Fool's Quest : Realms of the Elderlings

  • by Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by Elliot Hill
  • Series: Realms of the Elderlings
  • 33 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ranking alongside George R. R. Martin as a groundbreaking master of fantasy, New York Times best-selling author Robin Hobb delivers the second book in her long-awaited Fitz and the Fool trilogy.
The harrowing adventures of FitzChivalry Farseer and his enigmatic friend, the Fool, continue in Robin Hobb's triumphant follow-up to Fool's Assassin. But Fool's Quest is more than just a sequel. With the artistry and imagination her fans have come to expect, Hobb builds masterfully on all that has gone before, revealing devastating secrets and shocking conspiracies that cast a dark shadow over the history of Fitz and his world - a shadow that now stretches to darken all future hope.
Long ago Fitz and the Fool changed the world, bringing back the magic of dragons and securing both the Farseer succession and the stability of the kingdom. Or so they thought. But now the Fool is near death, maimed by mysterious pale-skinned figures whose plans for world domination hinge upon the powers the Fool may share with Fitz's own daughter.
Distracted by the Fool's perilous health and swept up against his will in the intrigues of the royal court, Fitz lets down his guard...and in a horrible instant, his world is undone, and his beloved daughter stolen away by those who would use her as they had once sought to use the Fool - as a weapon.
But FitzChivalry Farseer is not without weapons of his own. An ancient magic still lives in his veins. And though he may have let his skills as royal assassin diminish over the years, such things, once learned, are not so easily forgotten.
Now enemies and friends alike are about to learn that nothing is more dangerous than a man who has nothing left to lose.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

What's with the Fool's weird accent?

If you could sum up Fool's Quest in three words, what would they be?

Great story, bad perfomance

Who was your favorite character and why?

The Fool is my favorite and Elliot Hill is ruining him! He sounds like a Nazi in a bad movie. There's nothing in the books to suggest he speaks Fitz's language with any accent at all.

Would you be willing to try another one of Elliot Hill’s performances?

Not if I can help it. I'm seriously considering turning this off and just reading the book.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, until the performance started driving me nuts. He doesn't do Bee well, either, and his Fitz is kind of lackadaisical, but the Fool is really the last straw!

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- M. Casale

First time I've quit an audiobook because of the reader

I am a huge fan of Robin Hobb and have listened to all her other series on audible (and read all the Fitz books on paper as well). This is the first time I've ever quit an audiobook because I found the reader unbearable. His character voices and accents are way over the top and the voices he does just don't match the characters. Queen Kettricken's voice is just horrifyingly pompous in this recording - utterly out of character. And the Fool's accent is so intense that it's distracting. I feel like I'm reading about characters I've never encountered before. It's ruining the story for me, and I'm stopping. I made it about 2 hours into the recording.
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- Elizabeth

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-11-2015
  • Publisher: Random House Audio