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  • Jacob T. Marley

  • By: R. William Bennett
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,796
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,619
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,601

"Marley was dead to begin with...." These chillingly familiar words begin the classic Christmas tale of remorse and redemption in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Now R. William Bennett rewinds the story and focuses the spotlight on Scrooge’s miserly business partner, Jacob T. Marley, who was allowed to return as a ghost to warn Scrooge away from his ill-fated path. Why was Marley allowed to return? And why hadn’t he been given the same chance as Ebenezer Scrooge? Or had he?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is my favorite book! I listen to it all year

  • By Lyle K Holden on 08-07-17

if you liked the shack you may like this

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-10-17

poor writing and nothng new as far as ideas, not my thing. glad i got it on daily special.

  • The Western Star

  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,279
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,056
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,033

Sheriff Walt Longmire is enjoying a celebratory beer after a weapons certification at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy when a younger sheriff confronts him with a photograph of 25 armed men standing in front of a Challenger steam locomotive. It takes him back to when, fresh from the battlefields of Vietnam, then-deputy Walt accompanied his mentor Lucian to the annual Wyoming Sheriff's Association junket held on the excursion train known as the Western Star, which ran the length of Wyoming from Cheyenne to Evanston and back.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Warning! This ends in a cliffhanger.

  • By TyrannosaurusRix on 09-21-17

fan of both guidall and johnson

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

Reviewed: 09-15-17

I love all the Longmire books always entertaining and Guidall is awesome, looking forward to the next

  • Assassin's Fate

  • Book III of the Fitz and the Fool trilogy
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Elliot Hill
  • Length: 39 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,813
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,616
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,611

More than 20 years ago, the first epic fantasy novel featuring FitzChivalry Farseer and his mysterious, often maddening friend the Fool struck like a bolt of brilliant lightning. Now New York Times best-selling author Robin Hobb brings to a momentous close the third trilogy featuring these beloved characters in a novel of unsurpassed artistry that is sure to endure as one of the great masterworks of the genre.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heart wrenching

  • By Diane on 05-14-17

not disappointed

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-13-17

Love the Fitz and Fool series the kind of books to read more than once. i didnt like narrator's interpretation of the royal family - Ketrikan and Dutiful sounded like people i would not want to talk to - a disappointment after earler books narrator interpretation but overall his voices are wonderful.

  • Rise of Empire

  • Riyria Revelations, Volume 2
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 26 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,840
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,594
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,582

Best-selling author Michael J. Sullivan’s mesmerizing Riyria Revelations series has found a welcome home with fans of magic, clashing swords, and daring heroes. This second volume finds Royce and Hadrian on a quest to enlist the southern Nationalists to aid the ever-weakening kingdom of Melengar. Royce suspects an ancient wizard is manipulating them all, but to find the truth he’ll have to decipher Hadrian’s past—a past Hadrian wants to keep secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great continuation of the first book. Tons of fun!

  • By Adnan on 05-30-12

easy listening high adventure

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-27-17

My favoriite author is still Robin Hobb and Fitzchivalry and the Fool my favorite characters but these books are easier listening and I love them.

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  • Theft of Swords

  • Riyria Revelations, Volume 1
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 22 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,544
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,049
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,029

Acclaimed author Michael J. Sullivan created instant best sellers with his spellbinding Riyria Revelations series. This first volume introduces Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater, two enterprising thieves who end up running for their lives when they’re framed for the death of the king. Trapped in a conspiracy bigger than they can imagine, their only hope is unraveling an ancient mystery - before it’s too late.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A GOOD START TO A SERIES

  • By Randall on 12-24-18

easier listen7ng than some of my other faves

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

Reviewed: 02-24-17

an easy listening writing style that draws you in and a svtory that keeps you moving forward.

  • 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 2,974
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,774
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,756

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

awaiting the next one

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-17-17

books to listen to over and over again. All the Fitz books have become my favorite books of all time. I was disappointed by the narrator presentation of the court as such whiney characters. I love them from the previous narrator presentation as equals, otherwise Hill did a beautiful job and is a pleasure to hear.

  • Fool's Assassin

  • Book One of the Fitz and the Fool Trilogy
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Elliot Hill
  • Length: 27 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,298
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,031
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,025

FitzChivalry - royal bastard and former king’s assassin - has left his life of intrigue behind. As far as the rest of the world knows, FitzChivalry Farseer is dead and buried. Masquerading as Tom Badgerlock, Fitz is now married to his childhood sweetheart, Molly, and leading the quiet life of a country squire. Though Fitz is haunted by the disappearance of the Fool, who did so much to shape Fitz into the man he has become, such private hurts are put aside in the business of daily life, at least until the appearance of menacing, pale-skinned strangers casts a sinister shadow over Fitz’s past...and his future.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Please Audible for Eda & El change the narrator!!!

  • By Andre Alvarez on 01-09-15

doesn't get any better than these trilogies

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

Reviewed: 02-12-17

loved them all cant wait for the next all narrators have been excellent try em

  • Assassin's Quest

  • The Farseer Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 37 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,667
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,900
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,915

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I Weary of a Stupid Hero

  • By Holly Helscher on 11-04-13

a classic to listen to more than onece

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

Reviewed: 02-01-17

I have listened to these trilogies twice and know that I will again someday. Perfection in storytelling.

  • Royal Assassin

  • The Farseer Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 29 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,044
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,206

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid Middle Book

  • By Jake on 05-29-10

excellent

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

Reviewed: 01-29-17

if this is optional why cant i nit do it but still give my 5vstar review?

  • Ship of Magic

  • The Liveship Traders, Book 1
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 35 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,223
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,879
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,869

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Something altogether new

  • By Lorena on 07-16-12

I don't usually write a review til I have finished

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

Reviewed: 01-22-17

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Narrator: she is not horrible but I am not able to focus on the story enough to determine if it is her reading of it or me just not caring about the characters enough to focus. I confess I am only 4 hours into the book but have attempted listening several times.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I do find it difficult to engage in books where the characters you are supposed to care about are too obnoxious to care about - find Althea a snot

What didn’t you like about Anne Flosnik’s performance?

I am uncertain, too breathy? Too strange inflections especally at the end of some consonant sounds like er in sentence end - I find her reading distracting to a storyline I am already unengaged in.

Could you see Ship of Magic being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

no opinion, might be good

Any additional comments?

I am frustrated because I love the Fitz and Fool stories and apparently there is info in these books that help to develop teh Fool's character and history. I just find that I listen and in 15 minutes or so I have no idea what just happened because I am thinking about other things instead of the book. Never happened with Fitz and Fool trilogies and I have read them all available so far not knowing that the Liveship was a part of the series. I would love to know how to get the Fool's info without having to read these books.