We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
The Liar's Key Audiobook

The Liar's Key

Regular Price:$38.49
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Prince of Fools, The Red Queen's War: Book One had all "the hallmarks of [Mark Lawrence's] storytelling and writing style which made The Broken Empire trilogy such an incredibly addictive read" (Bibliosanctum.com). Now The Liar's Key continues the story of the unusual fellowship between a rogue prince and a weary warrior....

After harrowing adventure and near-death, Prince Jalan Kendeth and the Viking Snorri ver Snagason find themselves in possession of Loki's Key, an artefact capable of opening any door and sought by the most dangerous beings in the Broken Empire - including The Dead King. Jal wants only to return home to his wine, women, and song, but Snorri has his own purpose for the key: to find the very door into death, throw it wide, and bring his family back into the land of the living. And as Snorri prepares for his quest to find death's door, Jal's grandmother, the Red Queen, continues to manipulate kings and pawns toward an endgame of her own design....

©2015 Bobalinga Ltd. (P)2015 Recorded Books

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.6 (1470 )
5 star
 (995)
4 star
 (396)
3 star
 (66)
2 star
 (9)
1 star
 (4)
Overall
4.5 (1370 )
5 star
 (887)
4 star
 (366)
3 star
 (97)
2 star
 (14)
1 star
 (6)
Story
4.8 (1372 )
5 star
 (1156)
4 star
 (197)
3 star
 (18)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    charles Edison, NJ, United States 06-28-15
    charles Edison, NJ, United States 06-28-15 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    40
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    41
    28
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Never disappoints"

    Very enjoyable, always kept me guessing, as to what sort of disaster he will get Into next and what sort of ridiculous predicament he will have to deal with.
    All in all fantastic stuff

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    James 06-24-15
    James 06-24-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    19
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "5 star listen"

    Easily this authors best book by far. The ending was perfect. The third book will have a lot to live up to. But I'm not too worried.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    S. Hayes Pennsylvania 06-20-15
    S. Hayes Pennsylvania 06-20-15 Member Since 2013

    I am an avid reader and believe in good literature. All of my reviews aim to separate the good from the trash.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    64
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    172
    24
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    4
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Best day ever!"

    This book cracks me up while maintaining a reasonable plot. Worth the credit and time.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Joe Chad Ohio 06-05-15
    Joe Chad Ohio 06-05-15 Member Since 2016

    I am a lover of fantasy novels with exciting action, complex plots, and unforgettable characters.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    272
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    64
    64
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    41
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A Different Novel Then we are Use to"

    Mark Lawrence does it again. He writes an antihero that teeters on the brink of us as readers hating and loving him at the same time. Jal is very different from Jorgg from the thorns trilogy, but he is still not the typical hero we are use to in a fantasy novel. His antics continue in this second novel of The Red Queen's War trilogy, and if anything they are more outrageous and hilarious then before. However, this novel does not have the pace of the story in the first novel, there is more setup time and a little less action. However, the plot is intricate as always with many different forces playing for position on the game board. One must pay close attention to keep up with what is happening, and the small hints that are dropped for events to come. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel, but I do believe that parts of the ending were kind of predictable and it does suffer from middle novel slowness in a trilogy. Despite these problems it does end with a bang and leaves me anxiously waiting for the final book. Also, the narrator does a spectacular job with the novel, and captures the character of Jal perfectly, making him more hilarious and reddiculous. I would definitely recommend reading this novel and I hate the fact that I have to wait another year for the next installment.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Audre 06-26-15
    Audre 06-26-15 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    46
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    78
    21
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    13
    7
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Even better than the first"

    I laughed through the whole first book and this one is the same. Weirdly, I almost think the lead character is more anti-hero than I did on the last book. Whenever he pulls through and does something he ought to, it's by accident or some selfish reason but I still root for him every time.

    There's a part in the middle without Snori that got a little boring, but it picked back up shortly and I was on the edge of my seat through the entire last third.

    Very good series. It's going to be agony waiting for the next book!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  •  
    mohammed valji 10-19-16 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    16
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "an original take on a would be protagonist."

    the first book in the series made it seem as if Jal was going to evolve into something better than what he was,a complete dope, obsessed with his fickle title of nobility, but in this one he keeps holding on the point that he is something greater than his actions. this is the first book that I have read where are the narrator's journey through this very intricate and complex world where the secondary characters evolution is more interesting than the main character's. the word and characters you are so interesting I couldn't put phone down, i look forward to the next book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Thomas More 02-18-17
    Thomas More 02-18-17 Member Since 2012

    Unafraid to read from any genre.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    147
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    224
    37
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    7
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Squandering Good Characters"

    Mark Lawrence had the idea of squandering all the delight readers found in his fantasy odd couple by taking them on a pointless quest. Bad idea.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Donovan 09-16-17
    Donovan 09-16-17 Member Since 2017
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great ending"
    Would you listen to The Liar's Key again? Why?

    This book had a good beginning, a better middle, and a great ending. You need to hear the whole story to truly enjoy the book. However Lawrence did a great job of surprising his readers at the end and it was great set up for the next book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    David stone 09-12-17
    David stone 09-12-17 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    66
    20
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excellent seconds book"

    Great characters, amazing story telling. But omg the end! There is no way to not read on

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    The Super-duper Amazing Silver Golem 08-31-17

    I love a good chaotic adventure with creativity, heart and lots of laughs.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    146
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    155
    147
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    11
    20
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great second entry to the series."

    "The Liar's Key" is the second book in "The Red Queen's War" series that continues the misadventures of the wonderfully conflicted, selfish and cowardly Prince Jalan. Still darkly humorous, but with more focus on Jalan's personal history and issues, this book is a great follow up to the first part of the series. Tim Gerard Reynolds keeps up his fantastic performance of Prince Jalan's perspective during his narration and helping listeners further understand the character even while the character is deceiving himself.

     Following the events of the first book and after a bit of a  break from being relentlessly persued by the Dead King, Jalan finds himself once again dragged from a life of self indulgence into tagging along with his possibly suicidally determined friend, Snorri, on his renewed quest to find his family beyond death's door. The story focuses more on Jalan's inner demons this time around and we learn more of his family's history, how it molded him into the flawed person he grew up to be, and how he might be a piece to a much larger puzzle than he reliezed.

    While this book does require reading the first book, "Prince of Fools", to better fully grasp what is going on in this story and it does end in a cliffhanger that will leave a listener jumping into the third book for a resolution, "The Liar's Key" was wholly satisfying and entertaining to listen to.

    Highly recommended to fantasy adventure fans that are even remotely  interested in continuing with "The Red Queen's War" audiobook series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.