Red Seas is an excellent continuation of the adventures of Locke & Co. However, Scott Lynch has a way of going back and forth in the timeline that takes some getting used to. In Lies of Locke... it was pretty obvious, not so much here. Once you get into the rythum, it all makes sense and well worth the effort. A very, very enjoyable listen! When's Book 3 coming out? I'm actually going to miss the Gentlemen Bastards.
I've been an Audie Awards judge since 2008. I have enjoyed audiobooks since the days when they were called "Books on Tape".
Great story again (Lies of Locke Lamora is the first book). In this story, there's a two year plan to rob a casino and knock off an emperor... The machiavellian machinations will make your head spin. It's a Robin Hood and Little John in a world of Sheriff of Knottinghams - done in a "Dirty Rotten Scoundels" style of chikenery with plenty of intercharacter banter that is the evidence of a good writer. Nobody could have narrated this story better than Michael Page. He's fantastic. The story sounds like it's narrated in a bathroom, but you get used to it. Great story... Great Narration. I can't wait to see what happens in book 3 (I hope there's a book 3).
The way Scott Lynch weaves the threads of his story of Locke Lamora is absolutely amazing. The audiobook narrated by Michael Page is beyond excellent and I'm downloading The Republic of Thieves as I write this because I can't wait to see what happens next.
Yes this one is excellent as usual.
I enjoy the characters and the performance, but overall the story tries to tackle too much and winds up ending in a quick and unsatisfying fashion compared to Lynch's first novel in the series. Narration is amazing and totally engrossing.
The first book was among the best I've ever read. You could say this book was not as good as the first, but RED SEAS is a amazing story worth reading. Everything you love about the main characters shines through.
After reading the first book in this series whitch was Lynch's first book as well I was a little nervous as to whether his second novel would live up to the near perfect quality of the first. I was not disappointed whatsoever. Like the first novel the plot of the second drew me in without hesitation, with immediate action and intrigue. i was hooked from the first five minuets. Lynch seemed to do everything he did with his first novel and more. His skillful prose kept the story flowing, his characters near insane antics kept my headphones glued in my ears, and his twisting plot kept me guessing what was going to happen next. To top this off possibly one of My favorite Narrators, michael Page was narrating the story. The words of this book just seemed to flow off his tongue and he truly made the story come alive for me. I am very glad to know that Lynch has not fallen into the sophomore slump that many writers can experience. i vehemently recommend this book to any lovers of fantasy or anyone in general. It is simply an exciting and entertaining read. However, make sure you red The Lies of Locke Lamora first or you will be confused.
I'm a fan of Scott Lynch's setting and story. I have some issues with plot choice. I'd prefer more scam and less piracy. The performance is great.
This mountain of books isn't going to listen to itself.
I rarely listen to the same book twice. I guess I would if this series goes to book 11 or 15 and I needed to retrace the back story a decade down the road.
Kind of stupid. But I related to when locke finally got his head on straight from his recovery from the events of the first book. The author really made me feel bad for the Gentlemen Bastards at the beginning of the book.
I consider Michael Page to be a very unique narrator. He just has the voices and the accents to put this book into perfect order. I personally think the narration is what makes this book a 5 star.
Sweet trade for the Bastards.
So I like Pirates. I might have been a little bias on my review with higher ratings. All in all this book is one to get if you liked the first book. Some are saying its not as great as the first... and well it might not be. But its still worth the listen.
" I have my mind... & a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge." -T.L.
One of the most interesting people to read a review from is another author in the same genre who is essentially 'competition', altho with books its diff. cuz u can enjoy all books & the author is usually in no danger of 'losing u as a consumer.' A reader may hold diff. POV regarding which author is 'better' after reading each story but in other business fields there is competition for the sole attention of consumers. When I was on Goodreads I was able to read reviews Patrick Rothfuss wrote on books he's read, it gives u a peek into the mind of a person I respect due to his literary prowess but also humanizes an author regarding they're personal opinion. If u can find his review of this book on the website mentioned above u will understand what I mean. Both authors have now finished they're 2nd book & Pat tells u how he believed the 2nd book for a debut author is the hardest to write as an author which seems logical. But Lynch has book 3 out & we are still waiting Pat!! :)
Anyways, this book was extremely good considering it was already at a disadvantage cuz of the bar set for himself after writing 'Lies of Locke Lamora.' It would be impossible to top his debut, yet this 2nd book doesn't try to rise above but take a lateral step along with the 1st. New places & challenges, same old Locke & Jean. I will prob. find myself reading it again after 'Republic of Thieves', esp. if 'ROT' is as good as the first 2. Lynch still has his unique humor that makes u laugh out loud, establishes great characters u end up loving & hoping they don't die, & a fresh adventure for a concept I thought was going to be hard to write another few books on. Reading Lynch's books makes u realize a master story teller is at work. Readers are interested in a character only talked about so far! & finally makes there 1st appearance in book 3! That alone is amazing but the depths of the confidence games & the webs that Locke & company continue weaving reach far across his world, & who knows the next person to be caught up. I highly suggest taking the time to read this book, obv. after reading book 1, & once done book 3 is out as well so no waiting like so others had to endure... Michael Page is an excellent narrator, he did a couple books by Joe Abercrombie & he has a perfect voice for all the characters, esp. the main protagonists. The first 2 of the series are well worth the credit & it wouldn't be going out on a limb to say the 3rd is going to be well worth the credit as well.