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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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    Amanda Spencer 03-12-15

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    "Well done!!"

    This was a really well thought out trilogy where nothing is incidental. Every story and character has a purpose which is revealed in due time. You aren't able to predict all the twists and turns and intrigue. The characters are well developed and complex. They feel like old friends, now. Really good reader and performance. Would highly recommend this series.

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    Easy pezie 03-08-15
    Easy pezie 03-08-15
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    "Love it,"

    Truly Enjoyable, wish they would make a movie of these books.
    Only not mess it up.
    If you love Catnis, in the hunger games
    You will love Hayden and Royce in the Ryria series.

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    Michelle Lehnardt SLC, UT 03-06-15
    Michelle Lehnardt SLC, UT 03-06-15 Member Since 2011

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    "HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for storytelling and narration"
    What did you love best about Theft of Swords?

    The plot had me guessing at every twist and turn. Royce and Hadrian are fantastic characters who you want to know better.


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

    I'd never heard Reynolds narration before and he's a master. Even if the story wasn't fantastic (which it is), Tim's narration was extremely entertaining.


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

    Yes! But it's way too long for that.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a completely clean read I can hand to my sons without worry.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    alexandra boucher Piermont, NY United States 03-02-15
    alexandra boucher Piermont, NY United States 03-02-15 Member Since 2014

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    "pretty good fantasy story"

    I enjoyed Tim Gerard Reynolds reading of Red Rising (highly highly recommend that series!) and there was a blurb about this series after that book, so I decided to check it out. I'm not a huge fantasy fan, with the exception of Game of Thrones, so wasn't sure I'd be into it. but I like the story, I like Hadrian and Royce and it moves along well. there's some comedy, snarky comments and dialogue that I don't know necessarily fit into the medieval theme, but I guess it's a different world so people can talk however they like.

    this is what I'd term traditional fantasy, with elves and dwarves and a wizard and a dragon, Knights and Kings and a princess (who's kind of annoying, I have to say) good and evil etc. there's a quest and side quests. it's good,kind of audible comfort food.

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    Joan Ellefson 03-02-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Best book I've heard so far"

    Witty, charming, fast paced, characters were likeable, the narrator did a really fine job. Hoping the next series have the characters open up, have deeper relationships and become more developed. The book overall was relaxing and fun.

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    D. Brennan 02-26-15
    D. Brennan 02-26-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Addictive!"

    Michael J. Sullivan has a very smooth writing style that brings the characters to life. I find myself attached to each of the heroes and loathing the villains.

    I recommend "Theft of Swords" to any reader in the hopes that they too will fall in love with Riyria!

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    Tarot Altamonte Springs, Florida United States 02-25-15
    Tarot Altamonte Springs, Florida United States 02-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great First Book of a Series"
    Would you listen to Theft of Swords again? Why?

    Yes and I have listened to it many times. I listen to it over and over because of the characters. Between great writing and a wonderful performance they literally seem to come to life.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters, the dialogue and the amazing rapport between Royce and Hadrian. Even when they didn't like each other they were great together.


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

    In my opinion he is always great, but I have only listened to two authors that he has done performances for. His voice is so soothing I often listen to it when I am going to sleep and am really glad for the sleep time. Of course I only do this with books I've listened to already.


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

    Yes, but because it combines two books into one that would be very difficult. I do find myself listening to this book in the house instead of the television.


    Any additional comments?

    Great series and a I recommend starting with this book and doing the Chronicles series after you read all of these.

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    glenn 02-19-15
    glenn 02-19-15 Member Since 2016
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    "This must make your short list-all 3 books"
    What did you love best about Theft of Swords?

    depth of story. The author writes all the books before he releases them, so the flow of the epic tail is about the best I have ever read. Charterer development is 1st rate...flel in love with them


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Theft of Swords?

    All 3 books are filled with memorable moments but if I had to pick I would say the ending...just fantastic the way it all came together...had me guessing to the last page


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

    Just his style...I would seek out books this guy does he is that good.


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

    all of the above...some deeply moving moments


    Any additional comments?

    a true fan MJS...will read everything this guy writes...just a great story teller.

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    Jason 02-09-15
    Jason 02-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Kingdoms, empire and elves, dwarves and so on"
    Where does Theft of Swords rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Anti-hero types is a big plus. The world building is weak, but better than many. I'd say it falls middle of the road. I failed to grasp the size and scope of the world, and it often felt small, which could be because it was. Having read all three books, I never did understand how the elves fit into the picture. They needed more individuality as a race, same with the dwarves. These rolls were too weak. On the plus side there was adventure, women in power rolls (at least later on), and characters weren't invincible; they can die. This book rates rather high here and it certainly is a worthy listen. Tim Reynold's did a great job. I thoroughly enjoyed his work on the books. Clear reading, nice pace and individual voices that were distinct and on point, character-wise to what I imagined them to sound like. Michael is a fine writer and I know I will hear more depth in future titles and listens he publishes.


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    Marc Pridemore 02-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Solid Adventure"

    The story was great and well written. The reader did an amazing job that made it easier to follow which character was talking. The main characters are easy to like and the banter between them is pure gold. The entire book cruised on by and I find myself looking forward to the next book in the series. Read or listen to this book if you even remotely enjoy the fantasy genre.

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