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Silverthorn Audiobook

Silverthorn

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Publisher's Summary

The whole of the magnificent Riftwar Cycle by best-selling author Raymond E. Feist, master of magic and adventure, now available in ebook.

For nearly a year peace reigned in the enchanted kingdom of Rillanon. But new challenges awaited Arutha, the Prince of Krondor, when Jimmy the Hand - the youngest thief in the Guild of Mockers - came upon a sinister Nighthawk poised to assassinate him.

What evil power raises the dead and makes corpses do battle with the living at the behest of the Guild of Death? And what high magic can defeat it?

Meanwhile, a life-or-death quest must be undertaken to find an antidote to a poison that fells a beautiful princess on her wedding day…

Silverthorn is the second book in the Riftwar Saga. The trilogy concludes with book three, .

©1985 Raymond E. Feist (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the Critics Say

"Epic scope…vivid imagination…a significant contribution to the growth of the field of fantasy." (Washington Post)
"Well-written…intelligent…intriguing." (Publishers Weekly)

What Members Say

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    Mark 03/11/2015
    Mark 03/11/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Great characters, good story."

    Overall a great book, great characters and settings. One of the better fantasy series on Audible.
    Unfortunately the are some strange long pauses and jumps with audio, that are obvious enough to be a little distracting

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    nick 05/08/2015
    nick 05/08/2015
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    "Great listen."

    Im afraid Peter Joyce may have been given little instruction on the correct pronunciation of many of the key characters names in this series, but otherwise the performance is adequate.

    He is consistent and his characterizations are subtle but effective for the most part. The voicing of Baru and Murmandamus I feel are dead wrong, but hey, that's audio books for you.

    Well worth the buy if you dont have the time or inclination to sit down with this great read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dan 23/01/2017
    Dan 23/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Read the books and loved the audio"

    Great all round, really enjoyed the adventures. It was certainly worth listening to the audio. Recommend this series to any fantasy fan.

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    Ryan 12/01/2017
    Ryan 12/01/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Brilliant!"

    Peter Joyce may annoy me with his pronunciation of certain names but his character voicing is brilliant and inspiring. The book itself, as with the rest of Raymonds works, is of the very highest magnitude in epic fantasy. Brilliant!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    M. S. Ford Act Australia 21/10/2016
    M. S. Ford Act Australia 21/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "at last the riftwar saga brought alive"

    have waited for a long time to have this book brought to audible have enjoyed reading it many times and this was wonderfully narrated

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    Mr. Peter J. Wilcock Brisbane, QLD Australia 20/10/2016
    Mr. Peter J. Wilcock Brisbane, QLD Australia 20/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Can't stop, can't get enough!"
    What made the experience of listening to Silverthorn the most enjoyable?

    A great follow up to Magician. Has a few funny moments that you don't get in Magician. Feels like it should be longer, but then after the first book, and the fact it's actually 2 books, I guess it's to be expected. Looking forward to the next in the series!


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    greg barr 17/10/2016
    greg barr 17/10/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "the best fantasy series ever continues with book 2"

    wonderful, exciting, expansive and suptemely put together and thought out. a timeless classic i have read or listened to 5 times

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    Bertel Benóný Bertelsson 06/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story. Flawed audio book.."

    Loved the story and narration! Book is flawed though. The chapters are merged together sometimes, so a new chapter might begin when there's 20 min left of the previous (according to timing, nothing is missing). Also, wrong numbering on chapters.

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    Jake 28/09/2016
    Jake 28/09/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Raymond E. Feist does it again"

    Ah Peter Joyce my man, what a great narrator sounds like, love his rich voice and how he brings each character to life, I enjoyed this right though to the end, now on to the next instalment 😱

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    Hayden 26/09/2016
    Hayden 26/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "twas good"

    twas good good good good good good good good good good lovely good good exciting good good good magical good great good good good good good good good good good fun

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  • Amazon Customer
    27/12/16
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    "thrills and chills"

    Great delivery and epic story. Fantastic tale which builds expertly to the third book. Tears and shivers provided.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kat
    25/12/16
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    "First fantasy I've touched"

    Never been into reading fantasy before, but this one is relatable and characters are great.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rasmus
    5/12/16
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    "Silverthorn"

    A strong beginning followed by a slightly lower tuned ending, is my summation of this novella. Overall i realy enyoy this book but i feel its ending is a bit rushed and abrupt, and lacks propper intrigue. That said it is a marvelous book i whuld say and the characters are very collorfull. I whuld highly recomend it for everyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Marcus Kana
    12/11/16
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    "one of the classics"
    If you could sum up Silverthorn in three words, what would they be?

    read it again. this book is part of the original set, and takes you through the beginnings of pug's story. you start to relate to the characters from a very young age and watch them grow.


    What other book might you compare Silverthorn to and why?

    non so far. i haven't followed any other series as much as i have followed this one.


    What three words best describe Peter Joyce’s performance?

    ok. maybe he should steer away from some of his voice overs. i always imagined someone to have a deep voice. but he gave them a high pitched squeaky voice.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    always at the end when the royalty are giving rewards


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Mr. D. S. Day
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    16/04/15
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    "As Good As Good As I Remembered"

    I've read the Rift War books many times over the past 20 years and was worried that a narrator wouldn't match my memory. I had nothing to fear, other than some random pauses which must have happened as part of the mastering process the story was well told.
    The story is a proper adventure/quest tale which is well paced and an excellent if too short follow up to Magician. It also sets the scene perfectly for the climax in Darkness at Sethanon.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Icewraithuk
    31/03/15
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    "A great listen"

    Read exceptionally well as before, great story and very enjoyable to listen to. Looking forward to the next installment and the conclusion.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Beckysherman
    27/12/16
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    "Excruciating listening"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would not recommend this book; mainly because it is formulaic and badly written; there is a story there, but all the stuff that goes with it is painful!


    What other book might you compare Silverthorn to, and why?

    Every other fantasy fiction which comes out of hero/goblin/magic theme. You need to be an exceptional writer to actually make these books work.


    How could the performance have been better?

    A different narrator may have made a difference. He labours the 'he said'/'she said' parts to the point of suicide!


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I think I've said enough!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Somerset
    16/11/16
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    "Not worth a second hearing"

    Narrator does his best with poor material. The story's weak and the narration exposes all the faults in the writing. The constant 'he said, she said' nearly drove me to switch off and the writer needs a dictionary. He used the wrong word on more than one occasion. .Disappointing

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paul jones
    3/11/16
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    "'Great'"

    Fantastic story as always
    Epic adventure well read
    Moving in to the next story in the series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Simon
    8/10/16
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    "Great book"

    only one negative - bizarre pronunciations on some names, but didn't detract from a rivetting story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Michael Peter
    21/09/16
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    "excellent "

    I enjoyed this in the car. was very well read and was really well done

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MR DAVID P MURPHY
    4/09/16
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    "Big fan of feist. peter joyce isnt half bad"

    Big fan of feist. peter joyce isnt half bad narratng though I find him much better at 1.25x speed on audible :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Robert
    Glynneath, United Kingdom
    30/08/16
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    "Classic"

    Good follow on from magician , a few edit errors in this recording like a couple of times you hear a repeat of the story but apart from that an excellent narration

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Robert
    15/06/16
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    "another great"

    more enjoyable than when i read it years ago highly recomended, cant wait for the finale started the download before i finished this, again i wish that somone would make this series in to films

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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