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  • Clockwork Angels: The Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Neil Peart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (117)
    Performance
    (108)
    Story
    (108)

    For more than two centuries, the land of Albion has been ruled by the supposedly benevolent Watchmaker, who imposes precision on every aspect of life. Young Owen Hardy from the village of Barrel Arbor dreams of seeing the big city and the breathtaking Clockwork Angels that dispense wisdom to the people, maybe even catching a glimpse of the Watchmaker himself. He watches the steamliners drift by, powered by alchemical energy, as they head toward Crown City....

    Amazon Customer says: "Great with the album, decent YA novel alone"
    "Clockwork Clichés - "Suitable for 10 to 15yo""
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Clockwork Angels to be better than the print version?

    Yes. But only because I prefer that format.


    Have you listened to any of Neil Peart’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not aware of any other Neil Peart narratives.


    Any additional comments?

    As a 47yo long time Rush fan, I felt compelled to read this. I had listened to the album, & wanted more insight into the storyline & characters of the first concept album from Rush in decades. The book answered all of my questions &, although it helped me appreciate the album more, it made me appreciate the book less.

    Neils narration is OK, although at times a little mono-tonal. The book is excessively littered with unnecessary references to Rushes extensive repertoire of song titles & lyrics (almost every page). The standard of writing is more appropriate for a 10yo. In my opinion, Neil would have done a better job on his own.

    It should have a label "Suitable for 10 to 15yo". Maybe it could made into an interesting "Manga" style animation.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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