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Topher Rogers

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  • Perdido Street Station

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By China Mieville
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (476)
    Performance
    (306)
    Story
    (302)

    Beneath the towering bleached ribs of a dead, ancient beast lies New Crobuzon, a squalid city where humans, Re-mades, and arcane races live in perpetual fear of Parliament and its brutal militia. The air and rivers are thick with factory pollutants and the strange effluents of alchemy, and the ghettos contain a vast mix of workers, artists, spies, junkies, and whores.

    James says: "Brilliant, wonderful book -- horrible recording"
    "It's about time"
    Overall

    The best young author I have listened to (read) in years. China Mieville searches have always come up squat here on audible, and I was so very excited to see Perdido Street Station finally come up for availability. Please make all his other books available.

    On to Mievelle himself. The cyberpunk world of New Crobuzon is disturbing, to say the least. His vivid word pictures bring to life fantastical dreams of the imagination that both shock and attract. Quite simply the most intriguing author I have come across in a very, very long time.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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