Took about a chapter to get used to the narrator but once I was in I was spellbound. The voices of the different characters was superbly done and the plot plays out quite nicely. I found myself listening to it during my workouts just so I could find out what was happening next.
This is unequivocally my favorite book that I've ever read. Full of suspense, action, and intellect. I will absolutely recommend this book to anyone who gives me the opportunity. Not a minute went by in which I wasn't completely entertained. Please read this marvelous book and then pass its title on, I deserves nothing less than pure admiration. I guarantee you will love it as much as I did.
This is a great bit of fantasy, not historical fiction. The world and its lore is consistently and wonderfully well fleshed out. The wide variety of interesting characters, immersive location descriptions, and more than enough intrigue, action, and plot twists make it entertaining all the way through.
Also, this is meant for adults, there's plenty of violence, sorcery, and language throughout.
Good story with an entertaining character. A lot of the witty dialogue is the most entertaining part for me. I'll be honest though, I left the book aside towards the middle when not much was happening but I'm glad I took it up again as the action and banter ramped up from there. A ballsy, clever and crafty hero, I'll be buying more of the series.
For years my favorite book has always been default "The Hobbit" I read it in fourth grade and never forgot it. As I got older I read less and less and played videogames more and more. I jumped into Lies of Locke Lamora wanting something to casually listen to while doing things around the house and taking a break from gaming. I ended up needing to take breaks from this to do other things. I loved the wit and charm and story telling and can not find a single thing about the actual story that I don't like. The narration was brilliant as well and I enjoyed the accents though they could be slightly ridiculous. Was so happy to listen to this and will be revisiting it again before next months credit then it's on to number 2!
Was a little slow building up into the book. But after it starts to pick up the book is very good. However it ends very fast and there isn't much of a resolve to the climax.
Will work for books.
I might not be giving this one the breathing-room it needs, but this one fell a bit short of the hype for me. Actually, if probably have skipped it altogether if I hadn't heard so much about it, so if the title The Lies of Locke Lamora didn't at least make you hesitate, you can probably ignore this review.
The characters, dialogue (with exceptions) and world of are mostly between good and great and I can't remember a point where I considered not finishing it, but I think the story would almost work better as a quality animation than a book. There's just not much real depth.
A few characters die, but it felt more to me like a plot device than honest story telling or something the reader should care about.
I really enjoyed the dialogue, too; but even that seemed misdirected sometimes, like an editor went back through the book and said "more sh*ts and m@therf#ckers will make everyone sound way tougher."
I'll proooooobably follow this up with the sequel. It's decent enough (or not so bad) to hope the writing continues to grow into something really good and there are a LOT of fantasy series that can't be said for. I'll take it.
Gritty, clever, hilarious, suspenseful...believably human characters...this story has it all. it's been years since I found a new fantasy series to live up to my nitpicky standards. This one exceeded them. Will definitely be going back for more.