Farseer Trilogy
Books in series6
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  • 1

    The Farseer: Assassin's Apprentice

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2307)
    Performance
    (1632)
    Story
    (1655)

    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.

    Jake says: "Great book"
    Great book

    I'm going to be suffering from withdraw for the next 2 months while I wait for the next book in this series to come out in audio... I've been looking ..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 16 2010 by Jake ()
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    Assassin’s Apprentice: The Farseer Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    Overall
    (101)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (96)

    In a faraway land where members of the royal family are named for the virtues they embody, one young boy will become a walking enigma.Born on the wrong side of the sheets, Fitz, son of Chilvary Farseer, is a royal bastard, cast out into the world, friendless and lonely. Only his magical link with animals - the old art known as the Wit - gives him solace and companionship. But the Wit, if used too often, is a perilous magic, and one abhorred by the nobility. So when Fitz is finally adopted into the royal household, he must give up his old ways.

    Emma says: "A fantastic listen"
    A fantastic listen
    Reviewed on June 21 2014 by Emma (Prahran, Australia)
  • 2

    Royal Assassin: The Farseer Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1616)
    Performance
    (1155)
    Story
    (1169)

    Young Fitz, the illegitimate son of the noble Prince Chivalry, is ignored by all royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has had him tutored him in the dark arts of the assassin. He has barely survived his first, soul-shattering mission, and when he returns to the court, he is thrown headfirst into the tumult of royal life.

    Jake says: "Solid Middle Book"
    Solid Middle Book

    The problem with writing an entire book from a single perspective is that if the character fails to notice/understand something the reader does there ..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 29 2010 by Jake ()
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    Royal Assassin: The Farseer Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (79)

    Fitz dreams of Red-Ship Raiders sacking a coastal village, leaving not a single man, woman, or child alive. Tortured by this terrible vision, he returns to the Six Duchies court where all is far from well. King Shrewd has been struck down by a mysterious illness and King-in-waiting, Verity, spends all his time attempting to conjure storms to confuse and destroy the Red-Ship Raiders. And when he leaves on an insane mission to seek out the mystical Elderings, Fitz is left alone and friendless but for the wolf Nighteyes.

    Emma says: "Could not stop listening"
    Could not stop listening
    Reviewed on June 21 2014 by Emma (Prahran, Australia)
  • 3

    Assassin's Quest: The Farseer Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    Overall
    (1467)
    Performance
    (1058)
    Story
    (1069)

    King Shrewd is dead at the hands of his son Regal. As is Fitz - or so his enemies and friends believe. But with the help of his allies and his beast magic, he emerges from the grave, deeply scarred in body and soul. The kingdom also teeters toward ruin: Regal has plundered and abandoned the capital, while the rightful heir, Prince Verity, is lost to his mad quest - perhaps to death. Only Verity's return - or the heir his princess carries - can save the Six Duchies.

    Spooky Wolf says: "A fantastic, but exhausting ride"
    A fantastic, but exhausting ride

    Perhaps, if I had someone to share the entire trilogy with. Alone, no... it was just too long.

    Reviewed on September 18 2012 by Spooky Wolf ()
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    Assassin's Quest: The Farseer Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (67)

    The gripping finale to Robin Hobb’s classic Farseer trilogy. Keystone. Gate. Crossroads. Catalyst. Fitz is about to discover the truth about the Fool's prophecy. Having been resurrected from his fatal tortures in Regal's dungeons, Fitz has once more foiled Regal's attempts to be rid of him. Now, back in his own body, and after months of rehabilitation, Fitz begins the painful and slow process of learning the ways of a man again.

    Emma says: "Could not stop listening"
    Could not stop listening
    Reviewed on June 21 2014 by Emma (Prahran, Australia)