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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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    Schuyler A. boulder, CO, United States 09-15-15
    Schuyler A. boulder, CO, United States 09-15-15 Member Since 2016

    An audio book fiend

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    "WOW. WOW. JUST.... WOW."
    What made the experience of listening to Theft of Swords the most enjoyable?

    Theft of Swords became one of my top 3 favorite books, over R.R. Martins Series, because of the fabulous balance between world and history building and character development that Michael J. Sullivan has put into this work. The two main characters are not the only ones you follow throughout the book and each one of his characters is wonderfully thought out and developed. The Pace of the story between books grows on itself so perfectly that at the end of each book you are sure there couldn't be a way to improve on the story, until you get part way into the next book when you realize that the world is much larger and more splendid than you could have imagined.

    I have never been a heavy fantasy lover and like books with some balance between a human world and a world with fictional races. This book does a great job doing just that. I will warn you that before you start, look up some maps of the world and keep them handy as you listen, it helps a lot.


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    Andrew Perkins 09-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent mythical adventure"

    Great story, excellent narration, voice characterizations were top notch.going to continue to follow the story, and look for other stories by this author.

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    Brent 09-02-15
    Brent 09-02-15 Member Since 2013
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    "You will not regret listening to this awesome book"

    This is my 2nd time listening to this book and it's even better the 2nd time around. No other high fantasy book can compare to it. The author makes you fall in love with his characters right from the first chapter and by the last chapter you can't get into the next book fast enough. And the reader is spot on doing as good of a job of reading as I have heard. You will not regret listening to this book!

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    Jess 08-29-15
    Jess 08-29-15
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    "Absolutely loved it! Wonderful and entertaining!"

    Two fantastic and endearing characters! Royce and Heydrin, a great pair who compliment each other with each being strong where the other is weak. Maybe a good example for our American governmental leaders to follow; surround yourself with strength where you are weak, and stand firm where you step. Ty Michael Sullivan for these fantastic books, that contain too many adjectives to list!

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    Amazon Customer 08-26-15
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    "Captured my attention"
    If you could sum up Theft of Swords in three words, what would they be?

    Great action


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

    The hobbit because of the personal journey's each character takes. They each are learning about themselves and finding more than they thought they new or were comfortable with.


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

    Hadrian


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

    It made me laugh


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend this book

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    Booknerd 08-19-15
    Booknerd 08-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    first story 3.5* second story 3.5*
    I can't wait to read the next books :)

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    Christi 08-17-15
    Christi 08-17-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Fun story."

    Didn't think I would like this. Doesn't take long to get to know and enjoy the characters. There are 2 books in this book.

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    ojemcate 08-10-15
    ojemcate 08-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great series"

    I grabbed this as a suggestion from the site it didn't take long for the story to suck me in I've since listened to this series 3 times , the story is well written and equally told very well I would encourage any fantasy fan too listen you won't be disappointed

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    mosselyn Campbell, CA USA 08-07-15
    mosselyn Campbell, CA USA 08-07-15 Member Since 2009

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    "good enough to keep going"

    The two main characters, Royce and Hadrian, are both amusing and interesting. Unfortunately, some of the other characters felt a bit cardboard-y and cliche to me, and the plot occasionally had me rolling my eyes. However, I enjoyed the romp well enough that I'll be continuing with the series.

    The narration is outstanding. I am very critical of narrators who over-do voicing and accents in an effort to differentiate between characters. It so easily dips into farce. However, Mr. Reynolds has a light touch that offers just enough differentiation among the characters to make them unique and recognizable without making them ridiculous. I would love to read more books by this narrator.

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    Lysane Maynard 07-31-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Brilliantly enchanting !!!!"

    This story is so captivating and the narrator is AMAZING! !!! This gem is the best audiobook I have listened to. 👍👍

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