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Assassin's Quest Audiobook

Assassin's Quest: The Farseer Trilogy, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

The gripping finale to Robin Hobb’s classic Farseer trilogy.

Keystone. Gate. Crossroads. Catalyst.

Fitz is about to discover the truth about the Fool's prophecy. Having been resurrected from his fatal tortures in Regal's dungeons, Fitz has once more foiled Regal's attempts to be rid of him. Now, back in his own body, and after months of rehabilitation, Fitz begins the painful and slow process of learning the ways of a man again.

Under the watchful eye of Burrich, old King Shrewd's Stablemaster, Fitz must learn to cast off the wild but carefree ways of the wolf and enter once more the human world: a world beset ever more viciously by the relentless Red Ship Raiders who are now left free to plunder any coastal town they please. But more immediately, a world in which he finds he is utterly alone.

Regal has stripped the kingdom of its riches and retired to the inland city of Tradeford. Of Verity, on his quest to find the legendary Elderings, there has been no word; Molly, Kettricken, and the Fool have all vanished. Unless Fitz can find Verity and help him in his quest, the Six Duchies will perish and there will be no safe place to live.

©2012 Robin Hobb (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the Critics Say

“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)

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

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    David 21/11/2015
    David 21/11/2015
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    "Exceptional book, adequate narration"

    Amazing book, the narration was fine but not how I had hoped it would be.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    donnelle 04/11/2016
    donnelle 04/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "brilliant!"

    best series I have ever read with the exception of the soldier son series. the narrator was hard to get used to at first because of his plummy accent but his skill with voices lent a lot to the telling. loved it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Madeleine 30/05/2016
    Madeleine 30/05/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderful!"

    This last book is my favourite of the trilogy! I enjoyed it very much and look forward to reading more of Hobbs works.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dylan 14/04/2016
    Dylan 14/04/2016
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    "Horrible"

    Absolutely the worst trilogy Don't waste your time. Boring and predictable
    You can Thank me later

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kyle 14/04/2016
    Kyle 14/04/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Quite depressing story. Wrapped up very quickly."

    Quite depressing story. Wrapped up very quickly. Really struggled to get through it in the end.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Constantine Ever 22/02/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Pretty disappointed"

    Read the first book. Struggled through the second, this one i almost abandoned. The hero feels like a whining little girl all the time when he whines about everything. All the way up untill the end of the book. The book is very slow pace. At least the end gave me something and tried to redeem itself... But wasnt enough.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Viktor
    Stenungsund, Sweden
    27/01/13
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    "I didn't like this book at all."

    I really enjoyed the other two books in this series. Which in a way makes this book even worse.
    Everything I liked about Fits is removed, and all that is left is a stumbling selfish idiot.
    He has become a slave to his emotions (mainly fear) with no resolve. Several times after deciding something he would just turn right around with the excuse "I could not stop myself" or "I just had to do it". At one point I got so angry over one of these I had to stop the audiobook and go hit my kitchen table.

    In fact if I think about it, I don't like the way any of the characters have developed, except for perhaps Nighteyes.

    After every chapter there is a section where the narrator just gives reader information about the world. These are often repetitive and we get told a lot of things we already know.
    At at least two points the narrator pauses from the story and provides spoilers of whats gonna happen.

    I just started with part 5 and i honestly don't want to continue.
    I think I'll just pretend book 2 ended with Fits living happily ever after as a wolf.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Emma
    Prahran, Australia
    21/06/14
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    "Could not stop listening"
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    An excellent follow up to Assassin's Apprentice, this book is full of action and adventure. Several times I found myself sitting in my car for several minutes at the end of my commute, waiting for a good place to pause the story, but they are hard to find! Once again, Paul Boehmer reads excellently, and does the story a great justice in the telling.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rick
    Perth, Australia
    4/05/13
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    "Good characters, poor reveal"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    yes, if he or she were a fan of fantasy


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

    I hate it when you know the plot twists before the protagonist. I was just thinking he must be an idiot if he can't see it.


