Dispel Illusion by Mark Lawrence (47North, 2019); audiobook read by Matthew Frow (Brilliance Audio, 2019) A satisfying conclusion to Lawrence’s 1980s time travel paradox trilogy. The narrative voice remains appealing, and Lawrence makes good use of present/future and present/past story developments unfolding in parallel. Pleasingly, certain key events from the first book are reincorporated into the weave.
Limited Wish by Mark Lawrence (47North, 2019); audiobook read by Matthew Frow (Brilliance, 2019) Lawrence restarts the time-travel story of One Word Kill, thus bringing to life a new iteration of twisty paradoxes. The narrative voice is just as engaging and the plot is cleverly stitched but it’s still more a reimagining than a new work.
One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence (47North, 2019) audiobook read by Matthew Frow (Brilliance, 2019) Lawrence makes good use of the 1980s setting and constructs a well-paced, not-too-unbelievable plot around the speculative element (time travel). The book’s main appeal, though, is its quintet of idiosyncratic but down-to-earth characters. These are particularly well-served by Matthew Frow’s audiobook reading.