This book is in my top 5 favorite audtiobooks
I'd have to say the Thief Maker initially because he's one of the first characters you get to know and he's read so well by Michael Page that you can't help laugh out loud as he describes the early exploits of Locke Lamora. Having said that, he does not play a part all the way through the book so probably Locke Lamora overall
This is my first time listening to Michael Page and I'm extremey impressed. I will be looking for other books that he has read because he brings the story to life with his narration.
Yes, but at around 25 hours it was not possible
Until now my favorite audiobook reading and performance was Roy Dotrice in the first three books of the Song of Ice and Fire (a.k.a. Game of Thrones) but this in my ears has surpassed that. As I've just finished book two, also read by Michael Page, I know it's not a fluke and am looking forward to finishing the next one as well.
Brain Candy….twisty plot….interesting back story. Enjoyed…..I just purchased the second book….I hope he can keep it going.
Enjoyed all the characters in the book really….No one in particular stands out.
Narration is exquisite….amongst the very best.
More like….there are parts of the book that kept making me hit "15 more minutes" on the sleepy time shut off feature on my iPhone.
Fun, easy…..enjoyable. What else do you need?
This is a good story brilliantly read that frustrated me no end. I became engrossed in Lockes escapades. I wanted to know what would happen next but gosh the back and forth (called interludes) almost drove me to madness. I ended up having to "relisten" to sections multiple times. While I did find the writing style frustrating I enjoyed the story enough to continue the series.
"The Lies of Locke Lamora" by Scott Lynch was not up my dark damp rat infested alley. I didn't know the story was soley about, child abuse (I am being dramatic), theives, and all the immorality possible. I am so against lieing, being a MOM of 6, that the topic caused me to feel like turning this off after just a few chapters. But I kept listening, and then by about the third try, I got through it. I guess I am a romantic and have to admit I like the stories with soulful, thrilling story lines, heros and happy endings. Noone in this book had an ounce of right or wrong. I guess that was the point. If you want to learn how to be cleverly deceptive, this book is for you.
No, I love stories from this genre. Really, this book was a good listen, but the topic was hard for me to stomach.
He was brilliant on the transitions between characters. Listeners won't be distracted by his smoothe transitions from character to character.
Maybe if it were brought into the modern times it could be a TV show. So many people deal with deception daily, maybe it would make your audience see through some of it.
If I could I'd probably give this 3.5 out of 5 stars, since it is bbetter than average.
Think of it as being the God Father meets medieval venice with a bit of magic thrown in for good measure. There is a lot of violence and swearing in this book, but its sort of tongue in cheek, and unless you are particularly sensitive I doubt people would be offended.
As usual Michael Page does a fantastic job of narration.
Its an action packed rollicking read, so yif you are looking for a lot of intrigue and introspection then you won't find it hear.
In an echo of A song Of Ice And fire the author has no qualms in killing off major characters in brutal and unexpected ways ... so be warned, don't get too attached to any character as they mightn't make it through to the end.
The story is complete in itself, but it does leave it open for a sequel.
I'm not sure I found it engaging enough to purchase the second book in the story, but if I was looking for a light read with plenty of action then I might consider it.
Absolutely. I was listening to the second book of the drizzt saga (Exile: Legend of Drizzt: Dark Elf Trilogy, Book 2 BY: R. A. Salvatore) and was content with its rather simple writing style when i looked at the reviews for the third book. One of the rating was very low, i read the review and person had nothing nice to say about the series and recommended this book. On a whim i bought it and was entertained beyond expectation. Seriously, anyone looking for a sure win has found one, nothing about this book was less then amazing.
Two books. A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick and Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson. neither of these books are similar to one another, but I name them because by the end of the book you are so eager to listen to them again that you do (more then once in my case). they weave such an interesting world full for character, places and cultures so different from anything remotely normal or boring that you almost have to listen to them again to even take in the full essence of the stories being told.
A Johnny Depp instant cult classic trilogy.
Michael Page did a brilliant job with all the characters. He managed not only to bring the young and old, male or female to believable life, but even different dialects and cultural affectations were carried off seamlessly.
Again, I really wanted to like this. I love this genre but this story just sort of went nowhere. There didn't seem to be any goal. None of the characters were really developed with very little reason for their actions.
I'm 30 years old, from the east coast of America, and my favorite books are realistic, but stretch the truth and the laws of physics.
VERY eloquently roguish dialogue, characters, and narration, which can be somehow totally crass and artfully constructed at the same time! The way alchemy and "magic" replace science in the world of this story is understated enough to let the life events of the main character, who gets by with only his wit and the dedication of his friends, shine. There are a few key aspects of this whole other world which Scott Lynch has built to be the setting of Locke Lamora's tale which I admire a great deal! The people of this world seem to be in a relatively young phase of human advancement on their planet wherein much is still unexplained to them, and they often call the unexplained "magic", though you get the sense that their unexplained phenomena might ACTUALLY be magical! This culturally familiar, yet physically alien world is altogether highly creative and very well developed, but it's subtly presented as not really a focal point of the story, but rather an essential part of the journey of the characters involved, and its a vast and mysterious place, full of very marked and differing cultures, and is both frightening and beautiful. In the societies Lynch has built with this story, I've noticed that bigotry of all kinds, like racism, sexism, etc., are pretty much non-existent. Reading this series has given me a surprisingly refreshing opportunity to be engaged in a world where people are raised, employed, murdered and robbed with barely any consideration for whether or not they happened to have been born women or men, light skinned or dark. Really the only time birth makes someone superior here is when they are born into money. Life is harsh there as most everyone seems to be in desperate financial straights and living with the daily threat of being captured and sold into slavery or killed in the street and dumped in the river (except for the few extremely wealthy dukes and duchesses, and the small merchant class, of course). The absence of bigotry does not play an explicit role in the plot or dialogue, it's just a part of the way things are in this particular world, so it doesn't seem preachy or distracting, yet lends some undertones of social depth to the civilizations the story is set in, adding to that pleasant feeling of escape and catharsis which a rich and well written story can offer. This book really has everything you could ask for from a great fiction read! It's all too much for me to write a complete review on! Scott Lynch deserves a lot of acclaim for this series, it's really shown him to be as skilled as any best selling fiction author on the shelves, and better than many! It's a really fun, engrossing book, and the next one in the series doesn't disappoint. Get it!
Yes, it is one of the best books I've read since Name of the Wind.
The twists and turns and more twists and turns.