Post-Apocalypse future America
I enjoyed the fighting scenes especially with the genetically altered war animal. Creates a very believable future America with it's roots in today's intolerance (both left and right).
Does a good job of separating the characters, given them there own voice
No, but I was constantly thinking about it when I wasn't listening to it.
A far reaching dystopia that keeps ones interest throughout. A dark story line that will continue to provide material on many levels. When is the next book expected.
I let a few mispronunciations slip by until the narrator told me that "Melia stared at them duly". No, Melia stared at them dully!! This is not erudite english. Don't these narrators graduate from high school? This is the 4th book in a row where the narrators have mispronounced various words and names of places, companies and famous people. Audible needs to be choosier, pay better, pre-qualify, or whatever it takes to find people who are proficient enough with their language and culture to read a book to us with some expertise! It ruins a listen to have to come out of the story to correct an ignorant reader. Jeez!!
This is not for the faint of heart. Excellently written story. Resonates with many current issues. Excellent for full alertness and speedy knitting on a long car trip. Not a dull moment.
Had I not gotten this in part by using a $10 coupon, I would have returned it. Cannot imagine that anyone would think this is better than Ship Breaker. Without reading the reviews I was expecting a sequel vs a "companion" book. With the frequent mention of Patel Global I kept waiting for the characters from Ship Breaker to emerge. Neither of these companion books come anywhere near the Windup Girl. Other than Tool, the main characters are not at all particularly compelling and there is not much plot.
I think this is a very original story with an interesting setting and characters. Maybe it is just the time of year or maybe just my mood, but I just found this too depressing to finish. For me that is saying a lot because I rarely abandon a book. Maybe it would get better, something good (or at least not so terrible) could possibly happen to one of the principle characters, but I had to quit while I could still move out from the black cloud of depression.
Okay, that's probably a bit of an exaggeration but I'm on to lighter fare. I might like this much better in the spring or summer when there is lots of sunlight and fresh air.
Narration was great. The story concept was different from most post apocalyptic tales.
Three by Posey
Drowned Cities would stand
The descriptions of the physical world, especially the drowned cities.
There were many moments and they usually centred around characters being caught up by events and forced into doing things that went against their natures to survive. Sounds sad, and it was, but the book on the whole is uplifting.
Many futuristic books require huge leaps of imagination and acceptance of unexplained plotlines. This book's narrative was consistent and believable throughout. This made it very powerful.