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Ship of Magic: The Liveship Traders, Book 1

The Liveship Traders, Book 1
De : Robin Hobb
Lu par : Anne Flosnik
Série : Liveship Traders, Volume 1, Realms of the Elderlings, Volume 4
Durée : 35 h et 20 min
5 out of 5 stars (8 notations)

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Description

From the author of the classic Farseer trilogy, Ship of Magic is the first part of the Liveship Traders. Set in a land bordering the Six Duchies, Robin Hobb begins her epic of pirates, talking ships, magic, sea serpents, slave revolts, dashing heroes and bloody battles.

Wizardwood, a sentient wood. The most precious commodity in the world. Like many legendary wares, it comes only from the Rain River Wilds. But how can one trade with the Rain Wilders, when only a liveship, fashioned from wizardwood, can negotiate the perilous waters of the Rain River? Rare and valuable, a liveship will quicken only when three members, from successive generations, have died on board. The liveship Vivacia is about to undergo her quickening, as Althea Vestrit’s father is carried on deck in his death-throes.

Althea waits for the ship that she loves more than anything else in the world to awaken. Only to discover that the Vivacia has been signed away in her father’s will to her brutal brother-in-law, Kyle Haven.

Others plot to win, or steal, a liveship. The Paragon, known by many as the Pariah, went mad, turned turtle and drowned his crew. Now he lies, blind, lonely and broken on a deserted beach. But greedy men have designs to restore him, to sail the waters of the Rain Wild River once more.

©2012 Robin Hobb (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critiques

“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)
“Assassin's Apprentice:A gleaming debut” ( Publishers Weekly)
“Assassin's Quest: 'Assassin's Quest achieves a bittersweet, powerful complexity rare in fantasy” ( Locus)
“Robin Hobb writes achingly well” ( SFX)
“Praise for The Liveship Traders series: 'Even better than the Assassin books. I didn't think that was possible” (George R R Martin)
“Hobb is a remarkable storyteller.” ( Guardian)

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  • Nicola Beveridge
  • 19/08/2014

Annoying Voice

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Great book, Great Story, Great Writer, Pity about the narrator. It would be nice if they stuck to one Narrator for an author, I would have been very pleased to continue with Paul Bohemer, and I am disappointed with the change, I will make sure I listen to samples before I buy any more books from audible.

Would you be willing to try another one of Anne Flosnik’s performances?

No.
Anne Flosnik has an incredibly annoying voice, she seems to lisp, slur, speaks her words around the sides of her tongue and is almost sounds like she is trying to cast a spell with every sentence. I had intended to work my way through the Liveship traders series before I started the Tawny man series, but I have decided that since I read the series about 10 years ago, I will pass on buying the other two books and skip forward.

Any additional comments?

It has just occurred to me that there are other sites that do audiobooks, I have been happy having Audible as my sole provider, but I really don't want to listen to Anne Flosnik butchering any more of these books so I will have to look to see if this book is availiable from anyone else with a better Narrator.

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  • Aimi
  • 26/07/2017

Excellent book let down by an abysmal narrator

Would you be willing to try another one of Anne Flosnik’s performances?

Hell no. Not if you paid me.
She is slow, monotone and entirely boring as a narrator

Any additional comments?

Speeding the audio up to 1.1x speed improves things significantly but this would be best fixed with a better narrator.

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  • Richard
  • 27/09/2012

The playback skips words

Would you try another book from Robin Hobb and/or Anne Flosnik?

The story is engaging, however the recording skips words continually...
It looses meaning in some sentences

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  • Jamilah
  • 14/08/2017

Do not buy! Horrible reading!!

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Another reader would make all the difference. Anne Flosnik tries to do I do not what. I have read and re-read the books. The stories are wonderful.

What did you like best about this story?

The narrative is very good.

Would you be willing to try another one of Anne Flosnik’s performances?

No way.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment. I love the books, but Anne Flosnik's reading just kills them.

Any additional comments?

Horrible.

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  • Mr Marcus B Kenny
  • 08/03/2017

Tip for those who don't enjoy this narrator

Try increasing the playback speed. I listened to this book at 1.10x and it made a world of difference. That is a tip to remember for any audiobook that you are not enjoying, try increasing the playback speed before giving up on the book.

As for the trilogy, I'm now well into the second book in this series, and it's ok. It's not as gripping as the farseer trilogy, but it is good enough to listen too. I look forward to returning to Fitz & the Fool, but this is proving to be entertaining enough, and the magical ships are wonderful.

It is frustrating how even when someone has been proven to be wrong in this book, they still stubbornly refuse to change their mind/opinion about something. (Very true to life though, just look at politics.) Like the whole Vestrit family, none of them ever seem to change their mind. It does make it a struggle for me to like any of the characters very much.

Anyway, give the series a go, the ships are wonderful, and if you find the narrator difficult to listen too, try increasing the speed. I honestly wonder if someone messed up the recording, and it's playing slower than it should.

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  • The Inked Wren
  • 08/08/2013

Worst Narrator Ever!!!! Slow, Monotone, Bland

I am sure the book is quite good but I will be asking for a refund for this one. The Narration is just terrible. I am really sorry Anne Flosnik but this is not your calling.

There is no depth to the characters, she is incredibly slow even at 1.25 times the speed. its very mono tone so the book doesn't develop any real feeling as to what is going on. The spacing between sections in chapters is almost non existent and its really hard to follow from one part to the next. And all the characters sound the same boy or girl, old or young.

Looking at other reviews of this narrator this is a common feeling so its really disappointing that the entire series is read by this one lady. She just doesn't give the book justice.

