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The King's Buccaneer

Narrated by: Peter Joyce
Series: Riftwar Cycle, Book 9, Krondor's Sons, Book 2
Length: 23 hrs and 15 mins
4.9 out of 5 stars (404 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Set 10 years after the events in Prince of the Blood, this book is a remarkable adventure of mystery and magic.

In Amos Trask's ship, Prince Nicholas and Squire Harry set sail for a friendly visit to Uncle Martin in Crydee.

But while the two are guests in Crydee, disaster strikes.

Nicholas, third son of Prince Arutha, is a gifted youngster, but sheltered by life at his father's court in Krondor. To learn more of the world outside the palace walls, Nicholas and his squire, Harry, set sail for pastoral Crydee, where Arutha grew up.

Shortly after their arrival, Crydee is brutally attacked. The castle is reduced to ruins, the townspeople slaughtered and two young noblewomen - friends of Nicholas - are abducted. As Nicholas ventures further from the familiar landmarks of his home in pursuit of the invaders, he learns that there is more at stake than the fate of his friends, more even than fate of the Kingdom of the Isles, for behind the murderous pirates stands a force that threatens the entire world of Midkemia, and only he is destined to confront this terrifying threat.

©1992 Raymond E. Feist (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Peter Joyce fantastic as always... as long as you don't listen too hard to the singing.

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fantastic

loved it great voice and story telling. will be getting the whole series of feist

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Beautiful listen

I love this series. The fact that's so far it's been the same narrator the whole way through makes it spectacular, the characters in this book are all familiar but getting older, the new ones are fresh and young Nicholas has a fantastic story arc, I'm so happy to have finished this and onto the next!

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Couldn’t put it down!

Such a great story, with lots of action that often had me sitting on the edge of my seat. A few amusing moments that had me laughing out loud and other griping moments that had me pausing with anguish. I have to admit, Peter Joyce doesn’t do a fabulous woman’s voice... to start with, it was actually cringe worthy. However, he made up for that with the rest of his captivating narrative.

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enjoyable story, narration brilliant

loved it, story was great and Peter Joyce's narration was amazing as always. he brings so much life to Raymond Feist's books that I can't stop listening

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excellent

I absolutely love this series and the Narrator is absolutely Fantastic, Wonderful voice for all parts 🧡

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Wow

Loved it from beginning to end. Can't wait to start listening to the next one.

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A truly enjoyable read.

A good read in that it was an easy tale to follow, very well written with enjoyable characters and hateable bad guys. As is usual Peter Joyce made the telling of the tale so good you could almost feel you were in the story watching it all from a short distance.

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Another Feist Classic

Felt every emotion under the sun. Always relatable characters. Again, narration is pretty spot on.

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Fantastic!! This book rivals the riftwar saga

I couldn't put this down, narrated beautifully once again. I absolutely loved it, check it

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  • jo
  • 03-09-2019

loving this series, very gripping

Feist is a talented storyteller weaving plots and subplots seamlessly. I can't wait to get into the next book. love that this could also be read as a stand alone thanks to the prologue.

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  • Denis
  • 22-02-2018

Amazing Story. Terrible Narrator

Raymond E Feist books are legendary and magnificent. The original Narrator they used for Magician not from Harper Audio was amazing, however Peter Joyce makes the top 10 of worst narrators on audible. Accents are shocking with men sounding like screeching women, he cant pronounce word properly using his own take on names, and overall just a very bad performance. As for the story .. amazing, amazing, amazing .. but narrator spoils it sadly.

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  • redfeend
  • 27-11-2016

Another fantastic tale

Another super yarn from the pen of Feist with Peter Joyce's excellent portrayal of the cast of characters.
Best read in order of sequence in the Pug/Magician books, but at a minimum, read the first trilogy starting with 'Magician, otherwise references to certain characters will mean diddly squat!

This book is set mainly at sea and on the antipodean continent of Novindus, giving it fresh perspective and detail from previous books. The never ending story telling skills of Feist, along with his ability to describe objects, people and events while keeping my interest is something special.

I really enjoyed this book, but I have enjoyed every one in the Midcamia saga so far, so I AM biased. I got a refund on one book with a different American narrator........AWFULL!! Stick with Peter Joyce narrated stories.
I'll be buying another one with my next credit.

I've purposely avoided talking about the actual story line of this book so as not to spoil it for others who com after me. You'll have to trust me . 😇

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  • Tim Longson
  • 07-01-2016

Great story, rich characters, highly recommended!

Great story, deep rich world and characters that suck you in. Literally the only thing I wasn't mad about was that he killed off a lot of old beloved characters from the earlier books with barely a mention. The reader is fantastic, his voices and acting bring the characters to life! Highly recommended!

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  • marty kaye
  • 17-09-2020

Great Read

Having been an avid fan of Mr Fiest for many years I simply didn’t get around to reading “The Kings Buccaneer”, Peter Joyce is a pleasure to listen to but I found the book a little bit lacking, I think the character building is beautifully done, but I got bored in the middle of the story and I found I was only listening for the sake of getting to the end of the book. I will move onto the “Serpentwar saga” next as, even if this book was a little off, it hasn’t changed my opinion of Mr Fiests talents.

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  • David and Josephine Edge
  • 18-09-2019

The kings buccaneer

Amazing held my imagination to the end ,my first audio experience,this will be the first of many raymon d feis t

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  • Roman_Ondus
  • 10-04-2019

One of the better stories in the riftwar cycle

Great adventure of one of the lesser known characters. The group had different characters that filled different roles and was well balanced. The death of some main characters made it a story to remember.

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  • JakeTough
  • 29-12-2018

A real walk extender

Trully injoyed this storyline. Made me walk further than inteded on every walk. The characters and twists kept me enthralled the entire book.

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  • Antonio Goard
  • 17-12-2018

Swashbuckling

It’s not as good as the original three but better than the previous one: Prince of Blood. I found myself tuned in and enjoying the first third then the last third. I felt in dragged on a bit in the middle yet raced through some key parts in the final number of chapters. Still a good yarn, nonetheless.

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  • Miss L Donaldson
  • 19-10-2017

Wonderful read....

Peter Joyce brings the characters to life. Enjoyed listening to every minute of it. well done

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  • Jem
  • 09-05-2017

Great Story & Thoroughly Enjoyable Performance!

The story builds in tempo and takes you through the twists and turns at a measured pace. Peter Joyce providing a sterling performance building depth to the characters, and continues to draw you into the story. Everytime I get to the end of a book, I'm sad that it has finished....

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  • Lee
  • 30-03-2017

Excellent !!

A thrilling tale read beautifully with such depth as to make me feel as though I were there. Bravo.