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Assassin's Quest Audiobook

Assassin's Quest: The Farseer Trilogy, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

From an extraordinary voice in fantasy comes the stunning conclusion to the Farseer Trilogy, as FitzChivalry confronts his destiny as the catalyst who holds the fate of the kingdom of the Six Duchies...and the world itself.

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. But Fitz will not wait. Driven by loss and bitter memories, he undertakes a quest: to kill Regal. The journey casts him into deep waters, as he discovers wild currents of magic within him - currents that will either drown him or make him something more than he was.

Catch up with the rest of the Farseer trilogy.

©1999 Robin Hobb (P)2010 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"An enthralling conclusion to this superb trilogy, displaying an exceptional combination of originality, magic, adventure, character, and drama." (Kirkus)

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    Bree 01-07-17
    Bree 01-07-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Absolutely loved the series"

    I absolutely loved the Farseer Trilogy.
    It was an absolutely marvellous story.

    I recommend to anyone who enjoyed the first two books. I recommend the series to anyone who enjoys stories entailing magic, chivalry and castles.

    All in all it's a wonderful audiobook, though you can often hear when Paul had started recording on a new day as the recording isn't consistent.

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    Matthew Martin 11-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "great start but a floundering end to a good series"

    great start but a floundering end to a good series. good narration, but three quarters of the way through it just got sloppy and slow.

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    Artor 11-03-16
    Artor 11-03-16
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    "Great series but frustrating Protaganist"

    I really enjoyed this series and the narrator was truly incredible. I could tell which character was speaking easily and the emotion he gave to their voices really moved me at times. The world that was created in this series pulled me in and I found myself constantly wanting to know more.

    However, the protagonist, Fitz, was a frustrating character to follow. I felt pity for him but unlike other series where you wonder "how will the character solve the problem/conflict" I found myself thinking "I wonder who is going to come to help him". I'm not sure how to explain it but it constantly felt like even though Fitz was going through all these different things, he never really did anything. As people have said, this story isn't about a master ninja fighting assassin but it still felt like Fitz was too incompetent.

    Now, as to how this series ends, it left me feeling very bitter sweet. I am able to accept the ending but it doesn't make me happy. However it does excite me that I came across this series knowing that the tawny man series and the fool and the Fitz series are out since these continue Fitz's story and I'm really hoping that things go better for him in the future and that maybe he grows up a bit more (even though technically, he is a grown adult by the end of the novel)

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    J. Todd 10-28-16
    J. Todd 10-28-16
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    "i really hate fitz"

    it's an excellent imaginative story, but holy hell do i hate how absolutely dense, unimaginative, wilfully ignorant, and negligent the fitz character is written to be. people call this a coming of age story. i don't know any child as stupid inept and self centric as fitz chivalry the "man". it seems like a less willfully ignorant and dense character mechanic could have resulted in the same story without all the unnecessary slow witted idiocy to drive it and been much improved for it.

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    Amazon Customer 10-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Very good"

    Went into to much detail sometimes instead of getting to the point which is what made it so long but it's still very good.

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    Thomas College Station, Tx 10-13-16
    Thomas College Station, Tx 10-13-16
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    "Great story and narration."

    one of the best stories I've listened to in quite some time. the ending was kind of sad but it was a very good read.

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    Samantha 09-29-16
    Samantha 09-29-16
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    "aaah, this book."

    this series has gone through so many different twists and turns, some I could deduce rather quickly and others that had me stunned. I understand why it was concluded the way that it was but I couldn't help the feeling of 'That's it?' at the end. FitzChivalry, for all of his growth, still felt a little too childish for my liking toward the end - it was as if his growth and adaptations in the first half of the book were stripped away in the second to return to the childish boy from book 2 but that's only a minor complaint, I think. he's always been kind of a stubborn and borderline whiny character. overall I adore this book, have been recommending it to all of my friends to read and enjoy and I look forward to beginning the next one! definitely a tear jerker.

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    Christopher 09-25-16
    Christopher 09-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Series keeps getting worse"

    seems like Hobb hate his main character, never gives them a chance to do anything

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    j3nm 08-23-16
    j3nm 08-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderful Narration"

    Paul Boehmer is an amazing narrator. He brought so much to this story. I enjoyed Fitz's adventures. Robin Hobb has created such detailed characters and world. The only complaint I have is the awful covers. Why could they not have used the artwork from the books?

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    anthony c 08-22-16
    anthony c 08-22-16 Member Since 2013
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    "don't read this"

    go find something else, the story is dry and the main character whines the whole time. seriously don't read this book. kinda want my money back. the world is cool, i like the magic systemand the writing really great but the whining is killing me.

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