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  • The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume 1: The Pox Party

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By M.T. Anderson
    • Narrated By Peter Francis James
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (31)

    He is a boy dressed in silks and white wigs and given the finest of classical educations. Raised by a group of rational philosophers known only by numbers, the boy and his mother, a princess in exile from a faraway land, are the only people in their household assigned names. As the boy's regal mother, Cassiopeia, entertains the house scholars with her beauty and wit, young Octavian begins to question the purpose behind his guardians' fanatical studies.

    Shelly M. Felton says: "Compelling"
    "Horrible"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This book was extremely boring and the narrators voice was really irritating. One of my least liked books on Audible.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Windup Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3598)
    Performance
    (1980)
    Story
    (1991)

    Anderson Lake is a company man, AgriGen's Calorie Man in Thailand. Under cover as a factory manager, Anderson combs Bangkok's street markets in search of foodstuffs thought to be extinct, hoping to reap the bounty of history's lost calories. There, he encounters Emiko...Emiko is the Windup Girl, a strange and beautiful creature. One of the New People, Emiko is not human; instead, she is an engineered being, creche-grown and programmed to satisfy the decadent whims of a Kyoto businessman.

    Marius says: "Al Gore nightmare meets Blade Runner."
    "BORING!"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This book lags and is really slown paced, I like some parts But most of the book was really dull.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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