• The Lost Plot

  • The Invisible Library, Book 4
  • By: Genevieve Cogman
  • Narrated by: Kristin Atherton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (102 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The fourth title in Genevieve Cogman's witty and wonderful The Invisible Library series, The Lost Plot is an action-packed literary adventure.

A covert mission.

A royal demand.

And a race against time.

In a 1920s-esque America, Prohibition is in force, fedoras, flapper dresses and tommy guns are in fashion and intrigue is afoot. Intrepid librarians Irene and Kai find themselves caught in the middle of a dragon vs dragon contest. It seems a young librarian has become tangled in this conflict, and if they can't extricate him, there could be serious political repercussions for the mysterious library. And, as the balance of power across mighty factions hangs in the balance, this could even trigger war. 

Irene and Kai find themselves trapped in a race against time (and dragons) to procure a rare book. They'll face gangsters, blackmail and fiendish security systems. And if this doesn't end well, it could have dire consequences for Irene's job. And, incidentally, for her life....

Continue the bookish magic with The Mortal Word.

©2021 Genevieve Cogman (P)2021 Macmillan Publishers International Limited

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Awesome

Nothing more to say than I utterly Loved all the books of this series I have listened to this far.

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another great story

Great addition to the Invisible library. That said Irene's reveal at the end in a bit long. Also there is a disappointing plot development though it has been foreshadowed.

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Lots of Dragon

We get to know more about dragons in this one. Very interesting characters. Exciting piece of the storyline.

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  • ella wilder
  • 02-17-22

What an extraordinary pleasure and narrator

I loved this story. It managed to be plausible whilst being completely bonkers. You need to have read the two other stories first though.
The narration was brilliant, subtle and totally engaging. I was so drawn to kristin’s style. I’ll listen to anything she is involved in.
I am so glad there are more. I highly recommend the series so far. Well done!!!!!

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  • Sezbet
  • 01-21-22

Another good sequel

Before I go on, I have no idea what the other reviewer is talking about saying it’s a different narrator - it’s not, it’s same narrator as always.

Audible doesn’t give good blurbs, so let me try to give one here - the queen of a dragon court has issued a challenge to two of her courtiers vying for an open position, these subordinate dragons seek to undermine the neutrality of the Library by gaining the aid of Librarians in their challenges. Our heroine, Irene, finds herself at the centre of this, in new world (to her), trying to steer a path to keep both the Library’s reputation safe and her dragon apprentice Kai out of the political fall out, while dealing with a prohibition era New York that thinks she’s a London crime boss.

It’s not as fraught as the last one, but perhaps it’s all the better for that, and Irene needs to rely very heavily on her improvisation skills here, dodging dragons, crime bosses and the law, while getting Kai to show some initiative himself.

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  • Charlie Harrison
  • 06-06-21

Ruined

Change of narrator has completely ruined this series in audio format for me. The characters that I had grown to love, now have different personalities and accents. I got as far as the beginning of chapter 3 and could go no further.

I will buy physical copies from now on, so I can at least hear the characters, that I know and love in my head.

I’m so disappointed after the wait.

I have given 5 stars for the story, as I expect it to be as good as the previous 3 books.

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  • Matt Baalham
  • 05-26-22

love it

i love it. its a great book. I cant wait to hear the next one.

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  • helen smith
  • 01-15-22

Fantastic series

Amazing series of books love everyone of them so far , finish one book and straight onto the next narration is perfect too .