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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (13,390 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robin Hobb Narrator: Anne Flosnik Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Liveship Traders Series Release Date: August 2010 ISBN: 9781400184385
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As the ancient tradition of Bingtown's Old Traders slowly erodes under the cold new order of a corrupt ruler, the Vestrits anxiously await the return of their liveship-a rare magic ship carved from sentient wizardwood, which bonds the ships mystically with those who sail them. And Althea Vestrit waits even more avidly, living only to reclaim the ship as her lost inheritance and captain her on the high seas. But the Vivacia has been seized by the ruthless pirate captain Kennit, who holds Althea's nephew and his father hostage. Althea and her onetime sea mate Brashen resolve to liberate the liveship-but their plan may prove more dangerous than leaving the Vivacia in Kennit's ambitious grasp. Download and start listening now!

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  • With [Hobb's] hands on the wheel, high fantasy is going to sea magnificently. Booklist Starred Review

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noelle | 2/6/2014

    " Hobb tackles all areas of societal politics in this pirate-fantasy trilogy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jon | 1/27/2014

    " This is very good speculative fiction. I didn't have nearly as much fun with this one as with _Ship of Magic_ and I think it's because Hobb spends most of her time advancing the story as opposed to introducing new characters, the setting, and new fantastical creatures that weren't a part of the Farseer trilogy. I'm looking forward to the conclusion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annji | 1/23/2014

    " A 900 page book that feels more like 100 pages. As usual, Hobb deftly handles multiple story lines that are populated by well-rounded characters living in a fully-realised world. Though her writing of magic remains on the airy-fairy side, I really do enjoy her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra aka Sleo | 1/23/2014

    " Well, less of a cliff hanger than #1, but still incomplete Alternately engrossing and aggravating, slow at times.. I've learned to tolerate the POV shifts as I think it's likely most will survive ... even the ones I'd rather didn't.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jerome Lim | 1/20/2014

    " The second book in this amazing trilogy is also the longest, it gets a lot of grief for this, but if depth is what you want then it's the price you have to pay! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trevor | 1/18/2014

    " Improves on the first book in the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erica | 1/14/2014

    " Story is degrading. The first was okay and had promise to improve over time. Unfortunately, this was worse. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandy | 1/13/2014

    " Although several thousand points off DP for kicking me off the waiting list and THEN reordering this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Naomi May | 12/29/2013

    " Slow in the middle, but redeemed itself come the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nikki | 12/23/2013

    " The concepts in this trilogy are lovely. It could have been good, if it was well executed. But even knowing where it's going and why, I found even rereading these books like wading through treacle. I've posted my full analysis of why on the last book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judit | 12/13/2013

    " Absolutely, utterly amazing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 12/12/2013

    " The serpent story line is becoming less of an issue. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenna | 12/6/2013

    " Second book in the Liveship Traders trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dane Rune | 4/28/2013

    " I'm getting more and more into the story. Robin Hobb is such a genius at plots. By now I'm completely absorbed in all the characters, and something exciting happens in every section she writes. I'm still not a fan of the serpents, but not even they are as annoying as they were in the first book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline | 3/3/2013

    " I have really enjoyed Robin Hobb's books. She has to be one of my favorite authors... just a great story teller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marc Delingat | 3/2/2013

    " Second part - the story continues. You need to read the first book before this one and the story does not end here. This is "popcorn" fantasy. Read, enjoy, and don't expect sophisticated literature. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikolina Hansen | 2/1/2013

    " The plot and characters continue to develop. It is a total escape for me to read this fantasy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aubrey Maples-saus | 11/18/2012

    " I had A Robin Hobb book fest this summer and read (or re-read) all of this series. Excellent developed world and characters that interplay well with each other without getting redundant or forced. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 7/31/2012

    " Didn't enjoy this one as much as the first, but I will still read the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peter Coad | 7/2/2012

    " A great read, The whole series is wierd and wonderful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pancha | 5/19/2012

    " Because I've read part of the series that comes after this one, I know a lot of these characters survive and thrive. If I didn't have that assurance, I might find this series to grim to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Travis Nagunst | 10/17/2011

    " See Ship of Magic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Infamous | 4/2/2011

    " Not the most afbulous book I have ever read but I really like the fantasy world in this and the other books in this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 3/26/2011

    " Better written than the first book in the trilogy in my opinion and I feel as though i am coming to terms with the characters and the direction of the plot. Great link to the earlier trilogy coming through. Seems to give this trilogy some more credibility I think. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monderwa | 3/25/2011

    " Far more exciting than the previous book in the series. Can't wait to read the last one ;)

    /Martijn "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 3/1/2011

    " Yet again another book that takes days to get out of your head. The kind you are thinking of even though you've begun another book that is nothing like it. :) Robin Hobb has never denied me a strong deep story that pulls me in from page one to the end of book 3. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikolina | 2/28/2011

    " The plot and characters continue to develop. It is a total escape for me to read this fantasy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 2/20/2011

    " The thing that upset me the most when reading this was Malta and how quickly her personality and beliefs would change. Her character wouldn't stay consistent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 12/22/2010

    " I'm already part way through the third book in this trilogy. They are really one big story. It's not as good as the Assassin series by the same author, and the first two aren't really stand alones, but the three books taken together are really good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jesse | 12/13/2010

    " Very good, starting to pull all the threads together. Not enough Brashen-Althea interaction, though. "

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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

Anne Flosnik, a seasoned audiobook narrator, has over four hundred titles to her credit and several awards and distinctions, including three AudioFile Earphones Awards, a USA Today Recommended Listening, and the American Library Association’s Special Services to Children Award. She has twice been an Audie Award finalist. She is an accomplished actress with lead credits on stage, on television, and in commercials and voice-overs.