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  • The Water Knife | Paolo Bacigalupi

    The Water Knife

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated By Almarie Guerra
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (2330)
    Story
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    In the American Southwest, Nevada, Arizona, and California skirmish for dwindling shares of the Colorado River. Into the fray steps Angel Velasquez, detective, leg breaker, assassin, and spy. A Las Vegas water knife, Angel "cuts" water for his boss, Catherine Case, ensuring that her lush, luxurious arcology developments can bloom in the desert, so the rich can stay wet while the poor get nothing but dust.

    Lore says: "The fight for water in a drought fueled apocalypse"
  • The Windup Girl | Paolo Bacigalupi

    The Windup Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4983)
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    (3235)
    Story
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    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.

    txkimmers says: "Good and also Frustrating"
  • Ship Breaker | Paolo Bacigalupi

    Ship Breaker

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated By Joshua Swanson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1710)
    Performance
    (1401)
    Story
    (1411)

    In America's Gulf Coast region, where grounded oil tankers are being broken down for parts, Nailer, a teenage boy, works the light crew, scavenging for copper wiring just to make quota - and hopefully live to see another day. But when, by luck or chance, he discovers an exquisite clipper ship beached during a recent hurricane, Nailer faces the most important decision of his life: Strip the ship for all it's worth or rescue its lone survivor, a beautiful and wealthy girl who could lead him to a better life.

    Ben Capozzi says: "A Fine Story; Not The WindUp Girl"
  • Pump Six and Other Stories | Paolo Bacigalupi

    Pump Six and Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Eileen Stevens, James Chen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (296)
    Performance
    (229)
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    Paolo Bacigalupi's debut collection demonstrates the power and reach of the science-fiction short story. Social criticism, political parable, and environmental advocacy lie at the center of Paolo's work. Each of the stories herein is at once a warning and a celebration of the tragic comedy of the human experience.

    J.G. says: "I never wanted the stories to end."
  • The Drowned Cities | Paolo Bacigalupi

    The Drowned Cities

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated By Joshua Swanson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (696)
    Performance
    (623)
    Story
    (627)

    In a dark future America where violence, terror, and grief touch everyone, young refugees Mahlia and Mouse have managed to leave behind the war-torn lands of the Drowned Cities by escaping into the jungle outskirts. But when they discover a wounded half-man - a bioengineered war beast named Tool - who is being hunted by a vengeful band of soldiers, their fragile existence quickly collapses.

    Ryan says: "Another grim, gripping collapsed-world adventure"
  • Wastelands 2: More Stories of the Apocalypse | John Joseph Adams (edited by),George R. R. Martin,Junot Díaz,Hugh Howey,David Brin,Paolo Bacigalupi,Seanan McGuire

    Wastelands 2: More Stories of the Apocalypse

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By John Joseph Adams (edited by), George R. R. Martin, Junot Díaz, and others
    • Narrated By J. Paul Boehmer, Cassandra Campbell, Orson Scott Card, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Wastelands 2: More Stories of the Apocalypse is a new anthology of postapocalyptic literature from some of the most renowned authors in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres today, including George R. R. Martin, Hugh Howey, Junot Díaz, David Brin, and many more. This eclectic mix of tales explores famine, death, war, pestilence, and harbingers of the biblical apocalypse.

    Gambol says: "Better than the first anthology."
  • The Doubt Factory | Paolo Bacigalupi

    The Doubt Factory

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (79)

    In this contemporary thriller, National Book Award Finalist and New York Times best-selling author Paolo Bacigalupi explores the timely issue of how public information is distorted for monetary gain, and how those who exploit it must be stopped.

    Mark says: "Engaging"
  • The Alchemist and the Executioness | Paolo Bacigalupi,Tobias S. Buckell

    The Alchemist and the Executioness

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Paolo Bacigalupi, Tobias S. Buckell
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (832)
    Performance
    (444)
    Story
    (446)

    It is a world where magic is forbidden – yet practiced in secret every day. But each small act of magic exacts a dreadful price – for it brings the bramble, which chokes farmland, destroys villages, and kills with its deadly thorns. In this world an alchemist believes he’s found a solution to the curse. But will the cure be worse than the disease? And a woman is forced to take up the mantle of her father, the Executioner. But it will not be the only death that she faces.

    Rand says: "Not What I Expected..."
  • Zombie Baseball Beatdown | Paolo Bacigalupi

    Zombie Baseball Beatdown

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated By Sunil Malhotra
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (24)
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    (21)
    Story
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    In this inventive, fast-paced novel, New York Times bestselling and Printz Award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi takes on hard-hitting themes - from food safety to racism and immigration - and creates a zany, grand-slam adventure that will get kids thinking about where their food comes from. The zombie apocalypse begins on the day Rabi, Miguel, and Joe are practicing baseball near their town's local meatpacking plant and nearly get knocked out by a really big stink.

    Crystle Ghoul says: "Amazing"
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