I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.To Kingdom Come by Will Thomas
Length: 9 hours and 1 minute
Published by Touchstone Books Pages: 277
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Antony Ferguson
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Also by this author: Some Danger Involved, The Limehouse Text
When a bomb destroys the recently formed 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, Barker and 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 a lighthouse on the craggy coast of Wales to a Liverpool infested with radicals, and even 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, studying the art of self-defense and the brutal sport of hurling -- and, most dangerous of all, being schooled in the deadly science of bomb making.
Here is what I thought
This one starts out with Llewelyn in a bit of a sticky situation of sorts as he is in a lot of danger and thinks he might not make it out of this one. Then he starts to tell the story of how he ended up like that and we learn that a bomb blows up a recently formed Special Irish Branch of Scotland Yard. So Barker and Llewelyn are recruited to go and try and infiltrate the group that calls themselves the Invisibles. Posing as a reclusive German bomb maker and his anarchist apprentice, Barker and Llewelyn get themselves inside the group to learn what they are going to do next.
Things get really complicated for Llewelyn as he gets close to one of the ladies that works for the faction. In the end he knows that he has to do his job but there is a part at the end where I really felt sorry for him. After this job Llewelyn is starting to wonder if he should find a different line of work and I don’t blame him, but he was told there was some danger involved when he signed on in the first book. 🙂 Barker is just as stanch and hard core as ever as if nothing ever bothers him.
This book was okay but I think it sort of fell to the role of second book syndrome and just wasn’t as good as the first one. I still enjoyed it but just not as much, but I will be continuing on in hopes the next one redeems itself. I do think they make a good team and it will be interesting to see what happens next.
I love Antony Ferguson but I must say he really needs to work on his accents as his German one was horrible. His French was not much better but it was better than the German. He was great when he wasn’t having to do an accent. 🙂
Audio rating: 3