Liveship Traders
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(4.2 based on 1888 ratings)
  • 1
    Ship of Magic: The Liveship Traders, Book 1 | Robin Hobb

    Ship of Magic: The Liveship Traders, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (35 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (54)

    From the author of the classic Farseer trilogy, Ship of Magic is the first part of the Liveship Traders. Set in a land bordering the Six Duchies, Robin Hobb begins her epic of pirates, talking ships, magic, sea serpents, slave revolts, dashing heroes and bloody battles.

    Interesting concept

    After reading the Farseer trilogy, I really wanted to skip The Liveship Traders and go on to the Tawny Man Series but all the reviews I read indicated..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 25 2013 by Tracey (Lennox Head, Australia)
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    Ship of Magic: The Liveship Traders, Book 1 | Robin Hobb

    Ship of Magic: The Liveship Traders, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (35 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (741)
    Performance
    (517)
    Story
    (515)

    Bingtown is a hub of exotic trade and home to a merchant nobility famed for its liveships---rare vessels carved from wizardwood, which ripens magically into sentient awareness. The fortunes of one of Bingtown's oldest families rest on the newly awakened liveship Vivacia. For Althea Vestrit, the ship is her rightful legacy unjustly denied her---a legacy she will risk anything to reclaim.

    Something altogether new

    I have read a lot of fantasy in my time and it is rare to come across a story that is truly original. The world Robin Hobb has created in this series ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 16 2012 by Lorena (Monmouth, OR, United States)
  • 2
    The Mad Ship: The Liveship Traders, Book 2 | Robin Hobb

    The Mad Ship: The Liveship Traders, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (38)

    Althea Vestrit has found a new home aboard the liveship Ophelia, but lives only to reclaim the Vivacia as her rightful inheritance. However, Vivacia has been captured by the pirate ‘King’ Kennit and is acquiring a keen bloodlust. Bingtown becomes embroiled in a violent political upheaval against the corrupt Jamaillian leader, while the fading fortunes of the Vestrit family lead Malta deeper into the magical secrets of the mysterious Rain Wilds Traders.

    Just love Robin Hobbs work but not this narrator

    This narrator seems to hang onto words particularly at the end of sentences. I will certainly
    listen to series 2 but could wish for a different n..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 02 2013 by marilyn (Kentucky. NSW Australia)
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    Mad Ship: The Liveship Traders, Book 2 | Robin Hobb

    Mad Ship: The Liveship Traders, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (517)
    Performance
    (369)
    Story
    (376)

    As the ancient tradition of Bingtown's Old Traders slowly erodes under the cold new order of a corrupt ruler, the Vestrits anxiously await the return of their liveship - a rare magic ship carved from sentient wizardwood, which bonds the ships mystically with those who sail them. And Althea Vestrit waits even more avidly, living only to reclaim the ship as her lost inheritance and captain her on the high seas. But the Vivacia has been seized by the ruthless pirate captain Kennit, who holds Althea's nephew and his father hostage.

    Book 2 starts to bring it all together.

    In my review of Ship of Magic, I wrote that it was "80% set-up and 20% interesting fantasy." This book really springboards off of that set-up work and..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 26 2013 by Lore (SAN JOSE, CA, United States)
  • 3
    Ship of Destiny: The Liveship Traders, Book 3 | Robin Hobb

    Ship of Destiny: The Liveship Traders, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (41)

    The dragon Tintaglia has been released from her wizardwood coffin, only to find that the glories of her kingdom have passed into ancient memory. Meanwhile, Malta Vestrit navigates the acid flow of the Rain Wild River in a decomposing boat, accompanied by the Satrap Cosgo and his Companion Kekki. Against hope, a ship appears in the alien waters, but does it mean rescue, or a further nightmare, for Malta? In ruined Bingtown, the citizens are at war against the Chalcedean mercenaries besieging the harbour.

    A thrilling conclusion
    Reviewed on July 19 2014 by Jim Sheils (Wellingtom, New Zealand)
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    Ship of Destiny: The Liveship Traders, Book 3 | Robin Hobb

    Ship of Destiny: The Liveship Traders, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (482)
    Performance
    (347)
    Story
    (347)

    As Bingtown slides toward disaster, clan matriarch Ronica Vestrit, branded a traitor, searches for a way to bring the city's inhabitants together against the Chalcedean threat. Meanwhile, Althea Vestrit, unaware of what has befallen Bingtown and her family, continues her perilous quest to track down and recover her liveship Vivacia from the ruthless pirate Kennit.

    Wraps it all up nicely.

    This is a fairly easy book to recommend because if you are reading this review then chances are you found the first 2 books entertaining. Know that th..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 15 2013 by Lore (SAN JOSE, CA, United States)