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- Tawny Man Trilogy, Book 1
- By: Robin Hobb
- Narrated by: Nick Taylor
- Length: 23 hrs and 9 mins
Return to the world of the Farseers… Robin Hobb’s best loved characters, Fitz , The Fool and Nighteyes the wolf, face new adventures and trials in the first book of The Tawny Man trilogy. When Assassin’s Quest closed, Fitz was living in self-imposed exile. Wracked with pain, he had chosen to discard the magical gifts that had seen him survive the wonders and torments of navigating the legendary city of the Elderlings, and of raising a dragon.
Terrible Performance for a great story
- By Evan on 10-10-2018
Amazing story, great reading, average production.
While Nick Taylor does a great job of narrating Robin Hobbs amazing stories, the production of this book is fairly woeful. Hobbs has an amazing knack for poignancy at chapter end. Whether it's a wistful lilt, a bombastic cliff hanger or a mournful dirge, all of which this book boasts in plenty, the end of each chapter requires a breath of calm reflection so the mind can process. This production lacks that. At the end of a heartbreaking chapter, as soon as the last word has been read, without half a second passing the production plows on with a neutral "Chapter X". This sounds like a small thing but i challenge you to listen to this and not take note of the savagely abrupt transitions which, in my opinion, negatively effects the product. Brilliant story, wonderful voice acting and terrible production.
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- By: Stephen King
- Narrated by: Steven Weber
- Length: 44 hrs and 53 mins
To the children, the town was their whole world. To the adults, knowing better, Derry, Maine, was just their hometown: familiar, well ordered for the most part. A good place to live. It was the children who saw - and felt - what made Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurked, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one's deepest dread. Sometimes IT reached up, seizing, tearing, killing....
- By Travis on 13-10-2016
beautiful and horrific.
With a story line so deep that it leaves you drowning in a torrent of horrific experiences, Stephen Kings It is like a parasite, sucking fear out of the darkness, digesting and excreting it as love. The character development is so complete that the reader feels not only that they know the characters, but that they are involved with them and an invisible player in their stories
An undeniably brilliant story told in masterful style.
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