Reading challenge – Realm of the Elderlings Update 8
Book Reviews / August 1, 2014

[challenge-progress for=”Realm of the Elderlings” bg=”black” font=”white”] [book-info] Progress: Fool’s Errand 18% So.  Onto Fool’s Errand.  The first thing I’d like to comment on is, isn’t the cover art for the audiobook simply gorgeous?  I don’t normally pay much attention to covers, but that one really drew my eye. The lighting and the mysterious figures are beautiful.  They are much preferable to the paperback or hardback cheesy images. Secondly, with moving onto a new series I’m moving onto a new narrator for the audiobooks.  While I’d nothing against Paul Boehmer who narrated The Farseer Trilogy and Anne Flosnik of the Liveship Traders, James Langston seemed to me to be of a completely different calibre entirely.  Of course, that could be that he gave Chade a burr in his accent which reminded me of my childhood! Here’s a sample I am reminded that Hobb’s trilogies are VERY, VERY slow to start.  Fitz’s desire to shut himself off from his old life and those he loves to lead a quiet, sedentary life is beginning to annoy me now!  Let’s just get on with the adventure please.  I’ll need to bear that in mind when I start Fool’s Assassin that I’ll need to…

Reading challenge – Realm of the Elderlings Update 7
eBook reviews / August 1, 2014

[challenge-progress for=”Realm of the Elderlings” bg=”black” font=”white”] [book-info title=”Ship of Destiny” author=”robin-hobb-2″] Progress: Ship of Destiny 100% complete.Progress: Fool’s Errand 4% complete.  Woohoo, two books down, three to go!  I finished Ship of Destiny today, the second longest of the five books I’m reading for the Realm of the Elderlings reading challenge.  I also started on Fool’s Errand, the first in the Tawny Man Trilogy.  Darn, I miss Whispersync for Voice already :o( The Liveship Traders series is quite differently structured to the Farseer Trilogy.  It contains multiple story strands and multiple points of view, whereas Farseer is purely from Fitz’ point of view.  The joy of the Farseer trilogy is getting to know Fitz and those he loves in great depth.  With the Liveship Traders, the characters didn’t speak to me nearly as much (Amber excepted) but I loved watching how all the disparate plots came together in a really satisfying ending.  I am looking forward to getting back to Fitz and the Fool though! Back with more tomorrow!