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  • Fool's Quest

  • Book II of the Fitz and the Fool trilogy
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Elliot Hill
  • Length: 33 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,018
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,815
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,797

The harrowing adventures of FitzChivalry Farseer and his enigmatic friend, the Fool, continue in Robin Hobb's triumphant follow-up to Fool's Assassin. But Fool's Quest is more than just a sequel. With the artistry and imagination her fans have come to expect, Hobb builds masterfully on all that has gone before, revealing devastating secrets and shocking conspiracies that cast a dark shadow over the history of Fitz and his world - a shadow that now stretches to darken all future hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, great series, misses the old reader

  • By Andrew on 08-20-15

Frustrating

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-22-15

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This book has been very frustrating. I've immensely enjoyed Hobb's Fitz/Fool and Live Ship Traders trilogies. I wanted to love this book. I've tried to love it. But there are two issues that I can't seem to ignore. First, the characters lack insight into their situations. The most glaring example is Fitz's inability to recognize the nature of his daughter, Bee. Second, the plot is often driven in a certain direction because the characters don't communicate basic information or they keep secrets unnecessarily.

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