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    • The Story of the Russian Revolution
    • By: China Mieville
    • Narrated by: John Banks
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 335
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309

    The renowned fantasy and science fiction writer China Mieville has long been inspired by the ideals of the Russian Revolution, and here, on the centenary of the revolution, he provides his own distinctive take on its history. In February 1917, in the midst of bloody war, Russia was still an autocratic monarchy: nine months later it became the first socialist state in world history. How did this unimaginable transformation take place? How was a ravaged and backward country, swept up in a desperately unpopular war, rocked by not one but two revolutions?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The 20th Century's New Weird History

    • By Darwin8u on 08-12-17
    • The Story of the Russian Revolution
    • By: China Mieville
    • Narrated by: John Banks
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 05-09-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 335 ratings

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Perdido Street Station

    • By: China Mieville
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 24 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,393
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,156
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,144

    Beneath the towering bleached ribs of a dead, ancient beast lies New Crobuzon, a squalid city where humans, Re-mades, and arcane races live in perpetual fear of Parliament and its brutal militia. The air and rivers are thick with factory pollutants and the strange effluents of alchemy, and the ghettos contain a vast mix of workers, artists, spies, junkies, and whores.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Stick with it

    • By Steph on 01-31-13

    Regular price: $51.93

    • The City & The City

    • By: China Mieville
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,511
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,040
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,045

    When a murdered woman is found in the city of Beszel, somewhere at the edge of Europe, it looks to be a routine case for Inspector Tyador Borlof the Extreme Crime Squad. But as he investigates, the evidence points to conspiracies far stranger and more deadly than anything he could have imagined. Borl must travel from the decaying Beszel to the only metropolis on Earth as strange as his own.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Premise

    • By James on 11-22-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Scar

    • New Crobuzon, Book 2
    • By: China Mieville
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 26 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 495
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 451
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 454

    Aboard a vast seafaring vessel, a band of prisoners and slaves, their bodies remade into grotesque biological oddities, is being transported to the fledgling colony of New Crobuzon. But the journey is not theirs alone. They are joined by a handful of travelers, each with a reason for fleeing the city. Among them is Bellis Coldwine, a renowned linguist whose services as an interpreter grant her passage - and escape from horrific punishment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Huge and engrossing

    • By David on 10-04-16

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Kraken

    • By: China Mieville
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 915
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 627
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 624

    With this outrageous new novel, China Miéville has written one of the strangest, funniest, and flat-out scariest books you will read this—or any other—year. The London that comes to life in Kraken is a weird metropolis awash in secret currents of myth and magic, where criminals, police, cultists, and wizards are locked in a war to bring about—or prevent—the End of All Things.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A New Favorite Author

    • By Caveat Emptor on 10-23-10

    Regular price: $39.93

    • Embassytown

    • By: China Mieville
    • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 788
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 634
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 639

    China Miéville doesn’t follow trends, he sets them. Relentlessly pushing his own boundaries as a writer—and in the process expanding the boundaries of the entire field—with Embassytown, Miéville has crafted an extraordinary novel that is not only a moving personal drama but a gripping adventure of alien contact and war. In the far future, humans have colonized a distant planet, home to sentient beings famed for a language unique in the universe, one that only a few altered human ambassadors can speak....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • must hear to fully appreciate.

    • By Don Gilbert on 01-05-12

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Iron Council

    • New Crobuzon, Book 3
    • By: China Mieville
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 21 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 230
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 212

    It is a time of wars and revolutions, conflict and intrigue. New Crobuzon is being ripped apart from without and within. War with the shadowy city-state of Tesh and rioting on the streets at home are pushing the teeming city to the brink. A mysterious masked figure spurs strange rebellion, while treachery and violence incubate in unexpected places. In desperation, a small group of renegades escapes from the city and crosses strange and alien continents in the search for a lost hope.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Close to the First

    • By Tim on 03-11-16

    Regular price: $38.50

    • 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 93
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 88

    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

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Three Moments of an Explosion

    • Stories
    • By: China Miéville
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith, Bruce Mann, Hillary Huber, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 64

    London awakes one morning to find itself besieged by a sky full of floating icebergs. Destroyed oil rigs, mysteriously reborn, clamber from the sea and onto the land, driven by an obscure but violent purpose. An anatomy student cuts open a cadaver to discover impossibly intricate designs carved into a corpse's bones - designs clearly present from birth, bearing mute testimony to...what? Of such concepts and unforgettable images are made the 28 stories in this collection - many published here for the first time.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Surrealist/weird fantasy mindscrews

    • By Ryan on 12-28-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The City & The City

    • By: China Mieville
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    New York Times best-selling author China Mieville delivers his most accomplished novel yet, an existential thriller set in a city unlike any other, real or imagined. When a murdered woman is found in the city of Beszel, somewhere at the edge of Europe, it looks to be a routine case for Inspector Tyador Borlof the Extreme Crime Squad. But as he investigates, the evidence points to conspiracies far stranger and more deadly than anything he could have imagined.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderfull introduction to the power of audio

    • By Jono on 08-12-12

    Regular price: $20.24

    • This Census-Taker

    • By: China Miéville
    • Narrated by: Matthew Frow
    • Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 67

