This is a great yarn made even more enjoyable by the reader, Michael Page. He brings every character to colorful life.
All of the books by Joe Abercrombie. Same genre, same feel.
I don't think that my imagination would, on its own, create the characterizations that Michael Page creates. Mr. Page certainly enhances the experience of enjoying this fine book.
The trellis scene, in which Locke and Jean are descending from a tower, they hope, clandestinely. It does not quite turn out that way. Also, the scenes with Father Chains are priceless.
I would listen to anything narrrated by Mr. Page. Bravo!
I'm the most boring person on the planet.
You really come to care for the characters of this book. Buy the end, they are friends, You will root for them, and feel for them, and that's all I'm telling you so I don't spoil anything.
Michael Page did a superb job. His narration was the characters. The characters were his voice. He was fantastic.
Rated "R" for language.
I was a good 2 hours into this book when I started wondering how this could be considered Fantasy. Well, it is, but if builds slowly, and is certainly not dominated by stereotypical fantasy themes. It is the characters of this book that make it a wholesome read. The story is fantastic and once you get used to the back and forth in the timeline you will appreciate how it helps fold the story lines with back story. By the end I was in love with this book and eagerly went onto the second in the series.
What else do you need to hear? You're wasting time. Pick this one. Thieves, conning, comedy, French-sounding names? Everything you didn't know you wanted in a story.
Awesome story! Excited about the next book in the story line. Spoken with good imaginative and descriptive voice for audible.
I love, love, love to read. Until I found audio books and now I love to listen: esp great stories told by great narrators.
If you liked Dickens Great Expectations or the movies Ocean's Eleven or The Italian Job then you're in for a treat here. Great characters and a twisty-turny bunch of stories will keep you listening for 30+ hours. I'm off to start book two of The Gentleman Bastard series.
Scott Lynch is an excellent story teller, weaving plots and sub-plots in and out through well developed and colorful characters, led by Locke Lamora. A wonderful book of intrigue and surprises. I can't wait for the next one.
This first book in the series is the best of the three but all 3 are very good. The way the main characters are developed is very clever using some laugh out loud flashbacks in some cases. I was entertained. This review is done after my third listen. Book 4 is due soon!