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    • The Windup Girl

    • By: Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 19 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5,428
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3,642
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,665

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Al Gore nightmare meets Blade Runner.

    • By Marius on 01-13-10

    Regular price: $22.46

    • The Water Knife

    • By: Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated by: Almarie Guerra
    • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,839
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,834

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The fight for water in a drought fueled apocalypse

    • By Lore on 09-24-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Ship Breaker

    • By: Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated by: Joshua Swanson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,863
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,541
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,551

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Fine Story; Not The WindUp Girl

    • By Ben Capozzi on 06-18-11

    Regular price: $22.46

    • The Tangled Lands

    • By: Paolo Bacigalupi, Tobias S. Buckell
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 132

    Khaim, The Blue City, is the last remaining city in a crumbled empire that overly relied upon magic until it became toxic. It is run by a tyrant known as The Jolly Mayor and his devious right hand, the last archmage in the world. Together they try to collect all the magic for themselves so they can control the citizens of the city. But when their decadence reaches new heights and begins to destroy the environment, the people stage an uprising to stop them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More, please!

    • By Mark Hancock on 03-06-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Tool of War

    • By: Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    Tool, a half man/half beast designed for combat, is capable of so much more than his creators had ever dreamed. He has gone rogue from his pack of bioengineered "augments" and emerged a victorious leader of a pack of human soldier boys. But he is hunted relentlessly by someone determined to destroy him, who knows an alarming secret: Tool has found the way to resist his genetically ingrained impulses of submission and loyalty toward his masters....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Reads like an action movie screenplay.

    • By Ryan on 01-02-18

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Wastelands 2

    • More Stories of the Apocalypse
    • 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
    • Length: 20 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 154

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent company.

    • By LisaD1974 on 03-25-15

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Drowned Cities

    • By: Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated by: Joshua Swanson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 780
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 698
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 702

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another grim, gripping collapsed-world adventure

    • By Ryan on 09-01-12

    Regular price: $17.96

    • Zombie Baseball Beatdown

    • By: Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Crystle Ghoul on 11-09-16

    Regular price: $25.20

    • The Doubt Factory

    • By: Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 94

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging

    • By Mark on 10-08-15

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Pump Six and Other Stories

    • By: Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Eileen Stevens, James Chen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 337
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 265

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I never wanted the stories to end.

    • By J.G. on 09-12-11

    Regular price: $22.46

    • The Tangled Lands

    • By: Paolo Bacigalupi, Tobias S. Buckell
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Khaim, The Blue City, is the last remaining city in a crumbled empire that overly relied upon magic until it became toxic. It is run by a tyrant known as The Jolly Mayor and his devious right hand, the last archmage in the world. Together they try to collect all the magic for themselves so they can control the citizens of the city. But when their decadence reaches new heights and begins to destroy the environment, the people stage an uprising to stop them.

    Regular price: $24.95