tv and film hairstylist, then 9 years living in amsterdam. moved to santa monica. now in bakersfield. what a change. loving my book list
OH YES, this was not what i had expected at all. took me by surprise. could not stop listening to it.
EVERYTHING, But how so many can be thought of as good, and find they are the most evil. and how the weak turn out to be the most powerful. How loss can bring much more from with in.
a feeling of someone that he was there. Made the story sound more like a memory than any fiction. Great with having you believe in every character.
Never Give up, even in the face of certain death, death m,ay even run screaming from you.
please write more like this, or continue with more from this. I never thought this would become one of my all time favorite books. the worst part is knowing it will be over soon. Thank you for such a fantastic story. you are amazing.
I really enjoyed the characters and action in Theft of Swords. Tim Gerard Reynolds did an excellent job narrating and really brought the characters to life. The story and backlground of the world are original, although the setting contains many familiar fantasy tropes.
This is the first and best of a three book series, but the story in this book stands on it's own so you don't have to feel pressured into getting the next two. The latter two contain some rather contrived plot elements and subplots, a sort of deus ex machina to handle the invincible enemies facing humanity and are somewhat predictable, but they had some really great parts as well and I'm glad I listened to them.
This book reminded me of the Night Angel series in several ways; shady relations between nobles and criminals, an entrepreneurial whore named Gwen, and even a ridiculously o.p. sorcerer named Ezra.
I think this book was the perfect combination of action, politics, and lore. The book jumps to different points of view fairly regularly so you understand the plot from everyone's perspective, even the bad guys.
This volume has the first two books in the series, so don't be surprised when the story seems to end early.
If you are a fan of clever criminals, betrayal, of desperate battles (both physical and political) for the throne, then this series is for you.
Trite characters battle a lackluster plot. Questions are not asked, because if the characters were smarter the story would never happen. How can a man, after being interrogated about a recent murder, not ask ANYONE who died? Or, anything else about the murder - all leading to misunderstandings and lots more bodies? This is just the beginning of a bunch of contrived plot points that leave the listener to shout at the absent writer.
The cliches mount up, just as the body count, and the reader needs some chemical assistance to enjoy it.
Great book if you like a long well thought out story line. This book felt like there were two books in one. Can't wait to get my hands on the next one!
The characters and their interactions are very realistic. It makes the fantasy seem so real. Some of plot needed more energetic description but the conversations and internal monologues are genius. The. Plot itself is very mysterious
The magical jail. Very creative
It shocked me that certain events had such impact me as a new user of audio books
Love these books. Never stop writing please!
Honestly, I had to stop listening! I did listen to the first story and got part way through the second, so feel it's enough to write a review on.
The story was quite good, though a little formulaic, with some decent characters and good action. It has the bones to go the distance over the next couple of books I would suggest.
There was just something about the narrator's intonations that was wrong and really off putting. His voice was quite easy to listen to - the problem was how he would say sentences and stress various words, particularly in dialog, which sounded unnatural and a jarring. In the end I had to stop listening.
I'd suggest you listen to the sample prior to buying.
Increasing my ops tempo by allowing storytellers to whisper in my ear(buds).
This is a contemporary Epic Fantasy with two lead characters that are talented and always in the center of the action. By that I mean that the language is standard 21st century English with few archaisms, and what genre story worth its salt would fail to make its protagonists top flight practitioners of their craft? The book is full of murder, political intrigue, religious corruption, conniving Dwarves, genocidal Elves, brave damsels, and a satisfying plot that drives the action. By the end of this first volume Sullivan takes the listener to see hidden prisons, Elven towers and hideous magical monsters. We are told that the future of mankind is at stake. Most importantly this novel tells an interesting story. The author has stated that this first volume starts slow and that the series really starts to take off in the next. I am anticipating learning what the whole thing is really about when I listen to volume two.
One piece of philosophical wisdom that struck me was this: “A Shark doesn’t eat fish because he likes seafood. He eats them because chickens don’t swim.”
Tim Gerard Reynolds narrates with a pleasant English accent. His various character voicings are easy to distinguish and sometimes brilliant, especially when he is delivering a bit of sarcasm, which the author has served up in plenty.
My first review. Outstanding story if you like stories with settings along the lines of Lord of the Rings, Willow (the movie) with heroes, villains, good versus evil, magic and humor. Also, the narration of this story was excellent. I'm looking forward to Volume 2
The door in the tower. Will not give away anything more.
Both of the thieves.
Laughing and cheering
Yes. I just love it all around. It has everything.
All of them. Great character development.