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shieryma

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  • The Lies of Locke Lamora

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Scott Lynch
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3161)
    Performance
    (2461)
    Story
    (2464)

    An orphan's life is harsh---and often short---in the island city of Camorr, built on the ruins of a mysterious alien race. But born with a quick wit and a gift for thieving, Locke Lamora has dodged both death and slavery, only to fall into the hands of an eyeless priest known as Chains---a man who is neither blind nor a priest. A con artist of extraordinary talent, Chains passes his skills on to his carefully selected "family" of orphans---a group known as the Gentlemen Bastards.

    Luke A. Reynolds says: "Stupendous, but be warned."
    "Excellent"
    Overall

    I have never laughed out loud to an audio book as many times as I did for this one. It was an excellent story and had a great narrator. I plan on downloading the next book in the series as soon as it becomes available.

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • The Republic of Thieves: Gentleman Bastard Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Scott Lynch
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1332)
    Performance
    (1243)
    Story
    (1246)

    After their adventures on the high seas, Locke and Jean are brought back to earth with a thump. Jean is mourning the loss of his lover, and Locke must live with the fallout of crossing the all-powerful magical assassins the Bonds Magi. It is a fall-out that will pit both men against Locke's own long-lost love. Sabetha is Locke's childhood sweetheart, the love of Locke's life, and now it is time for them to meet again. Employed on different sides of a vicious dispute between factions of the Bonds, Sabetha has just one goal-to destroy Locke forever.

    David says: "A transition and a preface"
    "Not as good as the first two."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I loved the first two books in this series. I re-listened to both of them before starting this book. Perhaps that is why I was so disappointed when I finished this one.

    We finally get to meet Sabetha. Unfortunately, to get the back story between her and Locke we encounter a play and the story drags in several parts during these interludes.

    All of this could have been forgiven if the book had a solid ending. This book revolves around politics instead of a heist. And that leaves us with several sneaky tricks but no master plan to thoroughly enjoy at the conclusion. Worst of all, near the end of this book we have a deliberate manipulation of Locke's back story and are left with no explanations to anything.

    I will continue to read the books in this series. It was just unfortunate that I finished this one and felt unsatisfied for the first time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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