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Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty Audiobook

Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty

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Publisher's Summary

Let the secret history of the world be told - of the alien virus that struck Earth after World War II and of the handful of the survivors who found they now possessed superhuman powers. Some were called Aces, endowed with powerful mental and physical prowess. The others were Jokers, tormented by bizarre mind or body disfigurements. Some served humanity. Others caused terror. And now, 40 years later, as a gang war between the Shadow Fists and the Mafia rages out of control in the streets of Jokertown, Aces and Jokers go underground - to wage their own war against the powers of the netherworld.

Here, in the fifth volume of the exciting series, 10 of science fiction's most gifted writers take listeners on a journey of wonder and excitement in an astounding alternate history.

Featuring the talents of John J. Miller, Roger Zelazny, Leanne C. Harper, Arthur Byron Cover, Melina C. Snodgrass, Edward Bryant, Stephen Leigh, Pat Cadigan, Walter Jon Williams, and George R. R. Martin.

Full cast of narrators includes: Erin Bennett, Yasmine Barghouty, Jordan Prentice, Clancy Brown, Stephen McHattie, and Emily Rankin.

©2016 George R. R. Martin (P)2016 Random House Audio

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    Would you listen to Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty again? Why?

    This is my second read.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The gang war is excellent and well constructed. There is a fictional concert involving Buddy Holly,U2, Bruce Springsteen, and a range of the other artists. That section is remarkably satisfying.


    What three words best describe the narrators’s performance?

    Largely pretty good


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    A couple of the Narrators were better than others, but overall I enjoyed it. This is not my favorite Wildcard book, but the parts that hit well are on par with the best of the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ric Aguirre San Diego 10-13-16
    Ric Aguirre San Diego 10-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    I am sad that I don't see anymore audio books in the series. I have really enjoyed the adventures and hope to find out more about the story. loved it

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    Lt. Worf 08-04-16
    Lt. Worf 08-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Fragmented but good"

    Croyd is my favorite character, so more of him is always good. The physical fights between aces was awesome. The biggest con of listening to these is the lack of emotion from some of the female narrators. Overall, I like this book more than the last. Hurry up and make more of these books availible on audible!

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