The Riyria Chronicles
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  • 1
    The Crown Tower: Riyria Chronicles, Volume 1 | Michael J. Sullivan

    The Crown Tower: Riyria Chronicles, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (223)
    Performance
    (215)
    Story
    (214)

    Hadrian, a warrior with nothing to fight for, is paired with Royce, a thieving assassin with nothing to lose. Together they must steal a treasure that no one can reach. The Crown Tower is the grandest fortress ever built and home to the realm's most prized possessions. But it isn't gold or jewels that their employer is after; if he can keep them from killing each other, they might just get him his prize.

    rubbish! but i liked it

    like my TRex records, this is simple juvenile nonsense but i enjoyed it.
    the novel is full of holes and the plot is at time unbelievable -but i l..Show More »

    Reviewed on 29 November 2013 by graham (plymouth, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    The Rose and the Thorn: Riyria Chronicles, Volume 2 | Michael J. Sullivan

    The Rose and the Thorn: Riyria Chronicles, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (178)
    Performance
    (170)
    Story
    (170)

    For more than a year, Royce Melborn has tried to forget Gwen DeLancy, the woman who saved him and his partner Hadrian Blackwater. Unable to stay away any longer, they return to Medford to a very different reception - she refuses to see them. Once more she is shielding them, this time from the powerful noble who abused her. But she doesn't know the rules Royce would break to see her safe.

    I just cannot stop

    Okay so I'm supposed to listen to my audio books as I'm driving to and from work, to pass time stuck in traffic, but I find myself sitting in my car a..Show More »

    Reviewed on 21 October 2016 by Matthew Charles Shepherd ()
  • 3
    The Death of Dulgath: The Riyria Chronicles, Book 3 | Michael J. Sullivan

    The Death of Dulgath: The Riyria Chronicles, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Michael J. Sullivan, Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (80)

    Three times they tried to kill her. Then they hired a professional. She hired Riyria. When the last member of the oldest noble family in Avryn is targeted for assassination, Riyria is hired to foil the plot. Three years have passed since the war-weary mercenary Hadrian and the cynical ex-assassin Royce joined forces to start life as thieves for hire. Things have gone well enough until they receive the odd assignment to prevent a murder.

    Most enjoyable

    I really did want to know what happened next, I love the relationship between the two main characters, and how the very different personalities manage..Show More »

    Reviewed on 01 May 2016 by Stephanie ()
  • FREE: The Jester (A Riyria Chronicles Tale) | Michael J. Sullivan

    FREE: The Jester (A Riyria Chronicles Tale)

    • UNABRIDGED (54 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    Overall
    (552)
    Performance
    (488)
    Story
    (483)

    Stop me if you've heard this one. A thief, a candlemaker, an ex-mercenary, and a pig farmer walk into a trap...and what happens to them is no joke. When Riyria is hired to retrieve a jester's treasure, Royce and Hadrian must match wits with a dwarf who proves to be anything but a fool. Difficult choices will need to be made, and in the end those who laugh last do so because they are the only ones to survive.

    It was free that was the only good thing

    Gratuitous violence, dislikable characters, macho attitudes, simplistic dialog.
    Not something I would normally read, so I tried and was not pleas..Show More »

    Reviewed on 01 May 2016 by Wras (Kildonan)
  • FREE: Professional Integrity (A Riyria Chronicles Tale) | Michael J. Sullivan

    FREE: Professional Integrity (A Riyria Chronicles Tale)

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 18 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    Overall
    (446)
    Performance
    (371)
    Story
    (373)

    One of the genre's favorite pair return in a classic fantasy short for both Riyria veterans and first-time readers. Several years have past since the war-weary mercenary Hadrian and cynical ex-assassin Royce joined forces to start their thieves-for-hire organization better known as Riyria. Things have gone well enough for the team as they do "jobs" for various nobles throughout Elan. Usually, that means stealing something, but when a young heiress asks them to steal her...well, that's a first for the pair. All is not as it seems, but Royce is determined to get the bottom of what's actually going on. After all, he has his professional integrity at stake.

    Entertaining short story

    Entertaining short story from the enjoyable Riyria Chronicles. Not as good as the novels (I am a big fan of the novels), but well-worth a listen. Only..Show More »

    Reviewed on 18 December 2015 by Kerry Howard (UK)