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Blood of Dragons Audiobook

Blood of Dragons: The Rain Wild Chronicles 4

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Publisher's Summary

The final installment of Robin Hobb’s Sunday Times best-selling series The Rain Wild Chronicles.

Dragon blood and scales, dragon liver and eyes and teeth. All required ingredients for medicines with near-miraculous healing powers. The legendary blue dragon Tintaglia is dying of wounds inflicted by hunters sent by the Duke of Chalced, who meanwhile preserves his dwindling life by consuming the blood of the dragon’s poet Selden Vestrit.

If Tintaglia perishes, her ancestral memories will die with her. And the dragons in the ancient city of Kelsingra will lose the secret knowledge they need to survive. Their keepers immerse themselves in the dangerously addictive memory-stone records of the city in the hope of recovering the Elderling magic that once allowed humans and dragons to co-exist. In doing so they risk losing their own identities, even their lives. And danger threatens from beyond the city, too. For war is coming: war between dragonkind and those who would destroy them.

©2011 Robin Hobb (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the Critics Say

"In today’s crowded fantasy market, Robin Hobb’s books are like diamonds in a sea of zircons." (George R. R. Martin)

"Hobb is superb, spinning wonderful characters and plots from pure imagination" (Conn Iggulden)

"Hobb is one of the great modern fantasy writers… what makes her novels as addictive as morphine is not just their imaginative brilliance but the way her characters are compromised and manipulated by politics." (The Times)

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  • Amazon Customer
    Ramsgate, United Kingdom
    6/2/13
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    "Terrible"

    Love Robin Hobb, and the Rain Wild Chronicles.
    Hated the narration by Anne Flosnik, had to listen to find out what happened as had invested in the others in this series. Frankly was glad when it ended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Daisy Devonshire
    4/23/17
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    "Unendurable Narration, Simply Awful"

    I havd been a fan of this series for years. I have read the books several times and listened to the first three books at least twice (if not more).

    I could not finish this book, however.

    The narration was so terrible that I was forced to discontinue my listening. From small things such as mispronouncing names and places (albeit fantasy names, however they were pronounced differently to all previous book narrations) to bigger things such as sounding constantly angry and having no pace at all. There was no pause it was also if the narrator tried to narrate it all in a single breath.

    It was painful to listen to. I was deeply saddened not to be able to finish the series with the audio books but I could not listen to this atrocity a moment longer.

    Do not waste your money.

    (It is worth noting that I am usually very forgiving of audio book narrators.)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • pippa
    4/10/17
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    "Techno version"

    This magnificent story has been such a treat until this point. Hobb is a remarkable storyteller and this recording is actually painful to endure.

    The sound is terrible, electronic and harsh. I have a headache and yet - such a brilliant story. A shame to spoil what has been a fantastic series by introducing yet another voice, another set of pronunciations and of such pitifully poor quality in comparison to the rest.

    This needs to be re-recorded with a new vocalist and I'd like a complimentary copy when it is done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • RedSquirrell
    4/9/17
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    "Where is Saskia?"

    Anne Flosnik reads at an unnecessarily fast pace which does hinder the quality of this book, however after some time you get used to it. The story is incredible, especially if you have been invested in the realm of the Elderlings right back from Assassin's Apprentice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Katja
    3/12/17
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    "Narrator destroys last book"

    I loved the stories and the world Robin creates. 4 books 3 narrators. Anne Flosnik is not a bad narrator as such, but completely unsuitable to take over. She has exactly 2 character voices: One for the girls and women and one for boys, men, dragons. The latter just did my head in. I gave the whole 4 books back because I will never listen to them again. Buy the book and read it, much better than getting used to different narrators. To the producers: Why not keep consistency? At least in how the characters are presented. Bad performance on a good book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gyles Elliot Denn
    12/23/16
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    "Reader didn't understand pauses."

    The reader is a disgrace reading far to fast and not pausing at any of the right places. It would seem she is desperate to just get through the reading as fast as possible. She completely ruins what is a great series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • anomanous
    10/27/16
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    "good book shame about the narrator"

    terrible narrator she doesn't seem interested at all, having listened to the other books I was expecting something better than this

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • kirsty mackay
    8/14/16
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    "Blood of Dragons-A Fitting End"

    Blood of Dragons is a fitting end for this further story on Robin Hobb's World of The Cursed Shores ,Venturing further inland to the city of Kelsingra and neatly rounding out the Rebirth of Kelsingra. It also leaves openings at the end for more series maybe a Story of Chalced or a Continuation of Kelsingra's Rebirth . Personally I found it the closest to my favourite of her Series -The Madship Trilogy,I would now say it equals this and hope that Robin Hobb lives and writes for many ,many years ..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cassie
    7/23/16
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    "Blood of dragons"

    What dreadful narration! Wonderful book so I thought I would try the audio, I wish I hadn't bothered, it's so mechanical

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Xzanron
    London
    8/3/15
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    "Narrator is awful"

    The story is okay, bit too much of a focus on Hes. The narrator is awful. I vow to never again buy a book narrated by Anne Flosnik. I hated her so much that after a mere couple of chapters I went and bought the kindle version just so I could finish the series without having to listen to her.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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