• The Lies of Locke Lamora

  • By: Scott Lynch
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 21 hrs and 59 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (2,132 ratings)

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The Lies of Locke Lamora

By: Scott Lynch
Narrated by: Michael Page
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Publisher's summary

They say that the Thorn of Camorr can beat anyone in a fight. They say he steals from the rich and gives to the poor. They say he's part man, part myth, and mostly street-corner rumor. And they are wrong on every count. Only averagely tall, slender, and god-awful with a sword, Locke Lamora is the fabled Thorn, and the greatest weapons at his disposal are his wit and cunning.

He steals from the rich - they're the only ones worth stealing from - but the poor can go steal for themselves. What Locke cons, wheedles and tricks into his possession is strictly for him and his band of fellow con-artists and thieves: the Gentleman Bastards. Together their domain is the city of Camorr. Built of Elderglass by a race no-one remembers, it's a city of shifting revels, filthy canals, baroque palaces, and crowded cemeteries. Home to Dons, merchants, soldiers, beggars, cripples, and feral children. And to Capa Barsavi, the criminal mastermind who runs the city.

©2007 Scott Lynch (P)2011 Orion Publishing Group Limited

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Most entertaining listen!

I have listed to a large number of audiobooks over recent years, many of them of them excellent - however, this is the first time I have been sufficiently motivated to actually write a review. This was just a perfect combination of original story, entertaining witty characters and a wonderful narrator. Michael Page's range and consistency of voices brought the whole thing to life.

A slight warning is in order to those of a nervous disposition, however - the story contains occasional graphic descriptions of violence and frequent "colourful" language.

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Nice and original fantasy

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

I listened to several audio books and I would place it to the second place after songs of ice and fire.

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

Somewhat it associates with The Rise of the blue moon. It has a nice sense of humor but not diminishing the seriousness of the story...

Have you listened to any of Michael Page’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

This is a book that would fulfill that description. I didn't want to interrupt listening.