this is an excellent series. every time I listen to it I gain a new appreciation of the authors talent.
All the twists and turns are wonderful. Takes way too long to get to anything interesting but once you do it's worth the wait. There are wholes in the plot, but nothing is perfect
As always, I love the characters and the wit and drama. Few points in the book I felt Lockes plan was a bit convoluted or the plot of the book was getting too tangled but in the end I feel it served the overall arch decently enough. Will definitely be back on the Sea of Brass for another go soon enough!
I really enjoyed the story and the performance but the recording sounded a bit echoey at times and distracted me on occasion.
This book continues the "great caper" format of the first but is more scattered and wastes time and energy on unnecessary side stories. I feel like the intent of the book was to highlight how vulnerable and off-footed our main characters are - which was accomplished, but it sacrificed pacing, clarity, and character development to do it. There was just too much going on. The humor was still very good though. I'll definitely continue with the series.
This book is sadly disappointing. I was expecting to have a new adventure, but the continuation of the never-ending bad luck swirled with the good luck at the absolute moment it is required, becomes bland. Not to mention that the cons Locke pulls seem so tenuous it is more a genuine surprise that all the characters fail to see through it. The dialogue becomes mundane and feels more paint by numbers as the book wears on.