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Fool's Quest Audiobook

Fool's Quest: Fitz and the Fool, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Robin Hobb returns to her best-loved characters with the second volume in a brand-new series.

Happy endings never last....

Years ago they freed a dragon from the glaciers on Aslevjal. Then they parted ways, the Fool returning to far-off Clerres while Fitz finally claimed a wife, a family, and a home of his own. Now, betrayed by his own people and broken by torment, the Fool has made his way back to the Six Duchies.

But as Fitz attempts to heal his old friend in Buckkeep Castle, his young daughter, Bee, is abducted from Withywoods by pale and mysterious raiders who leave ruin and confusion in their wake. Fitz must find a way to rescue his beloved Bee.

At the same time it is the Fool's fiercest wish to return to Clerres with the best assassin he has ever known, to gain vengeance and justice. Can Fitz bear to take up the tools of his old trade again, even to avenge his dearest friend and save his child?

©2015 Lee Maxwell-Simpson (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the Critics Say

"Robin's secret is not just in the detail with which she depicts the Six Duchies world she has explored over 20 years, but her emphasis on internal drama...the feelings of anguish, ambiguity, fear and failure are as familiar as those in a novel by Jonathan Franzen." (Independent on Sunday)
"Glorious and beautiful storytelling from Robin Hobb." (SciFi Now)
"Hobb seamlessly blends intrigue, action and characters who feel so real that they become more than words on a page.... Every second spent in her world is a privilege and a pleasure." (SFX)
"Robin Hobb's Fitz and the Fool series continues to delight." (Starburst Magazine)
"Another crowning career achievement in the lifetime of one of fantasy's modern-day masters." (Fantasy Book Review)

"Fantasy as it ought to be written." (George R. R. Martin)

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    Craig 21/07/2016
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    "Fantastic series - really enjoyed the reading "

    Fitz's story stays with you like very few others. Robin Hobb is a wonderful author

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ice 19/11/2016
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    I want more moarrrr. splendid voices. a pleasure to listen to and what a wonderful continuation of the story.

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    Miss 15/09/2016
    Miss 15/09/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Robin Hobb is my absolute favorite."

    And this book is ridiculously good. The narrator however was not great. The narrators should have to read the back catalogue so the understand the characters. I found myself constantly correctly his tone in my head and his voice for the fool was painful. And the rain Wilfred sounded German. But saying that I listening to it all and enjoyed it. I had read it twice and enjoyed listening to it, adds another perspective.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Dragonfly
    Perth, WA Australia
    3/06/16
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    "Brilliant"

    Greatly appreciate Robin Hobb sharing her gift yet again in this long awaited novel. Thoroughly enjoyed being immersed again in the adventures of Fitz and the Fool. The narration in this audio addition was perfect.
    Can't wait for the sequel.

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  • Jack C
    12/05/16
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    "Narration"

    I think someone got a name wrong on this and tried to fix the mistake by badly re-recording the word and editing it into the final piece. Its terribly done however and makes the book quite hard to listen to.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Joanna
    22/09/16
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    "Good story with pleasing male narrator"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I definitely recommend it, it was a pleasant experience


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I was happy to get back to the gloom of Fitz Chivalry Farseer's mind, however baffling that may seem.


    What does Lee Maxwell-Simpson and Avita Jay bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    As to the narration, I much prefer the male parts, but Avita Jay wasn't too bad either. She portrays a very young child voice and after a while you get used to her. Unfortunately, Chalced is Calced and Jumpey is Yumpe.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Avid Listener
    Blackburn, Lancs
    13/08/16
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    "Gap filler"

    very much a gap filler, but then Hobb has set the bar - and thus expectations very high for herself. Looking forward to an epic finale to this trilogy

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jennifer Airs
    30/07/16
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    "Page turner"

    Wow. Margaret (aka Robin) always writes in an absorbing way, but this largely dark tale packs a real punch. I just couldn't put it down. Fitz - as ever - is moodily self accusatory, predictably unpredictable and an all round Skilled misfit; the misfit we all know and love. My wildest hope for this book, an intersection with the Dragon story, ... But wait, I can't spoil the plot for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • C. N. TURNER
    London, England
    6/05/16
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    "The Story was very drawn out and kept repeating"

    The two volumes so far have been fattened out so much as to become boring.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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