbut I liked all the fool booksin hobb


    What does Anne Flosnik bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    good narration but tedious writing


    What character would you cut from Dragon Keeper?

    about 30% of them


    Any additional comments?

    no

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sons 11-10-12
    Sons 11-10-12
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    "Robin Hobb, you should be ashamed"
    Would you try another book from Robin Hobb and/or Anne Flosnik?

    Most of Mrs. Hobb's stuff is great. This is book sucks. Do not pay for it!


    What could Robin Hobb have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not have a terrible book. No mystery, no fool


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

    Anne needs to be a guy with more range in character


    Any additional comments?

    DO NOT BUY!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    William San Angelo, TX, United States 08-04-10
    William San Angelo, TX, United States 08-04-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Waste of time and money"

    While I've read a number of Hobb's books and enjoyed them, I listened to this for over 5 hours and couldn't find any of the plethora of characters I cared enough about to continue with the book. I kept hoping it would pick up, but when I checked reviews on another site, I found many folks felt the same. What were her editors thinking? despite the signature, this review is written by a female reader.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    A. Rossetti 01-06-17
    A. Rossetti 01-06-17 Member Since 2014
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    "I enjoyed it"

    It was a little slow but the author had a lot of background to set up for the future stories. I haven't read or listened to anything else from this author so it was good to have all that background. I love this narrator. She puts a lot of feeling into the story. I have enjoyed her reading other books too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael 01-01-17
    Michael 01-01-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Sooooo angry"

    Loved the book and the story. However, when I read who the narrator was I was super disappointed. Ruins a good book like no other. You have to speed up the book in order to keep from smashing your speakers or headphones and then it just BARELY keeps that from happening. It makes me wonder if those in charge really even care what the narration sounds like because unless they didn't listen to it at all I can't imagine them deciding this was the best narrator for the job. It is downright terrible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph 12-11-16
    Joseph 12-11-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Hobbs romances choke an otherwise great story"

    This could be a five star story if not for Hobbs exhausting propensity for cliche and uninteresting romances.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    IvoryDoom 12-08-16
    IvoryDoom 12-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good Book, Weird Ending"

    After finishing everything FitzChivalry I went ahead and started Rain Wilds over Live Ship. I liked it, really cool setting. Story meanders for a bit and the ending feels really abrupt so I'm sure that super sucked for people who read the book right after it published. But since the series is finished, not that big of deal for me. I miss the first person narration style of the Fitz books, but this book was still cool and I'll definitely finish the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Paul 11-17-16
    Paul 11-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Downer"

    A fairly depressing story read by a laconic reader. Not advised as a pick me up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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