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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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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Graham
  • 15/03/2011

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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  • Christopher
  • 12/10/2011

Great

It was a great book. Story kept you intrigued the whole time. It's a fascinating mix between The Italian Job / Oceans Eleven / Clever Crime with fantasy and a fascinating city-scape.
Definitely worth reading. The narrator does a great job too. Very good reading

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 25/06/2012

Now completely hooked on gentleman bastards!

I bought this audiobook completely off others recommendation on audible and was really surprised. I'm now completely hooked on this series and am in high anticipation for the release of the third book.

As others have said: think fantasy mixed with a dash of oceans 11 with a plot line that is rarely predictable. Great characters but be warned there is a fair bit of violence and swearing - but nothing I found overtly graphic or gratuitous. The narrator is amazing and really hits the tone of the books. Personally I imagine this to be set in something like medieval Venice with its many gangs and political intricacies (with a bit of magic and alchemy thrown in). However Lynch is great at not making these aspects too complicated for his readers/listeners to follow.

Highly enjoyable!

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  • Jefferson
  • 12/05/2012

Revenge Is a Dish Best Served Bloody

The Lies of Locke Lamora (2006) by Scott Lynch is a suspenseful scam and revenge story set in a colorful and brutal fantasy world, a little like The Sting meets The Revenger's Tragedy in a Joe Abercrombie novel. Locke Lamora is the leader of a gang of seemingly small-time thieves that actually executes complex and high-yield con-schemes utilizing their skills of prevarication and impersonation and targeting the proud nobility of the Italian-esque city-state of Camorr. Locke and his brother-thieves take pride in their talents and scorn their blue-blooded marks--until the Gray King comes to town with his hired Bondsmage and Locke learns what it's like to be caught in the machinations of people who are more devious, powerful, and bloodthirsty than he is. Lynch interweaves throughout this main story compelling short chapters depicting Locke's childhood education and indoctrination into the gang by his surrogate father "Chains."

Lynch's fantasy world is a vivid creation, featuring different cultures, languages, and gods, alien artifacts, alchemy, magic, an economy, and a history. But it is populated by unpleasant people: scheming, thieving, insulting, cruel, violent, vengeful, greedy, and power-hungry. And these people spew foul language and references to body-parts, bodily-functions, and prostitutes, until I often felt as if I were watching a desperately gritty crime movie. When Dona Sofia Salvara (an aristocratic alchemist) says, "Don't teach a sailor to s--t in the ocean," it feels excrescent and out of character. And some scenes ring false, as when Locke visits a brothel to seek solace, and some seem tedious, as when he visits a bank to borrow a suit of clothes.

After Lynch complicates the initial scam story strand with revenge, I did come to care about Locke and his friends in their predicament. And Lynch does write some rich descriptions that are a pleasure to read/hear, like this: "From the heights of the Five Towers to the obsidian smoothness of the vast glass breakwaters, to the artificial reefs beneath the slate-colored waves, Falselight radiated from every surface and every shard of Elderglass in Camorr."

Michael Page does a great job reading the novel, modifying his voice for various accents, genders, ages, and moods so as to vivify the best qualities of the story. And I did mostly enjoy it. And if you like complicated scams, graphic violence, macho banter, foul language, and morally ambiguous fantasy worlds, you should give it a try.

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  • Kelly
  • 20/10/2011

Fantastic audiobook

I absolutely loved this book. The story just grabs you in from the first moment. I especially loved the fresh approach the author took compared to traditional fantasy writing. There is no dark lord rising, no coming apocalypse, no village boy who finds out he has magic powers and must save the world. It is just the story of Locke and his friends and their (mis)adventures and it is brilliant.

The narrator is excellent. I find his voice very easy to listen to and he makes the characters feel so real. I especially loved the way he handled the dialogue, it is full of dry wit and sarcastic one-liners and he delivered them perfectly.

My one minor criticism of the story is that there are patches where I feel the author gets bogged down in describing either the architecture of the city or the detailed dialogue involved in their cons. In particular the passages where Locke is dealing with the nobility go overboard in detailing all the social pleasantries and etiquette involved. But being an audiobook, it is easy enough to just sit through these parts until it gets back to the action.

Overall, highly recommended

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  • Tracey
  • 21/10/2011

Very Entertaining!

Would you consider the audio edition of The Lies of Locke Lamora to be better than the print version?

Definately. This is a performance!

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

I've never read anything quite like this. It makes me think of the theatre rather than a book.

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

This is my first listen to Michael Page and I love his interpretation.

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

No, but I picked it up whenever I could.

Any additional comments?

A very good read. I'm going to read the next book in the series. The bar is set high now, so I hope Scott Lynch can back it up.

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  • Alison
  • 30/09/2014

so elaborate and never boring

This is definitely one of my new favorite books, and one which I will be recommending to all my friends. It was a rare treat in a genre so overstuffed with cliches and boring, predictable books! Scott Lynch has created an elaborate city-scape, stuffed it with neat characters and interesting histories, mixed alchemy, magic and crime, AND woven together several plot threads without ever being boring or getting weighed down by the need to explain unnecessary things. A quick warning, this book isn't for the faint of heart, it's fairly gory in parts and, not to spoil things, but don't get too attached to any given character.

The plot of the book moves along quickly, following a gang of con-artist criminals in a city somewhat reminiscent of Venice. Locke is a great hero, with tons of interesting backstory (which we get in very well placed 'interlude's) who also has a reasonable number of flaws. The plot was complex enough to keep you on your toes from start to finish. I see that there are two sequels. The book is certainly written with hints of other potential, future storylines, but they're neither blatant nor obviously added as afterthoughts. You could easily read this book and not need to read the rest. I'm on the fence about reading the next one. I always find that the first book is the best. I hate to tarnish my opinion of a series/author as the following books fail to live up to expectations, but I'll probably give them a try.

The narrator was perfectly adequate. I'll admit that he'd narrated another book I've listened to that I didn't particularly enjoy, so my lack of enthusiasm for his performance is probably tainted by that other book. But he grew on me as the book went on.

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  • Keith
  • 15/09/2013

Glad I gave this book a second chance

What did you love best about The Lies of Locke Lamora?

I really enjoyed the bad guys in this book. I mean Locke was written very well, but the bad guys we're hiatal good. I also liked how the book went from present to past in different chapters.. One chapter would leave you wonder, and a few down the road would explain it all. At first I didn't like it, but once I got into the book I enjoyed it.

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

Oliver Twist.. Which is why I put the hardcover down a couple years ago. Started off very much like Twist, but grows up really quick. Like I said, I'm really glad I gave the book a second chance.

Which character – as performed by Michael Page – was your favorite?

Locke for sure.. The spider second.. He put just enough passion into lockes character that by the end you really feel for him like you're supposed to. I think the performer makes this book as good as it is.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Ya, the final fight scene.. But I don't want to spoil it for anyone but it was done very well. Scott Lynch is up there as one of my favorites....

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  • Majuratan
  • 09/05/2012

MUST READ 4 FANTASY FANS

This is definitely one of the best fantasy books I have read/ listened to ( and I've the read LOTR, Game of Thrones series, Potter Series, most of Wheel of Time and more). The narration is excellent and appropriate for the elaborate world created by Scott Lynch. If your a fan of gritty realism (i.e Game of Thrones), elaborate plots, witty banter and clever characters (i.e Tyrion Lannister/ Matt Cauthon) then you should definitely pick this book/ audio book up.

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  • Chris
  • 25/01/2019

Such a cool book! Lots of fun and highly recommend

Really a very fun book with good characters, good twists and overall enjoyable. Don't listen to the negative reviews give this book a go

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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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  • Max
  • 21/05/2015

Mein Fantasie-Liebling

Vorweg: Dieses Buch ist ein MUST Read und ist mit Abstand mein lieblings Hörbuch. Warum ist das so?
Die ganze Gentlemen Bastards Reihe ist eine Serie mit Details. Die Straßenzüge, die Verstecke, die Menschen die dort leben, alles wird mit so viel liebe in das Geschehnis gezaubert das man nur staunen kann. Lynch erfindet in einem wahren Reichtum das man sofort zwischen den Seiten gefangen ist. Selten wurde ich so in eine Stadt hineingezogen wie es Lynch schafft. Die Gentlemen Bastards sind eine Bande die mich an die verlorenen Jungs erinnern und jeder sprüht nur so vor Originalität. Auch die, oft ein bisschen schmutzigen, Unterhaltungen der Ansässigen Charaktere verleihen dem Buch einen gewissen Realismus und Charme der mir oft bei Sanderson gefehlt hat. Der Leser schafft es ebenfalls alle Charaktere richtig in Szene zu setzen und verleiht jedem seine Eigene Stimme. Ich wünschte ich könnte bessere Worte finden um dieses Buch und Lych zu loben, aber ich hoffe meine Begeisterung ist klar geworden: Wer Weeks, Sanderson, Rothfuss und Abercrombie mag sollte hier ohne Bedenken zuschlagen! Ihr könnt mir später Danken ;)

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  • Alexander Schwaßmann
  • 05/06/2016

A great new fantasy anti hero

A gripping tale of secrets and lies and double crossing, featuring an unlikely hero too clever for his own good. None of the standard "Wizard shows up at a remote village and recruits a band of nobodies in search of the holy grail". The story moves cleverly back and forth between the present, a gripping and bloody plot of thievery, political intrigue and crime tale, and the past, where we learn who Locke Lamora and his friends and mentors are.

