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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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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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