The Black Lung Captain

Tales of the Ketty Jay, Book 2
Narrated by: Rupert Degas
Series: Tales of the Ketty Jay, Book 2
Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
Categories: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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Darian Frey is down on his luck. He can barely keep his squabbling crew fed and his rickety aircraft in the sky. Even the simplest robberies seem to go wrong. It's getting so a man can't make a dishonest living any more. 

Enter Captain Grist. He's heard about a crashed aircraft laden with the treasures of a lost civilisation, and he needs Frey's help to get it. There's only one problem. The craft is lying in the trackless heart of a remote island, populated by giant beasts and subhuman monsters. 

Dangerous, yes. Suicidal, perhaps. Still, Frey's never let common sense get in the way of a fortune before. But there's something other than treasure on board that aircraft. Something that a lot of important people would kill for. And it's going to take all of Frey's considerable skill at lying, cheating and stealing if he wants to get his hands on it.... 

Strap yourself in for another tale of adventure and debauchery, pilots and pirates, golems and daemons, double-crosses and double-double-crosses. The crew of the Ketty Jay are back!

©2019 Chris Wooding (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

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Another fantastic work by CW and RD.

I wrote a review about Retribution Falls after I heard it making it clear I felt it was one of the single best forms of pure entertainment in any genre that I have ever experienced. The Black Lung missed that top end excitement of discovering for the first time something wonderful you never knew existed but adds an emotional depth needed for characters to grow and develop into new and better centerpieces for the next stories.

Rupert easily the best narrator Americans are not allowed to hear (the name of the wind) and perhaps the best narrator full stop.

This book is for those looking to escape for a laugh or a cry into a world of gamblers, cultists, drunks and cut throats...basically your average group of friends.

Thanks again!

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So happy for the next three books!!

The narration was excellent, writing was perfect, and the story progressed perfectly. A seamless transition from book one that is so hard to do well. The vivid descriptions of another world and another time are splendid. I'm an endurance biker and listen while I ride for hours. When I get off my bike it takes me a minute or two to readjust this world.

Thanks Chris and Rupert for a magnificent and immersive listening experience!

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  • 02-08-20

Fantastic

Fantastic narrator, fantastic tale! Rupert degas does such a great job with all the different characters, consistent throughout

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  • 01-08-20

Super sequel that gets better and better

Fantastic read and excellent narration from Rupert Degas. Glad he has narrated the entire series of books. Super sequel that really develops the characters and world from the first book.

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  • Graham G.
  • 01-04-20

Great sequel: superb narration!

I doubt Rupert Degas could do a bad job narrating anything. He's amazing doing everything from Murakami to Rothfuss. He come across as a storyteller rather than a narrator.
This sequel is a most entertaining story and I look forward to more. Most highly recommended!

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  • Peter Chase
  • 11-27-19

So chuffed this now available

Great follow on from Retribution Falls. Strong plotting, great characters being further developed from consequences in the prequel and another belting performance from Mr Degas! Highly recommended but ensure books are read in order.

As a side note, when you look at some of the dross being released on TV, how this series hasn't been optioned escapes me. Seriously, this is begging to be brought to life!

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  • 11-18-19

Rupert, what can I say; was brilliant.

Rupert was too good. The array of voices and personalities he brought with them. Superb.