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The Republic of Thieves

Written by: Scott Lynch
Narrated by: Michael Page
Length: 23 hrs and 43 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (161 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

He's back! The long-awaited return of the most exciting new commercial fantasy writer of the 21st century.

After their adventures on the high seas, Locke and Jean are brought back to earth with a thump. Jean is mourning the loss of his lover and Locke must live with the fallout of crossing the all-powerful magical assassins, the Bonds Magi. It is a fallout that will pit both men against Locke's own long-lost love.

Sabetha is Locke's childhood sweetheart, the love of Locke's life, and now it is time for them to meet again. Employed on different sides of a vicious dispute between factions of the Bonds, Sabetha has just one goal: to destroy Locke forever.

The Gentleman Bastard sequence has become a literary sensation in fantasy circles and now, with the third book, Scott Lynch is set to seal that success.

©2013 Scott Lynch (P)2013 Tantor

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A Sad Ending to the King of Thieves

Scott Lynch knows how to tell a great story. The premise was simple and knew how to play with your heart strings. Locke Lamora is the best villian to make you smile and doubt that good is any different from bad. Evil is appealing to listen and dream to with a voice like Michael Page. Keep stealing Locke Lamora

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another great story

another great story in a fantastic and entertaining series. I'm hoping the next one is out soon

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It’s good! But not great

I really did enjoy this book, however compared to the first and second one it kinda blows. It really doesn’t live up to the expectation

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Ploy, Oh Ploy!

Schemes upon schemes, undone or outshone by other schemes, and grand origin story pieces kept me riveted. Michael Page is a master of character voices, giving the story even more life.

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Performance is amazing

The story was great but the performance of Michael page is what makes this extremely special.

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The republic of Thieves

Yet another amazing performance by Michael Page and an incredible story told by Scott Lynch!

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great adventure

Scott lynch is by far the best narrator in the business...absolutely entertaining and worth every penny

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Best series in a long long time for me.

I cried. I laughed so many times. The reader is skilled and I was totally immersed.

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Set Up for the Rest of the Series

It’s definitely a set up for future novels. On it’s own it’s okay. Doesn’t have the same heist themes of the first two novels.

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  • Shawn
  • 2016-10-26

Good but not my favourite.

My least favourite so far but still quite enjoyable. I didn't enjoy the romantic leads in this book as much as the last. Locke is at his best outwitting opponents, not trying to understand women.

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  • Kevin
  • 2015-01-27

The hero is kind of a creepy stalker

What would have made The Republic of Thieves better?

The character development is very poor. I can't tell the difference between the characters at 15 and 30. The romance is based on the hero following and continually debasing himself to his love until she gives in and admits her love. According to this book stalking works.

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  • Alexandru
  • 2019-09-25

Good book but read the middle part

The series is excellent and this book is no exception. However, the parts between, say 30% and 70% have been less good than the rest. I did not like the endless citations from a play you dont get to understand anyway.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-09-16

I dont know

to be honest.its a good book and all. but the charm from the first book is all gone. now it feels like the author is just trying to make a game of thrones copy or something like that. went from a really good book. the first one.. to this. were.. I don't know where I stand on this

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-08-22

Absolutely fantastic!

To be honest The Republic of thieves is probably my favourite out of all GB 3 books. The storyline, the characters, every single detail is well thought out by Scott Lynch!

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  • Anna
  • 2019-04-17

loved every minute

It was one of those series where I couldn't wait to find out what happens, but didn't want it to end. and when it did, oh the torment. Lol.

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  • Chris
  • 2019-03-27

Epic book and lots of fun

I truly love this guy's writing and style. I often laughed my head off at his way of expressing ideas, and truly did not see the twists coming no matter how hard I tried! Hope there is more

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  • Hillary
  • 2019-03-05

Themes a little scattered but still enjoyable

I absolutely loved the first book, and I enjoyed the second. But I fell off the wagon in this one.

To avoid spoilers I can't say more than I feel like the direction of the series is significantly surprising for me. I'll likely get the next book just to see this through. But this was one of the rougher slogs to read of the series.
The thing that most dragged down on my interest was the romance. It's a little exhausting. I've no issue with romance in novels and gladly invite it. As long as it doesn't take three pages to describe how much a character is enchanted by red hair or an overly lengthy description of their love interests appearance.
But otherwise I really do love Scott Lynch's work. And I'd strongly recommend giving this series a go if you are a fan of fantasy adventure ah-la Patrick Rothfuss, or Ursula K. Le Guin

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  • Georgy
  • 2019-01-20

More of the same... which is not a bad thing

Lynch continues to keep up the good work.
It is hard to top "Locke Lamora", however, so it's not surprising this books is not as strong as the first one... or even two.

The main thing which, for me, is going against it is this: the whole "skewing the voting" thing is set off against background of "what is the actual honest voting". I mean, they do this and that to spoil it for the other side, but why do the actually bother?

...anyway, it's nice that nobody dies.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-12-21

Awesome series

Great series. Enjoyed it very much..
This book wad less stressed than the previous ones