• Retribution Falls

  • By: Chris Wooding
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 02-21-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (169 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A Tale of the Ketty Jay. Frey is the captain of the Ketty Jay, leader of a small and highly dysfunctional band of layabouts. An inveterate womaniser and rogue, he and his gang make a living on the wrong side of the law, avoiding the heavily armed flying frigates of the Coalition Navy. With their trio of ragged fighter craft, they run contraband, rob airships, and generally make a nuisance of themselves. So a hot tip on a cargo freighter loaded with valuables seems like a great prospect for an easy heist and a fast buck. Until the heist goes wrong, and the freighter explodes.
Suddenly Frey isn't just a nuisance anymore - he's public enemy number one, with the Coalition Navy on his tail and contractors hired to take him down. But Frey knows something they don't. That freighter was rigged to blow, and Frey has been framed to take the fall. If he wants to prove it, he's going to have to catch the real culprit. He must face liars and lovers, dogfights and gunfights, Dukes and daemons. It's going to take all his criminal talents to prove he's not the criminal they think he is.
Rupert Degas has narrated over 100 audiobooks. He has recorded a diverse range of authors, from Andy McNab, James Patterson, Wilbur Smith, and Chris Ryan to children's authors such as Derek Landy, Darren Shan, Jamie Rix, and Philip Pullman. He has narrated books by Patrick Rothfuss, Haruki Murakami, Mervyn Peake, Rose Tremain, and Cormac McCarthy as well as recording classics from Kafka, Conan Doyle, Lovecraft, and Wilde. Rupert has lent his voice to numerous cartoons, including Mr Bean, Robotboy, Gumball, Thomas & Friends, and Bob the Builder and has performed in over 50 radio productions for BBC Radio 4, including The Brightonomicon and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. He spent 18 months in the West End performing in Stones in his Pockets and was in the original London cast of the smash-hit comedy The 39 Steps. Produced by Peter Rinne
©2009 Chris Wooding (P)2013 Orion Publishing Group
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5 out of 5 stars
By Pernille on 02-02-16

Amazing book and great narrator voice

This is one of my favourite books of all time. The crew is fantastically well developed and the story is engaging.

I was stoked to see this book on audible, as I've been wanting to reread it, but barely have timeto read in the evenings.
Other than that, i really love the narrators impression of the characters, i'm literally grinning while im listening because it's so fun.
I would really recommend this book to anyone who likes pirates, swashbuckling, sci fi and engaging stories, and especially to people who love character and relationship dynamics.

I'm also holding out for the rest of the Letty Jay chronicles to be narrated, because this entire series is completely awe inspiring.

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Ethan on 11-07-15

A Great Start!

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A very entertaining listen! Great narration, an interesting world, and a charming cast of characters. Very well balanced, nice mix of action and character moments, very digestible worldbuilding. Really solid start to the series. I hope audible gets the next book, but this book does stand on it's own as well.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Beccameriel on 06-26-13

Basically a steampunk Firefly :)

I LOVED this book. I don't care if it is a massive rip-off of Firefly. Great, compelling story and fantastic characters. I am slightly obsessed with Frey now.


A good reader makes makes or marrs a book and I've found that I would rather listen to a bad book with a great narrator than a good book with a poor one. Rupert Degas is one of my favourites. He has a lovely smooth voice is great at characterisation. You should check out his readings of Patrick Rothfuss.

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25 of 25 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Catherine on 12-09-13

Great Ensemble of Characters & Cracking Good Yarn

Where does Retribution Falls rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very Highly - Top 20.

Any additional comments?

This incorporates loads of my fave things in an audiobook.

It has a cast of interesting characters, including the ones who make only fleeting appearances. It has a richly described world with an interesting background. It's a gripping story that whips along, with thrills, spills and plenty of wry humour.

It's got spaceships, explosions and plenty of the weird and wonderful.

And finally, it's performed by one of my favourite readers, Rupert Degas. As one of the previous reviewers says, a good performance makes or breaks an audiobook, no matter how good the book is, and Degas always does a fantastic job.

Great book, which I really recommend! I just wish they'd release the rest of the 'Ketty Jay' series on audiobook (there are 3 more!) all read by Degas. Petition Chris Wooding's publishers now! Please!

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11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Michael Grey on 11-09-17

So good

So good I could cry the rest of the series isn't on the Audible AU store.

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5 out of 5 stars
By scott serduk on 10-24-17

surprising <br />

loved it, didn't go into it expecting much but was well worth the listen, good story, no boring bits, straight to the point with good character building and histories to get you into it.

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