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.
This was an enjoyable, easy-to-listen-to, interesting YA novel with a fine narrator. If you like YA novels, go for it!
Absolutely. Joshua Swanson gives the characters different voice accents that really bring the story to life.
This book has an extremely creative plot. The scenes are very detailed and the reader really feels like they are a participant in the story. The writing manages to stimulate all five senses, so that the reader feels like they are actually in the physical places that the author describes. Also, the author created a style of speech for his characters that is extremely unique and adds a lot of value and realism to the story.
The scenes inside the ship and on the beach.
No. I wanted to savor the story as long as possible!
Like a lot of fantasy, the story was incredibly repetitive, making the same point over and over and not moving the story forward, either through action or character development.
Anyone who didn't sound like they were an artificial voice. I get trying to make an odd futuristic idiom, but I couldn't stand to listen to this. I have never not finished an audio book; I didn't make it to the second download on this one.