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Dragon Keeper Audiobook

Dragon Keeper

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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. To avert catastrophe, the council rules to relocate the young dragons to "a better location" up river, and residents are recruited to escort the valuable yet fearsome creatures on the arduous journey. Among them are Thymara, an unschooled Rain Wilds girl of sixteen, and Alise, a wealthy, educated, and deeply unsatisfied Bingtown Trader's wife.

Witnessed from the viewpoints of these two very different women, Dragon Keeper tells the story of this disparate band of humans and dragons as they make their way along the toxic and inhospitable Rain Wild River in search of their new home---the ancient, long-lost city of Kelsingra.

©2010 Robin Hobb (P)2010 Tantor

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    David Thurm 04-26-12
    David Thurm 04-26-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Painfully Boring"

    Kept waiting for a story to develop but it never did. I don't even remember who any of the characters are and I've listened for 5 hours. Read the Assassin's Apprentice series but skip this one.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    John D 10-23-11
    John D 10-23-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Interesting..."

    This is my first read of one of Robin Hobbs' books. The foreshadowing of events is magnificent, as well as the character development. My major issue, is the lack of geographical knowledge, and perhaps that is because I have started with the wrong set of books.

    As to the comments about the Narrator, I envision Dragons to have very different voices and pronunciations then we do, so the accent works for me.

    If you are debating listening to this one, I suggest you give it a shot. I was unsure at first, and actually for several hours into it. But I couldn't stop. I could see the shadows of the future, but had to go on to see how it all came together. I'm looking forward to the next one.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    chaz Moultonborough, NH, United States 10-11-14
    chaz Moultonborough, NH, United States 10-11-14 Member Since 2016
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    "muddled"
    What disappointed you about Dragon Keeper?

    meandering story with poor character development


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    not robbut I liked all the fool booksin hobb


    What does Anne Flosnik bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    good narration but tedious writing


    What character would you cut from Dragon Keeper?

    about 30% of them


    Any additional comments?

    no

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sons 11-10-12
    Sons 11-10-12
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    "Robin Hobb, you should be ashamed"
    Would you try another book from Robin Hobb and/or Anne Flosnik?

    Most of Mrs. Hobb's stuff is great. This is book sucks. Do not pay for it!


    What could Robin Hobb have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not have a terrible book. No mystery, no fool


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Anne Flosnik?

    Anne needs to be a guy with more range in character


    Any additional comments?

    DO NOT BUY!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    William San Angelo, TX, United States 08-04-10
    William San Angelo, TX, United States 08-04-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Waste of time and money"

    While I've read a number of Hobb's books and enjoyed them, I listened to this for over 5 hours and couldn't find any of the plethora of characters I cared enough about to continue with the book. I kept hoping it would pick up, but when I checked reviews on another site, I found many folks felt the same. What were her editors thinking? despite the signature, this review is written by a female reader.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Dap 04-13-17
    Dap 04-13-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Robin Hobb Fan"

    Honestly, I loved(as most people do) The Farseer books by Robin Hobb. They are near the top of the list of my favorite fantasy books. That being said, as far as audio goes, the Farseer narrator was changed twice if not 3 times which is frustrating for the listener. You fall in love with her characters and struggle with the changes. The narrator of The Dragon Keeper has THE MOST ANNOYING affects ever. The way she finishes sentences is intolerable... not every sentence needs to end in a different pitch! JUST READ THE BOOK. Needless to say, I couldn't finish this audiobook, which is a shame because I really do love Robin Hobb.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sylvia 04-02-17
    Sylvia 04-02-17 Member Since 2008
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    "great story, but only half a novel"
    Where does Dragon Keeper rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have enjoyed other novels/series by Robin Hobb. My only complaint with this one is that it ended too soon - no, I mean, it felt like half a story. Makes me sad that it was written with increased sales in mind more than the enjoyment of the reader. But, it is engaging enough that I will continue with the series.


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    dewayne downing 03-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    "zzzzzzzzzz awful"

    Book is such a disappointment. Narrator is awful. Every time she says "her" she drags it out for a 4 count. Hhhheeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrr!! Annoying. Gave up and couldn't finish

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    michelle 03-02-17
    michelle 03-02-17 Member Since 2016
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    "it was a pass time book and a good one"

    I wanted more from the main characters. the story is intriguing enough to make me buy the next one

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    amy 02-25-17
    amy 02-25-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Quick ending, not even a cliff hanger! just done!"

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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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