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The Farseer: Assassin's Apprentice Audiobook

The Farseer: Assassin's Apprentice

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Publisher's Summary

With unforgettable characters, a sweeping backdrop, and passionate storytelling, this is a fantasy debut to rival that of Robert Jordan. Filled with adventure and bloodshed, pageantry and piracy, mystery and menace, Assassin's Apprentice is the story of a royal house and the young man who is destined to chart its course through tempests of change. Young Fitz is the bastard son of the noble Prince Chivalry, raised in the shadow of the royal household by his father's gruff stableman. An outcast whose existence has forced his father to abdicate his claim on the throne, Fitz is ignored by all royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has him secretly tutored in the arts of the assassin. For in the young man's blood is a heritage of magic, the talent called the Skill, as well as another, even more mysterious ability.

As barbarous raiders ravage the coasts and leave behind the zombie-like husks of the townspeople to prowl the countryside, Fitz is growing toward manhood. Soon he will face his first dangerous, soul-shattering mission, a mission that poses as much a threat to himself as it does for his target---for Fitz is a threat to the throne...but he may also be the key to the survival of the kingdom.

©1999 Robin Hobb (P)2010 Tantor

What the Critics Say

“Intriguing, controlled, and remarkably assured...at once satisfyingly self-contained yet leaving plenty of scope for future extensions and embellishments.” (Kirkus)

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    Maland 05-29-15
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    The book is has a couple slow spots but it is definitely worth the listen. Well written, good character development.

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    nathan barrett 05-07-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Very similar to kingkiller chronicles"

    Orphaned boy learning to master mysterious powers. Narrator is one of my preferred ones to listen. No profanity which is also nice.

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    Amazon Customer 04-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Robin Hobb is superb."

    Hobb's work is synonymous with fantasy at its best. In-depth characters trek through a believable world living through imaginative plots to arrive at creative endings. Great reading for all ages and a terrific introduction to those considering reading fantasy.

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    Melinda M ALVIN, TX, US 04-22-15
    Melinda M ALVIN, TX, US 04-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "well done!"

    easy to listen to and well written. getting the next book now and really looking forward to it!

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    Amy newport, WA, United States 04-08-15
    Amy newport, WA, United States 04-08-15 Member Since 2011

    Reading is my passion...but life as a working single mom, listening to books better fits my busy schedule! LOVE Audible!

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    "NEW FAN!!"

    If you are looking for a new series full of adventure, interesting characters, and twists and turns - pick this book! If the length seems daunting, don't let that stop you. That time flies by and I couldn't wait to get the next book. I just completed book 3 and after every book, I have been more and more impressed! I am definitely a Farseer Fan now!

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    Randall Scott 03-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "One of the best."

    I love this series incredibly . Robin Hobb knows how to tell an amazing story.

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    E Goodling 03-17-15
    E Goodling 03-17-15 Member Since 2005
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    "Enjoyable but done it before"

    While I enjoyed this and will read the rest of the series, I wasn't wowed and didn't find anything I haven't read before. A pleasant diversion.

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    Michael Shumate 03-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "One of the finest books I've had in years"

    In the tradition of Dickens, a powerful story gently told. Not the last Robin Hobb book I shall get. Highly recommended.

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    1000M Shot 03-02-15
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    "Good book"

    This is a very good book. Some of the writing in it gets a little bit convoluted when being read back, they need to learn to add some pauses and breaks to their sentences. But overall a good story, so now I'm not moving onto the next book in the series.

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    joshua 02-20-15
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    "Rainey Risher loves this"

    the poisoning was very intensed. tedail amazingly done story well lets just say this, I couldn't put it down.

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