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The Lies of Locke Lamora Audiobook

The Lies of Locke Lamora

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Publisher's Summary

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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    This was one of the best books I've ever read or heard. The story is great. The performance was great.

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    "I wish I could give a sixth star!"

    A perfect meeting of truly first class original writing with the best narration I've heard for any audible book. I couldn't be more pleased and can't wait to begin the next book.

    Scott Lynch has created a superbly rich and believable world with characters that you can't help but love and care about. Don't miss out on this one my friends!

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    Craig Walker Camarillo, California, USA 04-14-15 Member Since 2011

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    "Dickens with a giggle."

    I am reminded of the book Peter Simple by Fredrick Marryat with a boy growing to manhood and experiencing a wealth of often humerous events and characters along the way. Spoken in English- English with a spattering of modern profanity mixed in gives a lot of humor to a Dickens like novel. Great read. Looking forward to the second volume.

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    "Great storytelling. Great narrator."

    Great storytelling. Great narrator. Can't wait to hear the next book. Good plot twists and character development.

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    "great story, too much foul language"

    The story itself was great however, the foul language utterly ruin the story.
    i'm not sure if I will continue with the series or not.

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    Amazon Customer Ashaway, RI USA 04-07-15
    Amazon Customer Ashaway, RI USA 04-07-15 Member Since 2016

    Sneak past the dragon and slay the princess!

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    "Brilliant and entertaining"

    As a huge GOT geek, I thoroughly enjoyed Lies. I think it's always compelling to get that peak behind the curtain of the seedy underbelly of the right people from the other side of the tracks. The characters are so likable and the voice acting is top-notch. Highly recommend!

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    "great suspense and story"

    locke is a very likeable lead character with super interchange and banter between the others. each chapter left me wondering how he would get out of this one.

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    "A murder mystery dressed up as fantasy"

    A very entertaining listen. While fairly heavy on the fantasy spectrum, the story has more in common with murder mysteries.

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    "First Scott Lynch Book"

    And I am so impressed it certainly won't be my last. Funny, frustrating, magical, brilliant thieves and a full underworld to fall in love with. Worth every cent. I got it on sale but I would have paid credit price!

    This narrator was also very talented with accents I didn't find annoying.

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    "Very enjoyable"

    I enjoy this story and look forward to the next series. Jaw and lock are make a great team. Anytime a book makes me emotional I deem it a success

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