The Rain Wild Chronicles
Books in series4
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(4.3 based on 254 ratings)
  • 1

    Dragon Keeper: The Rain Wild Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Saskia Butler
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (55)

    Guided by the great blue dragon Tintaglia, they came from the sea: a Tangle of serpents fighting their way up the Rain Wilds River, the first to make the perilous journey to the cocooning grounds in generations. Many have died along the way. With its acid waters and impenetrable forest, it is a hard place for any to survive.

    Alison says: "Great story"
    Great story

    This continues in the same world as the author's "Live Ships" trilogy, and includes some of the same characters, a few years on. The narrator voices ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 21 2009 by Alison (Wellington, New Zealand)
  • 2

    Dragon Haven: The Rain Wild Chronicles, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Jacqui Crago
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (46)

    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, the Bingtown dandy Sedric.

    M. Froisland says: "A love stor where every woman is unbelievabl naive"
    A love stor where every woman is unbelievabl naive

    Hardly anything happens in this book. Almost all the plot has to do with one or another love story. To make it even more frustrating the female charac..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 11 2013 by M. Froisland (Oslo, Norway)
  • 3

    City of Dragons: The Rain Wild Chronicles, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Saskia Butler
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (50)

    Return to the world of the Liveships Traders and journey along the Rain Wild River in the third instalment of high adventure from the author of the internationally acclaimed Farseer trilogy. Kelsingra waits for those brave enough to enter… The dragons and their keepers have discovered Kelsingra but so far only Heeby has succeeded in flying over the river to enter the fabled city. The other dragons, with their deformed wings and feeble muscles, are afraid to risk failure and humiliation.

    Helen Foster-Turner says: "Half a book?"
    Half a book?

    I'm an avid reader of Robin Hobb's work and a love the development of this story and the possibilities that lie ahead.

    Reviewed on May 09 2012 by Helen Foster-Turner (Harrow, Greater London, UK)
  • 4

    Blood of Dragons: The Rain Wild Chronicles 4

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (44)

    Dragon blood and scales, dragon liver and eyes and teeth. All required ingredients for medicines with near-miraculous healing powers. The legendary blue dragon Tintaglia is dying of wounds inflicted by hunters sent by the Duke of Chalced, who meanwhile preserves his dwindling life by consuming the blood of the dragon’s poet Selden Vestrit.

    Mari says: "Good story, terrible narrator"
    Good story, terrible narrator

    I Have read, or listened to, all the books by Robin Hobb uptil this one and she is one of my favorite fantasy writers. As an audiobook, this is a pain..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 03 2014 by Mari ()