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The Golden Fool

The Tawny Man Trilogy, Book 2
Narrated by: Nick Taylor
Length: 25 hrs and 6 mins
5 out of 5 stars (287 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The second in the thrilling fantasy series returning listeners to the Six Duchies and the magical world of the Farseers, from the author of the best-selling Assassin’s Apprentice.

Fitz has succeeded in rescuing Prince Dutiful from the clutches of the Piebald rebels, and has returned with him to Buckkeep castle. With Dutiful safe again, Queen Kettricken can proceed with plans to marry him to the Outislander princess, Elliania, but with tensions building among the peoples of the Six Duchies over Kettricken’s tolerance of the Wittted, even Buckkeep is no longer safe.

A reluctant Fitz is assigned to protect the young prince, and also train him in the Skill, and in doing so he finally makes contact not only with his estranged daughter, Nettle, but with someone in Buckkeep who may possess a greater Skill talent than Fitz. And who may represent a terrible threat to the Farseers.

Meanwhile, Elliania arrives, and before she will accept Prince Dutiful’s betrothal challenges him to undertake an impossible quest. He must kill a legendary Outislander dragon.

©2013 Robin Hobb (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Great book, poor editing

Fantastic book as all Hobb’s are. I like the narrator, but the editing could be better.

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Robin keeps on impressing

It’s book two in this trilogy, yet I’m still struggling a tad with the different pronunciation the narrator gives for names, in comparison to the first trilogy. Other than that, I am in my element listening to these books. Robin is a genius!

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Great book

Enjoyed this enormously.
Still miss Paul Boehmer but Nick Taylor does admiral work as well.

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Fantastic as always.

What can you say about a Robin Hobb novel that hasn't already been said, Perfection.

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Great story, terrible narration Part 2

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I'm not commenting about the story, as I don't wish to ruin it for anyone, however I will say it's another trilogy well worth the read/listen. Unfortunately, the change in narrator from the Assassins Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy) almost ruined it completely for me. I'm dreading the next series after this :'(

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Solid middle

I really enjoy Nick's performance but the editing is terrible.

Its a good development of the story but not as climatic as the first in the series. It felt like it was building towards the final instalment.

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Amazing

.As with all Robin Hobbs books I absolutely loved it. I love the way all the storylines are starting to overlap.My favourite world.

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Now into book 3!

Great follow on from book one. Story building nicely for next phase. Love the characters.

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Robin Hobbs Books

I love these books so much.

Never want them to end really. Enthralling to say the least

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great book

solid story telling. robin hobb knows how to write an awesome story about an fantastic world.

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  • Mikael
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Our Beloved Keeps On Delivering

Amazing prelude to the end of the second trilogy. A must read for everyone. Enjoy!