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Gun Machine Audiobook

Gun Machine

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Publisher's Summary

Warren Ellis reimagines New York City as a puzzle with the most dangerous pieces of all: guns.

After a shootout claims the life of his partner in a condemned tenement building on Pearl Street, Detective John Tallow unwittingly stumbles across an apartment stacked high with guns. When examined, each weapon leads to a different, previously unsolved murder. Someone has been killing people for 20 years or more and storing the weapons together for some inexplicable purpose.

Confronted with the sudden emergence of hundreds of unsolved homicides, Tallow soon discovers that he's walked into a veritable deal with the devil. An unholy bargain that has made possible the rise of some of Manhattan's most prominent captains of industry. A hunter who performs his deadly acts as a sacrifice to the old gods of Manhattan, who may, quite simply, be the most prolific murderer in New York City's history.

Warren Ellis's body of work has been championed by Wired for its "merciless action" and "incorruptible bravery", and steadily amassed legions of diehard fans. His newest audiobook builds on his accomplishments like never before, announcing Ellis as one of today's most daring thriller writers. This is 21st-century suspense writ large. This is Gun Machine.

©2012 Warren Ellis (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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    spiritmancuso El Cajon, CA USA 01-04-16
    spiritmancuso El Cajon, CA USA 01-04-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Great Story"

    The narrator was awesome and the story by Warren Ellis was one of his best. It was so good I listened to it in a few days. I can say that I'll be buying more audiobooks by the author.

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    Rebeca Ramirez 10-03-15
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    "Engaging detective novel perfectly narrated."
    If you could sum up Gun Machine in three words, what would they be?

    Smart, perfectly narrated.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes, specially towards the end.


    Any additional comments?

    Engaging story, perfectly narrated. The ending is slightly disappointing, but this is still one of my favorite audio books.

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    Scott Montreal, QC, Canada 09-07-15
    Scott Montreal, QC, Canada 09-07-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Warren Ellis thinks deeply and entertainingly"

    Narrator Does a fine job of delivering Ellis' work. Would listen to more of his narrations.

    One toe in science fiction, one toe in police procedural, and yet another toe in social/historian commentary, this three-footed tale of deep rooted 《spoiler》 and mass murder is thoughtful and thrilling. I'm a huge fan of Ellis and this book doesn't change my opinion.

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    Steven Wright 05-28-15

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    "All around excellent"

    I loved every second of this book. The narrator is a perfect match to the story.

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    Lindsey A. Burrell 05-11-15 Member Since 2012
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    "A Delight"

    I found myself enthralled by story and narration. Ellis is a wizard. If you find yourself in a difficulty with regard to suspension of disbelief, I humbly suggest you dismiss said difficulty and enjoy the beautifully constructed ride.

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    CMack 04-07-15
    CMack 04-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Best book Ive ever read"

    This also has the best vo narrator. Nothing much else to say. 6 stars is what this masterpiece deserves. Bravo

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    Rick Kintigh Chicago, IL USA 08-20-14
    Rick Kintigh Chicago, IL USA 08-20-14 Member Since 2013
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    "se7en turned up to e11even."
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    Gun Machine is a dense and fast-paced work, which is perhaps expected from a author who traditionally writes comics and graphic novels, but what most struck me was how complex the characters were and the attention to agency and venue (how they modulated their personalities based on their company, location and situation). It really became apparent in Talia's house, but is seen throughout and is quite remarkable. Similarly this story is a great example of umwelten (overlapping, unique environments created by the perceptions of the characters). Serial killer novels rely heavily archetypes and Warren Ellis does a superb job rendering both the damaged hero and killer's method, mythology and madness.

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    kbreezy Twin Cities, MN 04-17-13
    kbreezy Twin Cities, MN 04-17-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Hard-edged neo-noir"

    Gun Machine is an eerie tale of serial murder over several decades, a tale that spins a web of history and police corruption around its protagonist. Warren Ellis is among the smartest and most inventive writers of the new millennium. Here he handles a new genre with his typical ease, with characteristic descriptiveness and intensity. Reg Cathey's gravelly narration is perfect for a gritty noir story like this. If the book has a fault it's that it builds to what feels like something of an abrupt stop at the end, but it'll definitely keep you listening right up to that end.

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    Jerry Hilts Portland, OR, USA 03-20-13
    Jerry Hilts Portland, OR, USA 03-20-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Ellis Just Keeps Getting Better and Better"

    Tighter and more grounded than his previous novel, Crooked Little Vein, there is still plenty of the Warren Ellis outrageousness we know and love. This is an excellent, quick, fun read. Highly recommended.

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    Todd PRINCETON, NJ, United States 03-06-13
    Todd PRINCETON, NJ, United States 03-06-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Amazing"

    If you're a movie fan, Reg E. Cathey sounds like a dead ringer for Eric Roberts in Pope of Greenwich Village. This is an amazing story, with a perfect marriage of author and narrator. What a great ride.

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