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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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    MHM 06-02-17
    MHM 06-02-17
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    "Okay, not sure what the rave reviews are about"

    I liked some of the characters but it was bland overall. There were some interesting elements as well but nothing deep or thought provoking.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ValiantPhantom 03-31-17 Member Since 2015
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    "A story worth investing in"
    What made the experience of listening to Theft of Swords the most enjoyable?

    This is a story that is more than your average fantasy. It is more than your average journey or epic. This is an adventure. Much like a classic action movie this story is predictable in all the right ways and surprising at just the right moments. It is worth sticking with as each book grows and develops into something great and fantastic.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Royce.


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

    Myron.


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Nice break between reading Sanderson and other epics to enjoy a great adventure.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher Chicago, IL, United States 12-30-16
    Christopher Chicago, IL, United States 12-30-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Best protagonist I have read about."

    I really love all of the Riyria books. They are very well narrated and I enjoy the main characters more than any other book. I am not saying that they do not have faults, because they do, but they just feel very real to me. They have good banter and are fun to read about.

    The actual story can be grim at times, but overall it was a feel good series for me. Horrible things happen at times, but it doesn't take away from the story. This is just a truly great fantasy series.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    T. Vega 05-03-16
    T. Vega 05-03-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Great characters!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the characters of Royce and Hadrian. Their relationship is buddy movie material. They are so well written that you can start to predict their reactions to situations because you feel as if you know them.


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

    I like the way Tim Gerard Reynolds thoroughly captures the sarcastic banter between the characters. I liked his voice from previous Audible purchases (the Red Rising trilogy by Pierce Brown), but he made me laugh out loud the way he handled the wordplay between the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is just plain fun! The characters are well written, the dialogue is excellent and the action keeps you on the edge of your seat at times. It's a nice escape from the books I have to read for school.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sterling Decatur, Illinois, United States 04-22-16
    Sterling Decatur, Illinois, United States 04-22-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Solid foundation for an epic tale."

    Riyria Revelations has all of the elements for a classic epic fantasy. A thief and a warrior with far more talents and abilities than any others in their profession, both with a legacy that is yet to be fully revealed are deeply entwined with the politics of Empire Building, dogmatic clerics, an the rebirth of magic. Men Elves and Dwarves and reside in this world with other races. The church of mankind seeks to reestablish the human empire under their control. Many human kings are in opposition of this and the other races of this world might make their feelings known. This is a fast-paced story with good characters and I look forward to reading the other volumes.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    leon h 02-29-16
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    "Got me back into Audio books"

    loved this book. could hardly take my earphones out. brilliant beginning to what promises to be an amazing series. the performance was great almost on par with Stephen Briggs in the Discworld novels.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    A. Peer Australia 02-28-16
    A. Peer Australia 02-28-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Why did I wait so long..."

    I can't believe how much I enjoyed this book! I noticed that I bought it in Nov 2014 and only got around to listening to it in Feb 2016. I took so long because other books kept attracting my interest first. And now I wish I had listened to it sooner. The narrator is perfect - he made it so enjoyable to be totally immersed in the story and characters. I love the wry humour of the 2 main characters, sometimes laugh out loud funny. The intrigue and plot is absorbing, the characters really good. This is so much fun!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ulises 02-28-16
    Ulises 02-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Audio Book"

    This is the kind of book that shines in audio format. It keeps the action movie seemlessly with the storyline.

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    kendall johnson 02-25-16
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    "Great book!"

    I really enjoy this book. About to start on the next and I can't hardly wait!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jane Wolfeboro Falls, NH, United States 02-20-16
    Jane Wolfeboro Falls, NH, United States 02-20-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Chronicles To Revelations"

    After finishing the first book in Revelations I am glad I did Chronicles first. They just get better. I know there is some debate about which order to read the Riyria series but I like stories in Chronological order. That is what I recommend.

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  • Frances
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    "A hidden gem"

    Great book; in some ways, what you expect of fantasy meaning you can settle in a bit and not be constantly striving to work out what the hell is going on and how this new world works, but sufficiently different in some key areas to make it interesting and intriguing.
    The characters are varied, well developed with varying motives and personalities, again, all adding to the interest for the reader.
    I have to be honest, not the best narration I've ever heard. I don't think the narrator was neither consistent or varied enough with his accents to make this a truly fabulous piece of audiobookery, but good enough that it wasn't irritating and it didn't detract from the enjoyable story - put it this way, it hasn't stopped me from ploughing on and buying the next one in the series as soon as my credit came through :)
    I would definitely recommend :)

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  • Jason
    7/13/16
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    "My favourite book I have listened to. So far."

    Love the story, narrator and characters. It all flows so well. Can't wait to get into the second book.

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  • avidreader
    7/8/16
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    "volume 1 only "

    i download vol 1 only in error with the comment at the end that it is downloaded in two parts. disappointed with that, as i have downloaded books much longer with ease. however vol. 1 was interesting with gobbets of humour and unexpected twists. it also had the heroism of the main characters which gave a 'feelgood' factor to the story. i have since found the whole book in one volume with a different title, so be aware.

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  • gordon
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    7/12/15
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    "took a while to get going and then !! i did!!!!!!!"

    I enjoy fantasy and this audio book made it difficut for me to turn it off..
    I used to read and now I listen and this was a good listen. A really good listen.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • tony
    3/28/15
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    excellent and addictave,i lost all concept of time. lm starting the bext in the series imediatly . i dont know when i will be able to sleep again

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • G Roberts
    5/12/16
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    "Wonderful story told to perfection."

    I absolutely loved this book and the narration. The character and scene descriptions were so intricate it really made the story come to life. so detailed, so imaginative and utterly gripping.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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