• The King's Buccaneer

  • Riftwar Cycle: Krondor's Sons, Book 2
  • By: Raymond E. Feist
  • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
  • Length: 22 hrs and 57 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (742 ratings)

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The King's Buccaneer

By: Raymond E. Feist
Narrated by: Peter Joyce
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Publisher's Summary

Long recovered from the ravages of the Riftwar, the land and people of the kingdom of the Isles thrive. Nicholas, the youngest son of Prince Arutha, is intelligent and gifted but vastly inexperienced. In hopes of hardening him, his father sends him and his irreverent squire, Harry, to live at Rustic Castle Crydee to learn of life beyond the halls of privilege. But within weeks of Nicholas and Harry's arrival, Crydee is viciously attacked by unknown assailants, resulting in murder, massive destruction, and the abduction of two young noblewomen. The raiders have come from a pirate haven and are no ordinary foe...but an enemy connected to dark magical forces that threaten the lands Nicholas will someday rule - if he survives.

©2017 Raymond Feist (P)2017 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"An entertaining tale of high-seas adventure and exotic fantasy." ( Locus)
"A superior rousing adventure." ( Publishers Weekly)

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great story terrible reader

great little story if you like and know feist, but the guy they got to read it... he can act ok but where the hell did they find the one british actor on the planet who can't read or pronounce traditionally english names

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Great story, horrible narration.

I’m not going to even get into it. I have never heard someone mispronounce Names and even basic ordinary words so horribly wrong. Thank god I love the author or I would have stopped listening.

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Great Story

This a Classic epic fantasy that I have loved for years. I was very happy to listen to this story again.

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  • 06-02-18

the reader

hearing this man pronounce Arutha as AruTa was beyond obnoxious. my love for the story was the only thing that got me through it.

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One the Feist’s Best

Battle, sorrow, love high sea adventure, triumph. These are the aspects that make this a must listen.

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quite satisfying

love this series. I'm a little annoyed that the various narrators of all the books don't have a single agreed upon pronunciation for all the in-universe proper nouns but that's high pettiness on my part and I enjoy yelling at my device when something is pronounced "wrong"

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Heroic story of young men

The pace of the story is perfect, flowing from one event to another and between characters as the plots and people develop.
There is adventure, humor, sadness, and heroism. The story is a pleasant escape from life’s harsh realities.
It is not for readers looking for mystery, deep thinking, or complex interactions between plots or characters. The story is a straight forward adventure across an ocean to rescue people and save a kingdom.
It is well written with good narration and a happy ending, just what I wanted. Thank you—Feist and Joyce.

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...and Nicholas said...

Why is there a pregnant pause after every time the narrator says the word said? That was kind of annoying. Otherwise how can you not love this book? It is fantastic! So many of the scenes just lend themselves to a real visual experience; So detailed that it's you're right there in the middle of a sword fight. Even so it is not at all over written.

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Great story, fair to poor narration

Feist is an extraordinary story teller. He captures your attention from start to finish, just wish they had picked a better narrator.

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Fantastic series

the book is fantastic, but the narrator is god awful, he is truly holding this series back

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  • 06-07-20

Great story

really enjoyed this story. well read. looking forward to the next one in the series

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  • 02-02-19

Great Adventure and Intrigue

Great story line and characters development with lots of action, magic and adventure. There are some sexist overtones with description of beautiful women and the reward being getting them to bed.