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

    Distinct, appropriate voices.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I cared about the character, but I was annoyed his development was slow in parts, and that he always reacted emotionally. Considering what he'd been through you'd think he would have got a handle on his emotions and never seemed to develop. He was also thick, you can see plot twists coming a mile away, but the hero never seems to which had me yelling at my car stereo "you idiot!" more than once. But I did like the characters, I liked the overall story and I liked the world building.

    I think if this book had been written today it would be returned to the author for a rewrite. For example detailed supporting characters that you never see again. But in spite of all its flaws, I'm glad I listened to it and there was more to enjoy than to dislike.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deb
    sydney, Australia
    14/12/12
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    "Wonderful trilogy"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It is a moving story of commitment and loyalty set in quasi medieval times.


    What three words best describe Paul Boehmer’s voice?

    offputting pronunciation


    Any additional comments?

    I read the trilogy and feel that I was given even more by hearing it too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Mrs
    Inverness, United Kingdom
    24/08/14
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    "Good follow on"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Assassin's Quest to be better than the print version?

    This is a good follow on from the other book and well read. The information referring to what happen previously helps the listener.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Fitz as he seem to be one step behind very one else


    Which character – as performed by Paul Boehmer – was your favourite?

    Fool had different sides to him


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh when funny things where said


    Any additional comments?

    Must read and catch up with others in the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Little Pixel
    United Kingdom
    21/07/14
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    "Fabulous book but ending felt rushed"

    Really loved this trilogy and to be honest, it was due for a 5 out of 5 until the end. I dropped a point though because the ending was essentially a summary. I was looking forward to what I thought would be the pinnacle of the book. But what was presented was a summary. It felt strange as it was not at all in keeping with the style of the book. To me, it felt like an afterthought, 'Oh, and if you're interested in what happened, A did B, and X did Y'. The 'epilogue' was more in keeping with the style though.

    All in, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this trilogy. Just be warned of a seemingly rushed ending.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • halfpintkay
    United Kingdom
    8/07/13
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    "Couldn't stop Listening!"

    This book had me hooked from start to finish. Once again Hobb brings the tale of the Farseer family alive, Following Fits Journey which is full of twists and turns. Great ending to the Trilogy. I really enjoyed this book but the reason why I gave Performance 4 stars instead of 5 was because the narrater repeated himself on a Occasions, it didn't spoil my enjoyment of the book though and I wouldn't let it stop other Listeners downloading this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Marc H
    United Kingdom
    13/01/13
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    "Great story - same vein as Patrick Rothfuss"

    After listening to Patrick Rothfuss's first two book of his trilogy I wanted something similar but complete! I've certainly founded it in Robin Hobb's Farseer series and I've now nearly finished all three. Reading order is:



    - Assassins Apprentice

    - Royal Assassin

    - Assassins Quest



    There are many similarities to Patrick Rothfuss or vice versa depending on your perspective. You follow a small boy who grows up learning a kind of magic he never really knew he had and learning to be a Kings Assassin. Great characters who you will learn to love and hate.



    If you've read Patrick Rothfuss and are looking for something as good then you won't go far wrong with this Trilogy.



    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Akeel
    29/11/16
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    "Fantastic story excellently performed"

    I enjoyed every moment of the farseer trilogy and am sad to have finished it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anthony
    11/11/16
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    "Superb"

    thoroughly enjoyed the integue and secrets that unfolded. I laughed and cried in equal measures

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • fran
    6/10/16
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    "gripping and grisly"

    A book I couldn't put down, now looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Demi
    5/10/16
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    "Hmmmm"

    I enjoyed it but not as good as book one or two also some annoying aspects to storyline especially Molly and burridge taken up they dragged it on for an anti climatic finish overall 6.5/10

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Neil
    Lincoln
    29/07/16
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    "Should have been much better"

    After having listened to the first 2 books I this series I was looking forward to the concluding book in the trilogy but it was a disappointment. The reason being that although the basis of the story was good and followed on from the first 2 books for some reason the author decided to drag it out with what appeared to be meaningless waffle. It was approx 10hrs longer than the first 2 which could have easily been cut and maintained the integrity of the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    23/05/16
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    "Engrossing"

    Such a pleasure to read a fantasy novel that is as well written as a literary masterpiece. Rich chaterisation and superbly narrated. I loved the book but the audio version really brings it go life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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