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
    (322)
    Performance
    (308)
    Story
    (307)

    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.

    Excelent Prequel or Sequel to the Riyria series

    Having listened to the other three books in the series I was at first disappointed that I hadn't started with this one as it technically comes before ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 11 December 2013 by R. J. Barnes (Uk)
  • 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
    (265)
    Performance
    (251)
    Story
    (250)

    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.

    still brilliant

    Although the second chronologically, this was the third book I listened to and I'm now completely hooked! All three have been thoroughly enjoyable and..Show More »

    Reviewed on 03 October 2017 by Nat79 ()
  • 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
    (139)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
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    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.

    Well written, well read and very fluent as always

    A talented narrator and author make easy going of a slick storyline. A fine addition to the series.

    Reviewed on 18 December 2015 by S. D. Howarth ()
  • 4
    The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter | Michael J. Sullivan

    The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Michael J. Sullivan, Tim Gerard Reynolds
    Overall
    (79)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (73)

    When Gabriel Winter's daughter mysteriously disappears and is presumed dead, the wealthy whiskey baron seeks revenge. Having lived in Colnora during the infamous Year of Fear, he hires the one man he knows can deliver a bloody retribution - the notorious Duster.

    Series getting worse with every book

    I really enjoyed the Revelations, but with every book, the Cronicles are getting worse. The main storyline is uninventive and predictable, the interpl..Show More »

    Reviewed on 10 January 2018 by Ward ()
  • 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
    (745)
    Performance
    (653)
    Story
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    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.

    Well worth a listen

    Enjoyed the characters especially the two main ones. It was fun to listen to and well constructed.

    Reviewed on 29 April 2016 by Adrian (Hitchin, United Kingdom)
  • 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
    (656)
    Performance
    (545)
    Story
    (549)

    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.

    if only there were more auidiobooks like this one

    It was one of the best audio books I've ever listened to.
    I higly suggest it.

    Reviewed on 31 October 2015 by Sten ()