Yes it is a highly entertaining listen and the narrator does a fantastic job. This is book 3 and 4 in the series and you really get to see the characters grow and you come to love them more. I will not give a description as you can read that for yourself. But I will say the 2 main Characters Royce and Hadrian are now two of my favorite fantasy heroes. The other characters in the book really are good also: Princess Arista and Amelia in book 3. This Author has done a great job and I sent him an email and he actually replied twice!
I think it would have to be Hadrian for a male character and Princess Arista for female. I just love Hadrian's sense of humor and even though he is a thief he has a very good heart. With Princess Arista you get to see her grow form a spoiled princess to a true heroine who is just learning her abilities as one of the gifted (magic wielder).
It is too hard to say as he does such a good job. He makes different voices for all the characters and even does a great job for the females so you can truly imagine the characters talking.
Yes definately, I do not want to give away any spoilers but a few tears where shed and many laughs.
I really suggest you give this series a chance as I am sure you will add it to your all time favorites. I listen at work sometimes and the story is so good hours will pass and I will not even realize it. When I leave work I will plug my phone into my car stereo and find myself driving slower to get home so I can listen longer!
Yes, I would. I'll probably listen to it again after the year prequels come out. It's just great story, with great narration.
Absolutely. I listen at work, so it only took a few days anyway.
If you've read the first book, and found it lacking in certain areas, listen to this anyway. Much better and leaves toy ready for the third. Highly recommended. I put Michael J Sullivan up there with the likes of Patrick Rothfuss, and Brandon Sanderson.
The story was great. Narration was great.
It kept me guessing, had great twists and turns, and great character development.
I'm not sure if I have. But he is superb.
I definitely laughed. I'm too much of a man to cry.
The Riyria Revelations are fast becoming one of my favorite series. Michael J Sullivan might not be the equal of Tolkien as some have written, but one Tolkien is enough for me. I enjoy Sullivan as he is. The continuing story of Hadrian, Royce, Arista, Thrace, et al, is fast-paced, with enough humor to keep the pathos from becoming overwhelming. Elves, dwarves, and goblins interweave through like threads of gold through silk - not taking away from the main story, but adding sparkle to the tale. I am looking forward to the last of the omnibus series - The Heir of Navron.
I do not open a print copy of this book but I enjoyed it so much I'm investing in a hardback copy. That being said, I will most likely only use the hard copies for reference purposes while listening.
Watching Arista's power grow as a witch as well as her strength as a woman.
The journey Arista, Royce and Hadrian took together in Book 3.
I'm totally stuck on these books!!!
This was a great novel I can't wait until The Heir of Novron comes out Audible! =) stop taking forever!
I really like the audio version... Did not read it... Who reads?
I didn't give any insight to the story.. but if you liked some of the other book's I've given high marks to... you'll like this one. I look forward to listening to the third book in this series.
I don't like recycled characters. For the most part, Sullivan introduces new characters nicely and realistically. We start this volume with the rapid rise of a new character, which is emotional and smartly written. Sullivan has a tight grasp on who his antagonists are but is able to layer their motivations with more nuance than in the prior volume. Sadly, one character comes from the prior volume and it feels a bit clunky. A twist at the end makes up for that, however.
My other complaint is the number of times our hero's are captured then manage to convenient escape. This reminds me of the TV Series "24". Jack Bauer or family gets captured because they don't call for back up and then get guarded by one inept guard.
Beyond that, the action sequences are easily visualized and the storyline is enjoyable. Tim Gerard Reynolds gives a fantastic performance. It is his best voice acting to date. Product removed to much space between segments and it is difficult to tell when a new scene has begun.
Do your self a favor and listen to it. It was so good that I went ahead and read the 3rd. You will not be disappointed. A worthy created and well enjoyed.
River On The Edge
I haven't finished this book yet but I'm so excited to get more of this story. Book 1 was amazing and this book has the same narrator so I'm expecting a lot. I hope Book 3 comes online soon.