To Kingdom Come : Barker & Llewelyn Series

  • by Will Thomas
  • Narrated by Antony Ferguson
  • Series: Barker & Llewelyn Series
  • 9 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When a bomb destroys the Special Irish Branch of Scotland Yard, all fingers point to the increasingly brazen factions of Irish dissidents seeking liberation from English rule. Volunteering their services to the British government, Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn set out to infiltrate a secret cell of the Irish Republican Brotherhood known as the Invisibles. Posing as a reclusive German bomb maker and his anarchist apprentice, they are recruited for the group's ultimate plan: to bring London to its knees and end the monarchy forever.
Their adventures take them from an abandoned lighthouse on the craggy coast of Wales to the City of Light, where Llewelyn goes undercover with Maire O'Casey, the alluring sister of an Irish radical. Llewelyn again finds himself put to the test by his enigmatic employer as he is schooled in the deadly science of bomb making. Fraught with explosives, secret initiations, and vicious stick fights, and featuring historical figures such as Charles Parnell and W. B. Yeats, To Kingdom Come is a riveting sequel to Some Danger Involved.


What the Critics Say

"A successful blend of fiction and fact, this is - as expected - expertly researched and skillfully plotted, with satisfying amounts of emotion (with a growing friendship between Barker and Llewelyn) and suspense." (Library Journal)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Not bad but I found the Irish accent lacking.

Not just the Irish accent was not up to scratch but one or two of the other voices were a bit lame. Not a major problem but a slight let down. Aside from that it wasn't a bad rendition of a fairly good book. I thought book one was better so I'll be able to judge more when I hear the next one in the series.
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- G. Chandler


Very disappointed with this second book, I had enjoyed the first one. I read a review prior to purchasing which said it was an acurate portrayal of Anglo - Irish history. and like I already said I had read the first book in thd series and it was very readable, which is why I returned to this author. The only acurate nature of this story is the mention of Parnell, home rule, and the American financial assistance to the IRB.
The narrators pronunciations are dreadful, which an almost unforgiveable mistake, all one has to to is a little research. The Irish accents sound like really bad Scottish accents and the German accent sounds like a combination of Nigerian and Jamaican, they were in fact farcical.
I honestly wanted to like the book as I'm a fan of Victorian detective fiction, now I feel like I've waisted a credit and don't think i want to listen to books 3&4...Sorry.
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- Jeni Kerrisk

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-12-2016
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio