The Palace Job : Rogues of the Republic

  • by Patrick Weekes
  • Narrated by Justine Eyre
  • Series: Rogues of the Republic
  • 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Loch is seeking revenge. It would help if she wasn't in jail. The plan: To steal a priceless elven manuscript that once belonged to her family, but is now in the hands of the most powerful man in the Republic. To do so, Loch - former soldier, former prisoner, and current fugitive - must assemble a crack team of magical misfits that includes a cynical illusionist, a shape shifting unicorn, a repentant death priestess, a talking magical war hammer, and a lad with seemingly no skills. This crack team of misfits will help her break into the floating fortress of Heaven's Spire and the vault that holds her family's treasure - all while eluding the unrelenting pursuit of Justicar Pyvic, whose only mission is to see the law upheld. What could possibly go wrong?

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UNBEARABLE narrator

The premise of this book sounds interesting,sadly I didn't get 2 minutes into it before I had to switch off.The reader's nasal,breathy tone went through me and I was cringing at that rather than listening to what she said!! It does make me wonder how they choose these people,this one's a definite NO for me based purely on the narrator,I'm off to read the book!
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- Elaine

Annoying Vocal Fry

I have to review this book to warn others. if you find vocal fry annoying, listening to this book will be unbearable for you.
The narrator does good voices for each of the characters but when she's simply narrating it sounds like she's trying to seduce your ears! Every sentence trails off into a croaky whisper. Once you notice it, it gets really, really annoying. She also uses strange pronunciations so "beer" sounds like "bear", "guards" sounds like "gods" and "sneer" sounds like "snare"! I genuinely though Kail was calling for God's help in the opening scene!
As for the story it was fine. As others said it's in a similar vein to Lies of Locke Lamora and Patrick Rothfuss stories but I didn't enjoy it as much. (I kept picturing the "Loch" in this story as a man because of having read the above book and then getting confused when the narrator croaked "she". ) I found my attention wandering a few times and found it difficult to remember who was who.
I downloaded all 3 books in the series so I will give them a go and see if the story gets any better (even though t is the same narrator!)
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- Susan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-10-2013
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio