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Publisher's Summary

Theft of Swords contains The Crown Conspiracy and Avempartha, books 1 and 2 of Riyria Revelations. The Crown Conspiracy is the first book in the captivating Riyria Revelations. 

They killed the king. They pinned it on two men. They chose poorly.

There is no ancient evil to defeat, no orphan destined for greatness, just two guys in the wrong place at the wrong time. Royce Melborn, a skilled thief, and his mercenary partner, Hadrian Blackwater, make a profitable living carrying out dangerous assignments for conspiring nobles until they become the unwitting scapegoats in a plot to murder the king. Sentenced to death, they have only one way out...and so begins this tale of treachery and adventure, sword fighting and magic, myth and legend. Avempartha is the second of a six book series entitled the Riyria Revelations. 

The secret is in the tower. The problem is the beast. The answer is two thieves.

When a destitute young woman hires Royce and Hadrian to help save her remote village from nocturnal attacks, they are once more drawn into the schemes of the wizard Esrahaddon. While Royce struggles to breech the secrets of an ancient elven tower, Hadrian attempts to rally the villagers to defend themselves against the unseen killer. Once more, what begins with the simple theft of a sword places the two thieves at the center of a firestorm - but this time the outcome could change the future of Elan.  

Performed by Bradley Foster Smith, Chris Genebach, Jonathan Feuer, Henry Kramer, Nick DePinto, Todd Scofield, Laura C. Harris, Andy Brownstein, Sasha Olinick, Bruce Alan Rauscher, David Jourdan, Lawrence Redmond, Bradley Smith, Terence Aselford, Christopher Walker, Michael Glenn, Jeff Allin, Amanda Forstrom, Chris Stinson, Dylan Lynch, Andy Clemence, Ren Kasey, Nanette Savard, Nora Achrati, Andrew Quilpa, Michael John Casey, Colleen Delany, Ken Jackson, Mort Shelby, and Richard Rohan.

©2008 Michael J. Sullivan (P)20217 Graphic Audio

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Could do without the commercials throughout it

I love the story! But hated the advertisements that kept coming up! I bought a book not stupid ads!

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Great Voice Acting Ruined By Narrator

I own literally dozens of GraphicAudio titles I bought directly from them over the last 12+ years or so, and have to say that the guy narrating this--Bradley Smith--is by far the worst narrator of one of their titles I ever heard. They had at the time this was produced at least 5 better narrators--one who's since retired. What makes it even worse is this fellow's the director and has several other narrations/directions--he must have dirt on somebody is all I can imagine.

The voice actors are excellent, as is the overall production other than narration, which is almost always what you get with GraphicAudio. Just be aware of Brad Smith narrated titles, and if you avoid them you should be ok.

Still having a hard time believing GraphicAudio let this one be released with this narrator . . .

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Impressed

I wasn’t sure what to expect with this audiobook. But this is one of my favorite stories and if they did it well then it would be something I would enjoy listening to for a very long time. The audio production is done very well and I enjoyed it very much. Looking forward to listening to more audiobooks produced by Graphic Audio

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As good as the original and refreshingly different

I have six hundred and thirty books in my library and only three are dramatized adaptions. I didn’t think that I’d like them as well as I do with a good single narrator; but I was nicely surprised.

This book was an extra bonus because I was able to go back into one of my all time favorite books and enjoy it all over again. It had a different sound and different emphasis in certain scenes due to the sound affects. The dramatization helped keep this version interesting as opposed to hearing the same book twice. The reverb was mixed into the voices a little to much but you’ll get used to it. The characters voices were similar to what I expected which helped also.
I recommend this to anyone, and say that it’s a must for Michael Sullivan fans.

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Fantasy without extra legwork

These two books are great if you want to get into fantasy that's not extremely well-known or overly complex.

The stories feel cinematic and the performances are amazing. Great characters & great dialogue.

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Outstanding

I very much enjoyed the books when they came out. Characters were well done and the stories moved quickly. Hearing this dramatized version added more to the story. Very well done Cast and Audible. Thank you for the high quality production

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Great Bad Guys

Wasn't sure what to expect on this one. The characters grow on you quickly as the story progresses from the initial plot onto one far deeper. The main cats are whitty and it kind of reminds me of the gentleman bastards. I usually do not like the dramatized books because of music and background noises but this one is done so well that i can't imagine it without. I have stsrted the second book as i am hooked. Well done by the writer and all the performers. Fuggin Awesome Job!!!

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Excellent!

Loved all the different voices. This is a story both my husband and I really got into. It was great to listen to while on long trips and around the fire. We loved it so much we listened to the first book twice and are now on to the third book (Heir of Nevron).

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narrator is pretty annoying ..

I was nearly through with the regular audiobook when I saw this. I have a bunch of credits so I thought why not? the story is very interesting but I find the narrator unbearable. he has absolutely no nuance at all. I will avoid anything he narrates unless it's maybe a video game cause then who cares. The regular audiobook narrator is much much better.

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  • 03-02-22

great performance

loved the cast and performance, even having listened to other versions, which I also enjoyed

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  • Michael Toates
  • 09-23-22

Wow, just wow!

What great value - two books for the price of one

And what makes it even greater value is that both books were excellent.

I decided to listen to something else after finishing the first book, but I only lasted half an hour before I dived back into the world of Riyria. And I am finding it hard not to binge on all the books in the series.

Michael J Sullivan has created some great characters, woven in a great story and Graphic Audio have bought them all too life brilliantly.

I cannot wait to listen to some more!

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good

wish the narrator was a little less monotone.


sometimes the background music is slightly louder than the narrator making it abit harder to listen to the story.

love graphic audio and what they are doing.