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Theft of Swords: Riyria Revelations, Volume 1 | [Michael J. Sullivan]

Theft of Swords: Riyria Revelations, Volume 1

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.
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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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    Sean 10-18-12
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    "Great Surprise Find"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! As everyone says, it takes a little while to get started, but the plot line is unpredictable and has twists and turns that you would not expect. The characters are very entertaining and there is a great amount of comedy. Royce and Hadrian are your classic protagonistic duo, who balance each other out (one rough and one idealist).


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

    I do know know what I would compare it to, but I will tell you the books that I like to give you an idea if you might like this one. I am a huge Harry Potter fan, Eragon series, LOTR, and I got into the wheel of time series but couldn't get through them.


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    Tony 10-13-12
    Tony 10-13-12
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    "Good Characters, Good Story"

    This is a well-done book and good narration. The story keeps you involved thought it is a little slow to get into. By the end I was looking forward to the next in the series.

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    Kirivian CENTEREACH, NY, United States 10-05-12
    Kirivian CENTEREACH, NY, United States 10-05-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent Story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes : Very compelling storyline, I found the more I heard the more I wanted to hear.


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

    Mistborne Saga by Brandon Sanderson, good strong story line, interesting charecters.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I like the way the male voices were done, the female voices felt more like a episode of monty python.


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    Bob Faw NH USA 09-17-12
    Bob Faw NH USA 09-17-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Interesting characters and concepts"
    Would you listen to Theft of Swords again? Why?

    Not again, but I did enjoy it the first time. I will listen to the second in the series.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hadrian (sp?), because he's got a great personality and really cares about people. Plus, being a bad ass fighter helps the cool factor.


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

    He was convincing in each role. I was impressed with that.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    A few times when the two anti-hero protagonists saved people at risk to their own lives.


    Any additional comments?

    The book started a bit slowly, but gathered momentum. By the middle I was hooked, and by the end I wanted more.
    I will say that the (I suspect D&D inspired) role of Thief as an acknowledge profession seems odd, and when kings talk that way, it makes it harder to buy into the story.
    But I do like their thieving adventures!
    One of the best things about the book was various, unique and interesting characters. Sullivan does a very good job with that.
    I also like the critical observations about religion. That was great.

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    Michael BATTLE CREEK, MI, United States 09-15-12
    Michael BATTLE CREEK, MI, United States 09-15-12 Member Since 2012
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    Where does Theft of Swords rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best I've heard


    Any additional comments?

    I could not stop listening to the story. I cannot wait to get the next book

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    ellerl 09-14-12
    ellerl 09-14-12 Member Since 2006

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    What made the experience of listening to Theft of Swords the most enjoyable?

    What a wonderful find! Michael Sullivan keeps the reader engaged with interesting characters and complicated story lines. I can't wait to listen to the next book in the series. I'm adding this author to my list of favorites.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This was an extremely good story of a different time and place.


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    Derek Northern Virginia 08-20-12
    Derek Northern Virginia 08-20-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Unique and enjoyable medieval adventures of theft"

    Unique and enjoyable medieval adventures of theft and swordplay with the hope of more wizardry to come. The reading was excellent and the story wrapped up most loose ends with intelligence and justice. Nice to share in the adventures of a couple of hero rogues and there is no fault with the reading/acting.

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    Rod Beeton, On 08-20-12
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    keeps you interested, good story with a touch of comedy, makes you connect with the heros

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    Kimberly Martin Monterey, CA USA 07-19-12
    Kimberly Martin Monterey, CA USA 07-19-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Back to the Classics"

    This book is just what I was looking for. It's a nice refreshing adventure in a classic fantasy world with plenty of humor and a dash of lightheartedness. The story is on the predictable side, in fact I would say it's more predictable than not, but I didn't mind. I was just happy to have a break from all the gloom and darkness that seems to saturate so many fantasy series today. I narrator is also excellent I think with a nice range of voices. My sister characterizes him as "British but not snooty". Over all a great choice if you want an fun, easy going, epic fantasy.

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    Stephan Kim Oakland Gardens, NY USA 07-09-12
    Stephan Kim Oakland Gardens, NY USA 07-09-12 Member Since 2001

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    I just happened to stumbled on this..just right speed. Kept me interested to the end and rushed me for the second book.

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