- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 27 hours and 18 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Random House Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: August 12, 2014
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00K2899I4
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Fool's Assassin: Book One of the Fitz and the Fool Trilogy Audiobook – Unabridged
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The series ended and Ms. Hobb apparently never saw fit to answer the question. Then, lo and behold, Robin Hobb surprises her fans by bringing back Fitz and the Fool in this latest series - "Fitz and the Fool Trilogy." So much time had gone by that I didn't rush to buy the first book. I had moved on to historical romance novels and was not as interested in Fitz and the Fool as I had been at one time in my life. Then, I finally decided to buy this book and read it. Why in the world I didn't read it when it first came out boggles my mind. I loved it. I was riveted. At the end of the day, I was glad I had waited because now I can immediately jump into Book #2 in this series. Thank you Ms. Hobb for giving your fans more of these two fabulous characters. Plus, we have a new character - a little girl named Bee.
I loved everything about this. The first half picks us up during the happy, intrigue-free days of Fitz's life at Withywoods. While maddeningly teasing with only hints of trouble, the writing and the details woven into this setup make for an engaging, savor-worthy read.
Morose and introspective as Fitz can be, much of his character and the dynamics he juggles with other key players are entirely relatable. Life happens and all the while, the real pending doom and gloom can be found in the Fool's glaring absence "on stage".
And when the wayward soulmate finally surfaces, it's all you can do not to get swept along in the undercurrent of the more epic plot.
Laugh, cry, pause and stare at the wall for a moment...I'm a raving fangirl of Robin Hobb's Realm of the Elderlings, and this book did not disappoint.
I admire author's who have the courage to allow their characters to suffer, but I must confess, Hobb puts her here's and heroines through more anguish, physical and mental, than most.
This book opens when Fitz and Molly have lived together happily at Withywood for some years. Their days are happy and life uneventful. So superb a writer is Hobbs that even if you haven't read the earlier books, the significant events of the backstory are woven in so well, that one could come to this new series as a beginner. But to do so would be to miss a great deal or meaning.
Our old friends return, even Chade. And a new player enters the game in mysterious fashion. Gently, but inexorably, Fitz is confronted with impossible choices between his daughter and his Beloved, where every choice has some bitter fruit. The sense of impending tragedy is as palpable as it is inexorable. And when it comes, we are left with hearts in our mouths to await the next in the series.
Magnificent epic fantasy, with as original world building that is equalled by few. Robert Jordan, David and Leigh Eddings and Brandon Sanderson. For books such as this one needs a superlative ranking.
Nice depth to chars, Beautiful world that will draw you in. Can fully appreciate the hero. Full of flaws but enormously likeable. The daughter? What a minx. Have to admire the layers on that char.
The revelations come slowly. We are teased along only to find our assumptions are so far off.
I am into this one.
But did not realize that only 2 of the series are published. No eta on the rest of the series.
I hate that.
You will invest in this book.
But the series has only just begun and only 2 books so far.
If you can handle that, then you will not be disappointed.