Jack of Thieves : The Master Thief

  • by Ben Hale
  • Narrated by Derek Perkins
  • Series: The Master Thief
  • 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Thieves Guild is renowned for their ability to steal anything. Its elite members have robbed nobles of wealth, reputation, and even their honor. The Guildmaster rules them with brutality and fear, yet his name and past are a mystery. From the depths of the Evermist swamp, he seeks a master thief, one who can help him reclaim his lost power.
Young and brash, Jack Myst has drawn the Guildmaster's attention. His feats mark his potential, but his audacity and cunning make him dangerous. After years of preparation, an invitation from the guild is exactly what he desires. When he gets it, his hunt begins, and there is nothing he cannot steal.
Even the Guildmaster's secret.


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Customer Reviews

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Annoyingly juvenile

The main protagonist is annoyingly juvenile at key points for no purpose beyond creating filler. The story is half undone by this and then also by the inconsistent rules within the guild. What plot purpose is served by emphasizing how important some rules of the guild are only to blazenly ignore them without any reaction at a later point.

While it isn't annoying enough to justify returning, it's not far from it. Unfortunately I can not recommend this book. :(
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- Alex

Skip it unless you are new to fantasy.

What would have made Jack of Thieves better?

Jack of Thieves has a good plot in an interesting world, but unfortunately the story is presented in such a way that it would appeal to someone in middle school. I have grown out of the type of fantasy this book presnets and moved onto more adult themed books such as GOT or any of the excellent books by Joe Abercrombie. There just was not enough violence in the battles and everything always seems to work out for the protagonist. I don't mind things working out, and I don't mind a book that leaves out the violence, but everything just works out because, there is no real reasons for anyone to act the way they act.

What was most disappointing about Ben Hale’s story?

The way characters just go along with things for no apparent reason.

Have you listened to any of Derek Perkins’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, I don't think so. The voice actor did a good job with the material he had to work with.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Indifference. It was such a cool concept, but it is difficult to get excited about this with such bland characters.

Any additional comments?

I normally have to stop and rewind books when people talk to me while I am listening, for this book I didn't really care. I hope that the author is able to develop this series better, there were some great settings and situations that just went off badly. If this were a puzzle game, it would be the kind that has a key 1 foot away form a key hole.

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- Willie-B

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-10-2017
  • Publisher: Podium Publishing