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Theft of Swords Audiobook

Theft of Swords

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Royce Melborn is a superb thief, his partner; Hadrian Blackwater is a skilled mercenary. They make a profitable living as agents-for-hire to wealthy nobles until someone sets them up to take the blame for the murder of the king. Sentenced to death, the two are saved by an unlikely woman with a simple demand that will change the course of a kingdom, and the foundation of an empire.

©2011 Michael J. Sullivan (P)2012 Recorded Books LLC

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    Rosee 04/12/2016
    Rosee 04/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Couldn't stop listening"

    Incredible story. Couldn't "put it down". Immediately bought the next instalment.
    I honestly wish I listened to the recommendations and picked this up sooner

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    S. J. Cooper 31/03/2016
    S. J. Cooper 31/03/2016 Member Since 2014

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    "Theft of Swords (Unabridged)"

    Quite different to the abridged novel, in plot, as well as length… appears to be more like a rewrite. However, I did enjoy the extended, more nuanced, and *put together* novel. I look forward to more of the same as I continue to read the unabridged versions of the Riyira Revelations books. (With better editing comes a more complex and complete story 😉)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Douglas 04/07/2015
    Paul Douglas 04/07/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Light but enjoyable"

    Very light fantasy with enough interest in the characters to keep it enjoyable. Good background story for when you're engaged in chores.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Amazon Customer
    10/11/16
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    "Wonderful ! !"

    Exciting, funny & tearful. Enchanting story and engaging characters. The narration is expertly done and encorages the emagination to flow. I am in love with the whole series and the narator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • graham
    plymouth, United Kingdom
    27/05/13
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    "Its not Game.Of Thrones-but I really enjoyed this."

    Having complained that the actor narrating the Game of thrones books uses cliched voices and then changed accents/voices mid story GRRRHHH..However Tim Gerard Reynolds is FANTASTIC and consistent. Sullivan's writing is a league or two lower than Martins, but the story follows on to the next two volumes and concludes quite well, but there is an option to re-enter the world after that I believe but i have not done so..yet
    only quibble would be that when he write a romantic scene ( twice through out the 3 books) it's excruciating...too long..like a teenager dreaming an encounter, rather that a genuine adult encounter.
    I took this on a chance, then bought the two sequels..well that's not the exact word as they are ll one story ..INSTALLMENT...Give it go

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Christopher
    Telford, United Kingdom
    16/02/15
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    "Light Entertainment"


    Story – 4/5

    I may have been a little too generous with my star rating on this one. It lacks originality, it can be over detailed with description in places and then provides barely anything at all in others and it does feel a bit episodic. Even despite all these issues though, I still found it highly entertaining. Some of the characters are especially likeable and humorous, which I think is this story’s strong point. The young Prince’s character is developed very nicely.

    You actually get 2 for 1 when it comes to this story, as it is in fact an omnibus of 2 originally published stories. You will notice the distinct ending of one, and the start of the other when you are listening. The First half/story is definitely the stronger of the 2, and will be the reason I continue with the rest of the series, but the second didn’t continue with the over-arching story enough in my opinion, although it did hint towards it here and there.

    I would recommend it to fans of the genre who are looking for a light, entertaining read – but it isn't ground-breaking in my opinion.


    Performance – 3.5/5

    Tim Gerard Reynolds is a good narrator. He performs the story very well, and the vast majority of the characters have a distinct voice. I did find that they merged a bit during scenes with heavy dialogue, but the story was easy enough to follow and so it didn’t have a negative effect.

    This audiobook was clearly copied from the CD version, as you still get the “Change to disk 2” comments through it. I thought this was a bit sloppy from the production company personally – and not something that I have come across before.


    Overall – 4/5

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • tim
    farnborough, United Kingdom
    8/11/13
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    "last book, but review of the series"
    If you could sum up Theft of Swords in three words, what would they be?

    I am only going to review the last of the trilogy! with and overview of them all! This may be my own personal oddity, or more to the point, that these books fit together so well as one story, how could i split them up.

    I have many reactions to books; happy, sad, angry, bored. It is rare i think, this would make such a good movie. But it is one of those that would, but god knows how you would do it!

    It is, lacking better words a fun story! characters that are fun and with some depth to then. A story that keeps pulling you along, you want to know how it resolves itself.

    yes there are parts you will guess, but you find when you get there you are happy with the result.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • CS
    15/10/13
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    "Ok as fantasy goes"
    What did you like best about Theft of Swords? What did you like least?

    The story is reliable epic fantasy of the newer style - i.e. no wide eyed innocent hero, but a pair of sell-swords out to redeem themselves after a botched job. Enjoyable, trundles along at a decent pace, no unwelcome surprises a la George R R Martin!


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration is, unfortunately, laboured. Is seems as though the reader is trying to be careful to get all the words right and in the correct order, meaning it sounds pedantic and slow. He also makes some glaring errors with pronunciation which, although amusing at first, began to really annoy me.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth a listen if you have a few free credits but don't put it at the top of your wish list.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Kakaroto
    14/06/17
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    "Great stuff"

    Great listen. Have them in hard copy. Now I can sit back and listen. nice

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    30/05/17
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    "loved the story"

    I knew I loved this story when they kidnapped the prince. and great revelation on Royce.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Call
    12/02/17
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    "great listen"

    Good mix of action and humour, a long book and very good value for money.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • L. Kelly
    8/01/17
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    "Theft Of Swords"

    Terrific fun and never gets too heavy. Very fast paced, maybe a little too much so at times, but overall much enjoyed and well read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • m
    16/12/16
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    "enjoyable story"

    kept me gripped till the end and i find myself wanting book 2 veey enjoyable story line

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    27/07/16
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    "Great. Entertaining. Well written and read."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Theft of Swords to be better than the print version?

    I cant claim to have read the book - but enormously enjoyed the series in the audiobook format. I enjoyable characters, good plot development and narrative arc. Its a great series thats kept me going for many happy hours of listening.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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