    In a remote house on a hilltop, a lonely boy witnesses a profoundly traumatic event. He tries - and fails - to flee. Left alone with his increasingly deranged parent, he dreams of safety, of joining the other children in the town below, of escape. When at last a stranger knocks at his door, the boy senses that his days of isolation might be over. But by what authority does this man keep the meticulous records he carries? What is the purpose behind his questions? Is he friend? Enemy? Or something else altogether?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absorbing fog-wrapped dark fairytale

    • By RYLAND on 03-13-16

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Looking for Jake

    • Stories
    • By: China Miéville
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley, Enn Reitel, Gildart Jackson, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    What William Gibson did for science fiction, China Miéville has done for fantasy, shattering old paradigms with fiercely imaginative works of startling, often shocking, intensity. Now from this brilliant writer comes a groundbreaking collection of stories, many of them previously unavailable in the United States, and including four never-before-published tales - one set in Miéville’s signature fantasy world of New Crobuzon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Graze Into It

    • By Tim on 07-06-13

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Railsea

    • By: China Miéville
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 173
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 154
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 154

    On board the moletrain Medes, Sham Yes ap Soorap watches in awe as he witnesses his first moldywarpe hunt: the giant mole bursting from the earth, the harpoonists targeting their prey, the battle resulting in one's death and the other's glory. But no matter how spectacular it is, Sham can't shake the sense that there is more to life than traveling the endless rails of the railsea - even if his captain can think only of the hunt for the ivory-coloured mole she's been chasing since it took her arm years ago.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Talented Mr Cowley a mismatch for Railsea

    • By H James Lucas on 06-07-12

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Scar

    • New Crobuzon, Book 2
    • By: China Mieville
    • Narrated by: Damian Lynch
    • Length: 21 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    A pirate city hauled across the oceans.... A hidden miracle about be revealed.... These are the ingredients of an astonishing story. It is the story of a prisoner's journey. Of the search for the island of a forgotten people, for the most astonishing beast in the seas, and ultimately for a fabled place - a massive wound in reality, a source of unthinkable power and danger.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic story let down by subpar rendition

    • By Matt on 11-19-12

    Regular price: $30.98

    • Perdido Street Station: New Crobuzon, Book 1

    • By: China Mieville
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 31 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    Beneath the towering bleached ribs of a dead, ancient beast lies New Crobuzon, a squalid city where humans, Re-mades, and arcane races live in perpetual fear of Parliament and its brutal militia. The air and rivers are thick with factory pollutants and the strange effluents of alchemy, and the ghettos contain a vast mix of workers, artists, spies, junkies, and whores. In New Crobuzon, the unsavory deal is stranger to none—not even to Isaac, a brilliant scientist with a penchant for Crisis Theory.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not My Cup Of Tea

    • By David on 08-13-12

    Regular price: $31.97

    • Railsea

    • By: China Mieville
    • Narrated by: Tom Lawrence
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    On board the moletrain Medes, Sham Yes ap Soorap watches in awe as he witnesses his first moldywarpe hunt. The giant mole bursting from the earth, the harpoonists targeting their prey, the battle resulting in one’s death and the other’s glory are extraordinary. But no matter how spectacular it is, travelling the endless rails of the railsea, Sham can't shake the sense that there is more to life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • inventive and highly original. a wonderful story

    • By BTYC on 10-06-17

    Regular price: $22.71

    • The Last Days of New Paris

    • By: China Miéville
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    A thriller of a war that never was - of survival in an impossible city - of surreal cataclysm. In The Last Days of New Paris, China Miéville entwines true historical events and people with his daring, uniquely imaginative brand of fiction, reconfiguring history and art into something new. 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.

    Regular price: $18.11

    • Embassytown

    • By: China Mieville
    • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 10

    China Miéville doesn’t follow trends, he sets them. Relentlessly pushing his own boundaries as a writer—and in the process expanding the boundaries of the entire field—with Embassytown, Miéville has crafted an extraordinary novel that is not only a moving personal drama but a gripping adventure of alien contact and war.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Had a problem with narrator

    • By Alex on 02-06-13

    Regular price: $20.24

    • This Census-Taker

    • By: China Miéville
    • Narrated by: Matthew Frow
    • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    In a remote house on a hilltop, a lonely boy witnesses a traumatic event. He tries - and fails - to flee. Left alone with his increasingly deranged parent, he dreams of safety, of joining the other children in the town below, of escape. When at last a stranger knocks at his door, the boy senses that his days of isolation might be over. But by what authority does this man keep the meticulous records he carries? What is the purpose behind his questions? Is he friend? Enemy? Or something else altogether?

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Iron Council

    • New Crobuzon, Book 3
    • By: China Mieville
    • Narrated by: Damian Lynch
    • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    It is a time of revolts and revolutions, conflict and intrigue. New Crobuzon is being ripped apart from without and within. War with the shadowy city-state of Tesh and rioting on the streets at home are pushing the teeming metropolis to the brink. In the midst of this turmoil, a mysterious masked figure spurs strange rebellion, while treachery and violence incubate in unexpected places. In desperation, a small group of renegades escapes from the city and crosses strange and alien continents in the search for a lost hope, an undying legend.

    Regular price: $23.75

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