Lost Things : The Order of the Air

  • by Melissa Scott, Jo Graham
  • Narrated by John Lee
  • Series: The Order of the Air
  • 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In 1929 archeologists began draining Lake Nemi in search of the mysterious ships that have been glimpsed beneath its waters since the reign of Claudius. What they awakened had been drowned for two thousand years. For a very good reason.
Veteran aviator Lewis Segura has been drifting since the Great War ended, fetched up at last at the small company run by fellow veterans and pilots Alma Gilchrist and Mitchell Sorley, assisted by their old friend Dr. Jerry Ballard, an archeologist who lost his career when he lost part of his leg. It's a living, and if it's not quite what any of them had dreamed of, it's better than much that they've already survived. But Lewis has always dreamed true, and what he sees in his dreams will take them on a dangerous chase from Hollywood to New York to an airship over the Atlantic, and finally to the Groves of Diana Herself....
The world is full of lost treasures. Some of them are better off not found.

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Neither one thing nor the other kind of book

I searched for Steampunk on Audible and this came up in the list. It isn't Steampunk at all, and I have no idea why it was in the list, but it does have magic in it. A liitle. All the main characters can do magic, and the whole story is about magic, it really isn't all that magical. It's a bit like a long winded chase with vaguely magic interludes. Think of a fairly dull version of North by North West, with no characters you like all that much.

The narrator isn't bad but I kept losing track and found my attention wandering. No idea if that was him or the book not holding my attention.

The point of view shifts all the time, and in the reading that feels really confusing at times, maybe it's clearer in the text.
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- elly gausden

Glad that I read this book

What did you like most about Lost Things?

The way the story line developed.


What did you like best about this story?

The personal interaction of the characters


What does John Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Different voices to characters


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Not sure


Any additional comments?

This book was provided free of charge in exchange for a review.
The book started out as a typical WWI aviator who never got over the shock of war. But it seems that the story line develops in pieces with the discovery that the flyer has prophetic dreams that tend to come true. It then builds as it is revealed that there is a secret organization of people with various abilities that feel they should save the world.
This book built up the story line very well and by the end of the book you were not sure the good guys were going to win or not. But it did a fantastic job of knitting all the parts together and was very enjoyable. Enough so that I am actually thinking about the next two books in the series.
John Lee isn't the most dynamic narrator; but did a very good job on the various people's voices.

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- Placid

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-01-2013
  • Publisher: Crossroad Press