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    Escaping from the attentions of the Bondsmagi Locke Lamora, the estwhile Thorn of Camorr and Jean Tannen have fled their home city. Taking ship they arrive in the city state of Tal Varrar where they are soon planning their most spectacular heist yet; they will take the luxurious gaming house, The Sinspire, for all of its countless riches.

    No-one has ever taken even a single coin from the Sinspire that wasn't won on the tables or in the other games of chance on offer there.

    But, as ever, the path of true crime rarely runs smooth and Locke and Jean soon find themselves co-opted into an attempt to bring the pirate fleet of the notorious Zamira Drakasha to justice. Fine work for thieves who don't know one end of galley from another. And all the while the Bondsmagi are plotting their very necessary revenge against the one man who believes e has humiliated them and lived; Locke Lamora.

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

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    Rapturing

    I have really grown fond of Scott Lynch he is a great writter. I also enjoyed the performance of the narrator very much, one of the best I have heard so far.

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    • Joshua
    • 03/04/2011

    Fantastic Read/Listen

    In a refreshing departure from many fantasy novels, Scott Lynch's characters are not superhumans possessed of some extraordinary power, but survive on the strength of their own wits. The stakes are high, but not ridiculously so. The world isn't about to be destroyed, or thrust into an endless dark age. Much as the first book in this series, The Lies of Locke Lamora, this is a heist/fantasy novel. The protagonists are not immune to failure, and the story seems driven more by it's characters, than by an ultimate goal, which makes it a pleasure to listen to. The characters are possessed of a strange morality, and are humanized by the situations in which they are conflicted by practical concerns, and their desire to adhere to their own code of ethics. Success is never guaranteed in this series so far, which leaves me sympathizing with the characters own frustration, and keeps the tension strong. Locke and Jean don't wander from one startling, incredible success to another, and so the journey is never boring.

    The audio narrator is crisp and precise, speaking with a smooth cadence, and does an excellent job with voices and accents, further enriching this atmospheric book.

    If your reading this Mr. Lynch, get back to writing (and thank you).

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    • Chantal Noordeloos
    • 04/01/2021

    Disappointing

    The first novel was wonderful, but this sequel is a solid ‘meh’
    It’s almost as if it’s written by a different person. Where the Lies of Locke Lamora had a very mature feel, this novel felt childish at parts. The plot was too convoluted and the characters made silly choices. I actually zoned out while listening several times. I honestly don’t know if I want to read the other novels, which makes me sad because I really thought I found a good series again. It’s not the worst thing I have read, it’s not awful, but it just isn’t great

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    • Family
    • 30/12/2020

    Fun adventure

    It's a fun story that fleshes out the characters more. I laughed out loud more than a few times.

    The narrator sounds like they're in a kitchen recording on a $10 microphone; that can be rather distracting at times.

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    • Anonymous User
    • 24/02/2020

    Not a good sequel

    The Lies of Locke Lamora grabbed me and took me through a vibrant fantasy world with awesome and distinct characters and relationships with a satisfying thrilling ending. This starts out the same way, planning a heist, making schemes developing relationships in a inspiring new city! Then it's abruptly interrupted and throws us out to sea, where after the first chapter NOTHING HAPPENS. It's just a bunch of talking, nothing moving forward, boring relationships, characters and scenery. The only thing that saves the chapters at sea are the Pirate Captain and the first mate of the Poison Orchid who are truly amazing, clever and fun. I clung on thinking the end would right the course of the plot, no dice. Would have rather had a book about the Poison Orchids adventures than having to follow Locke and Jean through this book. Might read the last book, see if any of that magic from the first book shows up in the end.

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    • david
    • 22/12/2019

    a mess of a plot

    I really liked the first book which made me rather annoyed or even angry to read the sequel.
    "Red seas Under Red skies" wants to set up a heist, have the protagonist be pirates for a bit. it also wants to show our characters dealing with what happened in the first book and it also wants a small romance.
    I have no problems with any of the above, only how the author decided to put it all together.
    the characters are the same with small twist. so if you would read this book for the characters alone I would recommend it. But the book is so poorly paced with a plot that is so poorly constructed that I can't remember last time I read one so bad, that I can't recommend this book unless you really like the characters.

    spoilers.

