Jack of Thieves

Customer Reviews

82 Ratings

Overall Ratings

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    56
  • 4 Stars
    15
  • 3 Stars
    7
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3 out of 5 stars
By David on 03-14-17

Generic and unremarkable

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Gods no!
I hate being critical of someone else's hard work, and to be fair the writing isn't terrible, if this is a first attempt at a novel by a young adult writer then I'd say it shows promise.
However.
The story it'self is clunky, the characters two dimensional and ham-fistedly presented, the world building nearly non-existent, the magic system unexplained and uninteresting and the imagery honestly felt as though it was drawn straight from a bad computer game or a dodgy kids cartoon.

Has Jack of Thieves put you off other books in this genre?

It serves as a salutary lesson in being skeptical of any book with a 5 star rating, but I've read plenty of other equally pulpy sci-fi / fantasy novels.

What about Derek Perkins’s performance did you like?

A great performance, clear and with consistent characterisation, can't ask for more in a narrator.

Did Jack of Thieves inspire you to do anything?

It inspired me to find something more enjoyable to listen to and to write this review.. so yes, yes it did.

Any additional comments?

Ben, do yourself a favor and read "The Anatomy of Story" before plotting your next book.

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7 of 8 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Paul on 05-17-18

A new classic , great listen

Great listen with really great characters, Ben hale new number one fan, Book two already downloaded

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By anthony on 03-12-17

Outstanding listen.

This audio book was an outstanding listen. I can not wait until the rest of the trilogy is released. Ben Hale is fast becoming my number one author. I really hope there are many more books in the future.another strong narration by Derick Perkins. If you want a good book to loose your self in then give this a try you wont be disappointed.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By m on 08-09-18

What a shame

Unfortunately I came to this book after searching for something that might help fill the hole left after I finished Patrick Rothfuss.

I'm afraid this simply isn't in the same league.

The characters are cliched and 2-dimensional. The story is, well, boring (sorry). I gave up about half way through when I realised I simply didn't care about the characters or what was happening.

The narration is excellent though.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mr T Chard on 09-14-17

Very enjoyable

A welcome listen and enjoyed the story. Well narrated and will get the next book in the series

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5 out of 5 stars
By Tony on 06-08-17

Ace

As normal very goodcan't go wrong with this fella perfectly good read if you're into saying honey and a bit more funnier

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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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