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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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    Hank 04-03-16
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    Started rather slow but you quickly start loving the characters. Highly recommend this book and the reader

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    Jessi 04-03-16
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    "Amazing author and narrative"

    love all his books and the narrative bring ngs them to life. a great book

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    Michael 04-02-16
    Michael 04-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "good start"

    love the book, really introduce the characters and leaves you wanting more. cant wait to read the next few

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    Zaphod Oregon, USA 03-30-16
    Zaphod Oregon, USA 03-30-16
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    "great for what it is"

    a slightly dark Fantasy with hardly any magic.

    classic storyline with a few twists though I would like the villains to be more likeable but that's my own bias

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    Samantha 03-29-16
    Samantha 03-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Strong storyline"

    A strong story that moved forward quickly. It lacks finesse at times, but as this seems to be the first major book the author wrote I'm extremely impressed. His characters are likable, the motion engaging, fight sequences realistic and convincing, and even when at times he goes for over the top he nearly makes it, which is a challenging feat in the world of fantasy. It left me curious about the expansion of this world, and thrilled that the next book is significantly longer! Overall, well done!

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    Bonnie 03-27-16
    Bonnie 03-27-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Great story Perfect Narration"

    This was my second time listening to this book. We chose it for our book club this month. I love it

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    Jonsnana 03-26-16
    Jonsnana 03-26-16
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    "Great story"

    This is a great series. The characters are throughly developed the plot is intricate and there is enough humor between the two main characters to offset the realistic portrayal of feudal life in all its poverty, bigotry, and casual attitude about the worth of human life. Many of the secondary characters carry important parts. In fact, no scene can be assumed to be unimportant, it may hold a key to a puzzle in a future book. The fantasy and magic in the series are not explained but shown in glimpses throughout the books. Again, all of this series is great, including the prequels.

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    J. Griffin 03-25-16
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    Took me a bit to get into it but once I did I couldn't stop. The mix of church and King vs empire is a fun story.

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    Schuyler Bostedt Madison WI 03-25-16
    Schuyler Bostedt Madison WI 03-25-16 Member Since 2013
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    What made the experience of listening to Theft of Swords the most enjoyable?

    The dynamic between the two main characters. The motivation of either are so believable it seems like I know the two personally. Yes each is an Archetype but they are also very deep characters.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hadrian. I always had that kind of stupid moral certitude since I was a kid.


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

    Royce. Tim Gerard Reynolds just has that cynical bastard voice and attitude down so well. Or possibly Albert, but he has such little dialog.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. I think I actually lost sleep because of this book.


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    twila lovett 03-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Entertaining, with twists & turns"

    Riyria chronicles are good entertainment. Sullivan's story is not too heavy but does hold some surprises along the way. I thought Mr Reynolds narration was expressive. I didn't find his use of different voices too distracting.

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