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  • Assassin’s Apprentice

  • The Farseer Trilogy, Book 1
  • De : Robin Hobb
  • Lu par : Paul Boehmer
  • Durée : 17 h et 18 min
  • 4,6 out of 5 stars (76 notations)

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Assassin’s Apprentice

De : Robin Hobb
Lu par : Paul Boehmer
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    Description

    The first volume in Robin Hobb’s internationally best-selling Farseer series.

    In a faraway land where members of the royal family are named for the virtues they embody, one young boy will become a walking enigma. Born on the wrong side of the sheets, Fitz, son of Chilvary Farseer, is a royal bastard, cast out into the world, friendless and lonely.

    Only his magical link with animals - the old art known as the Wit - gives him solace and companionship. But the Wit, if used too often, is a perilous magic, and one abhorred by the nobility. So when Fitz is finally adopted into the royal household, he must give up his old ways and embrace a new life of weaponry, scribbing, courtly manners, and how to kill a man secretly, as he trains to become a royal assassin.

    ©2012 Robin Hobb (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

    Commentaires

    “Hobb is one of the great modern fantasy writers … what makes her novels as addictive as morphine is not just their imaginative brilliance but the way her characters are compromised and manipulated by politics.” ( The Times)
    “In today’s crowded fantasy market Robin Hobb’s books are like diamonds in a sea of zircons” (George R. R. Martin)

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    Global
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    • Global
      5 out of 5 stars
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    Good book

    easy to follow and enjoyable.
    I think too much luck was involved though 😅

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    • BB
    • 25/07/2022

    Not the best

    I had a hard time getting into the story and it took me months to finish it. The narrator's style might be the reason. Sou'd is not great, sometimes it goes low and I thought tbat it was the end of a sentence or chapter, but no, just the volume fluctuating. Very off-putting.
    Overall, I didn't enjoy it enough to purchase book 2.

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    Très bien

    Le conteur distingue parfaitement les voix des personnages ce qui rend les interactions entre eux très faciles à suivre. L'histoire est captivante.

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    A really good beginning for a trilogy

    The story was really amazing and after a few chapter, I couldn't stop listening to it! I'm looking forward to begin the second book of this trilogy.
    Moreover, the performance was generally good, but as someone whose mother tongue is not English, it was sometimes harder to follow. I got sometimes confused about the names and I had to rewind the story a few times. I would still recommend the book a 100% even if your mother tongue is not English, because the story is really amazing !

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    Très bon premier tome

    De la fantasy qui prend son temps mais très efficace, j'enchaîne sur le 2e tome !

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    Deux lectures, deux avis

    Première lecture
    Il m'apparaissait difficile à comprendre. En effet, l'auteur utilise parfois des termes très précis (marine, batailles, etc) que je ne connaissais pas, ce qui a rendu quelques chapitres compliqués.
    Ensuite j'ai trouvé très étrange l'utilisation de notions comme nom de personnages (Patience, Verity, etc), autant dire que j'ai du mettre un ou deux chapitre avant de comprendre de quoi ils parlaient !
    Par rapport à l'histoire, je l'ai trouvé très lente. Les premiers rebondissements ont mis un temps fou à arriver ! Mais c'est peut être parce que nous sommes dans la tête du personnage et évoluons doucement avec lui.

    Deuxième lecture
    Oui, j'ai finalement terminé toute la saga et je l'ai tellement aimée que je l'ai relue. Et étonnement, après relecture, tout fait sens. Autant vous dire que j'ai adoré le relire, qu'il ne m'a pas du tout paru long, parce que j'ai pris énormément de plaisir à retrouver mes personnages favoris dans leur jeunesse. J'ai également mieux saisis les enjeux politiques qui se mettent en place dès ce tome.

    Si je devais le décrire pour les personnes qui hésitent encore je dirais que vous êtes dans un univers avec des enjeux politiques et de la magie assez présents pour influencer la vie de notre personnage sans être trop casse tête. D'ailleurs, les personnages évoluent énormément avec les attachements et questionnements liés à leur âge (on commence autour de 10 ans dans le premier tome et dans le dernier il en a 60). Et pour ajouter du piment a tout ça, on voyage beaucoup !

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    • ratna
    • 01/03/2015

    Robin hobb did u pick this narrator?

