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Theft of Swords Audiobook

Theft of Swords: Riyria Revelations, Volume 1

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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Nominee, Fantasy, 2013

Acclaimed author Michael J. Sullivan created instant best sellers with his spellbinding Riyria Revelations series. This first volume introduces Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater, two enterprising thieves who end up running for their lives when they’re framed for the death of the king. Trapped in a conspiracy bigger than they can imagine, their only hope is unraveling an ancient mystery - before it’s too late.

Theft of Swords contains The Crown Conspiracy and Avempartha, books 1 and 2 of Riyria Revelations.

©2011 Michael J. Sullivan (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Blake 01-07-16
    Blake 01-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing"

    If you like series like eragon, or Harry Potter, your gonna love this. I recommend highly

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    polonerw 12-29-15
    polonerw 12-29-15 Member Since 2012

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    "Excellent book! !"

    Good character development and the reader was able to change voice for each character. I enjoyed this book, and I hope the next book in this series is as good.

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    Alex 12-22-15
    Alex 12-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Nice fantasy"

    I am not one to fall for fantasies. I got this book at a sale and I didn't expect to like it too much- I was wrong. This was a very nice story, written by an excellent story teller that brings up the child in you... Excellent narration, great story. No negatives from my end. I will read the whole series now...

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    Amazon Customer 12-21-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Characters & Story -"
    What made the experience of listening to Theft of Swords the most enjoyable?

    I'm on my second time listening to this series. The characters are fun, distinct and as the stories continue, you will see them unwrapped like an onion. It's well worth your time and credits, as it gets better and better.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love Royce's character arc... he's so gruff in the begining, but you just know he's a teddy bear inside, though he won't let anyone see it...


    What about Tim Gerard Reynolds’s performance did you like?

    Tim delivers the dialog with perfect timing. He gives each character a distinct voice and personality and you know who's "talking" without the author telling you. This is why I love Audio and Tim does a great job!


    Any additional comments?

    Great investment of credits with the length of the stories, excellent series that does not drop off in the middle, great story arc of characters and overall story. You will love this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Martha C. Riley UPLAND, IN, US 12-11-15
    Martha C. Riley UPLAND, IN, US 12-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Lots of fun!"
    Would you listen to Theft of Swords again? Why?

    Yes, I would. It's just plain entertaining. Not deep, not moving, not really suspenseful because desperate problems are solved fairly quickly, but it is simply fun.


    What does Tim Gerard Reynolds bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He's really very good at making all the characters distinguishable -- clear diction at just the right pace with the right tone for the humor.


    Any additional comments?

    There's no swearing or sex -- enjoyable for young adults. I'll listen to the next book because I really love those two clever thieves.

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    Amazon Customer 12-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved it!"

    This book was both entertaining and intriguing. It is kind of a combination of Robin Hood and Hunger Games. I also liked the fact that the cussing is rare, so i didn't have to worry if my kids were in the car. If you like adventure, you'll love this book.

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    DB 12-03-15
    DB 12-03-15 Member Since 2016

    just good books

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    "love Royce and Hadrian, everyone else not so much"
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    Overall: B-

    The main characters here are Royce and Hadrian, a thief and a warrior framed for killing the king. The parts of the book with those two are excellent. Unfortunately, there are some lengthy portions where they aren't in the story and it drags. The book is really two books in one. I thought the first story was better.

    Narration was was good. He's similar to Jim Dale and does an excellent job in a variety of voices.

    I'm on the fence as to whether to continue on with book 2. We'll see.

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    Joe graves 12-02-15
    Joe graves 12-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book but please stop including spoilers"
    What did you love best about Theft of Swords?

    The dialogue is unusually sharp for a fantasy novel. If Quentin Tarantino wrote speculative fiction I imagine it would be a lot like this.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The two main protagonists are both equally enjoyable


    Any additional comments?

    Probably too late but don't read the synopsis if you don't like spoilers. Two major scenes early in the book are completely ruined by the summary.

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    Tara Wa 12-01-15
    Tara Wa 12-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Funny, adventurous, plot twisting!"

    I thoroughly enjoyed every minute. I haven't liked characters this much in years. Royce and Hadrian remind me of everything I love about Kirk and Spock, Sherlock and Watson, and Chewbacca and Han Solo.

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    Eliza 11-29-15
    Eliza 11-29-15 Member Since 2010

    thoughtful reader/listener/viewer

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    "Bored and annoyed"

    Somehow I got through the whole story, mainly on the strength of Tim Gerard Reynolds' skilled narration, but the rambling storylines, the substitution of physical description for actual character development, the bloated, pedestrian writing--so many wasted words and almost as many incorrectly used words. Also, Sullivan has no idea how to name characters. There's more, but don't bother. Try Guy Gavriel Kay instead.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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