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Download Forest Mage: Book Two of the Soldier Son Trilogy Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,500 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robin Hobb Narrator: John Keating Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN:
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A luminary in SF literature, Robin Hobb continues her marvelous Soldier Son trilogy with part two, Forest Mage.

Nevare Burvelle has survived major combat and is making a quick recovery from a disease plaguing his fellows in the King's army. He also believes he is free from the Speck magic that held him under its sway. Now traveling home to rendezvous with his fiancée, Nevare suffers haunting visions and soon realizes that malicious magic still resides within him - and is intent on destroying everything he holds dear. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug Kolar | 2/14/2014

    " Kind of a weak beginning, and ended rather abruptly, but overall really good. I have no idea how the third will progress, which is the fun part. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 2/4/2014

    " Still not overly enjoying this trilogy, but can't stop now. Not a great deal happens, basically Nevarre spends most of the book feeling sorry for himself after the magic makes him fat, does get tiring. More speck plague later on, snore. Still the horrid wanderings in the other place with tree wonan and other specks, these are the least enjoyable parts for me, and unfortunately there will likely be more in book 3, but I've come this far so need to see them through to the end. Not the best series I've read, but not the worst either (still kept me reading into book 2 anyway). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 12/28/2013

    " Love this series. Really well done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 12/28/2013

    " Very interesting second book in this trilogy. It is interesting how views on the different cultures change throughout the book as more knowledge is gained. The characters are well developed and the story fascinating. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rachel | 12/3/2013

    " I got about 250 pages in and couldn't force myself to go further as the pace slowed to a crawl. I'll probably give this author another chance, because I liked the first book, but I can't bring myself to finish this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annelien | 12/1/2013

    " Book two in the series is, as usual with Robin Hobb's series, an in-between book which shows more of the emotional progress of the characters than it shows adventures. I really loved reading this book, though it might have been a bit shorter... and I can't wait to find out what happens to Nevare in book three! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tom Harrington | 11/30/2013

    " This second book of a trilogy is definitely not Robin Hobb's best work. Plodding story, and the protagonist is still an idiot, just like in the first novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandon Nelson | 11/18/2013

    " Better than the first. I noticed hobb's books last year. I know it sounds bad, but I always judge the book by it's cover. I do myself a great disservice, I will probably check out her other series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jen Paull | 11/17/2013

    " What happened Robin Hobb? This took so much effort to get through. Probably won't even read the third one. Plus I think someone has some serious weight issues. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Robert Selzler | 11/8/2013

    " Very different direction than the first novel. It honestly felt a bit forced. Not a very sympathetic main character. I probably won't read further in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronnie | 5/1/2013

    " Better than the first book which was not bad. This has less action but more depth. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 3/14/2013

    " Not the best of Hobb's work, but it's still a good read. Her views on magic and development of culture are always good to experience. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rachel Brown | 10/15/2012

    " Almost 700 pages worth of people abusing the protagonist for being fat. About every 150 pages some plot peeks in, gets abused for being fat, and flees in terror. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marc | 10/4/2011

    " More of the same from the first book. Ridiculously long detailed explanation interspersed with small plot points. These books REALLY don't need to be this long. Characters are also somewhat one-dimensional, or not consistent. Barely readable...not certain I'll read the third one to get resolution. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 7/17/2011

    " 718 pages of beautiful writing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erica O | 12/3/2010

    " Yet another book where Robin Hobb shits all over her protaganist, now with 50% more apathy! Yawn. "

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About the Author
Author Robin Hobb

Robin Hobb was born in California but grew up in Alaska, where she learned to love the forest and the wilderness. She has lived most of her life in the Pacific Northwest and currently resides in Tacoma, Washington. She is the author of the Rain Wilds Chronicles, the Farseer trilogy, the Liveship Traders trilogy, and the Tawny Man trilogy. Her books under the pseudonym Megan Lindholm include Wizard of the Pigeons, The Windsingers, and Cloven Hooves. She is also the author of The Inheritance, a collection of stories written under both names. Her short fiction has won the Asimov’s Readers’ Award and been a finalist for both the Nebula and Hugo awards.

About the Narrator

John Keating is an actor, voice talent, and the winner of eight Earphones Awards for audio narration. His numerous acting credits include Roundabout Theatre’s production of Juno and the Paycock and La Mama ETC’s production of Cat and the Moon, as well as various parts with the Irish Repertory Theater and the Irish Arts Center. He can also be seen in the HBO miniseries John Adams, starring Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney.