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Theft of Swords Audiobook
Theft of Swords
Written by: 
Michael J. Sullivan
Narrated by: 
Tim Gerard Reynolds
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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    Ratsika 06-28-15
    Ratsika 06-28-15
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    "Narrator very badly matched!"

    I have no idea if I would have liked the book or the author because the narrator was so very distracting. He read it like a children's book, putting emphasis in odd places and using a strange meter. Don't get me wrong, he was very easy to understand and given the right genre would be an excellent choice. But for this book I kept getting so distracted by the narration I couldn't follow the storyline.

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    Jim Romrell 06-10-15
    Jim Romrell 06-10-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Fantasy that returns to its roots--without crude language and explicit sex"

    I came across this book purely by accident, but I was pleasantly surprised. While it clearly draws upon the conventional archetypes of elves, dwarves, wizards, magic, knights, princesses, and kings, the story is fully engaging, if somewhat predictable. The narrator is excellent, and the story is pleasantly and uniquely clean. Great to see an author who relies on the merit of his story to engage readers rather than attempting to shock or entice them into reading with sexuality, vulgarity and gratuitous violence.

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    Robert Patterson Calgary, AB Canada 06-10-15
    Robert Patterson Calgary, AB Canada 06-10-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Just plain awesome!"

    A fantastic combination of interesting storyline, great character, and laugh out loud moments of humor. Simply brilliant. Don't pass it up.

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    Laura R 06-09-15
    Laura R 06-09-15 Member Since 2013
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    "good story"

    This book was hard to put down at times. I did sometime wish some of the narrative would go faster

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    Nichole 06-02-15
    Nichole 06-02-15 Member Since 2005
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    "infantile story line"
    What disappointed you about Theft of Swords?

    The plot was too predictable with all the complexity of middle school essay.


    Has Theft of Swords turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    Have you listened to any of Tim Gerard Reynolds’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but I enjoy the narrator.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointed, especially given the high reviews.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    David stone 05-26-15
    David stone 05-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing"

    Great fantasy, lovely varied characters. I plan on reading the next one right away. Buy this!

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    ADB 05-24-15
    ADB 05-24-15
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    "Fine, well-balanced fantasy story-telling"

    I'm so glad to have stumbled upon Sullivan and the Riyria Revelations!
    What I loved about Theft of Swords:
    - Interesting but not overly complex world building
    - Plenty of likable characters
    - Well-differentiated and not overly-numerous characters
    - Humor
    - Magic and wonder
    - Dual protagonists.... with a fun dynamic

    It's been a while since I enjoyed fantasy fiction that didn't demand that I keep track of a dozen cultures and civilizations, a dozen characters, a dozen interwoven plots, etc., etc.
    Though some authors make all of that wading pay off (B. Sanderson comes to mind!), far more just wear me out.
    So far, Sullivan's work is just the right balance of simple, well-tensioned story telling without top heavy historical, cultural and psychological analysis.
    Can't wait to read book 2.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    D. Hahn Mpls, MN 05-23-15
    D. Hahn Mpls, MN 05-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Outstanding!"
    Would you listen to Theft of Swords again? Why?

    I would absolutely listen to all of the Riyria books again. Not only that but this is one where I might own both the Audible copy and the print copy. It's that good. Interesting characters in every single book. I listened to the entire series of books and it was worth every dollar/credit. I would recommend listening to the entire series as the story arc is well worth the time.


    What other book might you compare Theft of Swords to and why?

    Has some similarities to other fantasy books but not many


    Which character – as performed by Tim Gerard Reynolds – was your favorite?

    They were all excellent characters played outstandingly. I could not pick one, all exceptionally well done.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I have no idea for a tag line, but someone should make it into a movie or at the very least a TV series! Could be outstanding done right!


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    DirtyDee 05-17-15
    DirtyDee 05-17-15
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    great loved it its a fun catching story you will want more and more

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    Mary M. Watkins 05-16-15 Member Since 2010
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    "A little long in the tooth"

    Good story overall. Seems like the author was finding his feet as the story moved on. Also, it seemed like there was quite a bit of filler as descriptions of some things seemed too long and didn't move the story along or turned out to generally be irrelevant IMO.

    What I liked best was the pacing. The characters were never just rushing around doing things needlessly despite long rambles by the author. I plan to buy the next book, so I'm not trying to be overly critical. Just thought I would pass along my observations.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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