Will be reading this one myself thanks!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03/03/2013

Truly awful narrator

Would you try another book from Robin Hobb and/or Anne Flosnik?

I'd certainly read a book from the same author, but not the narrator unless for a very specific reason.

Was Ship of Magic: The Liveship Traders, Book 1 worth the listening time?

The story is good, the narrator almost made me give up.

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  • Trace`
  • 25/03/2013

Interesting concept

After reading the Farseer trilogy, I really wanted to skip The Liveship Traders and go on to the Tawny Man Series but all the reviews I read indicated these books should be read in the order they were written because some of the characters from here are brought into the Tawny Man. While not directly connected to the Farseer story, it is set just outside the boarders of the Six Dutchies.

I liked the characters and the idea of the liveships but dont understand what is going on with the sea serpents. It has taken quite a long time to start enjoying the story as I don't care for the narrator's voice/accent. We have Trader families in debt to RainWild families for their liveships, children used as bargaining chips, pirates, slaves and politics and an interesting mix up of characters.

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  • Helena Hauss
  • 05/08/2019

Worst narrator ever

This is an awesome book, that I've already read. As I am now reading the sequel I wanted to listen to the first one again to pass the time as I work , by revisiting this fantastic story, and reacquaint myself with everything that happened.

However after 10 minutes of listening, I had to stop.
This is so bad, it's not even a question of narration, but just....does this person even know how to speak ? The pronunciation is so weird, it all sounds like very bad acting.

Honestly, this is a very big shame, as it was the same with the narrator for Robin Hobb's other serie Royal Assassin : Audible should really look into re-recording those two series , as the other ones are well narrated, but since Royal Assassin is the first one you have to read/listen, I think it's filtering out a LOT of possible listeners/customers.

Those Books are SO good, they deserve much better narration, this was just cringe-worthy.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23/06/2019

Preference

Loved the book and i am currently downloading the next in the series. The actor did a fine job, but not my favorite. Purely preference. The performance would never dissuade me from listening to more of her work in the future.

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  • Peabody
  • 07/11/2014

Wahnsinnsgeschichte - wie immer bei Robin Hobb

Erst mal muss ich meinen Frust über diese Sprecherin loswerden: Noch nie habe ich ein englischsprachiges Audiobook gehört, das so übertrieben in den Betonungen, nervig im Tonfall und unnötig pathetisch in der Interpretation war.

Als ich mich dann irgendwann entschieden hatte, dass die tolle Geschichte und wunderbare Sprache von Robin Hobb es wert ist, dass ich diese Schwächen "überhöre", konnte ich mich einigermaßen damit abfinden und das Buch bis zu Ende hören.

Die Trilogie "liveship traders" generell ist nicht ganz so herausragend gut wie die Geschichten um Fitz und den Fool (Farseer-Trilogie und TawnyMan-Trilogie) aber auch als eigenständiges Werk immer lesens-/hörenswert. Weil sie außerdem die Zeit zwischen den beiden Fitz-Trilogien beschreibt wollte ich mich unbedingt noch mal darauf einlassen.

Ich habe die Bücher vor mehreren Jahren gelesen und mir fällt jetzt beim Hören auf, wie toll die Autorin alle Charaktere mit ihren Fehlern und Stärken zeichnet. Althea ist sicher diejenige, mit der wir alle mitleiden, aber durch ihr Verhalten verschlimmert sie ihre Situation immer wieder. Genauso bei Brashen. Er hatte mehrere Jahre eine gute Zeit, hat aber nie etwas zurückgelegt, sondern sich darauf verlassen, dass es weiter so läuft. Tja, Pech gehabt. Kyle Haven verhält sich generell wie ein dämlicher Macho, aber er liebt seine Frau und verhält sich ihr gegenüber sehr liebevoll. Und und und..., alle Charaktere machen Fehler, machen manches richtig, und durch das Zusammentreffen von nicht kompatiblen Charakteren, Einstellungen und politischen Gegebenheiten entstehen tragische Schicksale.

Wer komplexe Fantasy ohne Schwarz-Weiß-Malerei mag und sich auch auf längere Zeit auf eine komplizierte Geschichte einlassen kann ist genau richtig bei diesem Buch!

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  • croworc
  • 16/05/2018

Haltet durch! Trotz der furchtbaren Sprecherin...

Grausam diese Sprecherin! Total übertrieben, pathetisch, unglaubwürdig und der Story überhaupt nicht angemessen. Robin Hobb spinnt die Geschichten um ihre Charaktere wie immer kunstvoll und reich mäandernd, eine Welt in die man eintauchen kann und die genug Raum für eigene Interpretationen lässt - wenn einem diese schreckliche Sprecherin nicht zu sehr ablenkt! Manchmal sind die Seitenstränge der Handlung etwas zu langatmig und detailliert aber die Charaktere sind interessant. Das Einzige, was mich an der Story etwas gestört hat, ist die gleiche Grundidee wie in der ersten Triologie, dass eine dumme, herrschsüchtige Person das Leben für viele Andere unerträglich macht. Und dass jede/r Einzelne der GUTEN aus den unterschiedlichsten Gründen macht- und tatenlos zusieht. Das hat mich ganz ungeduldig werden lassen.

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  • Grass Peter
  • 24/10/2017

die Sprecherin... einfach furchtbar

die Sprecherin ist furchtbar.übertreibt total und klingt extrem unpassend! werde es mir weiter anhören weil ich die komplette Reihe von Robin Hobb hören möchte... aber diese Sprecherin... Sie sollte sich an Kinder Bücher bis 3 Jahren halten.. da wären diese Übertreibungen vielleicht gern gehört, aber nur vielleicht!