This is an excellent series if you're looking for something engaging, but also not too mentally draining.
Some of the great perks of this series:
Consistant and hilarious characters and banter, I actually found myself snorting aloud!
A LOT of delightfully unexpected turns! For being a rather light-hearted series, there are a lot of things that I just didn't expect to happen, I was happily surprised, and it kept me on my toes
These characters aren't undefeatable. But at the same time, they are wholesome-ly likable
The series has a clear ending, it's NOT 15 books long
There is light magic that doesn't run amok. It's powerful, but limited
There are strong female characters. (although, this doesn't really show up as much until later in the series. It's slow to rise, but believable)
Will I listen to this series again? Absolutely, I had a lot of fun with it the first time, and I can't wait to do it again. It's not sophisticated reading by any means, but it's a really fun lark that really wants you to enjoy yourself while you listen.
So I picked this book almost randomly from a $4.95 sale thinking it would be as quick fantasy troupe. I was blown away by this book. No mere troupe, that is for sure. Sullivan mastered the art of manipulating readers into believing the wrong conclusions that kept me guessing where the conspiracy was turning.
Sullivan envisioned great characters for his books. I loved the witting byplay between the thieves, and Harian's "annoying" need to do good deeds that gets them deeper and deeper into the conspiracy. I loved watching the prince transform out of a petulant boy into a leader.
You can count on the next two books I buy being books 2 and 3 of the Riyria Revelations.
This story stand out for its humor and heart along with wizardry and swordplay. Many interesting characters including a charmingly naive monk and some brave women. The two thieves have more to them than at first meets the eye. Narration is terrific. This actually includes 2 sections of a 6-part book. I'm going to go right into the next 2-parter immediately!
Wow! Do yourself a favor and listen to this book and the ones that follow. The story is amazing and engaging. The characters are fascinating and you just want to get to know them more and more. There is laughter and there are tears. The narrator brings everything to life. Not to mention the great value of two books for the price of one!! You will not regret it!
From the open scene where they two are ambushed on the road, I loved how this book flowed and the personality of two main characters. When I finished the book I knew I wanted to listen to the full series. The author leaves a few questions hang as the story is told, but thankful answers the mysteries instead of leaving them unanswered.
I occasionally lost tract of who was who as I stated listening but it not the readers fault, it takes some time for you to get a feel for the characters. Great listen.
Action Packed Wonder-ride, sorry that was four, but you get what I mean.
At the end when they put the head in the bed, and it is not what you think. It wasn't a human head.
This is the first and second in a six book series that been compacted into three audible book. It is a great series and pays for itself.
I read/listen purely for enjoyment and any reviews are based on that. Mostly fantasy, mystery, suspense.
I found this series through a good reads book club. As the price was small I thought I would give it a shot. I'm so glad I did. I Read the entire series non stop an found a new favorite. About six months later I joined audible and again the first book price was super low an a it was a great read I thought I'd give it listen. I loved it again. It Is a great story with fantasy, politics, war, and hero's and villains. For me it was a fast paced fun read that got better with each book. I've discovered several low priced fantastic books but this was one of the best.
I listened to all three books in this series. Each one was better than the last. The narrator is perfect. He is able to perform a large number of characters flawlessly. The story is also very captivating. I highly recommend.
Very likable characters in a story with twists and turns. Well crafted and performance was great.
I am a blind lawyer and aspiring writer, trying to read a little bit of everything but partial to sci-fi and military fiction.
Id like to begin by saying I have purchased The Lord of the Rings, and fully intend to read it one day. I came to the fantasy genre by way of Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, which this certainly is not. And let me say, as much as I loved those hefty tomes, I couldn't be any happier about it.
What we have here is a far more straight forward narrative with good guys and bad guys and some people in the middle who'll break one way or the other as the plot requires. It is full of action, people doing the right thing, a touch of intrigue and a dash of romance. It isn't that complicated but it is well-developed and most importantly, it is a whole lot of fun. And when I say it isn't complicated, I don't mean the author hasn't taken his time building this world. You will find plenty here worth your time, particularly a good sense of humor and characters you can't help but cheer for.
This first installment relies heavily on plots involving linear journeys and fairly direct conflicts but does throw in enough twists to keep things interesting, which sets up the characters and overall setting for a much grander adventure. I was incredibly impressed by the narration, particularly the characterization of the two heroes from the sample alone and am not surprised that it has since garnered an Audie nomination.
It's hard to express just how much I enjoyed this entire series. I can only hope the author continues to put out such great stories and finds the right vocal talents to bring them to life.