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4.00002061898183 out of 54.00002061898183 out of 54.00002061898183 out of 54.00002061898183 out of 54.00002061898183 out of 5 4.00 (48,499 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robin Hobb Narrator: J. Paul Boehmer, Paul Boehmer Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Farseer Trilogy Release Date: March 2010 ISBN: 9781400184347
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With unforgettable characters, a sweeping backdrop, and passionate storytelling, this is a fantasy debut to rival that of Robert Jordan. Filled with adventure and bloodshed, pageantry and piracy, mystery and menace, Assassin's Apprentice is the story of a royal house and the young man who is destined to chart its course through tempests of change. Young Fitz is the bastard son of the noble Prince Chivalry, raised in the shadow of the royal household by his father's gruff stableman. An outcast whose existence has forced his father to abdicate his claim on the throne, Fitz is ignored by all royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has him secretly tutored in the arts of the assassin. For in the young man's blood is a heritage of magic, the talent called the Skill, as well as another, even more mysterious ability. As barbarous raiders ravage the coasts and leave behind the zombie-like husks of the townspeople to prowl the countryside, Fitz is growing toward manhood. Soon he will face his first dangerous, soul-shattering mission, a mission that poses as much a threat to himself as it does for his target-for Fitz is a threat to the throne...but he may also be the key to the survival of the kingdom. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Gracefully written Library Journal
  • “A gleaming debut in the crowded field of epic fantasies and Arthurian romances.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Gracefully written”

    Library Journal

  • “Intriguing, controlled, and remarkably assured…at once satisfyingly self-contained yet leaving plenty of scope for future extensions and embellishments.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacob | 2/20/2017

    " I love this whole series, fitz is my new favorite book character, I hope they will make a show based on thsee books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail | 2/12/2014

    " I read this book many years ago when it first came out and have loved the series ever since. Fitz, the young orphan boy, grows to maturity through several baptisms of fire in the series, each more heart wrenching than the last. Loved the books. Would happily read again and again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 2/11/2014

    " It was okay. I read it quite a while ago and it didn't exactly thrill me, but it was a competent read. "

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    " A slow start, but once it gets going, a truly exciting and emotional read. Some of the antagonists are a bit thinly drawn, but that's really the only flaw I see in this novel. There is a good reason this book is a well-loved modern classic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 1/18/2014

    " I love this trilogy, and read it several times. But the ending has sad parts, and I remember the ending well enough that I don't want to start the trilogy again. "

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    " I'm rereading these books, which my brother gave me a couple of years ago. They are less confusing the second time around, but the pacing is still a little uneven. They are very dark, but I have come to love the characters! "

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    " Had low hopes for this story- and was so wrong. It was pretty good. Moving on to book 2 "

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    " This whole series took to another world made me believe this is our history not fantasy at all ......... "

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    " Pretty good world-building. The twists and turns are pretty obvious, except maybe for the end, which is kept vague (which I liked). I am tempted to continue with the series. "

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    " An excellent book. I would recommend it to any of my friends. The characters are very well written. The story is well paced with very few slow spots. "

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    " Really enjoyed the story and am working on the rest of the series. "

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    " Man, this was a great read. Hobb poked and prodded me in exactly the right spots. "

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    " The start of one of the most captivating series ever. "

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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 Narrators

Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe. He began his audiobook work in 2000 and has since lent his voice to many fiction and nonfiction titles. He has won nine AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009 and 2014. Between books, he is active in regional theaters across the country. His television appearances include guest spots on Nip/Tuck and Numb3rs.

Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe. He began his audiobook work in 2000 and has since lent his voice to many fiction and nonfiction titles. He has won nine AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009 and 2014. Between books, he is active in regional theaters across the country. His television appearances include guest spots on Nip/Tuck and Numb3rs.