The two tales are moved along at a brisk pace, eloquently worded, most of the time told tongue-in-cheek and only occasionally resorting to extremely bloody and violent language.

Michael Page uses a variety and accents and speech inflections to bring a host of characters ti life, making it very easy to follow the dialogue scenes.

All in all one of the best books I've read in recent years. The only downside is that I don't think there will be a sequel. But then again, with Locke Lamora you can never be sure.

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  • Ludi
  • 17/07/2017

Well written, but utterly lacking surprise.

Würden Sie dieses Buch einem Freund empfehlen? Warum oder warum nicht?

I have listened to the first five hours and so far, despite my best intentions, couldn't recommend it to anyone.

As far as the craftsmanship is concerned (as a non native speaker) I am impressed! The dialogues are juicy and funny and brilliantly read by the actor. But there is a fatal flaw: from a story about thieves you expect surprises. You want to marvel at their ingenuity and mutter to yourself "damn, didn't see that coming!". In the first 5 hours there is just one scene which accomplishes that (midnighters, I don't want to spoil), but it is explained and thus destroyed immediately afterwards. From a fantasy novel, on the other hand you expect to become curious about aspects of the world and to have them explained slowly, in a well timed manner. Total failure here. From a dramatic novel you expect dilemma and personal growth. Not present. Whatever this is supposed to be, I am only listening for the dialogue and the brilliant actor and will probably have to give it back before reaching fifty percent.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Annette
  • 27/03/2017

Fesselnd!

Eine spannende Geschichte mit trickreichen Dieben, tödlichen Intrigen und sehr viel Charme. Sie spielt in einem fiktiven Königreich.

Gleich nach dem Beenden dieser Rezension muss ich erst mal schauen, ob es noch weitere Bücher über Locke Lamorra gibt - wenn ja, werde ich mir diese auf jeden Fall holen.

Auch der Sprecher hat mich begeistert. Ausdrucksstark und sehr gut verständlich.

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  • leatuch
  • 21/08/2016

Super fantasy Reihe

Der Sprecher ist sehr gewöhnungsbedürftig und ihm ist anfangs nicht ganz einfach zu folgen, deswegen 'nur' vier Punkte - aber wenn man sich daran gewöhnt hat, kann man sich keinen besseren Sprecher vorstellen. Der Inhalt hat mir sehr gut gefallen. Die Perspektivwechsel machen das Hörbuch sehr spannend und oftmals fühlt man sich als Leser selbst in einen Trick Lamoras verwickelt. Daumen hoch! Wirklich sehr zu empfehlen.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03/02/2015

Großartige und liebevolle Gaunergeschichte

Absolute Hörempfehlung, facettenreiche Charaktere, überraschende Wendungen in der Geschichte, überzeugender Sprecher, noch vier Wörter übrig

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  • Global
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  • BikerJoe
  • 26/08/2015

The Mob in Historical Attire

It is hard to stick a genre label on this book. Some aspects remind you of a Victorian novel, describing the decrepit poverty and misery of the lower class, but there is also a little bit of magic and witchcraft and of course, it is quite a colorful crime story as well.

The prose is nice and more than adequate, it would be befitting to a historical novel and often enough, it sounds like one. Michel Page does a great job in reading it and you don’t get tired listening to him, after all it is quite a long story. Unfortunately the dialogues are quite lengthy sometimes, without really adding anything of value and this is also true for parts of the story, where the author just keeps rambling on.

The narrative describes the life of Locke Lamore, who made it from an orphaned street urchin to the leader of the Gentleman Bastards, a gang of master thieves. He is a con artist and thief par excellence and a killer at times, but regardless of that, he has principles and personal ethics. He is loyal to his friends, but has little compassion with the rich and noble. His criminal career takes him through several steps, but leads to a final confrontation with the grey king, who intends to destroy most of Camorr to take revenge for the injustice done to his family decades ago.

There is quite a measure of blood and guts in the story and sometimes the cruelty is in deep contrast to the general light hearted tone of the narrative. The plot is not always convincing and the magic and wizardry, which changes the course of events now and then, does not really go to well with the otherwise quite mundane setup.

In summary, it is a nice story, entertaining enough, but less might have been more.

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  • Global
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  • Luis
  • 30/11/2018

Great Performance, Charming story

First of: Yes the sound quality could be better, but it wasn't a deal-breaker for.
if you can look past that, you'll find a fantastically performed fantasy novel with a richly textured world and likeable characters,. It isn't a particularly action heavy story - but in exchange it is filled to the brim with clever dialogues and fun intrigues.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12/07/2018

very enjoyable and unique

quite the enjoyable story. personally.im more drawn towards mystery and adventure , but the book does an excellent job at being just what it is