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Download Shaman's Crossing, Book One of the Soldier Son Trilogy Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Shamans Crossing, Book One of the Soldier Son Trilogy (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Robin Hobb
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (8,553 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robin Hobb Narrator: John Keating Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2009 ISBN:
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Hugo and Nebula Award finalist Robin Hobb crafts intricate fantasy tales featuring larger-than-life characters and exotic landscapes.

Nevare Burvelle was born to be a soldier in the Gernian army. But as Nevare's career takes off, his worldview alters considerably. Corruption and nepotism reign, and now Nevare questions his own ideals, wondering why he continues fighting for the empire. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Minnie | 2/20/2014

    " Over het algemeen wel een goed verhaal. Nevarre is ook wel een tof personage. Maar het einde vond ik er eigenlijk wel een beetje over. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynthia | 2/17/2014

    " A little draggy; but excellent writing! "

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

    " I enjoyed this book - part 1 of 3. The author is very detailed and did a lot of character development. At times, it seemed to drag on and I got a little bored. Overall, I enjoyed it and its underlying message about how we are destroying the earth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cameron | 1/6/2014

    " I know that a lot of readers have found this book to be lacking compared to other Robin Hobb stories. I have to say that even though it got bogged down in places with details, I did enjoy the book. As usual, the hero is flawed and realistic. I look forward to reading the next book in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Popnfresh Dudley | 12/31/2013

    " Robin Hobb seems adept at creating unusual, but realistic worlds with characters that are well thought out and with authentic voices. This one was riveting to me from the beginning, I loved that the protagonist was attached to a malevolent power; not the usual fantasy story of a hero foreordained to save the world. . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane Severson | 12/30/2013

    " I was really looking forward to this book, being a completely different world and story than all the rest of Hobb's books. Unfortunately, it didn't live up to my expectations. I think it had a lot of potential, but for what happens and what is written it is just too long. I dare say, the editor didn't do his/her job very well. There was so much which Hobbs wrote over and over. The book could've been easily half as long and would've been more powerful that way. As it is, I found it tedious and boring and unsure of where it was going. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth Newell | 12/26/2013

    " I was very pleased to find this trilogy by one of my favorite authors. The premise of the book, the different sons taking to different trades according to birth order was very cleverly worked up into a backdrop that drove the whole book. Also, you think this book is going to go the Man Called Horse/Dances with Wolves/Avatar route, but takes some clever turns and ends up somewhere else (for now!). I'm hurrying off the library to pick up the 2nd book in the trilogy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Justin | 12/20/2013

    " i love robin hobb... one of my favorite fantasy writers... very disappointed with this entire series though... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 12/20/2013

    " Very enjoyable fantasy novel. The main character is easy to relate to and like and the story an interesting one. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer H | 11/26/2013

    " The story is pretty interesting - but the writing is a little stiff. I guess, though, you'd expect that since the main character telling the story is a soldier. I am looking forward to reading the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mother | 10/14/2013

    " Can Robin Hobbs author a bad book? I doubt it. She is one of my favorites!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Danica Walker | 10/4/2013

    " I love Robin Hobb as an author but I really struggled through this book. The main character was irritating and dull, and the plot was almost nonexistent. I made it through the entire trilogy with the hope that there would be some brilliant ending, however I was left disappointed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erica | 1/21/2013

    " I have read 9 of Robin Hobb's books and loved them hard. But this one sucks. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 B.j. Thompson | 10/28/2012

    " This is a different type of fantasy book. I would say it barely fits the category of fantasy. It is more like a war-type story, with very large political overtones. Protagonist creeps his way into your heart and the story-line is a page-turner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 M | 7/15/2012

    " I do get sucked on by robin hobb. Love how the whole book leads inexorably toward a minor success only to have a big event really put things in perspective. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patti Miller | 1/31/2012

    " Not my favourite Robin Hobb series, but it was good in its own way - the talent of the author is undeniable. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Avivs | 12/28/2011

    " so boring, so pointless. hobb's worst book too date. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly | 11/11/2011

    " Not my favorite of hers. Moved pretty slow, but the world-building and characterization are good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah Castillo | 11/7/2011

    " I sometimes have trouble getting into a series, but this book drew me in immediately, I had to run out and get the next book right after I finished it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie | 9/23/2011

    " I had a free copy of this book, and I enjoyed it. However, I don't think the second one was as good. Astute student Jaiah just reminded me of this series by lending me the first book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tricia | 5/24/2011

    " Starts off pretty slow, but towards the end you really develop a like for the main character, Navarre. It really picks up in the second book. You just need to get through the first 200 pages... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candida | 5/6/2011

    " A little harder to get into than her previous novels, but still an excellent read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ryan | 4/7/2011

    " I've read Robin Hobb's other series and enjoyed them. This one was a different story. I confess I on;y read the first 100 pages or so before I quit. It's like she forgot about dialogue. I felt like I was reading a history assignment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 3/26/2011

    " Really enjoyed this book! The characters were easy for me to identify with and I felt myself urging to get through the book needing to know what happened next. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Josh | 2/5/2011

    " Unlike every other series from Hobb, this one was not as fast developing, nor did the characters jump off the page. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jeanne | 1/19/2011

    " I've read other Hobb books, so I thought I'd try these....well written, but the story wasn't all that interesting....and for all the wind-up, ending rather quickly. I found I didn't actually like the characters anymore, by the time I started the final book - I just wanted to finish it... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie | 1/11/2011

    " Robin Hobb creates such a complex world... fun fantasy reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jadwega | 1/2/2011

    " I enjoyed this book, but the ending was a bit depressing and the overall theme of the story seems to be very dark with not much hope. I hope the other two books are as good, but a little more positive. "

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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.