Rain Wilds Chronicles
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  • 1
    Dragon Keeper | Robin Hobb

    Dragon Keeper

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (470)
    Performance
    (327)
    Story
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    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.

    Read Live Ships first!

    Dragon Keeper is in my top 10% of the hundreds I've read/listened to.

    Reviewed on May 01 2013 by Deborah (Summerfield, FL, United States)
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    Dragon Keeper: The Rain Wild Chronicles, Book 1 | Robin Hobb

    Dragon Keeper: The Rain Wild Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Saskia Butler
    Overall
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    Story
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    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.

    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)
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    Dragon Haven: Rain Wilds Chronicles, Volume 2 | Robin Hobb

    Dragon Haven: Rain Wilds Chronicles, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    Overall
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    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, Bingtown dandy Sedric.

    A very LITTLE better than the first book

    I loved this author's Farseer trilogy. I loved her Soldier son Trilogy. I though her Tawny man trilogy was also good. I was looking forward to such a ..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 13 2010 by Joe (Modesto, CA)
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    Dragon Haven: The Rain Wild Chronicles, Book 2 | Robin Hobb

    Dragon Haven: The Rain Wild Chronicles, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Jacqui Crago
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
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    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.

    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)
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    City of Dragons: Volume Three of the Rain Wilds Chronicles | Robin Hobb

    City of Dragons: Volume Three of the Rain Wilds Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (327)
    Performance
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    Story
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    Once, dragons ruled the Rain Wilds, tended by privileged human servants known as Elderlings. But a series of cataclysmic eruptions nearly drove these magnificent creatures to extinction. Born weak and deformed, the last of their kind had one hope for survival: to return to their ancient city of Kelsingra. Accompanied by a disparate crew of untested young keepers, the dragons embarked on a harsh journey into the unknown along the toxic Rain Wild River.

    Story was incomplete and felt rushed

    I just finished the audiobook and was disappointed. Don't get me wrong, I love Robin Hobb and most all of her books, but I knew something was wrong wi..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 13 2012 by Tyler (San Marcos, CA, United States)
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    City of Dragons: The Rain Wild Chronicles, Book 3 | Robin Hobb

    City of Dragons: The Rain Wild Chronicles, Book 3

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

    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)
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    Blood of Dragons: Volume Four of the Rain Wilds Chronicles | Robin Hobb

    Blood of Dragons: Volume Four of the Rain Wilds Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (276)
    Performance
    (249)
    Story
    (252)

    Years ago, the magnificent dragon queen Tintaglia forged a bargain with the inhabitants of the treacherous Rain Wilds. In exchange for her protection against enemy invaders, the humans promised to protect an unhatched brood of dragons. But when the dragons emerged as weak and misshapen hatchlings unable to fend for themselves, dragonkind seemed doomed to extinction. When even Tintaglia deserted the crippled young dragons, the Rain Wilders abandoned the burden of caring for the destructive and ravenous creatures.

    I loved this series!!!

    YES!! Ann Flosnik is a wonderful narrator!!! She is a pro at doing males, females, dragons, different accents and her voice is so beautiful!

    Reviewed on September 27 2013 by Diana (Albuquerque, NM, United States)