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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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    Leonard 05-06-15
    Leonard 05-06-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent Listen"

    Michael Sullivan has written a fantasy tail that keeps you wanting more all the way through it. I came for the narrator, and hung around for the adventure.

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    Dan 04-24-15
    Dan 04-24-15
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    "Very enjoyable"

    Can't wait to get started on the next one in the series. Loved the interactions between the two main characters.

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    J. Bly Minneapolis, MN USA 04-07-15
    J. Bly Minneapolis, MN USA 04-07-15 Member Since 2011

    I enjoy fiction including Sci Fi and fantasy (lots of epic fantasy.) I'm also a big fan of some of the spy genre like the Bourne series and some Tom Clancy.

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    "Good start! Goes downhill from there."
    Would you try another book from Michael J. Sullivan and/or Tim Gerard Reynolds?

    First I have to say the first book is pretty good. On its merits alone I would recommend it. However it seems that they rushed to finish the series. The rest of it becomes very predictable, overly dramatic, characters start behaving unrealistically and do things simply to support the plot. Tired literary devices are prevalent. You have prophecy. You have people not saying things they should say just because it would get in the way of the plot. You have people standing around for "a minute" while they are in shock or thinking and everyone else? Just stands there. Like freeze frame. No one move or say anything until this person finishes standing around for a minute or "a few" even. Oh, you're bleeding? I'm sorry we'll get to that but I have to explain, in narrative format, how I just realized what is going on all along. Shocking! Ok now lets bandage you.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Michael J. Sullivan again?

    Maybe. Like I said, it starts strong in the first book. There's a lot I liked but the plot and story just falls apart.


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

    Good performance. A little excitable. He yells things out when someone would probably be talking in a normal voice or quieter. Some statements are subtle undervoice rather than declarations to a whole room.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    This question is not helpful to an audio book review.


    Any additional comments?

    The predictability got a bit annoying. Honestly if *I* can figure out what is going on, you're telling me these highly intelligence characters living this together wouldn't notice? Can't say I buy that.

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    Kelly 03-27-15
    Kelly 03-27-15

    I am a hopeless bibliophile and audiobooks are perfect for me. I get to read and keep my hands free. Perfect for a busy mom/ nurse.

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    "Great series--second time thru was awesome"

    Really enjoyable, second time thru now I realize how well woven the story was. Highly recommend. Glad I found this.

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    garunk 03-22-15
    garunk 03-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Awsome"

    Awsome awesome awesome awesome awesome such a good book i loved it it's good script read so good thank you

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    Linden 03-14-15
    Linden 03-14-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Good Story, Great Narrator"

    I enjoyed this first book in the series. The author writes with a lot of dialog, which I enjoy. The two principle characters are interesting. But the thing that will make me hang in for the whole series is the narration. Great voice. Wonderful selection of accents.

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    Casey Rose 03-14-15
    Casey Rose 03-14-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Perfectly predictable!"

    Theft of Swords is the opposite of the song of ice and fire by Martin. It's cliche story is fantastically entertaining, and I say this with complete sincerity. Good vs evil and the like is a told story but Sullivan gives it a wonderful new polish that I found refreshing and fun.

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    Vivian 03-12-15
    Vivian 03-12-15
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    "Can't stop listening"

    This is a great fantasy novel. Very well plotted, with both suspense and humor. The characters are likable and the narration is excellent.

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    Amanda Spencer 03-12-15 Member Since 2016

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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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