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  • Thief's Magic

  • By: Trudi Canavan
  • Narrated by: Grant Cartwright, Hannah Norris
  • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 952
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 886
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 890

In a world where an industrial revolution is powered by magic, Tyen, a student of archaeology, unearths a sentient book called Vella. Once a young sorcerer-bookbinder, Vella was transformed into a useful tool by one of the greatest sorcerers of history. Since then she has been collecting information, including a vital clue to the disaster Tyen’s world faces.Elsewhere, in an land ruled by priests, Rielle the dyer’s daughter has been taught that to use magic is to steal from the Angels.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great!

  • By MissRed on 06-14-14

Mindless Listen...

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-14

Would you try another book from Trudi Canavan and/or Grant Cartwright and Hannah Norris ?

Yes, but I would need encouraged.

If you’ve listened to books by Trudi Canavan before, how does this one compare?

Not as good. Male character seems lacking in smarts. While the female character is a push over. Both of which are fine, but a whole book of it where nothing really happens. WOW.....

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Don't speak with the female accent. Change it slightly. In combination with the timidity of the female character it's painful to listen to. Every chapter of hers was can I get to the next as fast a possible. Male role was nice. Aside for characters lack or intelligence.

Could you see Thief's Magic being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No. Characters lack something. Wouldn't translate to screen.

Any additional comments?

YES, If anyone had a book of 1000+ years of history and lost magic they would ask about it. It's as if the author lacks the willingness to explore the infinite depths of what could be revealed and take the story into an much more exciting path.

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