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The Lies of Locke Lamora Audiobook

The Lies of Locke Lamora

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.
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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.

Under his tutelage, Locke grows to lead the Bastards, delightedly pulling off one outrageous confidence game after another. Soon he is infamous as the Thorn of Camorr, and no wealthy noble is safe from his sting. Passing themselves off as petty thieves, the brilliant Locke and his tightly knit band of light-fingered brothers have fooled even the criminal underworld's most feared ruler, Capa Barsavi. But there is someone in the shadows more powerful---and more ambitious---than Locke has yet imagined. Known as the Gray King, he is slowly killing Capa Barsavi's most trusted men---and using Locke as a pawn in his plot to take control of Camorr's underworld.

With a bloody coup under way threatening to destroy everyone and everything that holds meaning in his mercenary life, Locke vows to beat the Gray King at his own brutal game---or die trying.

©2008 Scott Lynch; (P)2009 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"With a world so vividly realized that it's positively tactile, and characters so richly drawn that they threaten to walk right off the page, this is one of those novels that reaches out and grabs readers." (Booklist)

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    Anju 01-07-15
    Anju 01-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "The lies of Locke lamora"

    The story was great. Can't wait to start the next book.
    The narrator was a bit much, but I appreciate his attempt at multiple voices.

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    Rebecca Seattle, WA, United States 01-07-15
    Rebecca Seattle, WA, United States 01-07-15 Member Since 2016

    Retired teacher and interpreter. I read classic and contemporary fiction, as well as Mystery/Suspense/Horror, Fantasy&Sci-fi.

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    "I'm hooked!"

    Everything everyone says about this novel is true! An amazing, fun fantasy novel. Kind of an Oliver Twist turned gentleman thief but in another dimension...a fascinating and well realized world built on the ruins of a long-gone alien race...Lovely prose, characters you adore or despise. Violence that literally made me cringe more than once, humorous repartee and glorious revenge!!!

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    "Cussed entertaining"

    These blunt honest people are not sweet. They are not honest. They are fun. The pacing is good and the characters are too blunt to be comfortable.

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    Heather C. New Jersey 01-04-15
    Heather C. New Jersey 01-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Gripping Story"

    Truth be told, it took me a bit to get into the story and get used to the author jumping around in time. Though it was made somewhat easier by the narrator's ability to do age-appropriate voices. Once I made friends with the timeline, I found myself lost in the story. Word to the wary, this is so well written and well narrated that I actually found myself sitting in the car just to listen a little longer rather than be at work on time. This is a problem as some of the chapters are a bit long! This is a wonderful tale of thieves and cutthroats and the hero is not necessarily a good guy, but you cheer for him and feel his losses throughout. Thoroughly enjoyable! I look forward to listening to the next book in the series.

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    Elizabeth 12-28-14
    Elizabeth 12-28-14
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    "fantastic"

    Loved everythimg about this book. Grat narration, and a thrilling read. I would definitely recommend it.

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    Doug D. Eigsti Colorado Springs, Colorado United States 12-23-14
    Doug D. Eigsti Colorado Springs, Colorado United States 12-23-14 Member Since 2013

    Increasing my ops tempo by allowing storytellers to whisper in my ear(buds).

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    "…..Meet Two Lovable Rogues ....."

    This is a very likable start to the series. Scott Lynch gives his main characters a detailed back-story so that we feel that we know and understand the life of crime that Locke and John are thrown into. A variety of misadventures ensues to let us know that crime does not pay, at least not forever. As is typical of caper stories humor is a steady companion to these exploits of the Gentlemen Bastards. This book is entertaining and the next is even more fun.

    Michael Page gives an enthusiastic performance, attaining emotional heights that lend to the already considerable fun.

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    elliott 12-23-14
    elliott 12-23-14
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    "What a series"
    Where does The Lies of Locke Lamora rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book is exactly the genre I was looking for after reading the mistborn series


    What other book might you compare The Lies of Locke Lamora to and why?

    Mistborn series and Riyria Revelations


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    Amazon Customer 12-07-14 Member Since 2013

    Fantasy Novels 4 Life

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    "greay book give it a shot im glad you did"
    What did you love best about The Lies of Locke Lamora?

    the performance the brotherhood


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    locke


    What about Michael Page’s performance did you like?

    he rocked this one


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    yes no spoliers


    Any additional comments?

    great book they have the rights make it a movie

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chris 12-02-14
    Chris 12-02-14

    Books!

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    "Tricksy little Lamora"
    Where does The Lies of Locke Lamora rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Lies of Locke Lamora belongs in the upper crust of the tasty fantasy pie. It's hard to cut into but the taste is worth it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is fantasy that doesn't focus on kings or queens. Confidence man goes up against mob bosses and magi. The sharp quips and wits are unusually good and delivered with grace.


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    Christy Shoreline, WA United States 11-14-14
    Christy Shoreline, WA United States 11-14-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Best narration I've ever heard"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! The book is suspenseful, funny, and fun, and it is made more so by the wonderful narration. I have never enjoyed an audiobook more.


    What other book might you compare The Lies of Locke Lamora to and why?

    Hmmm... Ocean's Eleven meets Game of Thrones? It's like if George R.R. Martin had a sense of humor and a lot of sympathy for thieves.


    Which character – as performed by Michael Page – was your favorite?

    The Thiefmaker. Such a perfect accent to choose and there was so much zest in the performance. I also enjoyed Father Chains' over-the-top tones. The conversations between the two of them always made me laugh.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed out loud several times. It's embarrassing because I was at work.


    Any additional comments?

    I would give the performance ten stars if I could. So much zest! So much humor! So many accents, all perfectly gauged for class, tone, and the geography of an entirely imaginary world! I could not be more impressed, and I will download more audiobooks narrated by Michael Page. Luckily there are a lot to choose from.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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