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Ship of Magic

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Robin Hobb

Narrated By: Anne Flosnik

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: February 2010

Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes


Bingtown is a hub of exotic trade and home to a merchant nobility famed for its liveships-rare vessels carved from wizardwood, which ripens magically into sentient awareness. The fortunes of one of Bingtown's oldest families rest on the newly awakened liveship Vivacia.

For Althea Vestrit, the ship is her rightful legacy unjustly denied her-a legacy she will risk anything to reclaim. For Althea's young nephew Wintrow, wrenched from his religious studies and forced to serve aboard ship, Vivacia is a life sentence.

But the fate of the Vestrit family-and the ship-may ultimately lie in the hands of an outsider. The ruthless pirate Kennit seeks a way to seize power over all the denizens of the Pirate Isles...and the first step of his plan requires him to capture his own liveship and bend it to his will.


  • Jessica Roe

    A somewhat slow start. But this narrator is a favorite of mine. This author wrote of several different characters, plots and angles. Robin Hobb did a great job of creating a visual at all times. It was a very good story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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