    Read a hard copy some years ago-wonderful rich enchanting. But I really hope robin hobb rethinks the narrator....grating, classist and way to refined and constricted to create the variation in voices this story deserved😢

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    • Doron
    • 08/08/2020

    No silver lining

    If you like 'one man beats all' type of stories, this is not for you.
    There's misery and no silver lining behind the clouds. Only more misery.
    This book was recommended on a Reddit thread for people who like 'The name of the Wind' and 'The Lies of Locke Lamora'.
    Now these 2 books are simply brilliant. These stories have depth and wit.
    For this book though, it feels like the whole book is an intro to some climax that never comes.
    Perhaps in the following books but I'm out.

    For the narrator: it is like every last word of every sentence is faded out.
    The intonation feels often off.

    I don't understand why this book is so highly recommended.
    I miss locke lamora which made me laugh out loud, stopped my heart from beating, had me full of wonder.

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    • Anonymous User
    • 19/09/2018

    Superb story, excelent narration

    This book has everything: adventures, captivating storyline, rich personalities, no white and black separation, just grayzones everythere. Almost always you are left to judge if something is moral or not, mostly you are left only wondering if you could make decision in those many unpleasant circumstances.
    I like the book when i can believe in the story. Almost in every book ilike i find some spot which i think was to naive/silly etc. But in this book those are very few (nose story for example was too stretched).
    I found in comments that narration was bad. But in my opinion it was very good, as non-native english 'listener' i found narrator very easy to follow and enjoyed my time. in some other audiobooks i have to adapt to narrator very long time.

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    • Sluggalot
    • 27/04/2017

    Good story, disappointing performance.

    It actually took me a while to be brave enough to purchase this book. Many friends have recommended me Robin Hobb's work but when I listened to the samples I just didn't think I could bear the narration.
    I normally prefer books narrated with a British presenter, but as this book is written in a first person style the performance is spoken in a horrible upper-class English accent. H's are dropped ehverywhhere (!). Which is a shame because most of the other characters in this book are performed quite well and that's actually what makes the book ok to listen to.
    The story is solid. A growing-up up story for the most part about a boy making his way in court as a royal bastard. And a few little adventures with a bit of court intrigue at the end. You can tell the author is just setting the scene for what's to come.
    It's well written and the characters are multi-dimensional and interesting. Overall I enjoyed it - yes would have been better with a different narrator but it didn't completely ruin it for me.

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    • Nokip
    • 10/01/2015

    dident finnish

    just cant seem care about it and didnt finish it. I think the style of dialog put me of

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    • Mattias
    • 02/01/2020

    Intriguing

    The first installment of the Farseer series does not disappoint. It sucks you right in with memorable characters and moments that makes you insists to yourself that you will only listen 5 more minutes.

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    • Evgeny
    • 24/01/2018

    Gripping story, very slow reader

    Excellent book, loved the story and characters. Some heartbreaking twists. Beautiful vocabulary. Believable dialogues and motivations. World building is a bit sparce. VERY... SLOW... NARRATOR... Had to listen on 1.5 speed, otherwise was put to sleep in 10 minutes :)

    Will get the rest of the books by this author.

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    • Rick
    • 11/03/2013

    A fun fantasy romp, but don't expect too much

    What made the experience of listening to Assassin’s Apprentice the most enjoyable?

    Good story, you care about the character

    Any additional comments?

    I did like the story overall, I liked and cared about the character and liked that he wasn't perfect and made mistakes on occasion. While its all very well to find out you're actually a prince (you find this out in the first paragraph, so its not a spoiler) its another to find that being a prince, and especially a bastard prince, is not all its cracked up to be. Everyone wants to use the hero for something, or dislikes him for reasons that have nothing to do with his own actions.

    The narrator's accent on some words jerked me out of the story on occasion. It's also written in the first person, which I don't usually like but as there is a lot of head stuff (both emotional, and magical/mind powers) happening I can see why it was chosen. The style is a bit dated, I think these days it would be edited so it was a tighter story and moved along a little quicker. As it is there are some slow parts that don't need to be slow and just drag the story.

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    • Florian Bucher
    • 02/11/2022

    Beware of the second book!

    This book might be ok, but if you are similar to me, than be warned of the second book of the trilogy.
    If you have problems like me, with stupid characters that just do because they have no other choice and all is governd by stupidity with no sense behind. People just believing every little shit without thinking. Main characters constantly self doubting. Every other character acting like knowing everything but doing nothing and just watching. If you are like me, then welcome for hours of pain!
    And all that is set in a tiny unimaginative world!

