Golden Fool

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
July 2014
26 hours 1 minute
Prince Dutiful has been rescued from his Piebald kidnappers and the court has resumed its normal rhythms. There FitzChivalry Farseer, gutted by the loss of his wolf bondmate, must take up residence at Buckkeep as a journeyman assassin.Posing as a bodyguard, Fitz becomes the eyes and ears behind the walls, guiding a kingdom straying closer to civil strife each day. Amid a multitude of problems, Fitz must ensure that no one betrays the Prince’s secret—one that could topple the throne: that he, like Fitz, possesses the dread “beast magic.” Only Fitz’s friendship with the Fool brings him solace. But even that is shattered when devastating revelations from the Fool’s past are exposed. Bereft of support and adrift in intrigue, Fitz finds that his biggest challenge may be simply to survive.Praise for Robin Hobb and Golden Fool“Fantasy as it ought to be written.… Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.” —George R. R. Martin“[Robin Hobb] ranks near the top of the high fantasy field.… [She] juggles all the balls with aplomb, besides providing spot-on characterizations.” —Publishers Weekly“Solid storytelling with warmth and heart.” —The Kansas City Star
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Very excited and great character development as always. The narrator was mostly good, but it’s really annoying that the narrators for the various trilogies in the series don’t pronounce the main characters and places names the same way. It’s jarring to hear a name pronounced one way for 90 hours only to have it change when the narrator changes. I wish the published had coached the narrators to continue the same pronunciation that was used for the first trilogy. It seems kind of sloppy they didn’t.

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5 books in to this story, and I truly enjoy the story as a whole. I’m only gravely disappointed that Fitz is a 35 year old man, and still a complete and utter bumbling moron. Character development is great over all, I just can’t get past Fitz’s inability to mature almost entirely.

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