I enjoyed this book. It was paced well and kept me listening. A lot of time was spent building Nailer's world, which I really enjoyed. However, I wanted to know more learn more about the "swanks" and the world from their point of view. The end left me a little flat. Big exciting action scene, and then Nailer is dropped back onto the beach.
I would, I absolutely love the author's work and would recommend this to anyone who has read his other work. Unless I was recommending it to a 14-16 year old though, I would not want this book to be the introduction into the author's world.
The continued exploration of the world created by the author.
Everything from Tool's perspective.
No, I felt dirty and kind of sad after reading the book. It's a raw and harsh story at times.
This is a great book, but if Windup Girl is strictly for adults, I would give this one a pg-13. It's not as complex.
Seattle gardener, reader and food lover
I had already read The Windup Girl by Bacigalupi, but Ship Breaker is an even better story. I never wanted to turn it off. I wish the narrator had just forgone the accents. It bothered me the whole time, but the great story managed to overcome the the so-so narrator.
Bacigolopi turns the story of disposable humans into a love story with poetry. Despite or maybe because of his almost cruel and very clear direct look at humanity at its most desperate, there is beauty in his world. Swanson's voice reflects it all wonderfully. It is still a book you want to listen to in one sitting.
I'm a big fan of Baciagalupi, so it isn't surprising that this novel really appealed to me. Very good story, very engaging, and....well, I bought both the audio book and the eBook. The story was that compelling.
I'd compare it to any of his other books. His dystopic views of the future seem quite plausible. I can't think of another book quite like this.
Too many to list.
The storyline. It has continuous entertainment and excitement
Nailor the Ship Breaker
Nothing. I'd prefer a different narrator
The story picks you up and carries you along, I found myself cheering and cringing at the fight scenes. The plot has the perfect blend detail and timing, the narration is excellent, the reader is fully immersed in his characters.
How did we ever get through the day without audiobooks?
I was pleasantly surprised at the easy flow of this story. I haven't found PB's books to be easy to follow in audio before, having to rewind and re-listen to parts before actually grasp them. But this was one of the books in my wish list, and it was on sale, so I took a gamble.
And, I enjoyed it!
Fast moving plot and action, it felt as though the story was rushing head-long into the jungle (of Louisiana, maybe?) and then.....run smack into a barrier. The story stopped. Literally. So....I'm feeling a little bit unfinished, without closure.
Still, it was enjoyable and I will probably download the 2nd in this series, even though I see that it isn't quite a continuing story.
I enjoyed Paolo Bacigalupi's Windup Girl so I purchased this book. I was not disappointed.
So good I listened for hours at a time and quickly started the next book. The Drowned Cities.
Newly retired, I am a reading fiend! I like many types of books, both fiction and non-fiction, with the exception of romance and fantasy
This was an enjoyable, easy-to-listen-to, interesting YA novel with a fine narrator. If you like YA novels, go for it!