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James Tarquin

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  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,802
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,872
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36,875

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Boring

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-08-16

A hero's journey with a decent setup, but weak end

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-30-18

I'm all in favor of steampunk contraptions that keep the world from dystopia, but flying evil whales and inter-dimensional buildings are just a little too silly.

19 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Days of New Paris

  • By: China Miéville
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 97

It's 1941. In the chaos of wartime Marseille, American engineer - and occult disciple - Jack Parsons stumbles onto a clandestine anti-Nazi group, including surrealist theorist André Breton. In the strange games of the dissident diplomats, exiled revolutionaries, and avant-garde artists, Parsons finds and channels hope. But what he unwittingly unleashes is the power of dreams and nightmares, changing the war and the world forever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Can living artwork die?

  • By Darwin8u on 08-15-16

First China Mieville novel I've disliked

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-17

Maybe if you're an art history buff with a penchant for fighting Nazis, this works for you. but a little too far off the main roads for my taste

2 of 4 people found this review helpful