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Theft of Swords

Riyria Revelations, Volume 1
Auteur(s): Michael J. Sullivan
Narrateur(s): Tim Gerard Reynolds
Durée: 22 h et 38 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (132 évaluations)
Prix: CDN$ 55,56
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Description

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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  • Au global
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Debut book issues but fun listen

Vast tale of two secretive theives who get caught up in the net of religion and politics. They lead with their wits, skills, and hearts into a set of events that will change the course of their world.

Narrator was fantastic and made bearable a debut script full of long sections of exposition (tell instead of show) and modern phrases in a fantasy world that didn't fit. That being said, the plot was pretty good, the characters are enjoyable and having read a couple of the author's short stories, and seeing the fan appetite for his subsequent works, he does get better. The conclusion of Theft of Swords will definitely convince me to continue reading (listening).

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  • Bob
  • 2018-10-24

Great!

This was my first fictional book I listened to so the narrator took some getting used to but now I love all the voices he does. The story was gripping and the characters were likable and memorable! Nothing I didn't like about this book!

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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Amazing!! Looking forward to the sequel!!!

awesome storytelling! fantasy at its finest! anyone who is a fan of Tolkien or Lewis needs to read/listen to this!

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Omg so good

So Sullivan is my favourite author atm and I’m totally in love with all his books. I honestly can’t get enough of these books. It’s my second time going through the series and just in time for he fourth book of Chronicles <3 #Audible1

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On the lighter side

This was my first experience with Sullivan’s work, and I was hooked right from the start. The relationship between the main characters is enduring and often hilarious. Loved the story and the narrator. #audible1

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Just Amazing

I have read all the stories published in the three series and they are so beautifully told, you can't help but fall in love with the characters. As I had read them I talked to my very interested 12 yr old daughter but I couldn't do it justice. So... I signed up with audible and my first spent credit was on the Theft of Swords, the first published book. We listen to it together whenever we can steal some time together and she is really into the book! And so am I (again)! Gerard the narrator brings the story to life when I thought it couldn't get any better. This book has an amazing balance of hardship and triumph and the right tone of humour throughout. Michael Sullivan by far is my favourite author.

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  • PRG
  • 2018-09-13

Excellent Read

An easy listen, following the storyline and enough action to keep you interested. In other words, I brought the next book in rhe series.

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  • Randall
  • 2018-12-24

A GOOD START TO A SERIES

I got this book as an on sale item, and sometimes these are disappointing. This was a easy to listen , fun book.This book follows Royce and Hadrian as they mistakenly enter an epic adventure. Royce and Hadrian are Michael Sullivans reoccurring characters. This is the first of three books in this tale.

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  • William Keaton
  • 2018-10-20

The Amazingly Personal Start to An Epic Adventure

One of the first things to realize is, Theft of Swords was not originally one book, but two books that the publishers decided to bundle into a single volume. Understanding this Theft of Swords contains two stories that in the most part stand alone and will introduce you to Hadrian and Royce, our protagonists, along with a slew of side characters who often are more entertaining than our two adventurers.

I once had a chance to be on an online chat with Michael J. Sullivan, and he mentioned that the job of an author, is a lot like the job of a chef. A chef is supposed to create a meal that you can eat and enjoy eating. The responsibility of an author is similar in that it is to create a book that both easy to read, but also you can enjoy reading. Theft of Swords is a well-paced book that I enjoy both as an audiobook and something I can sit down and read. As a dyslexic, this is important to me, and I appreciate the time that Michael J. Sullivan has dedicated to creating a story that anyone can consume, enjoy, and learn from.

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  • Elizabeth Montgomery
  • 2018-12-27

can be a bit too descriptive at times but a good

Good story line a character development throughout the course of it's telling. At times it is a bit too descriptive, but still a good read.

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  • Jojo Rocklin
  • BEAVER DAM, WI, US
  • 2018-12-27

Totally Hooked on Riyria!

Love the stoy with its multiple twists and turns. Great flawed heros Hadrian & Royce!

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  • Gee Wiz
  • WHITTIER, NC, US
  • 2018-12-27

Addicted

Narrator makes story come alive. Great tale plus great storytelling. Clever author he holds your attention with humor and adventure

Love the tale in audible

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  • Carlos Lamb
  • BOISE, ID, US
  • 2018-10-26

My new, favorite book series!

I'm hooked! I downloaded two, free novellas which introduced me to Royce and Hadrian. These characters are delightfully funny and extremely entertaining. This book helped me get through some painting in the house. I've got a lot more to do so I'm glad there are more books for me to download.

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  • Brendan Wilson
  • 2018-10-02

Awesome book!

Good book. It has everything you want in a story, it has stuff, it has things, and it has thinga ma jiggys. What more can a man ask for?

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  • G. Parish
  • WILLOUGHBY, OH, US
  • 2018-09-21

Very Engaging

This is the first set of books in the Crown Conspiracy series. It starts off a tad slower, but picks up speed nicely. This is great fantasy adventure that grabs your attention early on and never lets go. It was so well written I went out and bought the next book in the series right away.

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  • Benjamin
  • 2015-02-06

Not Polished, but Extremely Readable

First of all, I think it's admirable how author succeeded through self-publication. Way to go! That in itself makes a good story for believing in yourself and your product.

The story itself is a good yarn with fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, monsters, chases, escapes, miracles... It's one giant and true love short of being the Princess Bride. To make up for this, Sullivan offers the intrigue of an evil church conspiracy bent on remaking the world to conform to their will. So it is a very interesting story that keeps you engaged.

The characters are well composed and endearing. Both the author and the reader play their parts in bringing them to life. Reynolds really brings the individuals into contrast with very subtle changes in voice. His characterizations are not super bold, but they are enough to make individuals recognizable. I am not the largest fan of his overuse of the British, West Country for low-born accents, but that is a very minor thing. Mostly very good.

My only issue with the book is that it lacks a bit of polish. Sullivan tends to overuse the word "guy," which sort of messes with the medieval setting. There are also editing flubs in the track, where words are repeated. The text could be tightened up a little bit. But all this is just quibbling; if you don't sweat the small stuff, it is a really fun read.

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  • Kyle Johnson
  • Marysville, Ca United States
  • 2018-12-28

Enjoyable read.

story develops kind of slow but well done and I'm looking forward to the next book

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