    So you are warned!

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    • Sten
    • 17/03/2022

    Stunning story alongside a stunning voice

    From beginning to end engaging, I found myself longing to listen to it whenever I was not. The story is unpredictable in the best way possible. The characters steal my heart and then break it. And the performance of Paul Boehmer draws you in with each word, the personality he gives his words is incredible without being over the top.

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      2 out of 5 stars
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    • Alexander
    • 15/08/2015

    Grauenhaft schlechter Sprecher

    Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?

    Der Sprecher klingt wie ein Computer. Betonung und Sprachfluss sind nicht vorhanden, es klingt einfach unnatürlich. Man merkt wie der Tontechniker verzweifelt versucht hat, es besser hörbar zu machen, während der Sprecher sprachlich Holz hackt, aber diese Lautstärkeschwankungen sind unerträglich und machen das nur noch schlimmer.

    Das Buch kann ich nur empfehlen, aber dieses Hörbuch sollten Sie sich nicht antun.

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    • Branko
    • 13/07/2016

    Good book, lousy reader

    Haben Sie die Zeit genossen, in der Sie dieses Hörbuch gehört haben? Warum oder warum nicht?

    The story is okay, but Paul Boehmers reading is not. He tries so hard to mimic an English accent that it is hard to ignore him and focus on the story. His "white" starts with a H which seems to last for 10 seconds. I would have had no problem with an American accent.

    Welches andere Buch würden Sie mit Assassin's Apprentice vergleichen? Warum?

    Lies of Locke Lamora

    Wen hätten Sie anstatt Paul Boehmer als Erzähler vorgeschlagen?

    Steven Pacey, Michael Kramer or Rupert Degas. Until now all readers were fine.

    Hat Assassin's Apprentice Sie zu etwas Bestimmtem inspiriert?

    No

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    • Jan-Patrik Novoa
    • 29/07/2021

    Deeply awful narrator

    Wanted to give this trilogy a shot, which was however immediately halted after listening to the narrator for about 2 minutes.
    I genuinely had to check if it was a human speaking or simply a text-to-speech bot.
    No way that I will be listening to this for 17 hours.
    It’s a shame, but this is not recommendable whatsoever…

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    • LorABoe
    • 17/07/2019

    great

    Amazing book, especially the climax is masterful. it also pulls no punches, can be harsh.

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    • T.O.
    • 30/01/2022

    Audio errors throughout

    Narration keeps skipping between two audio timelines. Impossible to follow the story, and definitely a bug.
    Refund required.

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      4 out of 5 stars
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    • Amazon Kunde
    • 07/12/2019

    Lieblingsfantasybuch, sehe lebendig gesprochen

    Liebe die Serie, hab sie seit 29 Jahren nicht mehr gelesen, jetzt fürs pendeln als Hörbuch.
    Fand den Singsang des Sprechers erstmal gewöhnungsbedürftig, aber hab mich dann dran gewöhnt und die Charaktere bringt er super zum Leben...

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    • Global
      5 out of 5 stars
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    • Simone P.
    • 10/09/2018

    Much better than I had expected by far.

    There are many stores that follow young boys that must grow up facing hardship. But this one sucked me in and took me on a journey that made me find myself wanting to here the next part. The only problem was that the speed of my house chores took a dive as I paused so often to listen.

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    • Global
      5 out of 5 stars
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    • Tobias Weiher
    • 28/09/2022

    great book, mediocre audio quality

    Great book, but the audio recording is not done well. the narrators voice is not very clear so I needed to turn up the volume a lot compared to other Titels. I did get used to his style of reading after some hours.

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      1 out of 5 stars
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    • BWA
    • 10/09/2022

    Awfull quality, had to stop after 30mim

    The quality of the recording is terrible. I had to stop after 30 minutes so can't even rate the book itself unfortunately. It sounds like someone would turn the volume up and down nonstop with 1-2 levels. 1 word louder, the next lower, would like to get my credit back for this...

    • Global
      5 out of 5 stars
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      5 out of 5 stars
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    • Luis
    • 21/08/2022

    Good start - curious for more

    A good coming of age story in an interesting fantasy setting, well written and acted. I look forward to the next book.