Sullivan does a wonderful job of stringing the story long at a rapid pace keeping the readers attention while at the same time deeply developing the characters. I am awaiting the day when this series garnishes its own TV Series/Movie Franchise
Royce and Hadrian are impossible to not like. The chemistry between the thieves duo is dynamic and hilarious. These characters by themselves make the book a worthy listen.
I have yet to listen to any Reynolds's other performances but his performance in this series was phenomenal I look forward to listening to his other work.
If it wasn't 26 hours long I would have
I would definitely rec this book. The characters are funny and develop more and more over the series of the books. A good epic series!
I love his voices. You can easily tell one character from the other
I listen in the car as I drive to work...very slowly.... : )
Myst/thrillers and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.
This series is great! I rate it right up there with the, "Walt Longmire Mystery" series.
The writing just flows and I love Sullivan's almost lyrical descriptions of places and landscapes. He incorporates little side stories that are a wonderful way to help you attain more insight into each characters past and complexity. Just one example: Royce sees a young, street urchin, boy and while he watches him the reader is able to hear Royces nostalgic, endearing thoughts. It helped us to see the softer side of Royce which is not depicted at all in his outside character.
This is an exciting, adventurous and at times comical read. The relationship between the two main characters is entertaining and not at all predictable. It is interesting that they are so completely different from eachother, but, so inquestionably in synce, and the facetious, dry humor they share at the most inappropriate times is very funny and clever. Both are very likable in their own ways.
I suggest reading the first book before this one, it is just as enjoyable and will add richness to this story line and it's characters. The narrator is great and keeps a steady pace. I hope Audible will soon offer other books by Michael Sullivan. I Highly Recommend this series, definitely credit worthy. On to the next.
It took a little bit to get into the first book and I wasn't sure I would want to keep going but I hung in there. This book, and the previous, is great and the narrator does and excellent job with the voices of different characters. No boring slow parts where I feel the urge to fast forward either. It just keeps going at a good pace with plenty of mysteries slowly revealed to the listener about all of their pasts and the potential future. Highly recommended.
The relationship between the two thieves is great.
He does a great job of voicing the different characters with dialects and inflections.
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.
I was a tiny bit disappointed when the author dropped the episodic stories in favor of a large over-arching plot. I loved the episodic stories of the first book and was hoping for more. That disappointment soon disappeared as the real plot of the series took off. I loved the book so much that there are no spoilers in this review. Suffice to say that in this book the stories of the several characters are told from several different viewpoints a la Lord of the Rings. The events unfold, triumphs and disappointments, and the tension builds to leave us wondering what will happen in the next volume.
Tim Reynolds is an excellent voice actor, not only are each of the characters, men and women, voice differently, they have different characters that come through the voice stylings. Especially in such a rich and varied world, it is amazing that after a very short time you forget that you are listening to a single voice actor instead of an acting troop.
I can hardly wait to start listening to the next book.
I did not read the book.
The characters were very well developed and true to character. The plot was intricate and rich, very believable. Some of the heroes live and some die, so you are frequently holding your breath to see what happens next. I absolutely loved how the end of the last book tied everything together. It is rare that a book ending leaves me saying "ohhh!" right out loud.
Tim is an excellent reader, and I enjoy the way he changes his voice for each character. I do think he needs to work on the feminine characters, however. They all still sound quite mannish.
Watching Royce grow and change all throughout the series was wonderful. He went through such heart rending trials that it is amazing he even survived. I think when Myron was talking with Royce after the death of Gwen touched me the most. It was the turning point for Royce.
Myron started out as a small character for me, but grew to be an enormous part of the story. I loved that development. I also loved the turn of events with Nimbus. I cannot wait to read more stories by Mr. Sullivan, who had just become one of my favorite authors. His writing is phenomenal!
Top 1 or 2.
Always captivating, never dry.
Depth of character - a good example is the way he reads Hadrian's (sp?) voice, it just makes the guy sound so much more authentic.
All parts are good.
The 1st book(s) in the series is also phenomenal.
I love to read and since 2011 I have been mostly listening to audiobooks because oftentimes there is nothing like a good narrator.
This series was pretty long, with each book over 20 hours long and book 3 was just over 30 hours IIRC. I couldn't be more thrilled they were that long. I enjoyed all 3 books immensly. The two main protaganists were the classic good guy/bad guy characters but the author did a fantastic job of not making you feel like you've seen it all before. They were well rounded and you could relate to both of them sometimes, even though they were as different as night and day
. The supporting cast was a little weak at the start but some of them filled out well. The other characters were developing well as the novel went on. I was a little worried about Princess Arista, thinking that she was going to be the typical fool girl who makes nothing but bad decisions. She didn't really flesh out in this novel but before the end of the next book I was starting to look forward to chapters involving more of her.
My one big disappointment was magic. This book, and these novels in general, had so much potential in bringing to life a thoroughly enjoyable and fascinating magic system especially considering Princess Arista was supossed to be the first wizard in a long time. They didn't use much magic at all. This was why I left out 1 star from the Story. I would easily have given all 5 stars if the magic and sorcery would have been used more.
That said, even without the magic and sorcery I couldn't wait to start the next book and just as I was finishing one I was already downloading the next in the background.
In all honesty. With more magic and sorcery the series would have been really, really, really good. As it stands the series is really, really good. :)
Thanks for reading my review.
I LOVE TO READ!!! Reading has been a favorite pass time to me since I was 12. As I have gotten older I found little to no time to pick up a book. Audible is a life saver. I will read anything, but I spend most of my time with Fantasy, Sci-fi, and a little Romantic Comedy on the side. My favorite authors are Steven King, George R.R. Martin, Robin Hobb, Brandon Sanderson, Jim Butcher, Michael Sullivan, Patrick Rothfuss, and Molly Harper.
Yes..... I have had a great time thus far listening to this series.
I think the Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson, and the Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher. I like the way that the story draws you in with the characters. There is also a good flow to the stories. Good mixture of real life, action, and the fantastical.
No. His performance is excellent in this series.