    we start with Locke believing Jean will betray him. this is a flash forward to a later scene. It's payoff highly disappointing as Jean does not betray Locke and the only reason Locke believed he would was because he didn't see a sign Jean. Jean, however, says that he definitely made a sign to Locke that he was lying. I have no problem with the scene itself other than the fact that I was expecting a bit more given that the scene was shown in the beginning of the book.

    the next many pages are spent between their next heist "the sin spire game" and flashbacks to Locke dealing with the loss of his friends.
    this part is mostly solid. my real grievances starts when the plot forces them out to the sea where they then spend the next many pages meeting new characters and trying to accomplish another goal because they have no other choice if they want to live.
    for this part the Sin Spire Game is more or less forgotten and it does not come back until the end where it is rather quickly resolved.
    it is also in this part where Jean meets the love of his life and loses her as well in a scene that to me felt rather forced.
    the last part of the book attempts to quickly rap up this poorly constructed story. introducing important characters in power that Locke manages to persuade to help him in a single scene.
    the book ends with Locke and Jean alone once again. Locke might die from poison in a month's time or so.
    this ending makes me think the entire book was a set up for them going to get help from Karthain which is where the third book takes place.

    The worst decision that the author ever made in my opinion was to kill off Kaldo and Galdo and Buck in the first book. while they were minor characters they added some interactions between them and Locke and Jean. now all the interactions are between Locke and Jean and other people they meet.
    when the author introduces Esri the reader might soon start to think that she would join them. they even briefly talked about rebuilding the gentleman bastards. I miss the closeness of that entire group.
    But having her join them would be too obvious apparently as the author kills her in the most unessasary twist of betrayal from a minor character ever.

    in short. I actually ended up hating this book because of its plot.

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    • Client d'Amazon
    • 11/11/2019

    Even better than the first

    Quite a different and unique plot revolving around pirates and trickery. looking forward to read the next book !

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    • Anonymous User
    • 22/08/2019

    Amazing story

    The 2nd book of the Gentleman Bastards series is amazing. The plot, characters also we get to see more of the incredible world that Scott Lynch has built. Loved the touch of piracy too!

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    • Anonymous User
    • 29/07/2019

    Still good but not as good as the first

    Lynch continues his great writing, clever story and amazing characters, while Michael Page continues to be the best narrator in town.

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    • Anonymous User
    • 20/07/2019

    Fantastic, enthralling

    Favorite book series and favorite Narrator. I love it. Scott makes it so lively, his voice is clear and easy to understand, his voices for the characters are funny and help distinguish between the characters. Michael’s description, world design, story and pacing is fantastic, full of great surprises, suspense, intelligent riddles and superb characters. 10/10 enthralled

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    • Jacob
    • 07/02/2019

    Fantastic continuation of great story.

    Great follow up to the first book. Full of twists and memorable moments. Loved the new character and hope they will feature again.

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    • André
    • 12/09/2018

    ACHTUNG: Halbe Audioqualität zum vollen Preis...

    Diese Rezension bezieht sich nur auf die angebotene Audioqualität.

    Ich finde die halbierte Klangqualität die sehr an eine 70er Jahre Telefonverbindung erinnert sehr ärgerlich!
    Ein Blick in die technischen Daten offenbart:
    Audio: aac, 22050 Hz, stereo, 62 kb/s - Normal wäre: 44100 Hz, stereo, 125 kb/s

    Halbierter Frequenzbereich und halbierte Bitrate, was auch deutlich zu hören ist - und ja, ich habe beim Download "Beste Qualität" ausgewählt.

    Für den vollen Preis finde ich das ziemlich unverschämt, daher nur einen Stern in der Gesamtbewertung.

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    • Luce Murvel
    • 27/08/2017

    Amazing!

    One of my favourite book series, rendered in a wonderful audio book performance! The story is amazing, I am listening to it after rereading the books multiple times and still I am not bored with it.
    The narrator is amazing as well, the way voices each and every character with such care in both cadence and accent, without overdoing either, is great. Micheal Page makes the world come alive . This audio book has exceeded my expectations by far!

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    • Luis
    • 26/12/2018

    Great Adventure - Great Time

    A fitting sequel to an already clever first book. Bigger, more ambitious and more elaborate. Certainly not boring - well worth your time (despite the not so great sound quality)

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    • Lara
    • 27/02/2016

    Ein Hörgenuss!

    Unglaublich faszinierende Welt, starke Charaktere, fesselnde Geschichte und das alles so schön geschrieben und erzählt!