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Publisher's Summary

Things are finally looking good for Captain Frey and his crew. The Ketty Jay has been fixed up good as new. They've got their first taste of fortune and fame. And, just for once, nobody is trying to kill them. 

Even Trinica Dracken, Frey's ex-fiancée and long-time nemesis, has given up her quest for revenge. In fact, she's offered them a job - one that will take them deep into the desert heart of Samarla, the land of their ancient enemies. To a place where the secrets of the past lie in wait for the unwary. 

Secrets that might very well cost Frey everything. 

Join the crew of the Ketty Jay on their greatest adventure yet: a story of mayhem and mischief, rooftop chases and death-defying races, murderous daemons, psychopathic golems and a particularly cranky cat. 

The first time was to clear his name. The second time was for money. This time, Frey's in a race against the clock for the ultimate prize: to save his own life.

©2019 Chris Wooding (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

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best audio book ever

i love the writer and the performace, perfect steam punk, a must read. why is this over?

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Much Better!

After the shaky second book that couldn't quite decide what it wanted to be, the third book is finally back on track for me. Once again it's all about the crew of the Ketty Jay, their adventures and struggles! The first book captured my interest because of the ragtag bunch going on an adventure and slowly growing into an actual crew. The second book continued that, but it was also plagued by a romance that failed to capture my interest and investment, and it became the complete focal-point of that story, which is not what I signed up for. This third chapter goes back to the first books way of doing things, we're once again a ragtag crew on an adventure, and we expand on them as a group and their relationship with oneanother, they are the focal-point for the story as they should be. It's a very good adventure that sees our less developed crew finally get some spotlight and really deepens the bonds they have with eachother, the stuff you signed up for in the first book. Some parts are a little forced... Like Frey being an absolute moron, but I suppose it was established already in book two that he isn't very smart and can't listen to simple instructions, so I'll give it a pass. Quite frankly, the main protagonist is the least interesting of the crew on the Ketty Jay, but the supporting characters more than make up for his shortcomings. They are the real stars in these books and they are definitely worth staying for. Regardless, If what hooked you was the first book, then this book won't disappoint you.

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A brilliant story...

A fantastic team of author and narrator makes this book a highly entertaining listen. I’m so glad that “Retribution Falls” was not the last and only story of this Saga. Just a great story with nutritious content. Highly recommend it.

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Remarkable!

I love Chris Wooding's Ketty Jay series! This part of the magnificent journey does not fail to deliver! And the voice actor continues to impress!

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The day the Jackal ends...

I'm hard pressed to even begin the process of listening to the next and last book. I don't want the ride to end. I genuinely adore these books: The plot, the characters, the dialogue, the growth of the characters, the narrator, they all combine to make a remarkable book and series. Rupert may be the single best english speaking narrator in the business. Strike that, Rupert IS the best. I recommend this book and this series to anyone who can hear.

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  • 01-13-21

So fun and entertaining

Rupert Degas is hands down THE BEST narrator. And this third book of the Kerry Jay series does not disappoint! I’m so sad I only have one book left

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  • 01-01-21

Excellent

Loved it all the way to the end. Degas' narration is perfect, as always.

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  • Pushkyn
  • 11-20-20

Can't praise this ...

Can't praise this enough. Great book. Great story. Great narration. Now where's Tales of the Ketty Jay Book 4?

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  • Claire D.
  • 07-20-20

Great adventures!

So much in one book! Fabulous adventures and wonderful characters that you just can’t get enough of.

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  • "sharky18"
  • 06-23-20

A fine addition to the series.

Not a single dull moment. highly recommend. Chris wooding at his finest and Rupert Degas is superb as always.

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  • Len
  • 05-11-20

Best of a great bunch

Loved it as a hardcover, even more as an audiobook. Best of the series.

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  • Mr M J Hodgkinson
  • 03-09-20

Just Brilliant

I loved reading these books and I’ve loved listening to them too. I only hope Chris Wooding one day writes some more books with these characters because the 4 he’s done are just so,so good!

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  • richard james tomlin
  • 02-09-20

great books

LOVE the tails from the ketty Jay crew... very absorbing, Rupert Degas is my all time favourite narrator and brings every book he reads to lifr

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  • Johnny
  • 01-10-20

Deadly addictive adventure

Yeah great books has everything escapism at its best.. right amount of humour and character information and story never to predictable... really not looking forward to the last book.. Anyone who likes the Expanse books and firfly will love this

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  • Mr
  • 01-08-20

Love it! Love it! Love it!

I devoured these as books and then waited years and years for the audiobook versions. I have listened to each one in the series more than once. Great story. Great narrator. Roll on book 4 at the end of January.

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  • 01-30-20

Awesome

Great story paired with incredible voice acting. Rupert Degas is a wizard of voices. Highly recommend