I love listening to Page's interpretation of the characters so i am glad that I listened to the book rather than read it.
YES! I loved the pirates, and I loved that the pirates were women (more than competent ones, too!) Just as in the first one, there are so many twists and turns, and Locke has these super complicated schemes, but in this book, the schemes don't really turn out the way he intended. I really can't wait for the next book to come out!
The words Swashbuckling Entertainment just have to be used to describe this book. Its that good! Can't wait to find out what happens next!
You must first read Lies of Locke Lamora (the first in this series by Scott Lynch). If you loved that, you will love this. I did. I feel like this story may have been forced a little too hard to twist a thief story into a pirate adventure - as if Scott thought, I've got these great characters that I want to write another book about but I'm in a real pirate adventure mood at the moment, so I'll just come up with a way to work that in. That being said, Lynch's writing is so damned good that he must be forgiven his plot acrobatics because it is such a great read/listen. Michael Page's narration is spot-on perfect. Thank you, both, for bring Locke Lamora and his world into ours.
Lynch has an uncanny knack for creating suspense, even over the most mundane details. The interplay between characters is fantastic, and Lynch explores the fantasy genre in a new and interesting way.
The twists and turns, in a Lynch novel you never know exactly what is going to happen.
Page's reading is fantastic, with magnetic characterizations and believable voices
Highly recommended, can't wait for the next book.
Michael Page brings the characters to life. He has become one of my favorite narrators in just two books.
I liked how the story was not formulaic or predictable.
Locke is definitely the best. But Michael Page gives pretty unique voices to every character.
the detailed discriptions
the lies of locke lamora as it is the 1st in the series
I would love to read/listen to more of the Gentlemen Bastard books. I really enjoyed how the world has magic but it isn't built around it. Not that that makes or breaks a book but it was a nice change of pace.
Yes, It has excitement, creativity, and charm. However you should listen to Book 1 first, The Lies of Locke Lamora.
I loved the women pirates and as a fan of seafaring books, I enjoyed all the sailing episodes. If someone doesn't care for that, they may find that part a bit long.
He does wonderful voices and portrays emotion excellently without being over the top. I can't imagine this series without him.
I laughed at some parts. The main sad thing that happened I knew was coming so I was prepared for it.
This book ends with a cliffhanger. You'll want to go on to the 3rd book.
Yes I really enjoyed the first book of the series. However Red Seas Under Red Skies had a very convoluted story line with plot changes and twists that seemed not to make sense until the climax of the story.
A more straight story would have been better. The characters of Locke and Jean are colorful and enjoyable. Their interaction with one another and their skills make them the most enjoyable part of the book.
The scene in which Locke puts the antidote in Jeans glass before Jean tries to force the antidote on Locke. This is my favorite scene because it really epitomizes their relationship with one another.
Yeah it was worth listening to despite the seemingly unrelated events that happened through out the book. It makes more sense toward the end but is very confusing during the story line.
Audiobook Junkie... Love all types of Science Fiction
I think I enjoyed this book even more than the first in the series. Locke Lamora keeps spinning his lies, which soon have him mixed up in multiple plots, all of which don't bode well for his future well being. I love the ups and downs and there is nothing better when a Locke Lamora plan finally comes together. Of course, in Locke's world there are no happily ever afters. There is just the weaving of an intricate and rich story of continual peril building upon his lies. Keep them coming Scott!
Red Seas Under Red Skies continues the adventures of Locke and Jean. This novel tells its story through to completion but manages to still feel part of a larger story-arc. It very organically deals with the repercussions of the first novel and sets up some interesting questions for future novels to explore, all while telling its own story.
While Scott Lynch does an excellent job of not pulling punches (he's willing to maim or kill his darlings), I did foresee one death coming from miles away, because it felt like it was necessary to maintain a status quo. Except for that one instance, the fates of the characters were pleasantly surprising and their confidence games, always amusing, created results that I didn't expect but feel completely reasonable.
Michael Page does a wonderful job narrating again, vividly portraying the characters and adding a lot of dimension while not distracting from the story with absurd dramatization.