Genießen Sie diesen Titel jetzt und Millionen mehr, in einer kostenlosen Testversion

Kostenlos für 30 Tage, dann für $9.99/Monat. Jederzeit kündbar.

To Kingdom Come

To Kingdom Come

Geschrieben von Will Thomas

Erzählt von Antony Ferguson


To Kingdom Come

Geschrieben von Will Thomas

Erzählt von Antony Ferguson

Bewertungen:
4.5/5 (18 Bewertungen)
Länge:
9 Stunden
Herausgeber:
Freigegeben:
Dec 27, 2016
ISBN:
9781515983804
Format:
Hörbuch

Beschreibung

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.
Herausgeber:
Freigegeben:
Dec 27, 2016
ISBN:
9781515983804
Format:
Hörbuch

Über den Autor

Will Thomas is the author of the Barker and Llewelyn series, a series of mystery novels set in Victorian England. The first novel in the series was nominated for a Barry Award and a Shamus Award, and won the 2005 Oklahoma Book Award. He lives with his family in Oklahoma.


Ähnlich wie To Kingdom Come

Ähnliche Hörbücher


Rezensionen

Was die anderen über To Kingdom Come denken

4.3
18 Bewertungen / 8 Rezensionen
Wie hat es Ihnen gefallen?
Bewertung: 0 von 5 Sternen

Leser-Rezensionen

  • (4/5)
    A delight to read. To Kingdom Come was never boring and the team of Barker and Llewelyn is equal to Holmes and Watson. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
  • (4/5)
    A great second book in the Barker and Llewelyn series set in Victorian England.The writing is very good, you slide through the pages quickly and smoothly. Though it is a quick read, it is also meaty. There are lots of details, and great settings and characterizations. The main POV character is the young assistant Llewelyn. He has been taken in, and is being trained in life and detection by the more experienced and senior Barker. Barker is an enigma wrapped in a mystery. The historical setting, and characters ring true to the time period. The story is interesting, and has touches of humor. A wonderful series.
  • (4/5)
    This book is the second entry in the Cyrus Barker/Thomas Llewellyn series, set in late-1800s London. Once again I will say that if you are into this type of story (mysteries set in Victorian-era England), then you will definitely enjoy this one. If you want a cozy-type novel, pass on this one; it's fun but not cozy material. My personal opinion is that this one is not quite up to the level of the first one, but I still enjoyed it and hung on every word. Once again the author has a surprise in store at the end for the reader.A brief synopsis, no spoilers:As the story opens, a bomb blast rocks London, and our heroes discover that it is none other than a bit Scotland Yard which has been blown up. A militant faction for Irish Home Rule takes responsibility; Cyrus offers his services (for a fee, of course!) to the Home Office, promising to infiltrate this radical group and bring them to justice. This has only been done once, so the risks are great, but Barker and Llewellyn are definitely up to the task.The setting is quite realistic (from what I know of the time), the characters work very well together and are realistic. It is a fast read and will keep you interested for the duration. Recommended.
  • (4/5)
    I guess I am going to have to create a mystery bookshelf. In the second novel of this series, Barker and Llewellyn infiltrate an Irish revolutionary cell. The mystery--who is the mastermind of the group--was obvious, but the period detail, swiftly moving story, and judicious use of historical figures make this an enjoyable read.
  • (3/5)
    After a strong opening for this series, I found this one a little disappointing. Instead of solving a murder, this was a different style, involving infiltration of a group of Irish terrorists planning to blow up strategic sites in London. I still enjoyed the characters, but I'm not a fan of the 'secret organization' books. An interesting comparison to [The Secret Agent:] from last year.
  • (4/5)
    3.5 stars

    It's been a month since the end of his first case with enquiry agent Cyrus Barker & Thomas Llewelyn is still recovering from an attempted crucifixion. A few days of quiet paperwork at the office along with Cyrus' regimen of rehab is just what the doctor ordered. Then the bomb goes off...literally.
    With their office in tatters, they race into the smoky streets to find the Home Office has taken a direct hit. It's one in a series of explosions that has rocked the city lately, courtesy of the Irish Brotherhood, one of a growing number of factions demanding independence from England.
    British intelligence has even formed the Special Irish Branch in an attempt to curtail the increasingly militant attacks but it's almost impossible to infiltrate the close knit & suspicious bands of Irishmen. Enter Barker & Llewelyn. Cyrus proposes he impersonate the (in)famous Johannes van Rhyn, a bomb maker currently being held by the British. If he can just identify the faction responsible for making things go boom, he's confidant they'll jump at the chance to hire him to create the infernal devices they need.
    Prime Minister Gladstone gives the go-ahead but with conditions attached. They are to stay out of the way of the SIB investigation & if caught, no one will come to their rescue. They have 1 month. Thomas (and the reader) gets a crash course in bomb making, Irish history/politics & stick fighting. Then off they go to Liverpool, disguised as van Rhyn & his trusty assistant, Thomas Penrith.
    There are many players involved in the struggle. Cyrus & Thomas will encounter Irish strongmen, american sympathizers, gangsters & a scary initiation ritual. Thomas isn't sure where the biggest threat lies: the danger of being uncovered as a spy or the damage to his heart at the hands of the lovely Maire O'Casey.
    The author provides a cast of characters that includes snitches, rogues & scoundrels mixing it up with various levels of law enforcement. As with the first book, this is narrated through Thomas' eyes as he continues his steep learning curve as assistant to an enquiry agent. Barker is an interesting, enigmatic man with many secrets & his shadowy history is slowly revealed to Thomas & the reader. There is a genuine chemistry between these two, a growing friendship that goes beyond teacher/pupil.
    Many characters from "Some Danger Involved" return.....Mac, Poole, the mysterious Widow & of course, Harm, the Pekinese furball from hell. The author's description of London's gritty streets is evocative & provides a colourful commentary on the victorian city's class system in all its' grandeur & poverty.
    I really like these characters & their interplay. The plot is fast paced & intricate as you try to separate the good guys from the bad. The only thing missing for me was the wry & clever humour I so enjoyed in the first book. This is a more serious story.
    But I've already picked up the next one & this is a testament to the author's great characterizations of a city, time & people that are entertaining & plots that are smart and well written.
  • (4/5)
    AUTHOR: Thomas, WIllTITLE: To Kingdom ComeDATE READ: 01/31/2016RATING: 4.5./B+GENRE/PUB DATE/PUBLISHER/# OF PGS Crime Fiction/ 2005/ Simon & Shuster / 275 pgs SERIES/STAND-ALONE: #2 Barker & LlewelynCHARACTERS Cyrus Barker/ enquiry agent; Thomas Llewelyn/ Barker's assistant TIME/PLACE: Victorian era LondonFIRST LINES Boom. It was a sublime sound, seeming to come from everywhere and nowhere at once. COMMENTS: Really enjoying this series. In this 2nd venture Scotland Yard has just been bombed, most likely by Irish anarchists. Barker decides the best way to find who is behind this bombing his for them to infiltrate the Irish terrorist group posing as bomb specialists.
  • (5/5)
    Great characters and continued story. Very creative plot.